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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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  • Location
    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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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best place to stay in the Shetlands!! Great host! Plenty to do and see within walking distance. Museums, movie theater, music, pubs...Try the soldiers for breakfast...... I came for the night, but stayed 3 days, next time I would stay a few more days just to read the history available at the B&B.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time here but it wont be the last. Very clean and tidy room, and the full cooked Breakfast in the morning is superb, I did not need anything to eat til early supper time. Very friendly hosts. got to be the best place in Shetland.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect B&B in the heart of Lerwick. The hosts were welcoming, friendly and helpful. They let me into my room as soon as l arrived off the ferry at 8 in the morning - which was great since l was still feeling a bit sea green from the crossing - and even carried my rucksack upstairs for me. Highly recommended.... More 

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Bilbao, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect location. Friendly hosts, lent us maps and guidebooks of the island, passionate about Shetland ;-) Excellent breakfast, good free wifi connection, comfy bed, nice room, clean bathroom, fantastic service, room cleaned every morning, also let us use the room all day when checked out as no guests were arriving that day... now I understand why it´s number one in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to travel to lerwick to carry out some experimental work at the nearby observatory. Work had booked me in here. Upon arrival there was a note at the door saying: 'to ring a number to gain access to the guest house' . I rang the number although i didnt get through the owner appeared around the corner soon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 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 March 12, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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