Take a refreshing holiday right in the midst of nature. The Shetland Isles offers amazing scenery, clear teeming waters, and abundant wildlife. Here is a list of affordable hotels for an inexpensive break this side of Britain.
Relatively low-cost is Busta House Hotel, described as “a real treat” by one of its patrons. This rustic accommodation is right in the heart of the Shetland Islands, and pays tribute to its surroundings by naming each of its 22 rooms after an island. All individually decorated, and are equally cosy. The Shetland Isles hotel gets top reviews for its food, which is made with the freshest local produce, like mussels, scallops, and salmon. The Orkney beef is excellent, and so is Shetland Malt, a considerable selection of which is offered. The service is superlative as well, with friendly and helpful staff.
Baltasound Hotel is just right for those longing for some peace and quiet. Tucked in lush greenery, it is a good spot for bird-watching. One can enjoy the nearby beach as well. A cordial welcome to this Shetland Isles hotel is provided by the staff, at once cheerful, obliging, and full of local information. Try to get a log cabin of your own for a country feel.
St. Magnus Hotel is right by a wildlife sanctuary, and is famous for its hospitable owners and staff. Housed in a building over a hundred years old, its rooms are simple yet elegant, done in cream shades. For a romantic night, book the Bridal Suite, which has a Jacuzzi, among other modern amenities. This Shetland Isles hotel is also famous for its delicious meals. If the desired dish is not on the menu, the chef is willing to accommodate the request. Visitors can go fishing in the loch or the sea, or go cycling along the coast.