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“A Culinary Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Scalloway Hotel

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Scalloway Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Scalloway
Certificate of Excellence
Inverness, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A Culinary Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012 via mobile

I have visited this hotel on numerous occasions and have never had a bad experience. On my last visit I stayed for three nights and ate in the bar each evening. The fish dishes are some of the best I have tasted anywhere, such as Tusk Scampie, Monkfish and Stanebiter, Shellfish Stew and even good old Fish and Chips. Magnificent haddock freshly caught, and the chips are made from real potatoes and not your usual frozen efforts. I've had lovely steaks and various dishes with Shetland Lamb, all of them really tasty. Even some unusual soups, Cauliflower and Gorgonzola for example which I would not normally try, but it was lovely.
The welcome you receive from Peter and Caroline and their staff is tremendous, they look after you really well. The next time I'm in Shetland I will certainly be staying at The Scalloway Hotel. This hotel really typifies the Shetland people, you will always receive a warm welcome and you will certainly never go hungry.

Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

we arrived in scalloway at nine o clock in the morning we went to the hotel expecting to be able to just drop off our luggage but our room was ready so we were able to book in the room was very clean and modern. we found the staff welcoming and friendly .the seafood was exellent as was the breakfast menu we would recommend the hotel as somewhere to stay for a quiet weekend or longstay to exsplore the rolling hills of scalloway and the rugged ,but beautiful land of shetland will defienatly be back,,

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

We had a great lunch, terrific sea food and good coffee. A most enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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3 Thank Terry M
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Fife, Scotland
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53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

As above. Lovely food. We had sea food soup. Served with mussel shells and prawns. Gimilick goujons and chips. Very tasty. Good value. Would go back.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Oslo, Norway
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

Did not stay but had a very loveley meal. The food tasted great, was fresh and presented in a lovely way. The staff was nice and very attentive. The hotel itself was a bit dated, but that is sort of part of the charm of a place like this.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Derbyshire
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77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

Didn't stay but ate there twice on holiday - once in the restaurant and once from the bar menu (sat outside in the glorious sunshine).

The meal in the restaurant was lovely with appertisers of mini pizzas and fruit puree ravioli - really yummy. Had the Sassermaet Scotch Egg which was really tasty.

Bar meals were good value with great portions and quality - heard an American sat on the bench next to us say "God this fish is good" - and my husband agreed when he had the same!

Staff really friendly on both occasions - would recommend if you're in Scalloway.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

if you remember the Scalloway Hotel of old, put all these memories out of your mind, I did, and was pleased I did, we ate there one night, simply some of the best food I have has in Shetland in the last 25 years

however, the service was just ok, lacking in the finer details, some fine tuning would not go amiss, and clean the walls by the table at the front by the window!!!!

we didn't stay so can not comment on the rooms of breakfast

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Scalloway Hotel

Property: Scalloway Hotel
Address: Main Street, Scalloway ZE1 0TR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Scalloway
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Scalloway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Scalloway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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