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Kelvin Hotel

3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   Shore Street, Oban PA34 4LQ, Scotland
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Ranked #73 of 98 Oban B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Warrenville, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Wi-fi speeds I have come across in Scotland. A definite plus. Room was clean and comfortable. Maintenance on the structure is needed. Wallpaper starting to come off the walls, evidence of leaks. Staff was friendly and helpful. No room darkening shades (it did not bother us, we still slept fine). The bathroom was nicely updated. Base of tub was... More

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South Pasadena, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came in by train, left by ferry all right there!!! Easily walkable. Room 9 fit our family of 5 with a bit of a squeeze, but we don't spend much time in hotel rooms, so it was fine. Nice sunset views over the bay--when the big ferry is out. nice sunset view over the ferry when it is in. Room... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Would I stay again? Yes. Would I recommend it? Yes.. We couldn't stay at our first choice hotel and plumped for this as it had a room available. Ok, its not in the centre of Oban, but it is just a couple of minutes walk away. It does have views over Oban Bay with some of the rooms and the... More

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East Kilbride
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Stayed for two nights in April, Room was ok but a little dated, lot of noise with doors being slammed early in the morning and people moving about, was in the bar and can back up what last reviewer said about being refused a whisky on the friday night and also had a bad experience with barman on the saturday... More

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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
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335 reviews 335 reviews
61 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our booking company moved into this hotel from another, and it was OK for a stop over, but the price was high for what it was, and when we returned for whisky after dinner we were told, without any apology, that the bar had just closed at 11:30pm, even for residents, which I thought was a bit early for a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

I had a great experience at the Kelvin. Very friendly and fun staff, clean bedrooms. As someone who suffers lower back pain- I found my matress surpringly comfortable. I would definitely stay here again

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

As you will guess by this time i like oban,for £100 s. Two of us for bed breakfast ,car park £10 opposite hotel 5 minutes walk to town centre slow walk that is,ferry and railway station so close.Kelvin is handy,we had room 18 which is big and has double bed plus single,thank goodness for the single,,most hotels say double bed,but... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stayed here Sunday 23 mar 2014 we really liked this hotel, room and dining room spotlessly clean, nice bathroom with lots of hot water, very good cooked breakfast, friendly welcome, pool table, liked the old photos in the bar, loved the original features like sash windows and shutters and the lovely old staircase. Only one criticism was the mattress needs... More

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Port Glasgow, Scotland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Had problems from the offset with the hotel. Was handed keys when we arrived an not shown our room. Room door was broken and didn't lock. Was given other room but had problems throughout. Wallpaper hanging off walls,light fittings broken,damp on windows,mattress spings poking out. Hotel is situated right opposite ferry terminal which would have been ok if windows were... More

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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*
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