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Scalloway Hotel

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Main Street, Scalloway ZE1 0TR, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We cannot praise the Scalloway Hotel enough. When first contacting the hotel by phone and mail to book they were friendly, helpful and quick. The welcome and the attitude remained the same during our three nights stay. The room was spacious and the view over Scalloway bay and the tweed cladding made it very welcoming. Supper in the restaurant the... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel was perfectly situated for us to explore the islands from. Staff could not of been more helpful from the second we got there. Food was fantastic. Our room was very comfortable . A very pleasant stay .

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very comfortable room with sea view. Pretty much central to Shetland, Scalloway is close to Lerwick but quieter. Very helpful staff. The restaurant is excellent, with terrific dinners and breakfasts. Lobster, kippers and lamb were particularly good. Stayed 5 nights and if I went back to Shetland it would be my first choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice rooms beautifully decorated with local products and an in house restaurant serving excellent food based on local products. There is a busy bar as well, also serving some food. Centrally located by the harbour. Scalloway is rather quiet.

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The hotel is centrally situated in Scalloway. The staff was very friendly and service minded. Very nice rooms with some of the best beds in Shetland. The restaurant has a very good reputation and serves delicious food. The breakfast is absolutely wonderful. There's not so much negative to say about the hotel. The only thing would be that the wifi... More 

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Blockley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Stayed for three nights in July at the Scalloway Hotel. In a nice location overlooking the harbour on the Main Street. The room and bathroom was good, having appeared to have been recently refreshed. The breakfast menu selection was large and very good. The highlight of the stay was having dinner in the restaurant each night. Amazing fresh local food,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I stayed here with a girl friend for a few days in July. A beautiful bay, infact a beatiful set of islands and is well worth a visit, Good car parking facility. Our twin room was on the first floor overlooking the harbour, It was clean, comfy and pleasantly decorated, with tea, cofee facilities, flat screen tv and a compact... More 

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Saulkrasti, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If one decides to stay overnight in Shetlands , take off from Lerwick for Scalloway ,former capital and quite and green village .There are even trees! Back to hotel- it's situated on waterfront , room was well equipped, and comfortable, and QUITE. Food is delicious and I'm really sorry that had to only have a glance for breakfast table ,because... More 

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Moffat, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I didn't hit it off with the owner. I had phoned, twice, in advance to ask if I could leave some of my baggage at The Scalloway Hotel while visiting the small islands between stays at the hotel. A very helpful woman had assured me that this was no problem. On my arrival the owner was abrupt and instantly made... More 

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Caroline M, Owner at Scalloway Hotel, responded to this review

Oh dear, Basil Fawlty strikes again! It was me you spoke to when you rang to enquire about leaving some luggage. We are very short of storage space, but we can usually manage to find room for one or two small suitcases. Unfortunately I had forgotten to alert my husband on the day you were due to call. When you... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We booked a table for three for 7:00pm Monday. It was, I suspect one of their quieter evenings. The quality and presentation of the food was excellent as too was the service we received. Decor in the restaurant was tidy and satisfactorily maintained. I would have no reservations recommending this establishment for an evening meal.

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