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Glen Orchy House

20 Knab Road, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, ZE1 0AX, United Kingdom


3.7/5 from 10 Reviews

70% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
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Glen Orchy House

(10 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.3
  • Value 3.4
  • Friendliness 3.8
  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Facilities 3.3
  • Service 3.7
  • Location 4.2

Review Overall Rating

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  • 3.7

Glen Orchy House Information


Glen Orchy House. This unique building was built in 1904, when it served as a convent for the Episcopalian church and was known as the "House of charity". In the 1920's the building became a rectory for Lerwick congregation of St Magnus church and remained thus until 1969, when it became privately owned. Glen Orchy House became a guest house in 1991 when it was carefully restored to create modern and welcoming accommodation whilst retaining the original style, features and character of the building. The Guest House is conveniently close to both ferry and the local bus station allowing easy access at the beginning and end of your journey to the Shetland islands. Glen Orchy House has most of the facilities you need to truly relax during your visit to Lerwick and the Shetland islands whether you are visiting for business or pleasure. Our breakfast selection is praised by our guests. We have a restaurant in house and also a Thai restaurant in the town centre just a 5 minute walk. We have single, double, twin, triple and family rooms all with en-suite facilities (and cots by request), We also provide a ground room with disabled facilities. We have wifi throughout the building and have fax/photo copying facilities if needed. Glen Orchy also provides a convenient laundry service for guests ensuring you have nothing to worry about during your stay with us. There is a golf course across the street and we have a set of clubs to lend out upon request. We have locked storage space available for bicycles. Vegetarian meals are available on the menu.


  • Air conditioning
  • Shuttle service
  • Baggage store
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Fax machine
  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying
  • Printing


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Badminton court
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Dart board
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Football
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Golf - miniature
  • Karaoke
  • Kayaking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Shopping - boutique
  • Shopping - outlet
  • Squash court
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Walking


  • Check in
    14:00 21:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Cats welcome, Dogs welcome
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We have wheelchair access via a ramp and a ground floor en-suite room with en-suite wet room. Public mobilty adapted bathroom also availible.


  • Road from Sumburgh (24.7 miles)
    Leave the airport at the 1st T junction turn right, then continue on the A970 crossing the and of the runway and continue to Lerwick on the A970, At the 1st roundabout you take the 2nd exit continue to 2nd roundabout take 2nd exit then approx 1 mile to mini roundabout take 3rd exit up hill to Glen Orchy House on your right approx. 150yds
  • Road from Northlink ferry Terminal, Lerwick. (1.6 miles)
    From the ferry come to main road turn left, at 1st roundabout take 2nd exit, at roundabout take 2nd right along Lockside, at roundabout take 1st exit onto South road, approx. 1 mile at mini roundabout take 3rd exit up the hill to Glen Orchy House on your right.
  • Bus from Sumburgh Airport (24.7 miles)
    Route 6 Bus Sumburgh-Lerwick can be boarded at the terminal exit.

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