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Kelvin Hotel

Shore Street, Oban PA34 4LQ, Scotland
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London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No major qualms about this place, basic, fairly dated decor / fit out, small room for a modest price prior to ferry tour. Liked the bar, handy. Breakfast was reasonable too. Benefit is that it is only a short walk for ferry and station, look out for the sign at around first floor level as is not immediately spotted!

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Kerava, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The hotel is very basic but OK place to spend one night. It is very close to ferry terminal and railwaystation. Soundproofing was nonexistent which is quite normal in the british hotels. Nice and easygoing staff. Nice pub downstairs to have a nightcap.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We were five adults and we stayed two nights. Overall, the "hotel" was ok. The rooms were outdated and in need of a really good clean. But the linens were clean so that's a plus. Breakfast while extra was very good and hot. Since we had tours planned every day we weren't in the rooms very much. Overall, for the... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Sadly we landed at this place.I could't call it a hotel as it badly needs to be re-furbished.It is smelly ,dirty and just an utter disappointment.We were put in a back room despite the fact we had booked months before.The furnishings were basic the walls needed to be re-decorated.Shower did not work.The bathroom ceiling was badly stained. The only clean... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This hotel is by far the worst hotel my husband and I stayed at during our week long vacation in Ireland. Fortunately we stayed only one night here, which was one night too long for our tastes. Upon arriving you walk into a smelly hallway and discover that there is no frontdesk. To check-in you go through a door in... More 

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somerset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

we stayed as a family in june& although still a tired looking place it was better this time around the linen was clean had a good nights sleep & unlike our 1st visit the breakfast was really nice & on our arrival we had some friendly banter with some locals all in all it was good so when in the... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I traveled to Oban by train and wanted to stay close to the train station and not pay too much. The Kelvin Hotel was a good place to stay. It was nothing fancy but mostly comfortable and very convenient. However, it is not the place to stay if you expect to take an elevator up to your second or third... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Welcoming and friendly staff. Reasonable rates. Clean and well-maintained rooms with private bathrooms. Excellent location close to shops, cafes and waterfront. Very short and flat walk to ferries and trains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We had a great two nights here. I was able to park my car for the whole time I was in Oban, walking distance to downtown and a Tesco. Wish they threw the continental breakfast and parking for free but not worth dropping a star.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 1 night and although it's not by any means luxury, we had a pleasant stay. The room was a good size and, it was clean and the bed was comfortable. The main attraction for us to this hotel was the fact it was dog friendly and that's an understatement. It's amazingly dog friendly. We... More 

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