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Lancaster

2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AD, Scotland
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Ranked #93 of 98 Oban B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stayed in the Lancaster for one night - never again. There are no redeeming features about this place. The room we stayed in was at the back of the hotel with a tiny window. It was full of old broken furniture, the bed mattresses we sagging antiques and wrapped in plastic under the sheets. There was no shower... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there 12july 2014 for two nights. Web site looks fab. Don't let it fool you. Swimming pool not good. Had to use garden hose for shower before going into pool. GARDEN HOSE... Sorry not me.. No lights after 8pm, despite pool being I use till 9pm. You have to leave hotel and go outdoors to adjacent bar. Pouring rain.... More

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A BIG lesson for me in staying here is to ALWAYS look on Tripadvisor before making any future bookings anywhere. Obviously had I read the reviews I would have saved myself the experience of such accommodation. So this is my first review having signed up to Tripadvisor. Like many reviewers, we ended up in the room above the boiler, read... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Lancaster on 17 & 18 June and never again. Hotel badly needs to be refurbished and modernized. Room was small and was a smoking room. Granted we were warned about this, before checking in, but after all we are now in a non-smoking environment. From morning of 18 June, there was an overpowering and very unpleasant smell outside... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We, 4 friends, stayed at this hotel for one night in July 2014. First of all the good points: it's in a good, central, quiet location overlooking the bay. The staff are friendly and helpful. It's cheap, Now the not so good points: it hasn't been refurbished since the 1970s, the rooms are poorly decorated and maintained and, some of... More

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Peterborough
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes Lancaster is a bit scruffy and has its quirks, the 70's decor and the tiny shower/toilet room, but for the views over the bay, the friendly welcome and the fact it was the first hotel we'd stayed in that managed to provide us with the room we'd paid for (I'd spent a night on Barra on a mattress on... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

The hotel clearly hasn't been decorated for years but if you can live with that it's a great place. The location is great, right on the sea front. I bet all the neighbouring hotels are much more expensive that this one. What makes the place are the staff. Every one of them was brilliant - friendly, welcoming, informative. We had... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I stayed for two nights in this hotel but for reasons of pre-booked building repairs, I had to stay in two rooms, both singles. The first room was small and basic. I'm only 10stone something and I found the shower to be cramped. Look out if you're one of the 50% of Brits overweight. The door, as with the second... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Booked in for two night stay with my partner and parents. Hotel very dated but clean, staff were extremely helpful and friendly we loved every minute of our stay as Oban is such a beautiful place. We stayed on Friday and Saturday night there was no noise or drunk people hotel always close bar at midnight

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Beith, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Our room was at the top of the hotel. The room was very small with a compartmented W.C. And shower and an extraction fan that didn't work. The shower had a curtain and raised tray which was filthy with ingrained dirt and we had to ask for staff to clean it before we took our showers. We had to leave... More

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Additional Information about Lancaster

Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lancaster 2*
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Lancaster Oban, Scotland

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