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“A warm welcome” 4 of 5 stars
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6 Clairmont Place, Lerwick ZE1 0BR, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Lerwick B&B and Inns
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“A warm welcome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

On visiting for Up Helly Aa, we were very well looked after by Karen & Keith. The rooms are comfortable and warm, and well equipped (nice touches like a DVD player and a fridge).
The hosts were full of good advice - Karen gave us the low down on Up Helly Aa, offered dance lessons for the post-Fire-Festival fun and even let us try on the genuine Jarl Squad helmets! Breakfast is hearty and well prepared, and despite all of Lerwick being up til dawn after Up Helly Aa, Keith was up and about to offer us breakfast in the morning! We couldn't have asked for much more.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Keith and Karen are a delight. Full of local knowledge. Always warm in the house, nothing is too much trouble. I wholeheartedly recommend this as a first class no none sense b&b. The rooms are roomy, nice and well maintained. Just a short walk from the centre of Lerwick.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Stayed in Alder Lodge maybe ten times now. Room always good, hospitality excellent, Wifi, great breakfast and I can play with the guitars hanging on the wall!! Find the beds very comfy. Always slept well.

If there is somewhere better in Lerwick then I don't know about it. Recommended

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Karen & Keith run a great B&B. Central location - 5 minute walk to Commercial Street. Spacious room, great breakfast and friendly hosts. Very helpful with local information and Karen with her tourism background certainly has the contacts.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We were made very welcome by Karen and Keith. This was our first trip to the Orkney Isles and it will not be our last. This guest house offers great value accommodation with a lovely breakfast and is very close to the centre of Lerwick. They were very helpful with suggestions for our stay and if we had more time we would certainly have stayed longer with them.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This lovely guest house fully deserves its excellent Trip Advisor ratings. Alder Lodge is very close to the centre of Lerwick and an ideal base for exploring the Isles of Shetland. Keith and Karen work very hard to make their guests comfortable and to make their stay memorable. The breakfast is excellent (especially the smoked haddock and egg!), the service warm and friendly, the accommodation comfortable and the location ideal. Free wi-fi and DTV in the rooms makes it very convenient whether you're in Lerwick for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed at The Alder Lodge for a week in Lerwick to visit the Shetlands. It had been recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The large room was very comfortable with all the amenities including a fridge which was very useful. Breakfasts were excellent and the choice available was very good. Karen and Keith were the perfect hosts and nothing was a bother. We hope to go back again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Alder Lodge Guest House

Address: 6 Clairmont Place, Lerwick ZE1 0BR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Lerwick
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Lerwick
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Alder Lodge Guest House Hotel Lerwick
Alder Lodge Guest House Lerwick, Shetland Islands

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