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Fort Charlotte Guest House

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1 Charlotte Street | South Mainland, Lerwick ZE1 0JL, Scotland
Fort Charlotte Guest House
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returning from a fabulous 2 night stay at the Fort Charlotte Guest House in Lerwick. Chose this B&B because of previous 'reports' and we were so delighted we did. Lynne and Jim are just the best hosts ever and are able to impart so much of their knowledge of Lerwick and the island in general and their enthusiasm is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returning from my trip to Shetland and I have to comment on the friendliness and helpfulness of Jim and Lynn at the Fort Charlotte Guesthouse. They are a mine of information on the Islands and wanted to make sure that we knew various places to discover. They have a genuine love of the Islands that they want to share... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've just returned from a lovely stay at Fort Charlotte. I've stayed there twice now and both times it was a great experience. It's spotlessly clean and the rooms are a good size, but cozy.The breakfasts are delicious too. It's very convenient in the centre of Lerwick and I will certainly be back, though hopefully for a holiday next time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Due to bad weather I had to spend the best part of a week in Lerwick, a trip to the tourist information pointed me in the direction of the Fort Charlotte Guest House as an alternative to the awful Queens Hotel and the slightly less awful Grand. During my time at the Charlotte I was lucky enough to sample three... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is lovely! Just off the main street (Commercial Street) in Lerwick, pleasant room with comfortable bed, and they supplied some Coconut and Almond Shower Gel! Good breakfasts, I am a vegetarian, but I think that people who want cooked breakfasts with bacon and eggs will be happy as well. The one drawback for me was that my room was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I stayed 5 nights in the middle of September. Very centrally located off Commercial Street. Comfortable and well appointed room. The Breakfasts are excellent and owners Lynne & Jim are friendly and very knowledgeable when it comes to Shetland. Would definitely stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The owners are most hospitable people and helpful in advise on places to see and where to eat. When our luggage was lost by the airline, Lynne, the owner, loaned my wife a jacket to keep her warm during our walks. The rooms are comfortable as are the beds and pillows. Very clean guest house. A terrific location in town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We found this to be a very well run, welcoming place. The rooms were very clean, warm and comfortable. The breakfast provided was superb, all the food cooked to order and of high quality. The Guest House is in the centre of Lerwick so is handy for the shops and restaurants

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A friend and I booked the Fort Charlotte for 5 days, we knew it would be good, we had read the reviews, but we were pleasantly surprised just how good it really was. Lovely clean bedrooms with comfortable quality beds, beautifully laundered linens and toiletries etc it just had a real home from home. One thing I really appreciated was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We have stayed here before. It is centrally located and convenient for the ferry terminal. Jim and Lynne give you a great welcome to their well appointed, elegant town house. Tastefully and thoughtfully decorated and furnished, you have a very comfortable night's sleep, waking to a superb breakfast. We will stay here again.

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