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The Alexandra Hotel

Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AA, Scotland
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Louth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel was our base for a seven day coach trip with Highland Heritage. Although run entirely by Eastern Europeans we were looked after like royalty. Scrupulously clean throughout, three course dinners and huge breakfasts were well cooked and varied. I dread to think how much it would have been as independent travelers!

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

we went to this hotel in november the weather was awful but the hotel and staff were warm and friendly , nothing was to much trouble for any of the staff . The breakfast and dinner was rely and had a choice plus every thing was hot even the bacon at breakfast. The hotel is old but thats part of... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Had a lovely holiday we went with Highland Heratige, the staff were friendly and very helpful nothing was to much trouble. The excursions were well organised and very good. Lovely view of harbour and all the boats.

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York, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Immaculate bedrooms and public rooms. All the staff from the manager to the waitresses to the bar people were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. The coach driver (Paul) was polite, courteous, helpful and gave lots of information when on the tours. The only downside was the long, long journey to/from the hotel. Food was tasty... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Absolutely awful. We booked a room upgrade with sea views which are good, the views, not the room. This hotel is like leaping head first into the 1970's. It smells like a care home, Bedroom furniture and décor are extremely tired and dated. The only information available other than instructions on a blackboard are about the dangers of norovirus and... More 

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Stafford
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The Alexandra hotel commands a spectacular view across the bay at Oban and the external appearance is of a grand old lady. However, the inside betrays its age of about 130 years and everything seems to creak. The floor boards creak, the stairs creak, the cupboard doors creak and even the toilet seat creaked. It is claimed that the hotel... More 

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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here as part of the Highland Heritage holiday. The journey was very long, with unnecessary stops. The feeder coach had toilets, the HH coach didn't. Our return journey took 13 hours. The hotel is a cross between Fawlty Towers and a Channel 4 documentary. Dated decor, possibly to the 80's. WIFI only available in certain parts of the guest... More 

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Hollywood Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Long journey 13 hr from Solihull to Oban and back was not good. Feeder coaches had toilets but Highland Heritage Coaches need upgrading with toilets. Hotel tired and needs refurb, poor wifi, food good but not anything special. Our room was large and good sea view as requested. Tours good with lots of info from knowledgeable driver but felt rushed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

From arriving at the hotel to leaving, I was really impressed by the service and courtesy I received from the hotel staff. The room was clean and warm with tea/coffee making facilities, T.V, and even those extra special touches such as a dressing gown and hairdryer which is good for a 3 star hotel. The hotel has beautiful views of... More 

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Solihull
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Just arrived back home from having a very mixed holiday at the Alexandra in Oban. I had read a lot of the reviews and to say that they were mixed is an understatement. The total journey took about 12 hours. 5 hours with Darren on the feeder coach and 6 hours with Alan on the H.H.coach.Fortunately the weather was very... More 

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