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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 #79 of 98 Oban B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • 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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Nottingham
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As others have stated the Hotel is a narrow building on the sea front in bustling Oban. Parking is possible on a meter outside if you are very lucky but generally using an off road car park some five minute walk away is required As my wife had difficulty with stairs I had requested via Booking .com a room on... More

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uttoxeter
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to start... The hotel is in a great place, right on the front with a great view BUT... the room was very poor. There was a catalogue of issues. The double bed was so hard I couldn't sleep, the other bed squeaked, the sash windows rattle in the wind and let the cold air in and this then makes... More

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Newark, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid for a night here so I feel entitled to review it, even though we didn't actually spend more than 40 minutes on the property. The location is nice near the water and bustle of Oban. The hotel itself is a faded beauty, though. Squishy carpeted floors led to a room that has been unloved for decades. Desperately outdated... More

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

Thank you for the time taken to write a review. Our twin rooms are as shown on our website and we do state that they are compact. We have wifi routers on every floor and usb modems in every bedroom in addition the the internet in the public areas. The bedding is new and regularly replaced. The appliances with the... More

Vientiane, Laos
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166 reviews 166 reviews
40 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is nothing essentially wrong with this hotel, but you need to be aware of its limitations. It is an old narrow building and does not have many modern features. Our room was on the top (4th) floor and there is no lift. Believe me, even if you are fit the stairs will tire you after a couple of ascents.... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I stayed here as part of my tour of Scotland. The hotel is right on the harbour and has amazing views. The rooms are clean and not as noisy as expected being in the middle of town. The hotel needs some attention but nothing too drastic. There is an interesting Lounge area that has TV and games consoles, although looked... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Palace Hotel is a very nice place to stay for a short trip to Oban. Nothing fancy. The room we stayed in was clean (and cleaned daily), a bit cramped but tucking luggage into corners is really no big deal. The bathroom was large, provided toiletries, and had a towel warmer. The water pressure wasn't the greatest but the... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We came into town late and needed a room for the night. We weren't looking for anything fancy and The Palace was good enough for us. Our room was on the top floor (four flights of stairs!) so we only went out once (for dinner) before retiring for the night. The room was small but clean. The bathroom was odd... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Palace by name but not nature. Booked on special voucher scheme in January and took up offer in May. Viewed their website and it was everything they advertised. Sea front views, excellent, Food of good wholesome quality. Rooms small but adequate. Staff extremely friendly and welcoming. Decor needing updated unless you like retro 50/60's. All in all you get what... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you point out we are an older style hotel and have tried to keep the Victorian feel of the building with older style decoration and are pleased to see that you note that it is as advertised. We now... More

Shotts, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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

Thank you for the time you have taken to write a review. We are sorry that your stay was not as enjoyable as we would have hoped for. This is one of our most popular rooms and is in almost constant use. There are two sockets beside the desk in the room in addition to the four sockets beside the... More

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Address: 20 George Street, Oban PA34 5SB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Palace Hotel 3*
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