Glen Orchy House is a 4-star property located in Lerwick. With free WiFi, this 4-star guesthouse offers a shared lounge and a concierge service. The guesthouse features family rooms.

At the guesthouse, each room has a desk, a TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Glen Orchy House provides certain rooms with sea views, and the rooms are equipped with an electric tea pot.

An à la carte, continental or Full English/Irish breakfast is available daily at the property.

Bain's Beach is a 5-minute walk from the accommodation. The nearest airport is Sumburgh Airport, 25 miles from Glen Orchy House.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.

Glen Orchy House has been welcoming guests since Aug 15, 2018

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.4)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
3 twin beds
2 twin beds
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi. We will have 2 cycles with us. Is there somewhere secure on the property to lock them up? Thx
    yes we have a stairwell they can be kept in.
    Answered on 23 May 2022
  • Hi Do any or all your rooms have a walk-in shower? regards
    Good Afternoon Yes, we do we have a room on the first floor and a room on the ground floor which is also a wet room that have a shower only, the rest ..
    Answered on 13 September 2022
  • Aloha. If I fly into Sumburgh, what's the best way to get to your place?
    the options are bus or taxi. the taxi can be expensive while the bus will be a lot cheeper but will take longer as it is also the local bus that servi..
    Answered on 23 May 2022
  • Hi. Is there somewhere we can store our bikes? Kind regards, Andrew.
    yes we can store them in the stairwell.
    Answered on 23 May 2022
  • I have today booked 3 single rooms between 13th and 20th May 2022. I've been asked to ensure that at least one of them has a shower (as opposed to a b..
    Good evening, yes all our rooms have a bath with a shower attachment, so either is possible, so you can have either . One of our rooms however has a w..
    Answered on 7 January 2022
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Host Info

Company review score: 8.5Based on 398 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property info

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...

Neighborhood info

Glen Orchy House is situated in the centre of lerwick located on the Knab, It's just 5 minute. Just outside the back door is the Knab which is a splendid view point you can look over BreiWick bay, you could have a game of golf(borrowing our set of golf clubs) If you like walking there is a lovley path along the sea.

Languages Spoken

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Amenities of Glen Orchy House
Most popular amenities
Free parking
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
Family rooms
Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Alarm clock
  • Ocean view
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
  • Washing machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/out
    • Concierge
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
    • Dry cleaning
    • Laundry
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Wake-up service
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Ironing facilities
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Iron
    • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
    • Bathroom emergency cord
    • Lowered sink
    • Raised toilet
    • Toilet with grab rails
    • Wheelchair accessible
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Thai
    Sustainability initiatives
    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

    House rules

    Glen Orchy House takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM


    From 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 2 years
    Crib upon request

    The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    There are no extra beds available at this property.

    All cribs are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Mastercard Visa Cash Glen Orchy House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travelers on dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be canceled on arrival.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

    Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

    Please inform Glen Orchy House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.