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Glen Orchy Guest House

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised with this guesthouse. The room was ready early, which was a real lifesaver as our two year old wasn't feeling well. Our family room was nice, clean and spacious, and breakfast was good. I'd definitely recommend this guesthouse to others traveling to Lerwick!

1Thank Marie22aa
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Large friendly guest house close to town. Own dining room and lounges. Stayed in the downstairs disabled room due to a broken foot and not able to manage stairs. Good size twin with wet room and toilet on suite, Colour tv and central heating. Very comfortable. Good breakfast choice only down note was no evening meals provided (although the manageress...

1Thank Georgina1959
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I stayed overnight on a recent business trip, It was a late check in and I was glad to finally arrive. The guest house is full of character, a mix of book cases and narrow corridors. My room was fairly standard, a single bed and a basic bathroom but it was clean, quiet and I had a restful sleep. It...

1Thank Leigh-Anne H
glenorchyhouse, Front Office Manager at Glen Orchy Guest House, responded to this review

Hi, and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are happy that you had a pleasant stay with us, and we sure hope to see you next time you visit Shetland Kind Regards Magne

Stirling, Scotland
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent value Bed and Breakfast style accommodation located on a quiet road near the town centre of Lerwick, with free parking onsite. My single room was well equipped with a large ensuite bathroom, wi-fi, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. I requested an iron and ironing board and this was brought to me immediately. I would agree with a previous reviewer...

2Thank AngieMcG
glenorchyhouse, Front Office Manager at Glen Orchy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review. Our building is Edwardian, and and we try to bring the old fashioned charm to life as we cater to our guests. The owner selects fresh fruit each morning for breakfast. We appreciate your choice to stay with us and we do our best to make everyone welcome and want to visit again in...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A colleague and I stayed here for a few nights while working in the area. The room was very clean and well kept and the bathroom had a bath which I would have made use of if I'd had time. There must have been a memory foam mattress on the bed as it was so comfortable and the bed sheets...

1Thank Andrea I
glenorchyhouse, Front Office Manager at Glen Orchy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for you for the good review. We do provide memory foam mattresses and the combined factor of them with the clean sea air and the quiet neighbourhood do seem to be very conducive for a good nights sleep. You are one of the first guests to have sampled our new updated broadband and we are pleased to hear...

Reviewed 27 September 2016

My mum and I arrived in Lerwick on the overnight ferry from Aberdeen, and the hotel kindly made sure that they had a room available for us for early check-in. The room itself was quite warm, but with the window cracked we were comfortable. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful with giving recommendations for things to do, see, and...

1Thank Kellyn A
glenorchyhouse, Manager at Glen Orchy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do try to make all our guest feel comfortable and well looked after. We have recently upgraded our wifi broadband capacity and it is good to know that it is performing well.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in September. Impressive looking guest house from outside, looks more like a hotel. Our room was on the top floor and although quite small It had everything we needed (TV, tea/coffee facilities) and was comfortable. Iron board etc could be requested if needed. Had a nice view of the sea from the window but unfortunately the...

Thank Phunter62
sarahlerwick, Manager at Glen Orchy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us I can only apologize that our staff were not as welcoming as usual. We have recently undertaken additional staff training and we hope that all future guests would be warmly welcomed by all the staff.

Tropical Barnsley
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Pros: Good wifi, good location Cons: Dated rooms, our under sheet was a valance, check out is 9.30 (or there is a fine) breakfast is 6.30 to 8.30, on Sunday's till 9.00 but there are no staff, the grapes had cobwebs on, it has been laid out the night before so milk wasn't cold, coffee was make your own, tea...

Thank CompulsoryHoliday
sarahlerwick, Front Office Manager at Glen Orchy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you choose to stay with us during your visit. Our building is a converted Edwardian convent and many people find the old fashioned décor appealing. We apologize that there was no one to greet you when you rose, but the continental breakfast you referred to was laid out earlier that morning...

Livingston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Spent 4 months as a guest at Glenorchy house and would not stay anywhere else in Shetland. All staff are fab and welcoming I am now treated as family and is my little home from home. Heading home today and although glad to be home with family will miss everyone here xxx

2Thank Tallullahmac
sarahlerwick, Front Office Manager at Glen Orchy Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We do our best to make everyone feel welcome and happy during their stay with us. We will miss having you around, but we look forward to any future visits you will have with us.

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This guest house is located at good spot in Lerwick. It's 10 minutes walk to the city center and harbor. The room is well equipped and sleeping comfort is good. Depending on the sunshine the rooms can get very warm. The bathroom is well equipped and accessible for disabled. Good thai food is served for dinner on reservation.

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Management response:

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to review Glen Orchy House, we are happy to see you liked our place and wish you welcome back on your next travel to Shetland. Kind Regards Magne

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Glen Orchy is a converted Edwardian Convent located near Lerwick city centre. We are situated in a quiet neighbourhood with views which overlook the town and both Lerwick and Breiwick Bays. We are across the street from a golf course with coastal walks. We are family owned and operated with a few specially selected staff. We do our very best to make our guests feel welcomed and valued. We want everyone to have a pleasant stay and leave with good memories. We share information about whale sightings and aurora alerts. We try to make the extra effort for our guests because we know they have come great distances to stay with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Glen Orchy Guest House

Address: 20 Knab Road, Lerwick ZE1 0AX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Lerwick
Price Range: €89 - €120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Glen Orchy Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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Glen Orchy Hotel
Glen Orchy Guest House Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland
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“This hotel is at the top of a hill and has no lift to upper floors so not great for disabled users or people who struggle with stairs.”
Georgina1959, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms toward the back of the hotel offer the best views of Lerwick”
757andreai, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room facing the back of the property for lovely views”
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J1245TSbarbaram, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“One from a different hotel would be advised.”
778krisc, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Problems with hot water supply in the mornings on top floor and low ceilings middle floor might be best.”
EdinburghMrsd, 22 Apr 2015 | Read review
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