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Top 10 Hotels in Shetland Islands

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3 out of 5
East Voe, Scalloway, Scotland
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5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)

"Vue spectaculaire, chalet fonctionnel et agréable, bien situé."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2019

Easterhoull Chalets
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3 out of 5
Grindwell, Brae, Scotland
22 Aug-23 Aug
5/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"Excellence of accommodation and friendly and helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2019

Drumquin Guest House
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3 out of 5
34 KING HARALD STREET, Lerwick, Scotland
Free cancellation
1 Sep-2 Sep
4.8/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"Clean, wonderful location, and run by wonderful people!"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

Solheim Guest House
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3 out of 5
Hillswick, Shetland, Hillswick, Scotland
1 Sep-2 Sep
4.7/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)

"Unusual and different property. People very friendly and location good. No complaints"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2019

St. Magnus Bay Hotel
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3 out of 5
1 Charlotte Street, Lerwick, Scotland
22 Aug-23 Aug
4.9/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)

"This is the 4th property I have stayed in the Shetland Islands. It was the cleanest of all. Hosts were very nice and friendly. My only complaint is the sea gulls which, due to the very long days, made a lot of racket most of the time. I realize this is NOT the fault of Jim and Lynn, but it did make ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2019

Fort Charlotte Guest House
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4 out of 5
Moorfield Ring Road, Brae, Scotland
Free cancellation
9 Sep-10 Sep
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Accessible for wheelchair/ disabled guests. Staff friendly and very helpful. Fantastic views, inspiring."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2019

The Moorfield Hotel
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3 out of 5
Busta House hotel, Busta, Scotland
15 Sep-16 Sep
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Best in Town

"Third visit but first with Always a welcoming reception - nice ambiance and a historic building to boot. A bit out of the way, so a car is required if staying for any length of time. Great food & superb breakfast to order."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2018

Busta House Hotel
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3 out of 5
149 Commercial St, Shetland, Lerwick, Scotland
17 Sep-18 Sep
2.7/5 (9 reviews)

"I had no warning there was no elevator. It may have been in the description but I missed it. I definitely would have opted for a place I would not have to haul my luggage up and down three stories."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2019

Grand Hotel
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3.5 out of 5
Scousbrough, Scousburgh, Scotland
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4.3/5Excellent! (10 reviews)

"Chris, Missa and Gail were the perfect hosts. This is one of the finest places we have ever stayed. Calming, scenic location above Spiggie Loch, near many sights, excellent food and personalized service."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2019

The Spiggie Hotel
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3 out of 5
20 Knab Road, Lerwick, Scotland
Free cancellation
21 Aug-22 Aug
3.8/5Good! (86 reviews)

"Our room was comfortable, parking easy, location convenient and the staff very helpful. They offer a low-cost laundry service with a very quick turn-around. The breakfast was very good, both fresh melon and strawberries. We enjoyed sitting in the cheery front lobby watching TV."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2019

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Pocket Guide: Shetland Islands

Visiting Shetland Islands

History buffs will enjoy a visit to Shetland Islands, though all guests will undoubtedly appreciate the castle, archaeology and monuments. This tropical city also attracts visitors with its whale watching, bird watching and island.

  • There are 5 Shetland Islands hotels
  • February is the most expensive month to travel here, whereas December is the most economical
  • Closest major airport is in Lerwick (LSI-Sumburgh), 28.2 mi (45.3 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing around Shetland Islands

  • Whale watching, kayaking and boating are top activities, whereas sights to visit include Coastal Walk to the Knab
  • Popular cultural attractions include Scalloway Museum, Bonhoga Gallery, and Scalloway Museum
  • Notable for its castle, archaeology sites, monuments and landmarks such as Staneydale Temple, Scalloway Castle, and Fort Charlotte
  • The birds, island and northern lights provide a picturesque setting, and places to consider visiting are Clickimin Broch, Esha Ness Cliffs, and St Ninian's Isle Tombolo

Dressing for Shetland Islands

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 7°C during the day and 3°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 13°C, while the average at night is 3°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 14°C with night-time averages of 8°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 11°C and nighttime averages of 4°C
  • About 29 millimetres of rain falls on Shetland Islands each year

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