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Busta House Hotel

Busta ZE2 9QG, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Busta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good points: location, food, staff Bad points: the place looks like painting, landscaping, garden decor and the rest are certainly not a priority! Which is a true shame! They have several benches outside but I wouldn't recommend sitting on them - the last time they met a paint brush must have been decades ago. The rooms could do with a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner, bed & breakfast for my partners birthday, we had a meal in the resteraunt where I opted for the 4 course deal at £35. Recommend the scallops. The atmosphere is good and the service is excellent. Only bad point was the horrible background music but managed to ignore it. We stayed the night in the Foula room and it... More

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Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful room with sea view and leather sofa. Very comfortable mattress ( my wife suffers from a bad back if the mattress is not great, and no complaints there). Superb breakfasts especially the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. The hotel was very busy, but the steaks were great in the bar restaurant on our first night. I made a poor... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busta House was meant to be the best hotel in Shetland, which is why I stayed there. Goodness knows how bad the other hotels are! Of course, the hotel is not terrible, but I have given it this category to warn other seasoned International traveller's, like myself, to beware of the low overall hotel standards there must be in Shetland.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Billed somewhere as Shetland's fine dining experience we were really looking forward to calling for dinner. The welcome was warm, the service good but the food was far from fine dining! A delicious darne of salmon was tasty and well cooked but ruined by bones, including two pin bones. Moroccan lamb was tender, generous but should have been labelled "a... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our expectations were high as several people on Shetland had commented on how good the food and service was at Busta House. We arrived later in the day (c4pm) and received a friendly welcome from Reception (a lovely Spanish lady!) who showed us to our room. The bedrooms are named after Shetland Islands and we were disappointed with 'Unst'. The... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place to stay and vey well located to explore the mainland of Shetland. Service with a smile, even when things went slightly wrong so we didn't have the heart to complain. Food was very good, though on occasion we found the portion sizes too large!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really lovely place to stay, can't fault the service which was exactly as it should be, well done Busta House. The food was excellent, the darne of salmon with a light chilli and ginger butter sauce was obviously memorable! If you are looking for a comfortable hotel with great service and a lot of character then I don't think... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Busta House. The folks there were very nice and accommodating and worked hard to make our stay enjoyable. They even spend several minutes during the morning rush giving me detailed guidance on how to spend our day sight-seeing on the island (which was very helpful!).

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Arthritis Care Shetland Summer Outing. Their was 21 one if us and the meal and service was brilliant considering there was wedding taking place. Thank you Grant and your staff for a brilliant meal. Well worth a visit

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Address: Busta ZE2 9QG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Busta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Busta House Hotel Shetland Islands

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Charming, romantic hotel dating from the 16th century. Old World character blended with all the benefits of current technology. ... more   less 
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