Herrislea House Hotel

VeensgarthLerwickZE2 9SB United Kingdom
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About Herrislea House Hotel

Located in the heart of the Shetland Islands, the Herrislea House Hotel is a luxury accommodation choice that boasts fine dining and traditional style throughout. The hotel is an ideal choice for guests to enjoy the activities and nature that the area has to offer.

All of the nine rooms at the Herrislea House Hotel are individually designed and feature an en-suite bathroom. The centrally heated rooms come equipped with a colour television, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.

Free on-site parking is possible, while Wi-Fi is also supplied at no additional cost.

The Phoenix Restaurant is the hotel’s on-site dining option, which serves elegant meals that are cooked up with local produce. A full English breakfast is inclusive with all stays at the accommodation.

Lerwick can be reached in less than ten minutes by car from the hotel. The Shetland Museum and Archives is a ten-minute drive.


Veensgarth, Lerwick, ZE2 9SB , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1595840208 | Fax: +44 1595840630 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Bell service
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Professional and friendly service

The staff members of the Herrislea House Hotel have been recipients of many rave reviews from past guests. It has been claimed that, along with a welcoming and friendly manner, the customer service is centred upon doing whatever possible to make sure your stay is as pleasant as possible.

Great breakfast and evening meals

For most former visitors, the food served up by the hotel was a highlight. Both the breakfast and evening meals were generally commended for the quality and attention to detail they possessed.

Hygiene standards well-maintained throughout

The hygiene standards on display were appreciated by many previous guests that stayed at the Herrislea House Hotel. Based on overall feedback, the rooms at the hotel are typically kept very clean and tidy overall.

Negative Reviews

Room décor tired and dated

The Herrislea House Hotel's rooms were criticised by numerous past visitors. In particular, the rooms at the hotel were sometimes labelled as past their best with outdated décor and amenities.

Location not ideal

When it comes to location, the hotel is not the best option in the Shetland Islands - based on the feedback of those that have previously stayed at the accommodation. This opinion has been supported on occasion by the fact that Lerwick is approximately ten minutes away by car from the hotel.

Overpriced for what is received

A lot of former visitors felt aggrieved about the cost of staying at the Herrislea House Hotel. Whilst the accommodation was generally seen as acceptable, the limited amount of facilities or additional extras has caused many to dispute the prices charged by the hotel.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 21 reviews across the web
7.6 /10
  • Expedia
    8.0 /10
  • Hotels.com
    9.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.5 /10
7.6 out of 10 based on 21 reviews