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Kelvin Hotel

Shore Street, Oban PA34 4LQ, Scotland
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Ranked #74 of 98 Oban B&B and Inns
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Wainwright, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel itself is in a great location, right beside the ferry. You can't hear the ferry when it comes also so noise was not an issue. The rooms were okay, we didn't mind them. Wifi was awful, if you need internet for something I would recommend staying somewhere else. There was a pub downstairs as well. The place seems... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a last minute decision to stay in Oban because we wanted to take a tour of Mull, Iona and Staffa islands. So pretty much every hotel was already full. So we went to Kelvin Hotel. To check-in you have to talk to the guy at the bar next to the hotel. To check-out, there is nobody... I left... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a night at The Kelvin en route to points north. The location was ideal being close to downtown and the pier. The room was large, clean and comfortable. Staff were very helpful during check-in and informative about Oban and service offerings. The only disappointment was the 'full Scottish breakfast' which consisted of sausage, ham, beans and fried tomato.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 different times in 2 different rooms. The rooms are above a pub and the caretaker is friendly and helpful. The hotel is centrally located right on the docks of Oban. It's close to the train station and the ferry. We needed a triple room. The first night we got an upgrade to a large room 3 flights... More 

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Belfast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a member of a group of older bikers we stayed here 2 nights at the Kelvin Hotel at the end of an eventful trip. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful and the hotels rooms, although basic, as expected from a budget hotel, were clean and warm. The bar area was excellent especially with the round... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After reading a lot of the other reviews calling it 'grotty' and 'filthy' I have to disagree. We booked this hotel as my partner has been coming here for 10 years+. We got an email from the proprietor informing us we would be moved to another hotel for a couple of nights due to a over booking, they arranged to... More 

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Good small hotel has its own bar few locals couple from Germany on holiday nice friendly conversation good selection at breakfast on the continental one. Older and renovated hotel not a lot of staff but it was ok

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stayed 23/05/15 That place is shocking filthy , no Wi Fi as advertised. Smelley. Receptionist was grubby, room door lock didn't work, went to pull drapes and the whole track and all fall on my head , 80 pound ,just a joke, 30 pound would be too much. Didn't sleep a wink.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I chose this hotel because it was dog-friendly and also well within the budget that my company allows. It only has 1 star and I can't see why, except that it would definitely not appeal to the up-market traveler requiring luxury not just a comfortable place to stay. It is not smart, but perfectly adequate and clean, with a comfortable... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

"You can't always get what you want, but you just might find, you get what you need"....I have 2 requirements for a place to stay....clean and comfortable. If we were to come upon a place that was neither of these I would not stay. The Kelvin Hotel is quaint, cozy, clean and comfortable. You check in at the bar....and a... More 

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