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Baltasound Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Springpark Road, Baltasound ZE2 9DS, Scotland
Baltasound Hotel
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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115 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are more survival-mode huts than grand hotel, but they have all the comforts one needs and the beds, especially, are nice and comfy. The food is seriously good and generous and we found the service charming. Prices are a tad high, but then again, it is an isolated place and probably needs to import a lot of the... More 

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Shetland, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a very spacious cabin next door to friends who were travelling with us. The room was huge, clean and very warm. The food was wonderful and the breakfast is the best I have had at any hotel ever! We go several times a year and are never disappointed.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated just outside of Baltasound, in Unst, the northernmost island in Shetland, the Baltasound hotel offers great service, rooms and food. The rooms are very atmospheric in a log cabin style, and each have their own small porch. The location of the hotel itself is great, not too far away from Haroldswick, where you can find the Viking longboat, heritage... More 

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Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is situated in a remote place yet manages to serve high quality, beautifully presented food much of which is locally sourced. Unfortunately the coffee is instant which does not quite match the standard of the food. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the rooms are pleasant and reasonably spacious. Really enjoyed staying there.

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Sharn S, Manager at Baltasound Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on your pleasant experience here at the Baltasound Hotel. I am disappointed that you were only offered instant coffee as we do offer cafetieres of filter coffee, also a latte, espresso etc. If you happen to be in Shetland and at the Baltasound Hotel again we shall make... More 

Bristol, England
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61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at this hotel couldnt have been more helpful. The food was really good. Our room in the hotel annex was less pleasing. The shower had very low pressure and didnt drain well and the walls were so thin that i could hear the person in the next room was snoring so clearly they may as well have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an excellent meal at the Baltasound. The staff are very friendly and efficient, even though they were fully booked with nature tour groups. The muscles were the best I'd ever tasted, the steak was also excellent. Would highly recommend a visit. Wine list a bit limited but we went for the food. Really enjoyed our visit.

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Shetland
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

11 of us (8 adults & 3 children) ate in the Baltasound Hotel's restaurant recently. The staff took our table booking a few days before hand and explained that they had two tours in so would send us a pre-order menu beforehand to expedite our service. The menu was varied and well priced, the food was very good. We all... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Located on the northern most island of the Shetlands, rooms are located in cabins that form a quadrangle to the main hotel building where meals are served. While rooms aren't luxurious, they are outfitted with everything you need. The hotel has a bar and restaurant. The scallop dinner was delicious our last night there. The Hermanness Nature Preserve is just... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were staying on Unst for one week and wanted somewhere special to eat out to celebrate my birthday. It could have ended in disapointment as we had not booked in advance, when we called in after a day long walk the restuarant manager was off shift but a later telephone call had a table arranged for the same evening.... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

By far the most remote hotel I've stayed in and a little quirky in character - as was Unst itself. Don't be put off by first appearances of the chalets: our cabin was clean, warm and comfortable. We enjoyed a delicious evening meal, breakfast was good and staff were friendly. A memorable experience.

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Sharn S, Owner at Baltasound Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time out to review our Hotel. We are very pleased that you were happy with our service. I shall pass on your kind words to all the staff. More 

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