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Columba Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Esplanade, Oban PA34 5QD, Scotland
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Ranked #7 of 13 hotels in Oban
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Shanghai, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

+ great location on the piers, 5 mins walk to the CalMac terminal, 100 meter to Oban Distillery - parking spots: only 7 or 8. Meter parking for the remaining 100 spots - dirty glasses and plates: black specks on ALL the glasses and most plates. I have never seen this before and cannot imagine how the management can let... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sitting right on the edge of the Oban Sound, this charming small hotel is perfect! The rooms were spacious, the views out over the water were wonderful, and the staff simply could not have done more for our small group. The staff worked together and did everything that needed doing. The meals were four star - both breakfasts and dinners.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When booking in all appeared ok till I got to the room, I booked a double room, they gave me a twin room so I had to carry all my bags back down and spoke to the lady at reception but was told I had booked a twin, I advised I hadn’t, manager came over (Vikas) and looked at paper... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location on the esplanade but we were not overly impressed with the hotel. Wallpaper hanging off the wall greeted us as we entered the room having got to the second floor on the most ancient lift I have ever been in. Had to contact reception twice to have a second bath towel delivered to the room. Service at breakfast... More

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

Many thanks for your comments about your recent stay at The Columba Hotel Oban. I greatly appreciate you having taken the time to share your thoughts. I have taken the opportunity to relay the feedback to the team. Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back to the Columba Hotel once again. Kind... More

Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed here overnight a few weeks ago for a break and visit with relatives. We have booked this hotel on more than one occasion and will be back again any time we decide to visit Oban. The service is very good and if there is a problem the staff do their best to solve it. We... More

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darrell w, 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

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite what seemed to us to be a good location being near the town centre and at a reasonable price of £10, our location ended up being very much a mistake.Our room being on the first floor (room 108) and due to it's smallness (and consequently airlessness) we very much needed an open window, but we found out at night... 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; however 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... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Top floor. Attic room with views over bay. Great room, light and anything but the general square featureless-ness of most places we had stayed at. The lift - as others have mentioned - belongs to a period drama and is relatively useless for most modern needs, but this did little to detract from the top-floor delights of the hotel. Only... More

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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

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here in May, 2014 with some family and my toddler son joined us. The lift is unbelievably old fashioned. I wasn't able to get my pram inside and had to "bump" my son up 2 flights of stairs and back down whenever I wanted to go out. I suppose I could have asked to move room however I... More

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darrell w, 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

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very central place, close to Oban Harbour and to many facilities (restaurants, shops,...). The room was very big and clean, and the wi.fi worked properly. The breakfast was ok, lot of food, average quality.

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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. Kind Regards Darrell Williams General Manager More

Clarklake, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was in an excellent location, right in the center of Oban. We were upgraded to a bigger room, which was a perfect size for three travelers and had a great view of the harbor. The bathroom was also very nice. However, the mattresses were poor and the breakfast was adequate.

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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 bed 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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