Shorty's Motel
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Shorty's Motel

West Hillside, Stanley, East Falkland FIQQ1ZZ Falkland Islands

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West Hillside, Stanley, East Falkland FIQQ1ZZ Falkland Islands
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Andrew Webster wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Shorty's Motel was very good value accommodation within walking distance of the centre of Stanley. The rooms were clean and comfortable with ensuite shower (water was hot), TV and teas and coffees. Wifi was available for an extra cost and I had no problem sending photos and emails home. The adjoining diner was deservedly popular and offered great evening meals with good portions and friendly service. Breakfast only opened at 9 a.m. but you could ask for cereal in your room. The staff were helpful and pleasant, and the owner helped me to book a last minute trip which I wanted to do. I would recommend Shorty's and would be happy to stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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tom s wrote a review Dec 2015
4.0 of 5 bubbles
what a fantastic place the Island turned out to be, ( once you got used to the wind) charming people, helpfull kind and nothing is too much trouble for them. It is quite a culture shock after seventy seven years of being in Europe and being used to the attitude of the european people. If I was sixty years younger I would seriously think of emigrating to these wonderfull islands. And the M25 round the island was a great thrill, some of the best , ( try your driving out ) I have experienced in my lifetime.
To top of this wonderfull experience was my stay at Shorty's motel, very nice people, good service, good food, clean room, and the price was just right.
Tom Steele
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Date of stay: December 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: the six or seven rooms they have are in American Motel style, but neat and clean
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Greg V wrote a review Mar 2009
Saint Louis, Missouri
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Shorty's one night before we left the Falklands because our first choice of accommodation was already booked. We found it to be comfortable and pleasant, but not especially fantastic. I think their typical clients are military personnel that come from Mount Pleasant who stay in Stanley for weekends off so it's fairly bare bones.

Shorty's is located higher on the hill on the eastern part of town. Not that Stanley is very big or anything, but it is a bit out of the way of the main drag. Shorty's Diner is actually a fairly popular place to eat on the island and the motel is right next to the diner (but like everything in Stanley, closes early so you won't be bothered by diner traffic at night). It looks very much like a motel in some small town in the States. There are maybe 5 or 6 rooms, all with doors that directly open to a covered walkway.

We were in a room with 2 twin beds and the beds were comfortable and the room was plainly decorated. It was definitely a bit small, but manageable. We had a TV which was very nice, but the only channel was the BFBS. The bathroom was a decent size and the shower had great water pressure and the water was hot.

Breakfast was included in the price and was a standard English breakfast. Not especially great, but it got the job done. We payed 70 pounds for the night which, in dollar equivalents, made the place feel overpriced. But if you need a decent place to lay your head down en route to bigger and better things, Shorty's definitely fits the bill.
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Date of stay: February 2009
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nigel M wrote a review Apr 2014
Nether Heyford
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Shirley and the staff are an asset to Marlene the owner. We had a very comfortable double room (no 6) with its own ensuite bathroom.

The room was cleaned and refreshed every other day as we were staying for 7 days. Overall the room was a good size with everything available to hand and the shower / water was always hot when you needed it.

Breakfast was substantial and provided in Shorty's Diner opposite.

Staff were always helpful and served with a smile.

Also offered laundry service and after 8 months travelling this is the best laundry service we have experienced, our clothes smell new again. Fabric conditioner we have missed you......

Thank you all at Shorty's we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: April 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tartanlegend wrote a review Mar 2019
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Shorty's is brilliant ! The rooms are great with fridge and TV and a very comfortable bed but what makes Shorty's is the people. Not just in the accommodation part but also in the adjacent diner which serves a huge range of food and is always very good. Marlene, Shirley and Francis are awesome people, friendly and helpful, and there is no better place to stay in Stanley.
Decent room rate and good location close to car hire and bus trips too.
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Date of stay: February 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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TravelMountaineer wrote a review Mar 2017
Oxford, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very friendly and helpful staff at Shorty's Motel. My room was simple but nice, warm, and comfortable. During the evening there can be a lot of vehicles parked up using the diner but at night it is quiet. Breakfast consisted of cereal and toast with tea or coffee. Top tip: Try the cheesecake.
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Date of stay: March 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Nick wrote a review Apr 2024
Southwell, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant accommodation, the shower was particularly good in my room, and the owners and staff are really friendly and helpful (they looked after one of my bags for me whilst I was staying elsewhere on another island.
Also, the food is fantastic at the adjacent Shorty’s Diner.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Peter S wrote a review Dec 2018
Canberra, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I was booked in to Shorty's by the company that organised my trip. It was comfortable and cosy - certainly wind-proof, and everything worked. There's a cereal-te-and-toast breakfast included in the rate at the adjoining Shorty's Diner (though it only opens at 8.30). The rooms are not very large but they were comfortable and functional. Shorty's only drawback is that it's on the outer edge of Stanley, but in Stanley that means a 10-15-minute walk to the jetty, which i suppose is the centre of town.
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Date of stay: November 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Adam P wrote a review Mar 2018
Boyne Island, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very basic room for £100 per night , My room had a very strong smell of fish on arrival that lasted a few days. I had to sleep on a diagonal due to the frame of the bed at the end. The staff in the diner were exceptional! Very friendly and helpful
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Philip D wrote a review Jan 2017
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a nice warm twin room with en suite bathroom and TV. The best thing about Shorty's however is the excellent, friendly staff and the diner adjacent where so many of the local people and air base personnel go to eat. This helped me to meet lots of interesting people during my time on the Islands. A great experience. Thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Hans I wrote a tip Aug 2016
Kingsdown, United Kingdom9 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms are the same."
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tom s wrote a tip Dec 2015
1 contribution5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"the six or seven rooms they have are in American Motel style, but neat and clean"
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