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“Ok in a functional way.” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Lerwick Hotel
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Lerwick
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ok in a functional way.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

We stayed for 1 night early July this year.This wasn't our first choice ..(the price had put us off )however scarcity of other accomodation and a long journey led us to disregard this and some negative online reviews in favour of " going with the flow" and getting some much needed sleep.The hotel looks plain and functional from the outside and much the same inside.The room was fine..good views but nothing special and that sort of sums the place up...expensive but nothing special.I feel I must mention the incredibly grumpy rude guest at breakfast the following morning who complained about every detail of his breakfast...I felt like taking him aside and explaining the nature of the hotel he was staying in..instead of complaining about something average in an " average" hotel..compliment something good..I liked my breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Stephen K
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Athens, Greece
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71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Very nice restaurant, clean, good service, great food but very expensive.
Everything is Shetland Islands is expensive. I went for Business Meals only.
I can recommend this hotel for the restaurant and have a very nice view if the weather is nice.

Room Tip: Only for Business Meals, I don't know about the rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank costast13-pao
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Dublin
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29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

The staff on reception were rather slow. The beds were soft and lumpy. The decor was appallingly dated considering the hefty price and star rating. The only good thing was breakfast and the staff looking after it.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Asmodeus
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52 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

It is a "tired" hotel - hallways and rooms. Enough occupancy to merit the investment for the money charged. Food is good. Not always staff around to cater to your needs, especially if out with the breakfast/lunch/dinner hours. Food not allowed in the lounge bar area - not even a sandwich or desert!

Nothing dramatically bad or good about the place. Nice location

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank EmmaABZ
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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We stayed one night at hotel... First impression good with nice reception, bar and dining area, however room very tired and dated but clean.... Had a sea view but windows were that dirty you had to open to see out.... Breakfast was nice.... Some of the staff were pleasant but others it seemed like it was too much bother especially when booking out... We paid £125 for bed and breakfast which isn't cheap so would expect better service.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Bernie W
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Dumfries Scotland
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Hotel dire from the outside but nice enough inside . Bar was a nice place to have a drink if the "background" music wasn't so loud. Asked for it to be turned down which it was but then turned back up ten minutes later to the point that several residents left the bar.
Most of the restaurant staff pleasant and helpful but the guy on the 3rd morning didn't give a damn and service was very slow. Don't order poached eggs as they aren't runny and the scrambled eggs are dry and clearly microwaved. Several guests complained but to no avail .On two days they had no mushrooms, however dinner was reasonable. If the hotel wasn't near where I was working would probably try elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank January1963
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Driving up to this hotel left me a little down-hearted. it is rather grey and prison like on the exterior but inside , wow!
Interesting decor. The rooms were comfortable and well equipped. Shortbread and hot chocolate sachets plus plenty of toiletries and tea/ coffee etc. A problem with hot water supply was fixed immediately.
The food and dining room service is excellent including the breakfast.
Well done and thanks to all the cheerful and hard working staff.
best wishes

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank silversue
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Property: The Lerwick Hotel
Address: 15 South Road, Lerwick, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Lerwick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Lerwick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lerwick Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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