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Kelvin Hotel

3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   Shore Street, Oban PA34 4LQ, Scotland
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Ranked #72 of 98 Oban B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
neil19672014 Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was booked into this hotel with work and stayed here one night. I was forewarned by my colleagues about the standard of the hotel and urged to change my booking. Couldn't be too bad I thought and besides it was only to sleep in for the night... Wish I had taken their advice. The room I had was to... More

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Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had two nights th the Kelvin last weekend and was very impressed. The staff were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for me. My room, No 5 at the front of the hotel is modern, clean and comfortable and I slept like a baby. The atmosphere in the bar was first class and the bar staff in particular were... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure why so many people are referring to this hotel as 'clean' - it is anything but. It's fairly depressing and badly in need of a refurbishment. Walls are a mess and needing painted and there are pipes sticking out of the floor. Room furniture is worn, dated and tired looking.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stayed in Kelvin Hotel in Oban for 3 nights, as part of our touring holiday. The Hotel is very clean, great location, bedroom was very spacious and great wee pub. Sheena and the team make you feel so welcome, "thanks for the curry night"... Will be returning soon.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stayed for 4 nights with family in room 16,which is at front of hotel.You can hear the ferry tannoy from this room,but it didn't bother us,kids liked watching the ferry coming and going.Our room was quite large with a lovely bathroom with bath/shower with plenty of hot water.Plenty of tea and coffee in room,also hairdryer.Only slight criticism was the wardrobe... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stayed in the Kelvin Hotel in Oban, Scotland in June 2014 with six other family members, three rooms. The hotel is very clean, the beds are solid, the rooms have good space. They are not fancy. The breakfasts serve as much as you want, from full Scottish to cereal. The pub is quiet, a relief from the sports bars... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Booked room 2, family room for 2 nights and we have no complaints. A few moments from the ferry terminal and train station our room may have been a bit tired looking but it was spotlessly clean. All the staff were ever so friendly and breakfast was delicious with my daughter of the opinion that the scrambled eggs were the... More

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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Not very interesting to stay and not very attractive in terms of price either. For the same price we could have stayed in a very nice b&b. but unfortunately it was a very busy period in oban and we did not have many alternatives due to availability constraint. (On our second day, we stayed in Dunheanish guest house that was... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Kelvin Hotel is within walking distance from everything in Oban, and the staff are extremely friendly. However, they are a few aspects of the hotel that can be a bit off-putting. Firstly, the check-in counter is actually the bar of the pub found on the first floor of the hotel. Walking into a pub fill with locals staring at... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Rooms average, stayed 2 separate nights either end of a holiday. On first morning had scrambled egg, on return a week later told they didn't do scrambled egg, it was obvious the waitress wasn't going to check or request it for me so I had to make do with toast.

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Address: Shore Street, Oban PA34 4LQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kelvin Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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