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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Oban for a weekend break and stayed at the Royal Hotel. first impression was that the Hotel was a bit dated and run down. We had room on the 4th floor and looked on to a back yard. The twin room was clean but the beds were small and uncomfortable. The Bathroom had a shower in the bath... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

stayed one night . Paying £85 expected a lot better. As recent review stated it was POOR. Given room on 5th floor attic. Room small, cramped and in need of update. (Like rest of hotel). bathroom small, and overall not worth the money. Staff were fine and breakfast okay but there must be better hotels in Oban

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Beith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in Oban many times and although this hotel may be a little bit dated it was spotless and the staff were excellent. I was made to feel very welcome which was very refreshing as some of the places I have stayed at before were the opposite. I certainly hope to return soon.

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night on our Scotland trip. The worst hotel by far, in six weeks in the UK. We stayed on the fifth floor, and the room was old and run down and full of the smell of hot oil, possibly from the central heating. The included breakfast was OK, but I could not possibly recommend this hotel at any... More 

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Scottish Highlands
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting little for £29 a night - I was pleasantly surprised by the standard of the room. The breakfast was included and was very good. I would stay again and am happy to recommend the Royal. Another attraction is the Oban beer in the bar.

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 1 night. It served its purpose but we wouldn't return unless the facility underwent a significant remodeling. On the positive side, the front desk staff was very friendly and welcoming. The young woman working there gave us excellent advice on local restaurants. Our room on the 5th floor required a walk down a hall... More 

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The voucher deal roadshow ventured out of the metropolis and into Argyllshire for the first time and first stop was cool and breezy Oban. The Royal occupies a prime town centre spot and was obviously a top hotel in its day but this was not its day. Tired decor and furnishings I could cope with but the badly-stained bed cover?... More 

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Kilbirnie, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back fro a great weekend in Oban. Stayed at the Royal Hotel. The Royal is in a great location is clean and has staff that are so friendly and helpful. Room was excellent for the price and I will certainly be staying there on my next visit to Oban.Only ate breakfast in the hotel but was well impressed with... More 

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

Good price good breakfast nice people good service Cannot go wrong here We will come back Thanks to all staff There is a lift available and a small car park at the back 2h max for on street parking mon-sat

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

Dear TripAdvisor Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you found the Breakfast and Staff to be excellent. I look forward to your next visit here at the Royal. Best Regards Steven Reffin More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Central , good location .Limited hotel free parking. Staff were very helpful and a nice relaxed feeling when we were there. Due to the bleak dark weather , the room we had was very dull and a change of room was happily offered without any fuss. The evening meal was very good quality and a varied choice. The breakfast was... More 

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