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Kelvin Hotel

Shore Street, Oban PA34 4LQ, Scotland
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Ranked #73 of 98 Oban B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to enter bar with group of friends but was refused entry simply because of size of group. There was only 4 customers in bar on a Friday night. Barmaid was very threatening and came outside and told us to move on. We did, to the next bar where we we threatened by the locals and forced to leave. The... More 

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Halkirk, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Damp cold bed broken toilet wouldnt flush mould on walls and windows drafty and didnt open. I spent one night came away with cold and chest infection which l havent had in about ten years. Awful awful awful

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was in the attic and had peeling wallpaper with patches of mould on the walls. The smoke detector was covered with a plastic bag.there was a loose wire in the wall light above the tea and coffee making facilities. In the bathroom the paint was peeling off the ceiling, the loo roll holder was broken and the shower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kelvin Hotel is located opposite the ferry port, but is a short walk to the main street where restaurants and the Oban Distillery is. The hotel is tired and dated looking, with rooms located above a quiet sleepy pub. We arrived in the early evening around 5pm, and whilst there is no free parking with the hotel, there was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Never again will I stay here! having a long journey ahead and needing your sleep, they decide to have a big party down in the bar, music blaring all night till after 8am, Didn't get any sleep what's so ever, should have just walked about the town all night instead of paying for a room that you won't get any... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We stayed here overnight before an early morning sailing for South Uist. We booked a triple room which was clean and comfortable and more than adequate for our needs. As we were sailing very early we were up too early for the cooked breakfast but the hotel had prepared a self service breakfast that was very good. This is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stayed here three nights Thursday to Sunday hotel really in great location five minutes walk from the station and ferry port just as well we had loaded rucksacks! Checked in very friendly greeting as we came in, room 18 on second floor reasonable size room a wee bit tired but everything you need usual tea coffee etc spotlessly clean, and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We booked this last minute and were pleased with just how central this place was. It is a simple place...yes, it is in need of some TLC in the rooms. However, it was clean, and the staff that we came across were all perfectly friendly and polite. Breakfast was fine enough - and it was nice to have a cooked... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had 3 singles for an overnight on the way to the Corryvreckan. Check in was fast and easy, the rooms were tidy and perfect for one, wifi worked well and the staff (and the dog!) was incredibly helpful and welcoming. Very close to everything - we walked to the Oban distillery for the tour in just a few minutes.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Stayed here one night with a group of friends. Our room was dreadful we couldn't get out fast enough. Not sure where to start. The decor was shocking not just tired it needs gutting. The furniture was worse than I remember in bad student accommodation thirty years ago! The window didn't work properly the sash cords were broken and there... More 

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