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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I imagine it would have been magnificent in it hayday; but sadly it is very poor. Rooms dated and tatty. Bathroom had broken shower rail and poor paint finish and quite a bit of black mould including on the shower head. Not an experience I would like to repeat!

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Perth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Crazily expensive for what it was, but we were desperate. Oban accommodation in July was difficult to come by, and I would advise you to book somewhere decent early. The room was fine, but housekeeping was tardy, the room needed a good vacuum and there was rubbish under the bed. In fact everywhere needed a good vacuum including the lift.... More 

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

Dear Tripadvisor Thank you for your recent review. I am sorry that you feel the rate of your stay was excessive. Accommodation in July is at its peak rates throughout the country. With over 37,000 guests expected this year, we generally get a lot of positive feedback regarding our Housekeeping department. I am assuming in regards to the lift you... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this hotel in Oban, Scotland about two hours before arrival. Upon arrival, the hotel showed my reservation, but said it was "pay upon arrival". I told them it was prepaid and they said they don't see that it was. I looked at my credit card charges and didn't show anything pending from Expedia, so I went ahead and... More 

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

Dear TripAdvisor Thank you for your review of your recent stay here at the Royal Hotel. I am sorry to see your comments online after you were refunded for your double charge on one of the rooms. The reason for this as per telephone conversation was that when you booked the money was paid to Expedia at the time of... More 

Ceduna, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An hotel with a lot of old time charm, would have been very flash in it's day. Hotel in great location close to everything and has everything one needs. Breakfasts are good, entertainment some nights. Wi-Fi only available on lower floor.

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

Dear TripAdvisor Thank you for your recent review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay here at the Royal Hotel. I have passed on your kind and honest comments to my staff. Room 506 is unique and I personally believe the room to have a lot of charm with a spectacular view. We are currently looking at our WiFi,... More 

Whitstable, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was all very friendly but so tired - I am sure that in times of old this hotel was a great place to stay but I'm afraid that the rooms were tired, the food basic and the bar not great - Nothing was unpleasant it was just a bit of a shame and definitely not worth the room rate

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

Dear TripAvidsor Thank you for your review of your recent stay here at the Royal Hotel. I appreciate you taking the time to post your comments based on your experience of the hotel. We here at Strathmore Hotels are committed to upgrading and improving the facilities and decor whenever and wherever possible. Last Year we fully refurbished 10 rooms to... More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on the 5th floor, and had a nice view over the buildings and onto the harbour. The room was comfortable and everything in the room worked. Some good entertainment in the bar with an entertaining piper. A single, small lift meant a lot of waiting to move around floors. The mooted WiFi did not seem to offer any... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped for one night on the way to the islands, and my single bedroom was perfectly adequate and spotless. Staff very nice and accommodating. Breakfast good, and very nice dinner. Creaking noise in old floorboards of corridors very loud, and decor quite old. However I got quite good value as a solo traveller, and it made for a perfect... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was expensive so we expected to have good accommodation. Sadly our room was dirty, there were cobwebs hanging over the bed and the room was terribly rundown. We spoke to the manager who was very good and he refunded our money for our second night as we decided one night was more than enough for us. The hotel... More 

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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. I would like to thank you for the feedback provided to us via our Head Office, as you aware all items were addressed by our Head Office and myself within the 28 days that we promise to respond. As discussed on the letter we have moved your... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one night at this hotel. We were expecting an old hotel, but considering that it is a three-star hotel - a fairly comfortable expercience. Unfortunately this hotel was a huge dissapointment. It looks okay from the outside, but it is in desperate need of renovation. Our room was small, dark and not clean. The windows were difficult to... More 

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Falkland, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the hotel this year, and I have to say I will be back. The room we had was spacious and very clean, our en-suite was spotless with piping hot water. the staff were very accommodating and very friendly. We were booked in for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, the Dinner menu was excellent with ample... More 

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