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Kelvin Hotel

Shore Street, Oban PA34 4LQ, Scotland
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't booked ahead so we stayed at the Kelvin for one night while passing through this region. The exterior of the hotel was a bit disappointing and there is no front desk- you have to check in at the bar. But the staff are friendly enough and the rooms are big and clean in a tired, Spartan kind of... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go here unless you have no other option than a park bench. It's a sorry excuse for a hotel. The exterior of the building made us feel nervous and the inside isn't much better. Cute dog on the bar downstairs is the only good thing about this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is not polite, the room was kind of dirty and cold, the towels got holes in them... I'd rather sleep in my car, it's cheaper. Also Oban is a too much touristic town, maybe that's why local people are that impolite.

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in the centre of Oban, looks deceive for this hotel, the exterior does not reflect the warmth inside, we stayed in a triple room, yes two flights of stairs, but no problem for us at 50ish. Clean, in fact spotless, loved that the pipe band practiced next door until 8pm free entertainment, Oban is brilliant

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location was very good for getting into the centre of Oban . The hotel is badly in need of repairs and updating , Bed rooms were big and roomy bedding was clean ,bathrooms needed a good clean If booking check which floor you are on as there isn't a lift and we were on the 3rd floor Which was very... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come on Kelvin, your in a great location in a great town in what should be a great little hotel but the lack of any kind of style and the use of tacky, outdated furniture lets you down. And a good lick of paint wouldnt go a miss. I paid £162 for two nights bed only. You are not an... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This ancient, creaky, dirty place is really overpriced for what it offers. Never refurbished rooms, uncomfortable, hard beds, non-functioning shower and no breakfast included in the price (tip: go round the corner to the Wetherspoons bar on the harbour for a full breakfast for 2.99 instead of the 7 they want to charge in this awful dive). Check-in is in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This hotel needs refurbishing and repainting. Leaks in the restaurant room and untidy wall and floor finishes in common areas. A bit scary at first sight. However, we stayed there for a night in a family room, 2 adults 2 kids. The room was spacious and clean. Good wifi reception. So nothing to complain about. The breakfast was correct. Another... More 

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