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“Great Location and Cozy” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Baltasound Hotel

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Baltasound Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Baltasound
Certificate of Excellence
Warwick, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Location and Cozy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

I stayed in one of the cabins for 3 nights. The cabin was cozy and kept the raging wind at bay. I suppose the bathroom (especially the shower) could be improved as it was quite cramped even for me (and I am small) but overall I found it to be fine for my short stay and more importantly, clean.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was a bit hit and miss as on some evenings it was excellent while on others it was a bit dodgy. The breakfast were always consistently good.

The location is excellent for exploring Unst and nearby Islands.

I would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank n0tjustabirder
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed in one of the cabins for 5 nights. The cabin was cozy and warm and coped with the storms really well. The bathroom could be improved, especially the dripping tap, but it was functionally and okay.
Staff were very friendly and personal and made us very welcome. Food was good and we especially enjoyed the Chinese night.
Slight issues with the room cleaning but that was soon sorted after we mentioned it.
Overall a really good place and ideal location for exploring the northern isles.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Flyingvet123
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Kincardine O'Neil, null, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stayed here the one night as we were visiting friends in Unst, we arrived earlier than check in but was not a problem. The food was very good and the staff were very pleaseant too, the only bad point was the shower head did not stay in its holder. We would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alan D
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Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

this was the most peaceful place I have ever been, it was fabulous to go to bed at night and hear nothing and just sleep. I will go back there. the restaurant had great meals professionally cooked and served, even though I was in a remote place, it felt like home.
Regards Lynn

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lynn e
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

The staff at the hotel left no stone unturned to be helpful, unfailingly kind and attentive. By chance, the manager spotted us struggling with heavily laden bikes against a force 8 gale and rescued us with his van to make sure we caught the ferry south again while it was still running. The cabin we stayed in was so well insulated you were hardly aware a gale was blowing until you opened the door. First class food and a handily adjacent bar as well.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peter M
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

We were unsure what to expect from this holiday, a short trip to the Shetland Isles led us to this hotel. It sits in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Nothing to spoil the lovely views from the dining room and if the weather is right you can see for miles. The staff were very warm and welcoming and made our stay very pleasant, in fact nothing was too much trouble for them.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elaine G
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

Balta Sound is the last Hotel in GB, it is bit quirky having both inside rooms and outside chalets. Being where it is (closer to the Artic Circle than London) if staying in a chalet you may want to take an anorak for the odd dash to breakfast in the main building when the weather is not so clement. It is a great base for touring, staff were friendly and helpful and my room was warm, clean and furnished to a good standard. The resturant has great views and there was a good choice of well prepared dishes. It takes some effort to reach Balta Sound and it was good to find that the only hotel didn't take advantage of guests with limited choices for accomodation.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ewen028
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Additional Information about Baltasound Hotel

Property: Baltasound Hotel
Address: Springpark Road, Baltasound ZE2 9DS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Unst > Baltasound
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Baltasound
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Baltasound Hotel is a small family run hotel only a few hundred yards from Baltasound Pier and Marina. Its central location makes the hotel an ideal base for exploring Unst. The hotel offers accommodation in the modern inside rooms and Scandinavian style pine log cabins. Breakfast, afternoon tea & coffee as well as the evening meals are served in the hotel Restaurant and lounge. Every year we do everything to provide our guests with an outstanding service to make them feel welcomed like at home. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Baltasound Hotel Shetland Islands

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