Finding this gem can be fun. It can be more fun if it is the first time driving in Britain. A left out of the Northlink Ferry terminal and try to keep near the water. Commercial turns into Esplanade and when it starts up hill the first round about make a left. Here it gets tricky. Stay on the road that goes to the right but not too right. (This is a very old, unplanned town) Got that? Drive dead slow. This is a single track and you might miss the sign to the hotel. The road narrows even more. Drive slower. A good idea is to Google map it before leaving home and use street view to explore the tiny lanes leading to the hotel.
The staffs is friendly and ready to help. You are shown to your room and it is explained to you. No tossing your key at you and have fun with your bags. Someone will help you to your room. The building was originally a typical private home of some means. The add on at first seems wrong. I was hoping for a room in the original house. I am pleased I stayed in the add on.
Room 412 is a pleasant, bright room with two twin beds. The view over the water was pleasing with a pretty garden beyond the hotel's private car park. The bath is beautifully done with the most modern fixtures. The design was so well thought out it rivals large chain hotels (please come do my bath). If you are traveling with a friend or solo, ask for it.
There is a fine restaurant and a nice bar if you need to refresh yourself. I enjoyed a quiet nightcap after a long day. And bless me! They got the wifi right! It is free and easy to sign in to. Even my temperamental Kindle Fire signed in smoothly. Unlike a lot of other more pretentious hotels, the signal is in your room and strong.
The staff will direct you to the city center the easy way (walking) down some local closes. I needed a post office and they got me there with little trouble. Just ask and they will help.
Will I come back? Oh yeah. This is my place to stay in Shetland.
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- Also Known As:
- Kveldsro House Lerwick, Shetland Islands