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“Anniversary Dinner”
Review of Scalloway Hotel

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Scalloway Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Scalloway
Certificate of Excellence
shetland
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15 reviews
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“Anniversary Dinner”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Had an excellent meal at Scalloway Hotel to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary. As ever, a really impressive menu, majoring on local fish and seafood. First class attention from staff too. The hake was delicious, the mussels so tasty.....and the cranachan cheesecake to die for! Wine by he glass fabulous too, especially the Chilean Merlot. And the hottest and best espresso in Shetland! So thank you again, Scalloway Hotel!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Stayed here whilst we attended a wedding. Stayed for 4 nights and loved it. Rooms were lovely, beds incredibly comfortable and meals plentiful and well cooked and presented. Position of the hotel is perfect, it sits at the waterfront in a beautiful old fishing village! Locals are friendly and helpful! If visiting Shetland this hotel is a perfect base! Much better than Lerwick!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Norfolk
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Just back from a very pleasant few days at the Scalloway Hotel. First time have been, and found the place to be clean and warm, with very comfy beds and very pleasant and helpful staff staff, with a hands on owner who has a sense of humour. The dining was very good, especially the seafood choices, with quite substantial portions. The place is obviously very popular with the local population. I think the area deserves more tourists than it gets, such a lovely area with very friendly locals.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night earlier this week for work. I usually stay in a hotel in Lerwick but a colleague recommended this one and I am so glad she did! Despite the rain, the setting is beautiful, staff friendly and the food as good as anything I have tasted in Edinburgh, London etc. only small criticism is that my en suite was rather small but that didn't detract from my stay. Hope to return.

Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 June 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Scalloway Hotel for work as all Lerwick hotels were full. It was a delightful surprise. A warm and welcoming hotel and truly excellent dinner and breakfast.
I had one of the renovated rooms (hence the 5 rating) - it was beautifully done and I particularly appreciated the local furniture from Paparwark. There were other really nice touches in the room which made it very comfortable.
This is by far the nicest hotel I have stayed in in Shetland and very much hope to return.

Stayed June 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

I stayed here with a colleague. She booked it on the recommendation of tripadvisor reviews, so I wanted to return the favour!
We had a double room each. Mine was small but very clean, with white bed linen on a wonderfully comfortable bed. No bath but a reasonable shower. A kettle & biscuits was on hand too.
The highlight of the stay was the food. We ate in the bar which was full of locals & tourists like us. We both had the scallop starter (divine) then I had the fish pie & she had fish & chips. Delicious!! Very reasonably priced too. The restaurant menu looked good too although pricier of course. And as another reviewer said, the breakfast was excellent too, with fresh fruit, cereal, all the usual, plus we both had smoked salmon & scrambled eggs. Yum!! Definitely worth a trip back for the food alone.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

allowing for the remoteness of the location (Shetland Isles) the hotel was probably as good as was available, clean and tidy, food was of a high standard, beds comfortable but in a small room with small en-suite facilities, not somewhere you would want to spend any time in, therefore marked down.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Caroline M, Owner at Scalloway Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2013
We really wish we could make some of our rooms bigger but we can't. Originally we had very ambitious plans for a complete redesign of the lay-out, but once our eyes had stopped watering at the price tag, we had to set our sights on a less ambitious revamp. This won't make the rooms any bigger, but the space is being used more effectively.
We hope that our standard of service and the quality of the food will go some way towards compensating for any shortcomings in the accommodation.
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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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