We had 3 nights at South Ness House. Our room was large, warm and comfortable with wonderful linens and amazing views. You have a great selection for breakfast and use of the breakfast room anytime of the day to make yourself a coffee with home cooked treats on offer. We found it an easy walking distance into the town of Lerwick, just be a bit more organised than us and make sure you book a dinner reservation. Pippa and Colin our hosts were more than welcoming and provided lots of extra touches that made our stay feel very special.
Pippa and Colin are the perfect hosts. They are warm and helpful, but not intrusive, and the large character house is in immaculate condition. The food was excellent with a selection of good quality hot and cold combinations (plenty for vegetarians, too) that will leave you full for hours. The coffee was from beans from excellent roasters in Edinburgh (we are coffee lovers!). There are snacks in the dining room with many tea choices for the late night bite (we were there for the Shetland Folk Festival and had many late nights out). Our room was huge with three windows and a close-up view of the Lerwick sound facing Bressay, and we slept well in the total quiet of the location. Our private bath was directly across the hallway with a shower and tub, plenty of hot water, extra large towels, and bathrobes. We saw otters, birds, sailboats, ferries, and a giant cruise ship sail through over our six-day stay. If you are lucky, you may also see Orcas (killer whales) in the sound--three came through one day but we were not at the window to see them. There is a handy coat and shoe room to store your wet stuff after walks (it is the typical maritime climate), and plenty of walking is available directly from the B&B and across the sound on Bressay. You will not want to spend your time in the Shetlands on wifi, but it worked well in our room (May weather was relatively calm). We will definitely return to the Shetlands and South Ness House!
I found this delightful hotel 9n BOOKING.COM so proceeded to book my stay
I paid £375 IN FULL via booking com and it was CONFIRMED by email
I then proceeded to book flights and paid them also ( which were no refundable)
I then recieved an email from the hotel stating they were fully booked and the hotel CANCELLED my booking.
I'm now left with no hotel in SHETLAND and flights I can't get refunded
We had a room overlooking the entrance to Lerwick Harbor looking out to sea. The ocean was battered by wind and rain and spectacular. The Knab is a walking trail just outside their door with spectacular views of Lerwick but of the coast of Shetland. The rooms are modern, quiet, comfortable. Adults only with quiet contemplation of the true luxuries of life: good food,good friends and a warm abode. South Ness House is not for everyone but for some of us it is perfection. Have a great trip to Suisse Collin and Pippa.
Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac South Ness House was quiet, not even the floor boards creaked and for a house built in 1902, that's some achievement. Our room was spacious, with plenty of hanging and drawer space so we were able to fully unpack - no living out of a suitcase. . A wide selection of breakfast choices were provided, but it was the constant access to the dining room, with coffee and a varied selection of teas together with fruit and home made cakes which really made this accommodation stand out. Add in the friendly welcome from Colin and Pippa and you have the perfect holiday destination.