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1.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AD, Scotland
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Lancaster
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Ranked #92 of 98 Oban B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived the entrance foyer had a leaking roof and by the next morning the bar had a leaking roof along with the dining room which had its own waterfall and we were informed that they had just spent £21,000 having the roof repaired a short while ago. Very nice old oak staircase that passed a huge glass cabinet... More 

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Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the hotel over the new year break and agree with fellow reviewers that the hotel desperately needs updated although rooms are comfortable and clean. We stayed 3 nights from 30th dec to 2nd jan at a cost of £220 which we found expensive considering the dated rooms, decor ect. In addition to this the pool and sauna... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I first visited Oban, when i was in the RAF Regiment, on my way to Benbecula some 32 years ago. I am now at the age that i want to revisit places i have been to in my life, but not in a long time.. I chose the Lancaster Hotel for the price and the excellent views. The hotel was... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

kl hotel, on par with shearings, good staff .rooms old but clean, not for those expectiung 5* acc for 2* prices, swimming pool ect a good bonus, great value considering general prices in oban, breakfasts again on par with shearings,

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Poolewe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Lovely staff but awful accommodation. The room looked like a bad 1970s b&b and I suspect that the bed was that old too. Carpet in the toilet which smelled disgusting, velvet curtains thick with dust and a bedspread which Iooked and smelled unclean.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have never consider ourselves fussy guests but Room 27 took first prize for sheer tat! - tucked at the back of building with high level windows providing a view over the rear flat roof. The shower facility comprised a rubber hosing attachment to the taps. The TV was incorrectly tuned in terms of contrast etc and we suspect it... More 

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Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We are a couple who love to stay in Oban at least twice a year. First time we've used this hotel and wont be returning. Stayed in room 22, very dated, marks on carpet, chunks missing from furniture, shower too short, we had to bend down to get under it (we did have a good laugh about it though! ).... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

After seeing the rooms we considered trying for a refund and moving on but Oban is a nice town, lovely harbour and walking. This is a hotel begging for an update. My room had an old cracked sink right beside the bed, I could barely see out of the window and the burgundy curtains were grey with dust. The metal... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Lovely friendly staff but that is it. This hotel has not been updated since the 70's thankfully we only stayed one night so we found it funny. Our room was at the back of the hotel with a an awful view dirty curtains uncomfortable bed weird electrical gadgets bolted to the wall. I couldn't use the shower it looked like... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Room 24. I agree with many of the opinions and that this is a friendly hotel but needs updating and in particular my room 24 had been partially re plastered due to a roof leak but not redecorated. View from window brilliant though.

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Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Lancaster 1*
Number of rooms: 27
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Lancaster Oban, Scotland

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