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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Saxa Vord is the UK's most northerly resort, situated in the wild and beautiful Shetland Islands. Saxa Vord currently offers a choice of warm, bright, comfortable and welcoming self catering holiday houses and hostel, with the option of eating and relaxing in the restaurant and lounge bar. Saxa Vord's size, shape and composition, together with its location on Unst, one of the North Atlantic's most fascinating and diverse islands, makes it ideally suited to its new role as the centre for natural and cultural heritage in Scotland. Interior design reflects the North Atlantic culture of the island, as does the food, which is based on the finest local produce from land and sea. You will find that the relaxed sociability of Saxa Vord’s past lives on as it draws together like-minded people from all walks of life and from all corners of the Globe to enjoy some of Europe’s most iconic natural & cultural heritage. New friendships are forged from shared interests and experiences with Saxa Vord as a base.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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36Car recommended
Grade: 36 out of 100
3Restaurantswithin 5 miles
3Attractionswithin 5 miles
17Room tips
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At Unst we spent very nice days. Unst offers a lot to see and one can also make enough hikes. Saxa Vord is a nice accommodation. The restaurant is a good place to eat. Thank you for a pleasant stay. You can see a lot from the Viking Age, hike to the lighthouse Muckle Fuggla.
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Have stayed a couple of times in the self-catering blocks. Mixed work and leisure. Great value with all the facilities you need. Some might find it a bit basic but I'm not sure why anyone would go to Unst looking for a five star hotel. It is comfortable, friendly, warm and
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Stayed in the hostel for 3 nights during my 10 day holiday in Shetland and was quite happy overall with the accommodation at Saxa Vord. I had a large double room which I found very comfortable with loads of storage space, which I liked. The shower room could do with a bit of an
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We had visited here before and found it to be a pleasant enough place to spend a night in an area where accommodation is not easy to come by. It has been a few years since our last visit though, and , unfortunately it seems as if nothing at all had changed in that time. It is
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We stayed in one of the three bedroomed houses. The over all appearance was pretty much lacking in a gob smacking wow. Very much over grown foot paths, around the site and leading to front doors. We had our evening meal went to sit down for a relaxing evening by the bar, and
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13 Nordabrake: one of courtyard of semidetached houses
View from single rooms block rooms 1 - 9
Condensation and mould in the double glazed windows
Living room
Photo provided by managementSaxa Vord Resort
The Sergeants Mess Hostel - single room
London to either Glasgow or Edinburgh then from there a flight to sumburgh. Hire a car from bolts to drive north onto yell via ferry then another ferry to unst
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Is there a cash machine there
There are no cash machines on Unst.
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Are pets allowed?
No I don't think so
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"I'm not sure if there is one."
"The houses offer excellent value for money for groups of 3 or more."
"Wide range of accommodation available at different price points - discuss you needs in advance with Saxa Vord Resort"
"Hostel rooms are basic and not en-suite, but a good bed for the night. The houses are dearer, but will sleep a family and very comfortable."
"The officers houses are excellent"
United KingdomScotlandShetland IslandsUnst
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