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Popular hotels in Shetland Islands

Discover well-known properties in Shetland Islands that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 86 hotels in Shetland Islands and price data was last updated on 23 February 2024. The average price for a hotel in Shetland Islands is $223/night.
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24 Commercial Street, Lerwick, United Kingdom
The Queens Hotel Lerwick is located in Lerwick and offers free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
5.6
Okay
247 reviews
Location
0.5 km from city centre
Hillswick, Hillswick, United Kingdom
Situated within the scenic countryside of Hillswick, St Magnus Bay Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a full range of facilities, such as a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage. It also features laundry facilities, room service and a dart board.
Free Wi-Fi
8.8
Excellent
165 reviews
Location
0.1 km from city centre
Holmsgarth Rd, ZE1, Lerwick, United Kingdom
The Shetland Hotel is located in Lerwick and is close to the area's well-known attractions. It also provides meeting rooms, a 24-hour reception and room service.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
7.3
Good
274 reviews
Location
1.0 km from city centre
15 South Road, Lerwick, United Kingdom
The Lerwick Hotel offers 3-star accommodation in Lerwick. The various amenities this modern hotel has to offer include a 24-hour reception, a dry cleaning service and meeting rooms.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
6.9
Good
145 reviews
Location
0.4 km from city centre

Tips for booking hotels in Shetland Islands

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Shetland Islands. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 23 February 2024.
Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Shetland Islands:$223/night
Cheapest price found:$98/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$143 - $326
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$197 - $292
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Shetland Islands

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Shetland Islands to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 23 February 2024.
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About Shetland Islands

Discover wild and untamed landscapes in the Shetland Islands. The entire archipelago is a UNESCO Global Geopark and protects a unique landscape of sandy beaches, windswept hills, heather-strewn moorlands and shimmering lochs. Get up close with puffins and Shetland ponies, learn about the archipelago’s rich Scandinavian heritage and enjoy some of the freshest seafood in the United Kingdom.

Things to do in Shetland Islands

The Westside is one of the best places to spot adorable Shetland ponies. You can see the pint-sized horses grazing by the roadside and in the heather-covered hills. If you’re lucky, you might see them trotting along the beaches. Other popular pony-spotting locations include Tingwall, Scalloway and Dunrossness.

Birders flock to the Shetland Islands to spot hundreds of species. Puffins steal the spotlight and can be seen at Hermaness National Nature Reserve, while you can also follow the trail around the headland to spot the iconic seabirds nesting on the rocks. You can also tick off other species like gannets, guillemots, fulmars and great skuas. Pack your binoculars for the chance to spot minke whales, dolphins and orcas splashing offshore.

The Shetland Islands offer a bounty of fresh seafood, including species like halibut, mackerel and haddock. The lamb is mouth-watering, with a diet of grass, heather and seaweed, giving the meat a unique flavour. Shetland black potatoes are a staple and used to make everything from creamy mash to potato soup. Milk from local dairy farms is churned into melt-in-your-mouth cheese, butter and ice cream. Rhubarb crumble is a local specialty and served at most cafes and pubs.

Dive into local culture and tradition at the Shetland Museum. Exhibits chart more than 5,000 years of history and cover everything from geology and wildlife to Viking mythology. Kids love the exhibits on mythical creatures like “nyuggle” water spirits, “trow” fairies and “selkie” mermaids.

Getting around Shetland Islands

All towns and villages in the Shetland Islands are pedestrian-friendly, while rental cars offer the freedom to explore the archipelago at your own pace. Local buses are a fast and affordable way to travel between towns and villages and ferries run between different islands. Sumburgh Airport is a gateway to the Shetland Islands.

Facts about staying in Shetland Islands

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  • Where is the best place to stay in Shetland Islands?

    Lerwick, Brae, and Tingwall are the most popular places on HotelsCombined for stays in Shetland Islands.

  • What are the best hotels in Shetland Islands?

    St Magnus Bay Hotel, rated with a score of 8.8 from 165 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Shetland Islands. Other top stays include Islesburgh House Hostel, with an average rating of 9.1 from 461 reviewers, and Varis House, with a score of 8.8 from 14 reviewers.

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