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Columba Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Esplanade, Oban PA34 5QD, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Oban
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Marjorie F Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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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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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked a 'Superior' (99) room for myself and my husband and also booked a 'Suite' (89) for our friends. The 'Suite' was far better and bigger than the 'Superior' room. Went to complain and was told there were no 'Suites' left. Asked if I could have any financial refund and was told no. Offered a bottle of Processco and reluctantly... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small room for 3 Adults (2 parents + 1 kid 16 y.o.) , inventory partly renewed. Quality of bed - still okay. Bathroom just renovated, new flagging and sanitary equipment, quite clean but small. Hot rails for towel dryer next to toilet - high risk of burn injuries! Only one window could be opened for a gap - it was... More

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Tonypandy South Wales
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have stayed here for a week with a group of friends and I must stay what a pleasant place to stay at. The staff are very helpful and polite , never no problem to help anyone. The rooms are very good and I had a walk in shower in my bathroom so that would be great for some people... More

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DarrellWilliams67, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I will certainly pass on your great comments on, Thanks again and I look forward to welcoming you back to Oban in the very near future Kind regards Darrell Williams More

Coromandel, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Popped in to the Harbour Inn below the Columba Hotel after walking around Oban having arrived after 6pm. The menu showed Grilled Salmon so that was me sorted. I had the Fresh Fillet of Scottish Salmon with salad and chips and it was superbly cooked and tasted delicious. What a find and so reasonably priced too. Great service too. Only... More

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DarrellWilliams67, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I will certainly pass on your great comments on, Thanks again and I look forward to welcoming you back to Oban in the very near future Kind regards Darrell Williams More

witney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good experience here. Our room overlooked the harbour. We had 2 comfortable single beds, a sitting area with sofa and a small chair. The bedroom area and the sitting area both had a modern TV. The bathroom was up to date and clean.The food was from a varied menu and served promptly. The only problem on our... More

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DarrellWilliams67, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your break and look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards Darrell Williams General Manager More

Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was initially put off this hotel as it did look a bit run down but in fact once we were in it was much better --our rooms had been recently refurbished and were large, clean and airy. Unfortunately the mattress on our bed was truly terrible --lumpy and hard --we had unpacked and were only staying one night so... More

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DarrellWilliams67, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I will certainly pass on your comments on, Thanks again and I look forward to welcoming you back to Oban in the very near future Kind regards Darrell Williams More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to spend the night prior to ferry the next morning. Very old lift with double door but room was spacious and clean. No water pressure in the shower though. Breakfast adequate, old sash windows but not noisy outside. Oban a great place. Highly recommend the Phoenix cinema to all film goers.

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DarrellWilliams67, 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 I can assure you that it is not typical of our service. 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

Bolsover, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a bite to eat one lunchtime. Had the slumdog pannini which was lovely, all tasted very fresh. Sat in the small upstairs area with a gorgeous view of the harbour even though the weather was miserable. Very nice stop for lunch.

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DarrellWilliams67, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing our hotel on Trip Advisor. It is greatly appreciated by both management and the entire team. A good review is incredibly motivational for all of us and encourages the entire team to keep up the good work. So once again a big thank you and we hope to be able to welcome you back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lounge/lobby area and stairwell is very outdated. The lift hardly worked during our stay. However, the room was both immaculate and beautiful, the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was gorgeous. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. I would definitely stay here again. Ideal location only a few minutes from the station. Great value for money.

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Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your break and look forward to welcoming you back. We have taken on board your comments with the hotel and will look to improve where possible. Kind Regards Darrell Williams General Manager More

Maybole, Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed 2 nights midweek. a double room and a twin room both rooms comfortable enough but the old fashioned sash windows were difficult to open and KEEP open. hotel is old but still retains a bit of class. staff were very friendly and efficient and did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable. lift is a bit antiquated and... More

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wonderb67, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your break and look forward to welcoming you back. We have taken on board your comments with the hotel and will look to improve where possible. Kind Regards Darrell Williams General Manager More

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Address: The Esplanade, Oban PA34 5QD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Columba Hotel 3*
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