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“Excellent stay”
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Saxa Vord Resort
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Unst
Greater Noida, India
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent stay”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were there for 5 days, Unst itself is so peaceful and a paradise away from the noise. the resort is comfortable, with all the facilities. As we had gone for the conference, the stay at saxa voda made it more memorable.Neat, clean, good heating brilliant stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed in a self catering house which catered for every need. It was spacious & had fantastic views. It was clean & comfortable. Restaurant was good value for money & plentiful. We particularly enjoyed the music night held in the bar.Staff were very helpful & couldn't do enough to make your stay excellent

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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York
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at the Saxa Vord resort during July 2013 and after a long cycle from Lerwick to Unst, we were delighted to find the accommodation comfortable, clean and worth every penny.

The onsite restaurant was excellent, as was the bar. Breakfast was lovely and everyone made our stay very welcome.

Saxa Vord is a perfect place to stay if visiting Hermaness. I've been all over the world, but the people of Unst surely have to be the friendliest people on the planet :) It is well worth a trip to the most northerly island in the UK and I look forward to returning to Saxa Vord with my wife and children.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Staffordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2013

In July 2013 I spent seven nights in the former sergeants' mess accommodation at the Saxa Vord Resort. I had the great misfortune of being in a room next to one occupied by one of the chefs employed in the onsite restaurant. The behaviour of this employee, and that of two others, during these seven nights was appalling. I was kept awake at night by their rowdy and drunken behaviour. Despite the accommodation being no smoking, the employees smoked in the rooms (which permeated into my room) and the toilet/shower rooms (including one occasion whilst I was having a shower) which meant they stank of stale cigarette smoke. On one night during a particularly drunken episode, one of the members of staff left clothes and personal belongings strewn throughout the toilet/shower block.

The behaviour of the three employees in question was unacceptable and ruined my stay at the Saxa Vord Resort. As a result, I will not be returning.

The management at the Saxa Vord Resort need to ensure that their staff are well behaved at all times. It would be a very good idea for staff not to be in the same accommodation as guests in the future.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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cheadle, Staffordshire
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Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on our way around the Shetland Isles. The house was marvellous a real home from home. Very warm and very well equipped. The restaurant served fantastic food large portions and very good value for money. The staff are really helpful and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. They even dried our washing for us. The setting for the site is breathtaking once the mist lifts. But it was all part of the atmosphere of the place. Very tranquil and a superb place to unwind and slow the pace of life for a short while. We will definitely try to visit again

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We stayed in one of the houses at Saxa Vord,it was extremely comfortable and very well equipped. We ate most nights in the restaurant the food was excellent.
The island of Unst is very wild and beautiful and we were able to get an appreciation of the most northerly part of the British Isles.
If you want any particular food I suggest you either take it with you or stock up whilst in Lerwick

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Shetland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Booked for a weeks holiday in one of the cottages. Unfortunately, the cottages could do with some maintenance and would only probably deserve two star rating but our complaint was handled very well by Debbie - the owner who offered us another cottage which was a bit better.
On a more optimistic note, We have given this a five star rating for the food and excellent service from the staff. The food was some of the best we have ever tasted in Shetland by far and remained consistently good throughout our stay. The staff were very helpful, courteous and looked after us well - nothing was a problem to them - thank you, we hope to be back one day.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Saxa Vord Resort
Address: Haroldswick | Shetland, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Unst
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Unst
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saxa Vord is the UK's most northerly resort, situated in the wild and beautiful Shetland Islands. Saxa Vord currently offers a choice of warm, bright, comfortable and welcoming self catering holiday houses and hostel, with the option of eating and relaxing in the restaurant and lounge bar. Saxa Vord's size, shape and composition, together with its location on Unst, one of the North Atlantic's most fascinating and diverse islands, makes it ideally suited to its new role as the centre for natural and cultural heritage in Scotland. Interior design reflects the North Atlantic culture of the island, as does the food, which is based on the finest local produce from land and sea. You will find that the relaxed sociability of Saxa Vord’s past lives on as it draws together like-minded people from all walks of life and from all corners of the Globe to enjoy some of Europe’s most iconic natural & cultural heritage. New friendships are forged from shared interests and experiences with Saxa Vord as a base. ... more   less 
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