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Bay Great Western Hotel

Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PP, Scotland
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Ranked #7 of 13 hotels in Oban
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here as part of a self drive holiday, we,ve stayed in bay hotels before and have a good idea what to expect. This went way beyond expectations. The reception staff were genuinely friendly and welcoming, really pleasant. Our room was outstanding, I paid extra for a room overlooking the bay, and was paid back 10 fold, views are outstanding... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Other Bay Hotel not very pleasing they were still painting and doing, carpets bedroom was a good size The meals of the 4days were good except the last meal evening meal was not very nice over cooked carrots burnt roast potatoes the staff are great the beds were clean but not a good nights sleep as the mattress was not... More

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We did try our upmost to keep any disturbance from our refurbishment team to a minimum for our guests and I do apologise if this was not the case for you. We do have an ongoing refurbishment plan in progress in order to improve our rooms. I am pleased to say that as we refurbish,... More

Yorkshire, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here with Shearings and it was excellent value for money. The location is great, right on the sea front and a short walk to the centre of town. We had a basic room ( with a wonderful sea view) and it was perfectly acceptable - a reasonable size and full bath, adequate storage, kettle with tea and coffee and... More

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. I have taken on board your comments regarding your room and the food and will review these with my management team. I do hope to see you on another tour with us again soon. Warm Regards Darren Moyle More

loch lomond
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from 2 night stay .The location perfect ,rooms dated but they are in process of updating.The food well presented and good.Dining staff great and plenty of them.Only complaint was unpleasant bar man on Saturday evening who,when I ordered glass of wine which was £5 .60 and had only taken £5 with me,put his full hand on top of... More

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lilian, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am very pleased you enjoyed you stay with us despite the incident you experienced at the bar. Please let me assure you that this matter has been addressed with my bar team, as it does not reflect our usual high standards of service. I do hope to... More

Upton, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from Oban Scotland ,booked the Bay Great Western online, £49.00p for a double room and 2 Xbreakfast , super room 306 fantastic view of the bay ... lovelly staff and great breaky ...well dune ... devo book againe ...HEATHER /.BRIAN.....

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Hi It was great to see you again, and really pleased you liked the improvments. Hope to see you again soon!! Warm Regards Darren More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned after a long weekend and can't thank the staff enough.My mother fell ill the first night and we had to call an ambulance,all the employees handled this very well,reception-service staff helped take the children's mind off it and watched them for us to go to the hospital.The receptionist took my sister to the hospital even though... More

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Debbie, Thank you very much for posting your kind comments. I do hope that your mother is feeling a lot better. Whilst I was not present that weekend, I was informed of the incident on Friday night and I am very pleased and proud of the team on duty that they dealt the situation so well. Although I am... More

sheffield, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with Shearings for 5 days. Staff were excellent, the food was good and I was happy with my small single room. Shearings do a wonderful job of providing older people with a smashing little holiday at a very good price. No one should be complaining about it because the staff will do everything they can to put it right... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a 3 night stay commencing on March 21st, travelling with Shearings. We'd had a similar stay last March, and the difference in the hotel was tremendous, especially in the dining room and our bedroom. The dining room has new purple lights and seating, and trendy wallpaper; the food was better too, a big improvement in quality and quantity, but... More

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Linz6bil9, What can I say! Thank you for your great review. I am so pleased you returned to us and found the hotel much improved. We have invested so much in the hotel over the last 12 months, not only spent lots of money on refurbishing areas but also as the hotel is now under new management we have... More

alloa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Stayed at this hotel 10th - 14th March 2014 All staff polite, friendly and curtious and nothing was a bother to them.especially Betty in the dining room. Rooms spotless. Entertainment good. Excellent.

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marie, Thank you for your kind comments. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and will pass on your comments to Betty, who will loves receiving a special mention. Thank you again and look forward to see you again soon. Warm Regards Darren Moyle More

North Lincolnshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

4 day trip with National in March. Given the price paid excellent value. Negative point - Typical Victorian type seaside hotel that is a little bit rough round edges but this is being really picky. This is easily overcome by plus points -: Room (26) at rear of building so no view, but otherwise excellent, clean, spacious, comfortable beds with... More

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AirlieJock, Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I do agree that room 26 is a very spacious room, and even more good news is that room has now been refurbished since your stay with us, so it is even nicer now! I do agree with your comments regarding the location... More

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Additional Information about Bay Great Western Hotel

Also Known As:
Great Western Oban
Great Western Hotel Oban
Great Western
Hotel Great Western
Bay Great Western Hotel Oban, Scotland
Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PP, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 hotels in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a prime location, right in the centre of the curving esplanade, just a pleasant walk from the shops and harbour, stands Oban's Great Western; a hotel proud of offering space and comfort, as well as magnificent views of the bay (remember to look out for those memorable sunsets!). Ideal for a relaxing holiday, the activity on the bay can simply be watched from the welcoming lounge and cocktail bar, while it's also an ideal touring centre. With Glencoe, serene lochs and the Western Isles on the doorstep, there's a myriad of sightseeing opportunities. And with coast and country walks, angling, sailing, diving, bird-watching and a whole host of other leisure pursuits at hand, you should never be at a loss for something to do. ... more   less 
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