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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed one night and everything was fine and as booked. Had to book a second night a few days later because of ferry delays. Booked a superior double room and arrived about 11 p.m.. We were given a room with two single beds joined together by a clip which did not lock so the beds came apart and they were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Asked for a seaview and got it, a lovely refurbished room looking out down to the harbour/sea front. Lucky enough to get a free hotel car park space too! An enjoyable two might stay, would def return!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My boyfriend and I had an overnight stay recently at Oban's Columba hotel. The staff were pleasant and the service was good - especially Shirley at reception. The hotel itself is old-fashioned charming - the lift is an experience, but maybe not for the claustrophobic! On the downside, we couldn't get the TV to work in the room and the... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location with wonderful views over the bay. Walking distance to the ferry and the whisky distillery. Local seafood and ice cream excellent. Staff helpful and friendly. Parking limited so arrive early. Otherwise, there is paid parking until 6 pm

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night on our way to Skye. Our room was big and clean and had a lovely view of the harbour. A couple things in the room (a chair/the drapes) were a little worn but we're pretty easy going and the view and level of cleanliness made up for this. Slightly disappointing was breakfast. The quality of... More 

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found the hotel to be well placed and central to all amenitiies a very nice hotel with friendly staff. nice rooms and a good selection of food.without doubt a pleasant and comfotable place to stay. Would recommend this hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here for two nights and pleasant enough. OK breakfast - sausages recommended. Nice relaxing mezzanine bar area to look out on the harbour. Staff pleasant enough although one waiter was insistent that the ferry passing the window was going to Iona and it would take 20 minutes. This was the ferry to Lismore but I didn't want to spoil his... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large, quite gloomy hotel on the sea front, which apparently is - or was - being refurbished. Unfortunately none of we three couples were in the refurbished part. The french windows to the balcony were locked, thank goodness, because a third of the wrought iron base of the balcony was missing. Most of the staff were pleasant. Very few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned here having staying previously in 2012. Yet again, staff were very friendly and the room was great. Exceptionally good value for money. In the town right next to the water. Don't have any complaints and would stay here yet again

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Isle of Mull
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at the Columba hotel was not a pleasant experience. My room was dismal & the window glass on the outside was filthy. Bathroom taps didn't work properly. There's a big staff training issue although the receptionist was brilliant. Although noise from other guests is often outwith the managements control, I was awakened twice in the wee hours by noise... More 

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