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    Fair Isle Lodge & Bird Observatory

    Fair Isle Lodge and Bird Observatory | Shetland, ZE2 9JU, Scotland
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    Overview
    • Excellent80%
    • Very good16%
    • Average4%
    • Poor0%
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    Free Internet
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    11 - 15 of 39 reviews

    Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

    We didn't stay at the observatory as we lodged elsewhere on Fair Isle but did use their facilities a couple of times. Lovely friendly atmosphere, it was great to be able to take a break from walking and have a sit down, chat to people,...More

    1  Thank MarciaBrown
    Response from AdministratorFI... F, General Manager at Fair Isle Lodge & Bird ObservatoryResponded 15 August 2016

    I'm glad you felt welcome at the Observatory and enjoyed your time on Fair Isle Marcia, thank you for your kind review.

    Reviewed 27 June 2016

    The lodge is well located so that you can easily walk either north or south without getting tired! If your feet have had enough the friendly and helpful staff will give you a lift either way. Our room was comfortable with ensuite facilities. The food...More

    1  Thank Sheila S
    Response from AdministratorFI... F, Manager at Fair Isle Lodge & Bird ObservatoryResponded 30 June 2016

    Thank you for the review Sheila, we really appreciate it when guests leave feedback. Personal experiences really help capture what a visit to Fair Isle is like, and of course everyone takes away something different with them.

    Reviewed 13 June 2016

    Fair Isle is a jewel in the middle of nowhere between The Orkneys and The Shetland islands. It is worth a visit for its fabulous wildlife and also for its small but world famous knitwear industry. We recently (end of May 2016) spent three nights...More

    1  Thank Tarkajay
    Response from AdministratorFI... F, Manager at Fair Isle Lodge & Bird ObservatoryResponded 23 June 2016

    Thanks so much for the lovely review, we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you on the isle again in the future

    Reviewed 8 June 2016

    I spent a week at FIBO recently and loved it. The accommodation is very good, the food is good (and plentiful), the bar is well-stocked, there is an extensive library and the staff are excellent. FIBO is ideal for birders of any standard, and help...More

    1  Thank CJ50B
    Response from AdministratorFI... F, Manager at Fair Isle Lodge & Bird ObservatoryResponded 23 June 2016

    Thanks for the review, we do appreciate feedback. We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit and are coming back again, one of the things that makes the Obs special for us is the chance to build up relationships with folk who choose to come back.

    Reviewed 4 January 2016

    I was on the last plane to land on Fair Isle for the next 4 days. The purpose built Bird Observatory is just that well designed and comfy with a fantastic reference library. The wardens were helpful and knowledgeable and it was fun to listen...More

    5  Thank Tasro
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    • Free Internet
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Restaurant
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 16
    • Location
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    • Scotland >
    • Shetland Islands >
    • Fair Isle
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    "Request a sea view if that is what you would like."
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    "All rooms appeared to be the same"
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    "There is a very nice wheelchair-friendly room on the ground floor. Otherwise you have to use the stairs to..."
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    "ask for a sea view which we were lucky enough to have otherwise you will overlook the car park."
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