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Columba Hotel

The Esplanade, Oban PA34 5QD, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tatty hotel needs a refurb. Service in adjoining restaurant so slow we gave up after one course. Heavy building work outside room all day and carried on till 4AM. Night reception didn't help. Manager finally arrived next day and was rude, had an appalling attitude and insisted he was keeping our money. Avoid this hotel.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This lovely hotel is situated right on the waterfront in the pretty town of Oban Scotland. It is perfectly situated for the ferries which run to the surrounding islands including Mull and Iona. The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean. The evening dinner was superb. I was on a set 3 course menu which... More 

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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and review and receive such excellent feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back to oban soon Many Thanks Darrell Williams More 

gourock
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent rooms , excellent room staff , modern neat clean and tidy rooms plus an excellent breakfast. The cafe that is situated on the groung floor should be upgraded around the bar area and be used as a residents lounge i.e. soft lighting , large tv , large beer and spirit selection.

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Thank you for your kind and review and receive such excellent feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back to oban soon Many Thanks Darrell Williams More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this hotel at the weekend for our friends wedding. The hotel is lovely. Central location and wonderful views. We had booked a family room for myself, my husband and 15 year old daughter. When we went to our room we had a very pleasant surprise. We unlocked the door we were faced with 3 doors, 2 separate bedrooms with... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future Many Thanks Darrell Williams More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was good value for money. We had a sea view room with great views. Staff very friendly and helpful. The only negative was that it needs updating decor wise and they don't provide marmite at breakfast so bring your own. Otherwise would recommend this good value hotel.

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Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future Many Thanks Darrell Williams More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Oban this week on a flying visit and decided to stay the night and do a bit of touring the next day. Booked into the hotel and found the whole hotel to be very clean and warm. The room we stayed in (306) had a refurbished bathroom and was clean and comfortable. Breakfast the next day was fine... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future Many Thanks Darrell Williams More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our initial impressions were of a stately old lady being kept in pretty good condition but they were short lived. Check in was a breeze. We had a harbour view room on the second floor but others in our group were not as lucky. Getting to our room was initially a struggle because of a non compliant lift. After learning... More 

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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. I would like to apologise that you did not enjoy your experience with us;Your comments have been passed on and where feasible improvements will be made. Thank you once again for your comments. Kind Regards Darrell Williams More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel. Decor not amazing but great food, great staff and great location. Room fairly basic but roomy and comfortable. Three eateries to choose from. Right next to harbour and all the shops. Few minutes walk to McCaig's Tower

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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and review and receive such excellent feedback. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Rio soon Many Thanks Darrell Williams More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hotel was expensive for the facilities available, the lift is very antiquated, there is a dearth of available parking. The breakfast was just adequate however the dress code of the staff at breakfast was far from acceptable. The Rio bar was very good,, attentive staff and good well priced food.

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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. I would like to apologise that you did not enjoy your experience with us;Your comments have been passed on and where feasible improvements will be made. Thank you once again for your comments. Kind Regards Darrell Williams More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for one night in room 201! The hotel is very old which I love! For an old hotel the room was decorated to a high standard! Our view from the room was beautiful. Windows are original, I would keep them that way :) Breakfast was buffet style, best breakfast I've had at a hotel. Only one thing I... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to write your review, and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future Many Thanks Darrell Williams More 

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