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St. Magnus Bay Hotel

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Hillswick ZE2 9RW, Scotland
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St. Magnus Bay Hotel
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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 of 5 stars
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Went up for Johanna. A group of ten. Had rooms in the newly refurbished wing. Lovely atmosphere straight away. Had the best steak I've had in a long time. Starters looked great but I ordered a 12oz steak so didn't have one ! Homemade chips too. Back to bar to take new year in. Great music and then we were... More

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Leeds
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118 reviews 118 reviews
41 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We didn't stay in the hotel but went for a drinks on several occasions as we were camping nearby. The hotel looks a little tired from the outside and is very "oldy worldy" inside, we loved it!! Staff very friendly and so is the dog, the kids spent ages playing with him in the beer garden!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My girlfriend and I, dripping, wind-whipped, hungry and exhausted, walked in here when there was no vacancy on my birthday. The owners, sweetly, took pity on us and let us stay in the "under renovation" wing. It was a gorgeous room with a stunning view at a reasonable price. For dinner, large veggie samosas, amazing chips and steamed vegetables set... More

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Edale, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The approach was a bit nervewracking - damaged timbers and a window missing, but comfortable rooms and good breakfast sets you up for the day ahead. Bar was taken over by loud oil workers but the staff were friendly and helpful.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Don't be fooled by the outside or the tried decor once inside. OK the table cloth could have done with a clean and the holes it he toilet doors and walls are somewhat an acquired taste. I would love to say the place is undergoing a facelift but there has been no change in the last two years. OK why... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed at St Magnus in Hillside in July 2013. The initial impression is one of a run down hotel. But the rooms are large and comfortable, the food excellent with lots of choice, large generous portions, and ever willing staff. They also made up sandwiches for our group and I have never known better or more generous fillings. Delightful... More

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

To be honest we only stopped here because it was late and we needed food. It didn't look very promising. Service was good and quick, the food was good. The steaks smelled fantastic and looked good. As mouth watering as I have smelled, unfortunately I had already ordered something else, but that was good anyway.

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Welwyn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

An very enjoyable week at the St Magnus Bay Hotel in late June 2013. Staff and management very friendly, and very good food. I had a comfortable single room. Hotel is well situated for spectacular coastal walks. Overall, I was impressed with the hotel, which was good value for money.

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Yorkshire
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The building is beginning to look run down, but it is worth a visit for the real ale in the bar and the generous portions in the restaurant. The menu was varied with generous portions for a reasonable price. It does tend to fill up with oil workers in the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoy my stay at the hillswick, which is on a regular basis. Very friendly staff, excellent food, 1st class service. Great features within the hotel and great views. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Address: Hillswick ZE2 9RW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Hillswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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A place of beauty, the St Magnus Bay Hotel captures the character of the Hillswick shoreline. This wooden building, originally manufactured in Norway over 100 years ago is thought to be the only one of its type in Britain. Sample our much spoken about hospitality and service,take time to soak up the local atmosphere and relax into the beauty that surrounds you. ... more   less 
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