Varis House Bed & Breakfast
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#6 of 6 guest houses in Lerwick
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Charming
Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Room features
Bath / shower

Location

26 Church Road, Lerwick ZE1 0AE Scotland
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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Sumburgh Airport
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Lerwick-Tingwall Airport
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silvertraveler01 wrote a review May 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Varis House is a very functional enterprise. The rooms are clean and warm. Nigel is helpful in organising arrival and on hand for advice or concerns. There is available parking. The building and rooms are rather gloomy and soul-less. The breakfast is a disgrace, do-it-yourself instant coffee or tea, cereal, no pastries, rather offensive fruit salad and a limited 2 slices of stale bread to toast. At £85 a night one has a right to expect better.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Barbara & Robert wrote a review Jun 2023
Edmonton, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Varis House was amazing! Hosts Nigel & Julia along with staff member Rachel could not have been more welcoming! Besides a great location of a 3 min walk to the heart of Lerwick, the dining room was always open for guests. Always fully stocked and daily baking from Julia. The room we had was compact but comfy with a tiny fridge, kettle and tea & coffee. We were on the 2nd floor and had one large and one small suitcase…the larger suitcase was a bit of work. However on checkout day they let us store our luggage until it was time to board the ferry! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Be prepared to use stairs to get into the place. Nigel is very helpful but sometimes is not...
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Danielle S wrote a review Jul 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Varis House is in the heart of Lerwick not far from shopping and other amenities. Host Nigel is welcoming and helpful. My room was on the top floor and was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was continental with good choices of cereals, yogurt, bread, and muffins - the homemade raspberry vanilla muffins are wonderful. Travelling solo, I felt safe and comfortable here. About a 5 minute walk to Commercial Street and the Lodberries. Easy to get to by car. Parking lot small but worked out great.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Carol_Ian3 wrote a review Sept 2023
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly welcome from Nigel with wonderful lemon drizzle cake. Comfortable room in lovely traditional house with great view over the harbour, hot shower, mini fridge and mineral water in room. Parking beside and opposite house. Breakfast is a continental buffet with fresh fruit salad and more home made cake as well as cereal, fruit juice toast etc. This was convenient for us as we had an early morning flight to Foula. Thanks Nigel.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Second2try2014 wrote a review Oct 2023
Northampton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nigel was incredibly helpful when I showed up during Wool Week having mistakenly booked for the wrong week, and was able to fit me in for one night. Other guests spoke highly of their experience as well. Breakfast was 'help yourself' but well stocked including refrigerated products such as yoghurt. I wish I had stayed here for the whole of Wool Week. Well located for the town centre.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Nia C wrote a review 3 Jun
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were given an incredibly warm welcome by Nigel and were given the most comfortable room, there were home cooked cakes in the breakfast room available just to take, and a wide choice of breakfast.
Nigel was very helpful with anything we needed help with, from directions to recommendations! Thanks again for having us.
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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craigmacleod8 wrote a review May 2022
Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Smell from drains in the room that has been partitioned to make an en suite.
Black mould on the shower cubicle, broken radiator mount, no handles on the windows to open them for ventilation, hole in plasterboard behind the door. Uncomfortable mattress
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Find somewhere else
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hippophilip wrote a review Aug 2023
Antwerp Belgium
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B is to expensive for the basic service you get!
No fresh air in ‘breakfast’ room. There’s a smell in the staircase, because they can’t refresh the house properly.
It’s a labyrinth of small rooms. Even the family rooms are not worth being categorised like that.
The bathroom fits ’half’ a person…

There are many other good places if you visit the beautiful Shetland Islands, like Busta House in Brae or Belmont House on Unst.

No, they want see us again!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Find a beautiful place to stay outside of Lerwick. There are no distances and there are many...
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Jane H wrote a review Aug 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Julie made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Cosy room, good breakfast. Great location five minutes from Commercial Street, one minute from the bus stop with a beautiful walk around the Knab from the front door.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DrZedee2 wrote a review Oct 2021
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay. The room had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The bed especially, comfortable with really fresh and clean feel. Loved the sheets! Fridge, TV, kettle, water! Great views over the harbour. Handy location. Perfect, relaxed breakfast room. Best banana I've had in months! Friendly, warm, quiet, easy, relaxing. Recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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hippophilip wrote a tip Aug 2023
Antwerp Belgium5 contributions14 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Find a beautiful place to stay outside of Lerwick. There are no distances and there are many options. Enjoy amazing Shetland !"
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Barbara & Robert wrote a tip Jun 2023
Edmonton, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be prepared to use stairs to get into the place. Nigel is very helpful but sometimes is not always available. "
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Lee E wrote a tip Jun 2023
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get in early for great spot to stay."
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Jean R wrote a tip Jul 2022
Kendal, United Kingdom108 contributions76 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for rooms 1 or 2 if you must stay here."
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craigmacleod8 wrote a tip May 2022
Callander, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland179 contributions80 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Find somewhere else"
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PRICE RANGE
£80 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandShetland IslandsMainlandLerwick
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Frequently Asked Questions about Varis House Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Varis House Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Hauteville - Victor Hugo House (0.2 miles), Mousa (0.2 miles), and Town Hall (0.2 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Varis House Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Varis House Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include No 88 Kitchen and Bar, The Dowry, and Peerie Shop Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Varis House Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hauteville - Victor Hugo House (0.2 miles) and Bod of Gremista (1.5 miles).
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