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“Home from home in the centre of Lerwick”

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Fort Charlotte Guest House
Ranked #2 of 12 Lerwick B&B and Inns
Highlands
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Home from home in the centre of Lerwick”
Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Fort Charlotte for two nights and found it be to be central, comfy and cosy. Jim and Lynne were very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed a bit of 'craic' with them over breakfast, which was one of the tastiest we've had on our many b&b stays. If we ever return to Shetland, this is where we'd stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Pullman, Washington
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119 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

I chose this B & B because it was well recommended on Trip Advisor and it did not disappoint. The room was very comfortable with a large shower room and heating if you need it. The breakfasts were great and Lynne and Jim couldn't have been more helpful. When I asked if there was a launderette in Lerwick, they let me use their washer and dryer - a great help on an extended trip. The house is centrally located yet quiet. My only very slight complaint...and really it's not that ... is there is no parking and since it is on a steep narrow street there really wasn't much street parking right there. I understand there is usually a parking lot not far away but the road was closed while we were there. It was a bit of a challenge for old folks carting bags.

Room Tip: Our room was a corner one with a view up the street which was interesting.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bologna, Italy
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We stayed at Fort Charlotte 5 nights. It is a lovely ancient house in the town centre, close to the Fort and facing Commercial Street, in fact a very good location. Our room was large and comfortable (a very large double bed), and guests are friendly welcomed. The owners are lovely people and always ready to help you in solving any problem. Breakfast is plentyful and well cooked, and it is a real pleasure, for italian guests, enjoying even a fresh fruit salad in the morning!

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

This b&b has the perfect location for a stay in Lerwick - very central. Our room was nice and clean and had everything we needed. Breakfast was plentiful and fresh. But the very best thing about it all were our hosts Jim and Lynne, whose friendliness and hospitality made us enjoy our fantastic holiday even more.
Eva and Peter, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Peter_5793
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Wingham, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Convenient location in town but quiet and very comfortable. Excellent breakfasts, great, big room, clean and well appointed. Hosts Lynne and Jim friendly and helpful. This is a great base for exploring Lerwick and all the main island.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank BellaBellaCCK
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Lynne and Jim Manson owners of this wonderful comfortable b and b could show many others how its done properly. Beautifully appointed rooms and lovely big shower room with heating on if needed even in June!
Your own Sony tv and tea and coffee in room made this a superb place to base ourselves for 10 days in Shetland. Right in the main historic street of Lerwick, it was surprisingly quiet at night, and very handy for shops and good restaurants in Shetlands capital. The hosts are local and know all the ins and outs of Shetland life and travel, so were great sorces of information. The breakfast was just superb - Shetland smoked salmon and scrambled eggs - heaven!! Quality teas and coffee, huge selection of other breakfast foods and real fresh fruit salad. Well done Lynne and Jim (ps try Jims fantastic Fort Cafe near by, for the best fish and chips this side of the equator) Elizabeth and Derek Wilson June 20-30 2013

Room Tip: family room on the first floor had lovely windows and one looking down main street. Plenty room for...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Elizabeth W
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Lynne and Jim made us feel 'at home' and were very helpful with their local information and connections. Their flexible approach and hospitality enabled us to use Lerwick as a base for our explorations along the length and breadth of the Shetland Isles. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank charlie_leventon
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Additional Information about Fort Charlotte Guest House

Property: Fort Charlotte Guest House
Address: 1 Charlotte Street | South Mainland, Lerwick ZE1 0JL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Lerwick
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Lerwick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Fort Charlotte Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Fort Charlotte Guest House Hotel Lerwick
Fort Charlotte Guest House Lerwick, Shetland Islands

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