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Busta House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Busta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We visited for one night for our wedding anniversary for dinner, bed and breakfast. The room was fine, nice view. Dinner and service was excellent, great hosts and really excellent value for money. Lovely location to visit

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Been privileged to visit Busta over the last 10y the food is excellent. The rooms have a unique character only found in Shetland. The staff are warm and friendly. Busta house is a definite bucket list destination.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

I booked over the phone. We had a one night stay with dinner and breakfast. The room was very nice with great view over the garden. The food in the dining room was lovely and the breakfast was great. All the staff were very welcoming and helpful and if you are looking for a quiet getaway in a quirky hotel this one comes recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank isitme43
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Old fashioned, quirky and beautifully decorated, this place is a must for a romantic weekend in beautiful Shetland. Even if you are not staying, just go for a meal where the food and service is splendid. You can have your marriage here and what an ideal setting it would be! There is also said to be a resident ghost!

Room Tip: All have lovely views
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Booked via web, had a bit of a ding dong with Joel, trying to explain our corporate rate policy, finally got there and glad he took the booking and I stayed at the Busta House Hotel, only upset was I never saw the ghost!!

Welcome was as you would expect, warm and helpful, shown to my room, called "Yell" There was a lovely smell in the foyer, that certainly enticed me down to see what the chef had in the pot. Anyway, back to bedroom - 1st impression was dated but that is a feature of a house that has been standing for 5 centuries. Room had flat screen TV, boiling hot shower, fresh fluffy towels and a comfy bed that you slept like a log on when your head hit the pillow.

I have ate here before, so kind of knew what to expect, menu was excellent, lots of choice and very good portions, nothing arty farty here. Opted for breaded haddock and chips, fish was falling off the plate and was delightful. 10/10 here.

After dinner is best taken in the library, plenty of period sofas to relax on - oh there was a spirit, but this one was called Bruichladdich, well served in a proper whisky glass.

Breakfast, well what can you say, other than I didn't need lunch or dinner that day. Fresh fruit, choice of cereals, dried fruit, full fry, salmon and scrambled eggs - but it has to be the fish again - 2 smoked haddock fillets and 2 poached eggs.

Delightful hotel, lovely staff, nothing too much trouble for them, if you want something different and something to share with your friends, this place is off the beaten track, but well well worth the journey, the experience will stay with you for years to come.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Scottex
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Just like to say, we had another lovely nights stay at Busta House Hotel in Brae, Shetland.
We stayed the night again and we could not have asked for a better relaxing evening.
All of the staff were very friendly and helpful.
We were in the Unst room this time (which was a coincidence as my wife comes from Unst) The room although not the largest in the hotel, had everything you could ask for, including the chilled bottle of sparkling wine (pre ordered) :-)
The meal was excellent and meeting up with a couple of friends after in the long room just finished off the whole evening very nicely.
All in all, a very relaxing evening and well worth it, can't wait till next time.
All the best.
Friedie and Caroline Manson.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Friedie
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We dined in this hotel in January 2013. The food was first class and the service excellent, The restaurant was very busy with diners and the service was not diminished at all by this. The portions were more than sufficient. The food could not be faulted at all.

The only blot on our night were the disgusting toilets. There were two toilets and both were in a dreadful state. The other rooms in the public areas looked clean and tidy but the state of the toilets let the hotel down.

We will return to this hotel again to eat and hopefully stay at some point but I will never use these toilets again unless something is done to upgrade, or at least, CLEAN them.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Busta House Hotel

Address: Busta ZE2 9QN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Busta
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Busta
Price Range: $140 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Busta House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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