Unfortunately, most hotels in Lerwick are terrible. A complacent attitude pervades, because they can fill the rooms at extortionate prices (relative to what you get) therefore the owners have no commercial imperative to make improvements. I usually try and get into the Kveldro, but alas it was full. The smell of damp in the communal areas is really bad. A large damp patch on the wall going up to the rooms, could surely be fixed quickly and easily. The room itself didn't smell of damp, but was small and quite a bit of juggling was required to access the wardrobe!! But it WAS clean. The bulbs were missing from the bedside lamps - which is just such a basic thing - and so annoying when you want have a read before nodding off without having to get out of bed to put the 'big light' out. The bathroom was also really small, but adequate. There is no lounge area in the hotel, so nowhere nice to sit. You have to go outside to access the bar, which we gave a wide berth to anyway. We only used the restaurant for breakfast - the cutlery had to be given a wipe - the juice glasses were dirty and the service was a bit hit and miss. The only plus is free wifi, which is available in the room - and in my room worked fine. Another potential bug bear to be aware of is there's no parking at the hotel. We had to park over by the harbour - which I suppose is okay until it's blowing a hoolie and lashing rain and you've got a fair bit of luggage to lug up the road and present yourself at reception looking like you've been dragged through a hedge backwards. I think everyone who reads these reviews and then subsequently stays in Lerwick should write to Shetland Islands Council and the MP Tavish Scott - a collective voice of complaint is required to address the dire hotel situation in Lerwick. It's really damaging to what is otherwise, a fantastic place to visit.
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