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Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AE, Scotland
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We arrived early on Friday afternoon but the room wasn`t ready so we had a drink in the lounge and were impressed at the level of service we received. This level continued... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
michael b
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great base for sight-seeing in the local area. Friendly, helpful staff, clean room, GREAT shower, decent Spa facilities for those who want them and brilliant social areas with beautiful sea-views for lounging. Very modest bar prices for a hotel. A full Scottish Breakfast will keep you full until dinner-time! I was with my elderly mother who just loves the place,... More 

Thank Natter T
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We arrived early on Friday afternoon but the room wasn`t ready so we had a drink in the lounge and were impressed at the level of service we received. This level continued throughout our stay. The staff are attentive but not intrusive, the food is of excellent quality, the lounge service is good if you don`t want a full meal.... More 

Thank michael b
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Cracking good location to go and chill, also good local attractions shops and a walk up the hill to the McCaig's Tower is well worth the effort as the views are stunning Friendly welcoming staff also make the visit worthwhile

Thank Ross E
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92 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Second visit to this hotel in 18 months and really wouldn't think about staying anywhere else in Oban. Yes, the frontage of the hotel looks a bit old, tired and dark but it is very comfortable indeed. On booking, we requested the same room as our previous visit and that was not a problem. The food is very good indeed... More 

Thank lochnagar
New Delhi, India
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80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We stayed here for two nights. The good part is that the hotel is bang on the sea front - has a really nice view of the bay if you have a bay facing room, that is. Its on the quiet side of the small town - so that's good. The staff are particularly helpful. we found the reception lady... More 

Thank himanshu0072015
West Calder, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This hotel in general is lovely inside, great views, newly refurbished lounge/bar. Very friendly staff, food more than excellent. This is also an old hotel, with yes as per previous reviews, lack of parking, dangerous parking, long corridors, and lots stairs, but I'm not sure how a hotel could get around these issues. Overlooking these issues, which can't be solved... More 

Thank David F
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100 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

If you expect what the name promises you might not get what you expect. Starting outside, the parking situation is a bit complicated. Once you get into the hotel, you have to master three flights of stairs which are covered with a carped that clearly has had a rough time so far (spilled drinks in several places, worn out in... More 

Thank therameus
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We stayed at this lovely hotel for two nights last weekend. The hotel is lovely if perhaps a little tired in places. We arrived late in the evening, and there was no parking left as the hotel was full. We ended up parking for the weekend behind the cathedral next door, although the hotel had advised us to go to... More 

Thank Anneg65_13
Hereford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The hotel is right on the sea front in Oban but, fortunately, on one of the quieter roads. It is a bit of a hike (on foot) from the station but has comfortable rooms, helpful staff and a decent restaurant. The hotel has a full set of spa facilities (not tried) including a hot tub out front! It caters for... More 

Thank HerefordshireHamster
Paisley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Just returned from our fourth visit to this wee gem. Yes the rear of the hotel is a bit dated but it's clean and comfortable, the staff are fabulous, the food delicious and the location second to none! In the words of Arnie.....

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