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Royal Hotel

Argyll Square, Oban PA34 4BE, Scotland
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for one night. The room was clean and pleasant. The breakfast was standard fare and tasty. Note that the WiFi is only available in the lobby and lounge area. The price was comparable to other hotels, and this one is very convenient to the train station and ferry terminal.

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Glasgow
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at the hotel recently while working in the area. Car parking provision at the hotel is poor. Was allocated a really clostriphobic dingy room on the top floor. The floor actually runs at a substantial slope from the bathroom door to the door into the corridor. Wall paper had come away and been stapled back in place above the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Booked this last minute and wasn't sure what I was going to find. When I arrived a coach had just emptied its cargo of mature passengers and I was still thinking the same. After climbing to the fifth floor rather than wait for the lift I reached my single room and was pleasantly surprised - very cosy and a nice... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Centrally located mean lots of traffic outside with its noise. The hotel has a carpark at the rear. We were surprised to be asked for payment for our accommodation for two nights before we got past reception.... The stairs fro ground to first floor are grand; but as you climb they deteriorate, as does the decor. The sash windows in... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we arrived at the hotel at 14:00 . we had booked for 12 people 5 doubles and 2 singles in the 14th and 15th May 2015. Upon arrival they asked the balance of the rooms otherwise would not have handed over the keys , well no problem for the payment due . The receptionist was rude and unprofessional manner ,... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in a single room - that couldn't be anything but a single room. There was barely room to turn around, there was no shower and the bath was so short I could barley sit in it - even though I am just below average height. The staff were helpful, and very pleasant, the room spoilt the trip

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Paul Thank you for your review. I am glad that the staff made a good impression during your stay. I would like to ask that if you have the time to email your room number and booking details, as I would like to see if there is anything that we can do to improve the room for future customers.... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us stayed for two nights 1st and 2nd May. All the lads gave the hotel a great review from the comfort and cleanliness of the single rooms to the service and quality of food served at breakfast and evening meals. The hotel is ideally located in the town centre and we will definitely go back.

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor. Thank you for taking the time to review the Royal Hotel after your recent stay. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience while you were here. I have passed on your comments to my staff, they pass on there thanks for taking the time to acknowledge there hard work. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on Saturday 9th May for one night, as I travelled from Glasgow to a wedding in Oban. Very pleasant check-in staff. Single room decor is a bit dated, but the room itself was excellent - comfy bed and pillows, on-suite bathroom etc. was very clean. Nothing to complain about! Had bar meal after check-in which was very good.... More 

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sandra Thank you for your review of your recent stay here at the Royal. I am pleased that you had such an enjoyable experience during your stay and that you really enjoyed our food. Our Group is in the process of improving all rooms in the group, throughout a period of time. We are still in the infancy of... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped at the lounge bar for food before attending an event at the hotel. Had the options of full or half portions of all main meals but the eyes were bigger than the belly and we order full plus side orders. Should have stuck with the half portions as we were stuffed and didn't manage to finish. Food was lovely,... More 

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Thank you for your recent review about your Bar Meal that you experienced here at the Royal Hotel. I thank you for your kind words, in the past 3 years our Food has been getting mainly great feedback and the trade that we do in the Bar Area is a result of that. I am glad that you... More 

Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed one night here on our road trip in Scotland. The location and the pictures on the Internet looked nice. Whisky bar, typical Scottish food, traditional tartan patterns in room, why not. But staying here was a mistake and we should have turned in the reception already upon arrival. The warning signals were there. Dusty, dirty lobby. Ignorant... More 

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Thank you for your recent review of the Royal Hotel. I am sorry that you feel that you did not receive value for money during your stay. I have spoken to all Reception staff and Management regarding your review and nobody is aware of a complaint of this nature. I have also double checked all customer feedback forms... More 

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