Orkney and Shetland Islands Hotels

Busta House

  • Off A970 Map It
  • Brae
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Truly haunting atmosphere
  • Charming public rooms
  • Lovely grounds


  • Noisy plumbing
  • Some rooms are a tight fit

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

Dating from the 16th century, Busta House—built by the well-heeled but ill-fated Gifford family—is one of the few grand houses of Shetland. All the rooms are different (ask about size, location, and possible noise when you book) and are prettily furnished, many with antique headboards. The Long Room is a delightful place to sample a selection of malt whiskies beside a peat fire. The restaurant serves light lunches and dinners, and the bar has a less expensive menu. This is a good place to get away from it all.

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Off A970, Brae, Shetland Islands, ZE2 9QN, Scotland

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 22 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 07/22/2015

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