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Fort Charlotte Guest House

Certificate of Excellence
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

... with friendly service, decent rooms and lovely breakfast. Very informative about things to do out and about in Shetland. The first floor room on the corner overlooking Commercial Street is good. Suitable for tourists and business visitors alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant place! Everything you need, very modern fully equipped kitchen, very comfy living area. Excellent hosts, accommodation was handy with everything, would highly recommend! Will certainly be back!!

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Dunblane, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This B&Bis very well situated in the heart of Lerwick, close to the Fort, the harbour and bus station. There is a very old cobbled street to walk up to get to the main door; it's not far but it is steep. I was dropped off at the edge of the pedestrian zone, dragged my suitcase up the cobbles and... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Fort Charlotte Guest House: we enjoyed our first stay so much that we never even considered staying anywhere else when we were planning our trip to Shetland this year. The rooms are very comfortable, the location is perfect, and Lynne and Jim are wonderful hosts -- very friendly, very helpful, and very knowledgeable... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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 April 8, 2015

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 April 1, 2015

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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