We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 13 Oban hotels

Columba Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Esplanade, Oban PA34 5QD, Scotland
Hotel amenities
Columba Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Save Saved
You added Columba Hotel to your Saves list
64%
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Oban
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
gordon303 Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
Write a Review

519 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    135
    191
    112
    51
    30
See reviews for
78
259
34
24
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (139)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (519)
  • Mar-May only
    (132)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (159)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (148)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (80)
All months
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff were extremely helpful; room was clean and the breakfast was good. We booked a superior room with a sea view. The view was from a side window and we did get a view of the harbour, but not the full view we hoped for. That wasn't too much of an issue, however the shower barely worked, nor did... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farnborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I were booked into the hotel, prior to sailing across the following morning to Mull. We were accommodated in one of the recently refurbished "turret" rooms. Simply outstanding. All that we could have wished for. After a long drive from Golspie, peace and quiet, comfortable bed and decent sustenance were required. The Columba was al that and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Despite the fact that we did not book (we did a non-planned tour through Scotland), the receptionist greeted us very warm and polite, set us up with a larger than average double room for the night with a stunning view over the harbour, from its coffee table and chairs. It's not a new modern hotel, and you can tell before... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fontainebleau, France
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We live on the Isle of Tiree...my wife is a Tirisdeach,as are my two sons ( native)... Iam the token Brummie.... Our home port out to the island of Tiree is Oban... for many years Oban has suffered from quick hit, cashcow hotels....at long last this is no longer the norm The Columba,and its new management ( couple of years)... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was excellent for value as we received a clean, modern, good sized room with a sea veiw and a full cooked/continental buffet breackfast with as much as we good eat! The hotel is also in a perfect location for exploring Oban and within reasonable walking distance of all local attractions!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a visit whilst on a Paul Birch Coach Tour. The room was large, bright and clean however the carpet was rather threadbare and worn. The meals were standard fare, promptly served by friendly staff. We however enjoyed our stay . One needs to take care with the rather ancient rickety lift. Also the stairs are rather steep and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knoxville, TN
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
37 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly we were only in this charming town for one evening this time. Last time here we stayed a bit longer. Oh well. The Columba hotel has a fantastic location overlooking the harbor where you may watch the ferries arrive and depart. Breakfast and room quality is high considering the shear number of people who must stay here. We found... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
FIFE
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel couldn't be better placed. Parking wasn't a problem but I was hard pressed to find a clean bowl at breakfast (dried cereal or porridge still stuck). I felt that scrambled or boiled eggs would have been a welcome addition to the menu. The room was clean with a very comfy bed but the small sofa was ripped and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A godo stay in a hotel in centre of Oban. Breakfast was not so good, but not so bad. Low prices was the most beautiful thing. Very fast check in and very fast check out. We will return if one day we will be in Oban.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No lift and we were on the top floor so had to carry all our bags upstairs. Our room wasn't very clean, the shower took ages to run hot and the water was just a drizzle, the hairdryer didn't work but was quickly replaced when I phoned reception. Breakfast and service was very good. Location is very good. No free... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Columba Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Columba Hotel

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*
Number of rooms: 49
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Odigeo and TripOnline SA so you can book your Columba Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Columba Hotel Oban, Scotland

165 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (156)
Viewed
Room/suite (47)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
View from room (16)
Viewed
Bathroom (9)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (22)
Viewed
Other (53)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay