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Lerwick Hotel Review and Helpful Things to Know

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1. Lerwick Hotel Address

The address of the Lerwick Hotel is;

15 South Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0PX

2. Phone Number

The telephone number of the hotel is;

+44 (1595) 692166

the lerwick hotel entrance

3. Getting from Sumburgh Airport to the Lerwick Hotel

It is 25 miles from Sumburgh Airport to the hotel. Take the main road, A970, and head North to Lerwick. When you come into Lerwick go straight over at the first and second roundabouts you cross. At the second roundabout you will see Tesco on your right hand side.

Turn right for the Lerwick Hotel just opposite the Gilbert Bain hospital which will be on your left hand side. It looks like you are going into a doctors surgery – the hotel is at the back of this building.

4. Hotel Parking

The hotel does not have any parking available on site. There is some street parking nearby.

lerwick hotel view from sea

5. Checking In

On entering from the car park there are 2 large glass doors.

The reception is just inside on the right hand side.

All the bedrooms are through the door just past reception, either up a half flight of stairs or down a half flight of stairs.

6. Lerwick Hotel Facilities

  • The Lerwick Hotel as 34 bedrooms
  • Free WIFI is available for all guests
  • The hotel has two bars and an onsite restaurant
  • There are toilets on the ground floor (reception area)
  • The hotel website says there is a room service menu available, and also a room service menu available 24 hours a day for guests. It might be worth checking this as this service stopped during Covid19.

7. Lerwick Hotel Breakfast Times


  • Monday to Friday 7am – 9.30am

8. Lerwick Hotel Restaurant and Menu

The onsite Bay Brasserie restaurant enjoys lovely views across the bay and sea.

It is open for lunch from 12-2pm Monday to Saturday and 12.15-2pm on Sundays

Here is the Lerwick Hotel Lunch Menu

For evening meals it is open from 5.30-9pm Monday to Saturday and 5-9pm on Sundays

Here is the Lerwick Hotel Dinner Menu

The Lerwick Hotel also has a bar called the Club Lounge. This is a nice area to relax with a drink, or a book. It’s just to the left hand side of reception

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10. Lerwick Hotel – What’s Nearby

The hotel overlooks the bay and looks across to Bressay. There is a coastal walk around an area called The Knab. You can see the remains of a torpedo firing point there.

Tesco Supermarket is 5-10 minutes walk away. This store has an ATM.

There is also a burger van in the car park. It’s the JK Mainland Burger van is open every day from 8.30am to 2pm, apart from Sunday when it is open from 10am to 2pm.

Further round the bay past the Tesco store is an upmarket cafe overlooking the sea. Fjara Coffee is open from 8am to 10pm every day, apart from Sunday when it is open 9am to 5pm and Monday when it is closed. Check out the Fjara Coffee website and menus

Opposite the Tesco store is Clickminin Broch. There are remains on this site from 1,000 BC. The tower is pretty high still. Originally this broch was on a small island and most likely used for defence before later being used as a residence. Clickminin is unusual because there are footprints in one of the stones as you approach the Broch. Learn more about Clickminin Broch

11. Lerwick Hotel – Professional Traveller Summary

  • The location is good with some nice walks along the Knab headland from the hotel and views across the bay.
  • It is around a 20 minute walk into Commerical Street in Lerwick from the hotel.
  • Rooms are comfortable with an older style of furnishing and decor.
  • Some rooms have sea views and some have car park views.
  • Reviews score cleanliness and facilities lower on Tripadvisor, with the hotel described as pleasant.

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Further Reading

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