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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   The Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AQ, Scotland
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Glenburnie House
Ranked #7 of 98 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

...we didn't want to leave! The accommodations were lovely: each room had charm and personality -- this was fitting, as this describes the staff as well. I hope we'll return to Oban some day (and I hope it's soon!), and we'll make this our temporary home once again.

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Falkland Islands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely B and B but the people there made it. We had to leave early and a packed breakfast was made, freezer blocks frozen- they were just very helpful. Super location on sea front and easy walk into town. Thank you.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband went for a 3 night stay at Glenburnie house for the first time. First of all it was all arranged via email and done very efficiently. Second of all the lady at reception that greeted us was wonderfully polite and friendly. She explained to us where everything was, when breakfast was served and how she would... More

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Santa Cruz, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed for only one night. We had a beautiful view of the water and islands across the way. Our room was big and comfortable with a love seat right in front of the huge bay window. The bed was comfortable too. Breakfast was not only good but served with elegance. The fruit was not just the... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a night at Glenburnie House after spending a few nights at a B&B down on Islay. Liked both for very different reasons. Glenburnie House is bigger, and has excellently appointed bathrooms and bedrooms -- and indeed even the common areas are very stylish and well appointed. Breakfast was quite good in the absolute sense, and the breakfast room... More

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
13 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Glenburnie House for two nights in Oban. The place has so much character and charm and is absolutely spotlessly clean from the breakfast room, bedroom and lounge. Graeme and the whole team are excellent and give the house a heart and soul. This is Graeme's family home and he has lived here for nearly... More

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Orlando, FL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful B&B overlooking the bay at Oban. The rooms were large and each one was different. Four of our tour members had rooms on the top floor with us and we quickly found out how unique each room was. Each room had some kind of a stuffed animal on the bed (see photo below) One of the rooms near ours... More

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Team_Glenburnie, Owner at Glenburnie House, responded to this review

Dear Joe-SVL Thank you very much for taking the time to write your TripAdvisor report following your recent stay with us at Glenburnie House. It is lovely to read that you would recommend us to other guests who are travelling Oban. This is the best compliment we could have! Certainly, all our rooms are different. As the building is Victorian,... More

Coppell, TX
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Room 9 at this lovely B&B for two nights, July 20 and 21 with a Rick Steve's tour group. I hated to leave. As others have said, Graeme and his staff were wonderful. I promised to return. Loved the location, the hospitality and the view from our room. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Oban.

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Team_Glenburnie, Owner at Glenburnie House, responded to this review

Dear MissBonie It was super to have you with us recently at Glenburnie House. We were all truly delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. And we loved the fact that you didn't want to leave!! As you promised, do come back and visit soon - it would be wonderful to welcome you back to stay at... More

Laguna Hills, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed at Glenburnie House for 2 days in July, and couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more! We loved Oban--its beautiful scenery, and fabulous weather were wonderful. Glenburnie house is in a great location for walking into town and exploring the area. Graeme and his staff were fabulous--his dining recommendations were always spot on, and when Mary learned that we hadn't... More

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Team_Glenburnie, Owner at Glenburnie House, responded to this review

Dear helmths What a lovely review to read! It made us all smile and we are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay in Oban at Glenburnie House so much. We are likely biased, but would agree, Glenburnie's sea view rooms are wonderful. You can sit for hours watching all the comings and goings on the water. They are definitely... More

Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stayed in this B&B for 2 nights in May and it was the best B&B I had in a 3 month trip.Graeme and his staff were incredibly welcoming and accommodating. The room was spacious and elegantly decorated. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom included a table and chair and it was all very clean. . Even A Teddy bear on... More

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Team_Glenburnie, Owner at Glenburnie House, responded to this review

Dear Donna165 It was wonderful for our Glenburnie team to read your terrific review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing TripAdvisor report for us. As you know, we enjoy what we do very much and this goes a long way to help create such a warm welcome that you commented on. Room 8... More

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Address: The Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Glenburnie House 4*
Also Known As:
Glenburnie Hotel Oban
Glenburnie House Oban, Scotland

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Perfectly positioned on The Esplanade, Glenburnie House offers an unrivalled bed and breakfast seafront location with spectacular views across Oban Bay and Kerrera IslandFamily run for over 40 years, Glenburnie has been in the Strachan family since 1968 and continues to be one of Oban’s visitors’ favourite places to stay. From the moment you step inside the front door you know you have arrived somewhere very special, with Glenburnie’s friendly experienced team offering a warm welcome.The 12 en-suite rooms have been individually decorated using beautiful fabrics and colour schemes, yet retain many of the house’s original features. Spacious and comfortable, accommodation is en-suite offering complimentary wi-fi, flat screen televisions, together with tea and coffee making facilities. There is also off-road parking.Be it enjoying Glenburnie’s delicious home cooked Scottish breakfast in the wonderful dining room, with panoramic sea views, or relaxing with the papers in the conservatory style porch watching the boats, we look forward to having you stay with us. ... more   less 
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