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The Oban Caledonian Hotel

3.0 of 5
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Station Square, Oban PA34 5RT, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a night here after attending a christening in nearby Dunbeg. Hotel was comfortable although a bit tired, room was small, clean with a view over the harbour. Watched a beautiful sunset from the bar. Breakfast was plentiful and the cooked breakfast was hot and served on hot plates. It's only drawback is there is no onsite parking, we used... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

just spent two nights in this hotel,what can I say. We went on a itison deal,great value for two night weekend stay BUT,. Staff were great,no problems,credit to scots lass at breakfast. Breakfast ok,no comment on other meals as we did not eat in hotel. Room,bed clean and ok but why are the window frames covered in dirt,moss,the bathroom ok... More 

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

This is a huge hotel in the centre of Oban. It's in a terrific location for the train station and for the ferries. We stayed using a 5pm two night deal for £99 including breakfast. I can understand why the management would go down the 5pm route given the number of hotels and bed n breakfasts in Oban. The competition... More 

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Hotel-GManager, General Manager at The Oban Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jimc52 I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Oban Caledonian Hotel. As you mention in your review some areas of the Hotel are a little tired, but we are taking steps to address this with an ongoing programme of refurbishment. My team and I look forward to welcoming you back to the... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our stay. Room was lovely and spacious and clean, but decor on the tatty side. Double glazing would be helpful considering the central location. A nice hotel which needs a little TLC. Breakfast was fine but not presented particularly well. Staff were generally ok but did not seem incredibly enthusiastic or happy in their work. Would return and recommend... More 

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Hotel-GManager, General Manager at The Oban Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear garypykitt Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Oban Caledonian Hotel. You raised several points about the hotel – décor, double glazing and presentation of breakfast – which we are currently in the process of reviewing. There is a very lengthy and complicated programme of refurbishment underway, aimed at restoring the Caledonian to... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival we were told that our voucher was not valid, despite us confirming the voucher code upon booking and receiving a confirmation email that it had been put through. This led to the manager becoming extremely aggressive towards us and even after he had decided to honour the voucher he still told me I was wrong. I was offered... More 

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Hotel-GManager, General Manager at The Oban Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Laura M I am sorry that you were dissatisfied with your recent visit to the Oban Caledonian Hotel. I have looked into your complaint and must point out that my staffs’ version of events differs somewhat to yours. Firstly you were not at any point told that the voucher that you presented at check in was invalid, simply that... More 

Wishaw, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights to attend and cover the Oban Winter Festival (I write for a magazine). The staff seemed very nice, though we did not require their services a lot. The room is a bit old and tired looking but there is a certain charm to it. It was very clean and the bed was quite comfortable.... More 

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Hotel-GManager, General Manager at The Oban Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca R Thank you for the (somewhat) belated review of your visit to the Oban Caledonian Hotel during last year’s Winter Festival. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and also a little disappointed that you found breakfast “bland”. If you return this year I hope that you find that some of the changes we have... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was clean, bit dated, staff were attentive, ideal location! Used Itison to get an even better deal, the bar shut early when we were there, had been lookingforward to a night cap after a stroll along the front! The room was cleaned daily, new bedding, towels etc

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Hotel-GManager, General Manager at The Oban Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tammckay I am delighted that you found your recent visit to the Oban Caledonian Hotel to be "Perfect". I shall pass your praise onto all of the team, and feel sure that they would join me in saying that we hope you return to the Caledonian in the future. Kind Regards Stewart Walker General Manager More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night in this hotel and expected so much from it at the cost and was severely disappointed. The rooms need redecorated. The furniture is old style but fits in well. The bunk beds for the children were falling to bits also mattresses on them were very hard. I had a cooked breakfast didn't eat much of it as... More 

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Hotel-GManager, General Manager at The Oban Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kencaz2009 I am sorry that you found some aspects of your stay disappointing. I have looked into the matters that you raised. We are aware that the rooms need redecorated and there are plans to address this over the coming months. I would dispute your claims that the bunk beds are falling apart – they are checked on a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right by the ferry terminal looking west across the bay gives this hotel the perfect location. Just don't be tempted! This is a shabby run down hotel 100 years past it's best. Very poor divisioning of large old rooms to modern small ones with tiny bathrooms. Paintwork , carpets etc all worn out. Uninterested poorly trained staff. Breakfast quality poor... More 

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Hotel-GManager, General Manager at The Oban Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Philip E I am sorry that your stay at the Oban Caledonian failed to live up to your expectations. All 59 of our bedrooms are slightly different shapes and sizes, and as they were not en suite when the Hotel was built adding bathrooms has obviously reduced the size of some of them. We are in the process of... More 

Manchester, UK
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the end of July en route to Mull. The staff were super, friendly and helpful. Lots of renovation going on in the hotel at the moment but our room was clean and modern. Only real issue is that Oban I noisy on a Friday night and we had a room overlooking the back street which seemed to be... More 

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Hotel-GManager, General Manager at The Oban Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kritur Thank you very much for taking the time to post a very kind review on Trip Advisor, especially as the only fault that you seemed to find is that Oban is quite noisy at the weekends, which is completely out with our control. I hope that you choose to return to the Caledonian in order to seethe outcome... More 

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