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Queens Hotel

24 Commercial Street, Lerwick ZE1 0AB Scotland
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#4 of 6 hotels in Lerwick

If you’re looking for a historic hotel in Lerwick, look no further than Queens Hotel.

Close to some of Lerwick's most popular landmarks, such as St Magnus Church (0.1 mi) and Mousa (0.2 mi), Queens Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Queens Hotel features room service. In addition, as a valued Queens Hotel guest, you can enjoy an on-site restaurant that is available on-site.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Lerwick's popular fish and chips restaurants such as Fort Cafe & Take Away and Hay's Dock Cafe Restaurant, all a short distance from Queens Hotel.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Mareel (0.5 mi), which is a popular Lerwick attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

The staff at Queens Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Breakfast buffet
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Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
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Heidi G wrote a review Feb 2020
Tromso, Norway45 contributions25 helpful votes
The Queens Hotel. This old lady is sadly for sale. She is a bit worn out and need some love and care and is now degraded to a Bed & Breakfast. Nevertheless, I had å very good experience staying on å singleroom at the very til corner. The best singleroom I've had. View straight out over the ocean and slept with windows open listening to the sound og the wind and the ocean, seagulls and pigeons. Looking out and right I could see the house where detective in crime serie "Shetland" lives(in the serie). The staff was very friendly and helpful in the reseption and at breakfast. Nice breakfast, with choise of eggs and classic english with everyting(I think), serials and toast and yoghurt. Some tables have ocean view. I do hope the right buyers will come along and give this hotel a good facelift and keep the doors open for future guest visiting beautiful and charming Lerwick and Shetland.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sarah H wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom70 contributions38 helpful votes
This is a very nice hotel where all of the Staff were so intent on making our stay an an experience to remember. The staff on reception were very informative. The room we had was on the lower floor with vierws over Bressie, the beds were very comfortable and had constant hearing and hot water. The food was always beautiful, freshky cooked and very well presented and the staff in the dining room were so efficient and friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: our room was on the lower floor and had beautiful viewsand was very quiet
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DaveBhoy72 wrote a review Oct 2019
Hamilton, United Kingdom223 contributions52 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night on a visit to Lerwick. Great location and easy to find. Before we even got in, we spotted notices in the windows that the bar and restaurant were both closed until further notice. We weren't told of this when booking, nor in advance of arriving. This means that there are no facilities in the hotel, other than your small, musty room. The room itself had been well cleaned, so we were ok staying, but there's clearly been no money spent on the hotel upkeep in years. Staff were friendly and helpful enough, but the very small breakfast buffet was largely lukewarm at best, and the tea/coffee stewed. If this hotel was done up properly, it could be turned around but until that happens, I couldn't recommend anyone stay there.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John K wrote a review Oct 2019
Long Beach, California485 contributions126 helpful votes
I had looked at this hotel last year when I was considering coming to Lerwick for the Up Helly Aa celebration in January. The name betrays the actual situation. This place is the worst. Not maintained, peeling wall paper, distressed carpeting. More like a pauper than a queen. Service was less than helpful. I had asked for a bath mat (for the slightly slippery bath tub. I was told that the maid needed to get it. Came back after the day and still no bath mat. Finally, I walked down to the end of Commercial St and bought a bath mat for the tub. The other thing was we were with a group of 24 people who had come to see the archeological monuments on Shetland. The first night most of the group ate at the restaurant / bar. The next night (with no warning), the management decided to shut the restaurant and bar. Thanks! Anyway, if I do come back for the next Up Helly Aa, this is not on the list of consideration.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Jedisking wrote a review Sep 2019
Brecon, United Kingdom108 contributions39 helpful votes
I booked this hotel before I read the reviews. Then when I read them I wasn’t sure what to expect so I want to be totally honest on how we found it. Beautiful setting with the hotel going out over the sea. A very old historic building. On arrival reception staff were friendly enough. Walking up to our room we were a bit dismayed at the decor, a leaking ceiling and plaster coming away from the walls. Wallpaper faded and yellowed with a stale smell of nicotine probably leftover from when smoking was allowed in pubs and hotels. Walking into our room it smelt fousty and damp. The decor was very eighties and in desperate need of refurbishment. Comfortable nights sleep though. A heater in the room, tea and coffee making facilities and a nice enough bathroom with plenty of hot water. Everything was clean. Breakfast was disappointing. A buffet with very tired looking tatty scones bacon and sausages. The scrambled egg was surprisingly very tasty. Tables by the window looking out over the sea gave a stunning view but don’t look down into the courtyard which looked so tatty and again in desperate need of repair. With a few pots and plants it could look so pretty. We really didn’t want to risk an evening meal but one eve we had no choice. To our surprise it was amazing and delicious!!!! Please someone spend a lot of money on this hotel and give it some tlc
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$115 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Queens Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Queens Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hauteville House (0.3 km), Mousa (0.3 km), and Town Hall (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Queens Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Queens Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Queens Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dowry, Peerie Shop Cafe, and Fort Cafe & Take Away.
Are there any historical sites close to Queens Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hauteville House (0.3 km) and Bod of Gremista (2.3 km).
Does Queens Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.