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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Welcomed very warmly by lovely hosts, staff and a tail-wagging Spaniel, which was a delightful surprise. Having come off the ferry at 7am after being delayed until past 1am and being very very tired, Herrislea house kindly let us check in early and join them for breakfast. Using the freshest local produce, some of it their own, breakfast was delicious.... More 

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MITW431, Manager at Herrislea House Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking time to write such a great review for us. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Great to meet you and I hope your long journey home went well More 

Aspatria, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Just a one night stay en route to the North Isles, but long enough to appreciate the compact but comfortable bedroom and delicious breakfast of local fish and eggs. The proprietor proved to be very knowledgeable on all things trout-related. Would certainly stay again.

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Thank David G
Mwilliamson647, Owner at Herrislea House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us and of course we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you when you return to Shetland. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We stayed at one of the properties remote to the hotel, self catering. The property was located 20 seconds walk from a small beach & 60 seconds walk from the harbour & centre of Lerwick. To see the islands a car is essential & we had adjacent parking which made life simple. The property itself appeared to have been recently... More 

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Mwilliamson647, Owner at Herrislea House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! Reading such a positive review is a great moral boost for us. Hope you will return again to visit adorable little Bain's Beach and other undiscovered places throughout Shetland. More 

Brechin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2015

My second time staying at Herrislea, a real family run and very friendly hotel. It is not for those who are city dwelling fans of sterile white and black boutique hotels, this hotel is jam packed full of character. You will never be short of a interesting story or two. My room was immaculate, yes the decor is maybe 10... More 

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Mwilliamson647, Owner at Herrislea House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We are very happy to read such a good opinion about our hotel. Thank you for taking the time to share with other TripAdvisor users. Hope you will return soon More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Nice enough people but this hotel is confused and felt unfortable. On top of that the room was tiny. Very questionable decoration - a dated mix of Scottish with heavy African feel. I don't mind heads of animals on the walls - but they have to be local animals. Buffalo, turtles .....you get the picture.

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Thank Rich K
Mwilliamson647, Owner at Herrislea House Hotel, responded to this review

Its unfortunate that you had booked a single room on what is always the busiest two nights of the week and therefore we could not upgrade you to a double. So sorry that you don't like our décor, at the same time thank you for taking the time to alert us to this and we will try to get a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 September 2015

The owners and staff make you feel at home and are always on hand to help. Have stayed in much more exspensive hotels and not been treated so well. Would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for good food friendly staff good bed.

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Mwilliamson647, Owner at Herrislea House Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted to have you stay, thank you for choosing our hotel, and for sharing your thoughts with other TripAdvisor users. Reading such a positive review is a great moral boost to all of us at HHH. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

Canberra, Australia
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

My elderly mother and I stayed 3 nights in large separate rooms. Like many such places, they have retained a bathtub within which a shower has been installed, which is not safe of for elderly people. Why hotels/guest houses retain bathtubs I don't know - who would sit in a bath other peoples' feet have been in contact with!? While... More 

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Mwilliamson647, Owner at Herrislea House Hotel, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies if it was not made clear to you when you booked that we have baths with shower over, normally if we know an infirm person is booking in, we do make that clear. We are aware that the hotel layout is not particularly suitable for those less able and do try to make sure guests are... More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

When the cold Shetland rain and wind has been driving all day there is no better place to return to than the warm and homely herrislea Hotel good food warm room and a friendly host would recommend it to anyone Eabove any of the Caine hotels that have no personalty or charm. WONDERFUL HOME COOKED FOOD AND GREAT COSY FEELING... More 

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Mwilliamson647, Owner at Herrislea House Hotel, responded to this review

Hey Andrew, thank you for taking the time to write warm words about our hotel. Great to hear that your stay was enjoyable and that our style helped you feel comfortable. Hope you can make it back. More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night through work and was pleasantly surprised by the high quality of accommodation. Having stayed in many Shetland hotels over the years I would like to return to this quirky hotel. The hosts were very friendly and the evening meal was excellent. Breakfast too was very good and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. First class.

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Mwilliamson647, Owner at Herrislea House Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Oldelgin, thank you very much for the wonderful review of our hotel. We are very pleased that you would spend your time on writing us such a positive review. So happy that you appreciated our food. More 

St Andrews, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Stayed recently at this warm, accommodating hotel whilst visiting Lerwick on business. The owners personally welcomed and entertained me. Could not have been more helpful and actually drove me to my destination when I could not get a taxi on time! Food was delicious when I dined with them too. The warmth and kindness shown to me will not be... More 

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Mwilliamson647, Owner at Herrislea House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion. We are delighted you enjoyed the entertainment! I hope that you return and that each successive stay at our hotel will always be as enjoyable More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
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Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning

Additional Information about Herrislea House Hotel

Address: Veensgarth, Tingwall ZE2 9SB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Shetland Islands > Mainland > Tingwall
Price Range: $162 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Herrislea House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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