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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 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Booked in to royal again about the third time,,as usual staff very helpful and meals fine.breakfast buffet style all well cooked.heard one comment plates are small ,not a worry as you can always go back.staff serving breakfast tea coffee toast etc,nice smile on there faces,,as said before royal is in the heart of oban 5 mins,from railway and ferry terminal.and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The bedroom was a bit on the small side for a double bed and two chairs ... more suited in size for a single bed Breakfast was very good with all apects still hot . It's not really a major complaint but being asked 3 times if we were being attended to re tea/coffee and toast by different members of... More 

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ayrshire,Hurlford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From start to finish staff very pleasent,room a bit dated but was spotless clean,breakfast buffet is 5*,selection and quality of everything was of a high standard.We ate in the lounge bar on the Sat night and starter and meal was 1st class and excellent value for money and an added 10% off meal and drinks made it even better with... More 

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Aberdare
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having been to Oban the last four years staying in various hotels,this is the best so far,very close to the ferry terminal to go visit all the islands would definitely stay there again.all the staff were brilliant and helpful nothing to much trouble.

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Collioure, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is old and well past it's glory days. The staff were very friendly and helpful, but the room was awful, the bed felt cheap and was rock hard. The room was dark, overlooking the roof and sad windows at the rear. The ceiling had a small creak in it and the room was boiling hot even though the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable and basic hotel right near the train station and the boat terminal... Negative point is the fact that apparently internet isn't available in the bedrooms and only in the lobby, although, needed to be rebooted constantly... Decorating need revamp as well as the Bathrooms, shower cubicle of another era (I was in room 501). Welcoming of the bar staff... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very short stay at this hotel arriving fairly late at night and leaving early the following morning. Not much to say therefore other than that the room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the shower was warm and the buffet breakfast was excellent. Only other thing to mention is that the few staff members I encountered could... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 2 nights in a single room. The staff were polite, informative and very helpful, as was the cleaning lady. The room was very clean indeed, with an easily controllable radiator, and had a large bathroom. Having read other reviews on this site before booking, it was no surprise to find that the walls were indeed quite... More 

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West Dunbartonshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

just had a lovely weekend at the Royal the receptionist was very pleasant and had no problem with us parking in the small car park even though we arrived way too early to book in. When we did get to our room on the 3rd floor it was very nice the beds were comfy the room was clean as was... More 

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Tillicoultry
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

had a great stay,staff were very pleasant,couldnt do enough for you,will defo be back,weather wasn't to good,but it was January,first morning porridge was lumpy,but the next morning it was perfect,sausages for brecky were awesome,will be going back soon,with hubby,when the weather is better

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