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“Extremely friendly place”

Northern Lights Holistic Spa
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Owner description: Northern Lights Holistic Spa is Shetland's only residential purpose built Spa and is indeed the UK's most northerly. It is located on the small island of Bressay which is just 5 minutes away, by ferry, from Lerwick. Facilities include, Sauna, Steam Room, Hydro Spa, Infrared Detox Sauna, Floatation suite, plus a complete range of complementary therapies. Our accommodation comprises of four well appointed rooms, all with en-suite facilities.
Reviewed November 9, 2012

We stayed for three nights and it was a great experience. The owners are very friendly and always available for questions and tips. They really make you feel looked after. We wanted to go on a boat trip to Noss while staying there and the tour boat leaves from Lerwick. However, they knew the tour operator and arranged for us to be picked up at Bressay harbour, saving us the hassle!
Probably the best bit about the place is the food (cooked by the owner). He used to be a chef in London and his meals were among the best I have ever eaten anywhere! When you stay, definitely dine in.

1  Thank AnPaKe
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Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

The setting is beautiful, the rooms are gorgeous and really well appointed. The owners are friendly. The food is sublime. I loved the spa, especially the jacuzzi.

It was a perfect weekend getaway.

The only disappointment was the girl that did my massage the last time I was there (when it was fairly new) wasn't there any more. The treatment I got was nice, but just not quite what I was hoping for based on past experience.

1  Thank Jaygeeee
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Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

Positives :
- Friendly couple running the place. Clearly keen to do all they can to make you feel looked after
- excellent food. You must dine in. We stayed two weeks in Shetland and ate all over. Our two meals here were the best we had (although overall we were somewhat disappointed by the range of restaurants in Shetland).
- Comfortable rooms

Negatives :
- It's not cheap. It's not overpriced either but I wouldn't describe it as good value. Fair value.
- The far east theme / incense is perhaps overdone. Not sure it adds much in a Scottish setting

2  Thank Camber74
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

there is not enough room here to say how we feel about our stay here, this is our third time, simply blown away by the VERY best there is, faultless does not come close, perfect food as a description does not do the food justice, you HAVE to go, experience the delights of Pauls food, cooked just for you, your choice, your menu, bring your own drinks. Experience the treatments, wonderful, just wonderful

The rooms are stunning, go for the red room if it is free, panoramic views over Lerwick and the "sooth mooth"

can't wait until 2014 when we WILL be back

2  Thank robv12
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

Truly amazing! Highly recommend the hot stone massage and the complete detox is great too! Food is always spot on and brilliant hosts who even collected us from the ferry!! Can't wait to return!!!

4  Thank rosehearts
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