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The Palace Hotel

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   20 George Street, Oban PA34 5SB, Scotland
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Ranked #78 of 100 Oban B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Karen G Shotts, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Shotts, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a three night stay from the 11th April. The hotel does need a refurbishment but our room was nice enough and the staff were very pleasant and our breakfast was freshly cooked and a great start to our days.

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Scotland
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12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Where do I start... ? Accommodation was booked by my agency so I had no say in the choice. Arrived on Sunday evening for 5 nights. First night I was tired after travelling so slept fitfully, woken by passing traffic as the room I was in looked onto the main road through the town. The bed was extremely firm and... More

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Boat of Garten, Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beware of confusion on Late Rooms. I am pleased to say the description has been changed since I commented but there are still references to Delta Cards, one saying they attract no surcharge (within wording submitted by the hotel) and one saying that the fee is 4% (this is in the payment details entry section whose wording is set by... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you are lucky enough to have a seaview room the views are fantastic looking out over the harbour/bay This hotel is idealy situated only 2-3 minutes walk from Oban railway station & the main bus stops for Glasgow, Fort William & Inverness the ferry terminal is about 5 minuets walk. The hotel is very clean & staff are there... More

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coatbridge
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We only stayed for the one night it is a very nice hotel,the staff were very nice...We didn't have breakfast as I need to be up for a few hours before I can eat...would book again if I visit Oban again

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Booked through late rooms. 2 nights breakfast not included. Rooms & decor a bit dated but clean & good value for the money. Staff friendly & helpful. Be prepared for lots of stairs. Hotel appears to be decorated with family pictures & ornaments that seem out of place. Lots of photographs of family members on horses, OK if u like... More

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ManagerOban, Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have recently painted and papered a large section of the building but have tried to keep it in an older style in keeping with the age of the building. The owners live in the building and I would agree that the amount of personal pictures may seem a little... More

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We went off season (Oct) and had a great view of the harbor at a very good price. The owners are very friendly and let us use the lounge and computers after our check out. this was a godsend for boarding passes. Oban is a very nice quaint city with regular ferries to Staffa, Iona and Mull.

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12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Once we had managed to find the hotel and a nearby 1 hour place to park and check in to the hotel we had to climb several flights of stairs with our luggage. Then the only place to park was in a car park about 600m away.....we needed a map to find it. We chose this hotel as it is... More

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ManagerOban, Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. The proprietor is the lady who was preparing your meals. We try and produce simple but good quality filling meals. It is unfortunate that the family rooms are on the nigher floors as a means a longer walk to the larger rooms but it still surprises us the amount of people that choose the... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I was very pleased with our hotel room. Lovely view, good location, good sized double bed, small flat screen TV, decent sized wardrobe, full length mirror, smaller mirror on top of a dressing table, shower, heated towel rail. Cant fault it. Was reasonably priced too.

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ManagerOban, Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. This room has one of our smallest televisions but we decided to keep it as it has such a good picture. If you are planning to stay with us in the future please let us know how we could make your stay more enjoyable. More

Toronto, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

At 60 pounds without breakfast, the best thing I can say about The Palace Hotel is that has the perfect location for easy walking around Oban - right on the Corran Esplanade over looking the waterfront. It's an older property. The en suite rooms are quite adequate, but nothing special. Unfortunately, the hotel doesn't have an elevator and it was... More

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ManagerOban, General Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are a small family run hotel in the centre of Oban and try and offer clean, safe and comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price. There is a 5 star hotel a short drive away which we have recommended to people when they have been looking for something special. There... More

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Additional Information about The Palace Hotel

Also Known As:
The Palace Hotel Oban, Scotland
Address: 20 George Street, Oban PA34 5SB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Palace Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palace Hotel is a small family run hotel with traditional decor.It is a purpose built hotel dating from around 1905. Where ever possible be have tried to retain the original features of the building.There is a feature staircase and unfortunately no lift. The bar/dining room and reception are on the first floor while most of the guest accommodation is on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors.located in the centre of Oban overlooking Oban Bay. We offer a choice of rooms from a small single to a family room for 2 adults and 2 children. The recently added lounge bar offers stunning views over Oban bay. Light meals are available and booking is required for dinner. Wifi available. ... more   less 
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