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Royal Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Argyll Square, Oban PA34 4BE, Scotland
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Ranked #12 of 13 hotels in Oban
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
SirFrank49 Bishopton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I checked in on a Friday and thought the Quilt Cover looked Dirty so I asked for a new one. As I requested the same room the following Friday I placed Two Stickers inside the the cover,On returning to the Hotel I got the same room and to my astonishment the same Quilt Cover was still on the bed FIVE... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The bathroom had a large patch of mold on the ceiling. The bathroom ceiling was bowed and looked to collapse. The beds had brown stains the size of of a bread plate, and they were worn out to the point there were imprints visible through the comforter.

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Bishopton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came to this hotel and we were greeted by 2 ladies with a smile and a wee chat. We got al the info on arrival, advise where to go and we had a nice lovely room. We went out for a walk and drinks and food . The friendliness helpful staff is fantastic we will be back. Recommend this... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I here stayed for two nights. At first we were disappointed with the size of the room and the oddly sloping floor, which made the furniture lean to one side. There was no view either and the windows were frosted. On the plus side the room was clean and comfortable , the bathroom nice and clean. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just spent 3 days at the royal hotel we can't fault it the staff were excellent the food was excellent this is a very nice hotel situated right in town and we will certainly stay there again on our next trip to Oban

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I had lunch at The Royal twice while we were on our touring holiday around Scotland in May 2014. On both occasions we had the 3 course set lunch and were delighted with not only the quality of the food but also the quantity and price, the next time we are near Oban we will definately be lunching... More

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scot
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived with a coach tour last week. Our first impression was this is a grand old hotel. But on entering our room we were very dissapointed with the decor, it was grubby and dated,the windows could not be opened so made it very stuffy. The tv had only 3stations but the reception was terrible. It is stated free wl-fi but... More

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Oban after a long and tiring drive in the rain. We were excited to get into our room and relax before we found a location for dinner. The two men at the check in desk were not very friendly and we loaded out bags into the tiniest, slowest elevator ever. Our room was very disappointing. There was... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed with the family for a night(thankfully). The hotel is well located, but I would rate it 2-stars. Front desk employee was rushed and not inclined to help much, rooms were stuffy ( asked for a fan but none available), the floor creaked in multiple places...the list goes on. The Scottish breakfast was fine - but many of the chairs... More

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Oban
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is super easy to get to and is convenient to everywhere, but we are paying 100 pound/night for a tiny, dirty room with 2 twin beds. The room is tucked into a corner of the hallway with beds that are so old the mattress frame can be clearly felt when sitting on the bed. There is mold on... More

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Address: Argyll Square, Oban PA34 4BE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel 3*
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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