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Busta House Hotel

Busta ZE2 9QN Scotland
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Travellers' Choice
Charming, romantic hotel dating from the 16th century. Old World character blended with all the benefits of current technology.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
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Ironing service
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Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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DoodleNTonks wrote a review 10 Nov
Fairfax, Virginia5 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent service even though we stayed in the off-season. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Room was fine with a beautiful view onto the water. Loved the large sitting room - felt like we were in a cozy Shetland manor home. Food was excellent as well. Be prepared for a few stairs, but nothing too extreme.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Reserve a room with a view of the water - beautiful!
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Morven H wrote a review Oct 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Busta is in an absolutely beautiful location, only complimented by extremely efficient friendly staff who couldn’t be more helpful. The meals in the restaurant in the evening we’re delicious as was breakfast. Definitely recommended…!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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claphamwoman wrote a review Oct 2021
Cobham, United Kingdom71 contributions59 helpful votes
This hotel was quite a distance from Lerwick, but with a beautiful view over the lake. The room at Busta House was smallish, but with good storage, although access to the hanging cupboard was hampered by a trouser press hanging on the inside of the cupboard. The major problem was the shower, which did not produce hot water until the 3rd evening. We complained about it early on the morning of the second day to the staff (who in general were friendly and helpful) promised to look at it, but we think that it was our complaint to our tour company, which triggered action and I was finally able to enjoy a hot shower on the third evening. They gave us the 3rd evening meal “on the house” in recompense. Nice, but I would have rather had a hot shower. The water provided for the bath was not hot enough for my husband to have bath on the first evening, but was on the second evening. I can’t use a bath, because of 2 knee replacements. The standard of the restaurant meals (breakfast and dinner) was generally very good, of excellent value and served in huge portions. I was pleased that the restaurant offered a good choice of smoked fish dishes for breakfast. The COVID precautions were reassuringly thorough
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Date of stay: September 2021
helen l wrote a review Oct 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom10 contributions6 helpful votes
On arrival, it looked very quirky and it was, but in the best possible sense. It was well appointed, with beautiful characterful public rooms. We had a large bedroom, with two brass beds, overlooking the garden and the sea. OK, the sashes on windows didn't work, but the view made up for it. But the food and service were impeccable. The choice of local products and the quality of cooking were outstanding, even if the portions were large. Somewhere I would love to return to.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Martin L wrote a review Sep 2021
141 contributions21 helpful votes
Not your average hotel, the Busta is one with plenty of character! Despite the age of the building it is well appointed with a long spacious lounge, well stocked bar and serves first class food. We stayed as part of a walking group, so ate dinner in the library, which was a treat. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Accommodation was varied as one would expect from the age of the building, nevertheless we found our room more than adequate.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Get a bedroom that looks out onto the loch.
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US$151 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Busta House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Busta House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mavis Grind (1.6 km), The Garden Room (1.9 km), and Hams Circular Walk (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Busta House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Busta House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Busta House Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Busta House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Frankie's Fish and Chip Cafe and Takeaway, Busta House, and Mid Brae Inn.
Are pets allowed at Busta House Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.