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Bay Great Western Hotel

Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PP, Scotland
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Ranked #8 of 13 hotels in Oban
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
ronaldreed Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I, along with our friends, had a most enjoyable stay at The Great Western commencing 13th July for 5 nights. I must admit that the first night was not the best experience, as on arriving we discovered the toilet flush was broken in our room, and our friends discovered that they had been allocated a room without... More

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Inverness
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The manager of the Great Western must have a wonderful talent for selecting his staff because he has got the best, every member very pleasant and helpful to the extent that they even come and speak when they meet you outside the hotel,it' two years since we last stayed and every bit as good as before, food , accommodation excellent,... More

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Rothesay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband & I had a super 2 day break here, we just loved it, the staff are all so freindly and helpfull esp Darren the Hotel Manager, the place is spotless and warm and the food is excellent. Hope to see you all again soon. Hazel & Harry

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

Thank you for your kind review, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us again and look forward to see you again soon. Warm Regards Darren Moyle More

Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we recently travelled to Oban on a Shearings coach tour and had an eight day stay at the Great Western Hotel. After an initial problem with our bed, we were moved to another room which was very comfortable and had a great view of the bay. We even had our own seagull visiting us each morning on the windowsill. The... More

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

Dear Vera, Thank you for your kind review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with. I will pass on your kind comments to Jimmy. We look forward to see you again soon. Warm Regards Darren Moyle More

Howden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read previous comments on Trip Advisor about this hotel, we were somewhat apprehensive. However we need not have been - the bedrooms, although in need of a bit of tlc met our needs and were serviced well each day. The food was very acceptable and served by pleasant and efficient staff. The four evenings of entertainment were excellent -... More

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

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to post your kind comments. I will pass them onto the team as they always enjoy reading them. Thank you again and hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Darren Moyle More

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A super location with views from the lounge across Oban bay to the Isle of Mull. The hotel has been recently renovated and the old lady is looking very well indeed. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The staff, particularly in the restaraunt were friendly, attentive and efficient. The meals were good, well cooked and with plenty of choice.... More

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

Dear John, Thank you for your great comments. It was good to welcome you back to the hotel, and I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us again. We will see you next time! Warm Regards Darren Moyle More

england
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has about the best view you could possibly wish for from its lounges and many bedrooms overlooking the loch and harbour but be aware that many rooms situated at the rear have no view worth talking about, so do ask for loch view if you book here. My room had a loch view which I paid extra for... More

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

Dear rob, Thank you for taking the time to post your comment. We do like to receive feedback from our guests as it does help us to improve what we offer. We did take the toiletries out of our guests rooms some years ago however as detailed in your room, we do hold a full complimentary range from reception. Whilst... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like a previous reviewer I was also taught if I didn't have anything nice to say then don't say anything but it's not always that simple. This hotel is badly needing a full refurbishment. The main entrance is difficult if you have any mobility difficulties and a no no in wet weather ( as we often do in the west... More

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

Dear kazri, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on here. I am sorry that we couldn't sort out some of the problems you encounted with us at the time of your stay. I am also sorry that you feel you would stay with us again but thank you for your kind comments regarding the restaurant staff.... More

scotland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we will never go on a shearings break after our experience in oban everything was absolute garbage!¬! sorry but that is just how i feel about the great??? western the rooms are not clean the floorboards creak in the room and the corridors, but i havnt came to the worst bit my hubby who is diabetic asked for an extra... More

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

Dear meg1scotland, I am very sorry to read about your disappointed stay with us. I have investigated what went wrong as this is certainly not our normal level of service we offer which is reflected in the many recent reviews on here. I can only apologise for this. I am sorry you feel you feel that you will not visit... More

Winsford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Having had some unpleasant experiences at other Bay Hotels, it was with some doubt that we booked the Great Western for our stay in Oban. We wanted to do Oban and the west coast and must admit that the price for this hotel was the attraction. We were so delighted to have our worries proved groundless. This hotel is in... More

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

Dear bibeca, Thank you for your great review. I am pleased you enjoyed you stay. I have taken onboard your comments regarding the check in procedures and as a result I am currently reviewing our check in procedures with my reception and housekeeping teams. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Warm Regards Darren Moyle More

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Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PP, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Great Western Hotel 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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