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Raniven Guest House

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No1 Strathaven Terrace | Breadalbane Street, Oban PA34 5PE, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here in the family room with our three year old grandson. The location was perfect. Quiet but within easy walking distance of the center of Oban. We were made to feel very welcome and Moyra and Stuart are excellent hosts. The room was comfortable and very clean. Just perfect. Thank you.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Maura and Stewart are lovely hosts! This little BB was perfect for us. They made us feel like old friends staying in their home. It was an easy walk into town. We took the ferry to Maul and Iona and recommend you go for a day trip. The roads to Oban from Glasgow are very narrow so think same when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While there are other guest houses around, you can be confident booking Raniven. While this was our smallest room on the trip, it was my husband's favorite and one I liked very much too. Stewart is ahead of the game in having the cold breakfast items ready the night before in a fridge so that if you need an early... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were made to feel welcome from the start. The room was very clean and spotless with a comfortable bed. There is easy access to the town with a good excellent buffet style breakfast. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We checked ourselves in an only met our host upon checkout two days later. Comfortable bed, very small bathroom, quiet street, central location. Breakfast is buffet-style, cold cuts, cereals and scrambled eggs. No common lounge area.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were two couples booked in for 2 nights. The house is spotless, easy access to town, and above all, our hosts Stuart & Moira were very welcoming! The breakfast, (help yourself), was plentiful. Lots of fresh fruit, cereals,yoghurts, continental, toast, cheeses, and hot sausages and scrambled eggs. They even had my green tea, which I struggle to find in... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

My husband and son and I stayed here in September of 2014 for two nights in two separate rooms on the top floor. The rooms (and the guest house itself) were lovely and our hosts very nice. We served ourselves breakfast in their cute breakfast room; the selections were tasty and sufficiently filled the stomachs of my hungry family. It... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were two couples, booked into the Raniven Guest House for 1 night. Excellent location; off-street parking; few minutes walk into town. Our hosts were very friendly and engaging. Our rooms were cozy, large enough, clean!!!, and provided good hot water for much-needed shower in cold, rainy weather! Breakfast was ample and offered variety. We would definitely book here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lovely Guest House. Well located for town and has parking which is a real bonus. Comfy bed and lovely and clean room. Small bathroom but does the job. Lovely friendly hosts who even gave me a walking stick as I had injured my knee. Thanks so much, it is now a memento memory from our trip. Have booked my Mother... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

One night stay in Oban and we must say it was great for us, friendly owner's, clean and perfect located! The room we had was not so big but it was perfect for us mostly outside discovering the town. Shower was not so good but that's all to remark about!

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