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Bay Great Western Hotel

Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PP, Scotland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Denny, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

spent a long weekend in this hotel.overall a good hotel.bedroom was quite good with fairly modern furniture and the bathroom was also quite good. dining room staff were very pleasant and the service and food was very good. bar staff were also very pleasant. one negative point is that loun ge where the entertainment is on is too small for... More

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Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is difficult to review this hotel on a one night visit. Our room was newly decorated (purple chairs?) but had a cracked window pane. The bed was comfortable. The room overlooked a small courtyard with a view of a skip (probably now removed). However, the bathroom looked as though the Victorian suite had been removed (outline of larger washbasin... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
101 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this hotel for 5 nights whilst on Shearings coach holiday. Hotel is in a really super spot off the esplanade and looking out across the sound. It is also a hotel which has much historical interest dating back to the railway era of Victorian times. However, that said it is probably the least grandest of the Bay hotels... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying with a group of walkers on half board. A good budget hotel. Very happy with food and food choices. Staff are very friendly, efficient and helpful. Bar staff and restaurant staff go out of their way to help. My room is very nice but I ensured I got a room that had recently been refurbished. I would not want... More

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Settle, UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here last week. We only booked to visit Oban the previous week and were able to acquire a very nice room at the Bay Great Western Hotel via Shearings website. Our room was very comfortable. It was a Superior room with a view of Oban bay, for which we did pay an additional sum per... More

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

Thank you for your great review. I am really pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you next time! Warm Regard Darren Moyle More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time staying in Oban, good location and great views over the Bay but Hotel disappointing. Not my usual standard of hotel but as was booked through a group coach trip so wasn't expecting too much. My twin room was fine (103) as this was one of the refurbished ones and plenty of space with comfy bed and lovely clean... More

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

Thank you for your comments. I will looking to the points you have mentioned and will review them with my management team. Thank you again Darren Moyle More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a typical Shearings/Bay hotel, and I think the reviews here can be divided between those who knew what to expect and those (especially from overseas) who, er, don't. Shearings have, to their credit, kept their coach holiday prices and self-drive breaks at reasonable prices over the past twenty years... IF you book relatively last minute. The full brochure... More

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

Dear CJBath, Thank you for your review. It was refreshing to read your review, it being from a loyal guest to our company. There are many elements that I agree with and in-fact with your knowledge of our business so well you have answered many points for me. I was a little concerned to read about the inconsistency with you... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant location with fabulous views. We took my parents for a long weekend and it was well worth paying extra for the sea view rooms, the photograph I have added was the view when I drew back the curtains on our first morning! There was a good choice of meals, served quickly by the excellent staff, and DBB was a... More

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

Thank you for your great review. The picture you have uploaded is lovely and is why so many people do decide to upgrade to a sea view room. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again soon! Warm Regards Darren Moyle More

Peebles, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got this trip through being members of a group so was paid for by them . If I had to pay I would not have been happy with the room or evening meal I would say it was a step up from school dinners . Breakfast was ok'ish .The Hotel is run down and tired and in need of... More

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

Thank you taking the time to post your review. I am sorry to read that you was disappointed with aspects of your stay with us and also that you would not return. I will investigate the things that you were disappointed with and correct where necessary. Once again thanks you for your comments. Warm Regards Darren Moyle More

London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have recently returned from a very pleasant trip to Oban on a shearings holiday, although the coach ellement was actually opperated by a sub-contractor company, which wasn't good sadly (more of that later!) Staying at the Great Western Hotel Oban was a pleasure, my first floor room 119 with really stunning sea view was a refurbish single room. It... More

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

Dear Joanne, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am very pleased to see you enjoyed your stayed with us. I am pleased to see you enjoyed dining in our newly refurbished dining room. I do agree that the round tables are more comfortable for single travellers. I will pass on your comments regarding the coach... More

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Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PP, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
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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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