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The Palace Hotel

20 George Street, Oban PA34 5SB, Scotland
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely clean and comfortable, and with the sea views its a great location. The staff are friendly too breakfast well worth it. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Oban offers a lot of night life with restaurants and pubs.

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Alness
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at this hotel on my motorcycle, parked the bike, walked into the foyer with all my heavy leathers on only to find that reception was up on the 1st floor! As the hotel is a traditional building on the promenade of Oban, it has very high ceilings resulting in the 1st floor being 2 flights of stairs up and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for one night after travelling down the West Coast, the hotel was everything that we look for as a hotel, clean, welcoming and friendly staff. Having not booked any accommodation for the night we came across the hotel in an ideal location right on the sea front, clearly having improvement works carried out as indicated... More 

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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

For the price, this was a great place to stay the night & the landlady was very welcoming on arrival. She spoke to us at length & made us feel very welcome & the rooms were fine for what we'd paid for, great view on the front side facing of our rooms. Despite a late check-in & out she was... More 

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Hamilton
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Booked into this hotel for one night at the last minute (the day before). Generally all we look for in a hotel is clean bed, bathroom and surroundings, warm and welcoming. This hotel was very untidy, the entrance way had lots of stuff lying around and you have to go up to the first floor to check in (signage for... More 

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

This room being described has recently been completely refurbished with all other guests giving this room at least a 4 star rating so it seems strange to have such a contrasting review for the same room. It has new double glazed windows, insulated walls and 24 hour digitally controlled heating. As per regulations the light and towel rail switches are... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We spent 5 nights at the Palace Hotel at the end of October and the rate we paid was real value for money. The hotel is in a prime location on George Street overlooking Oban bay. We were on a room only basis, but what a room! We had room 3, a double, which has recently been refurbished. We had... More 

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

Thank you for writing a review. As with our king size room this was a major refurbishment with the room being taken back to the bare brick and everything from electrics to plumbing replaced. We have tried to recreate the luxury of our king size room for this smaller more affordable room. We hope to see you again in the... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms are a bit small but value for money. None of that matters when you meet the wonderful and helpful staff and a beautiful view. For a day or 2 this is a perfect stop.

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

Thank you for the time taken to write a review. We have rooms of varying sizes if guests wish a larger rear room we would suggest booking the king size or for a larger front room we have two super king size rooms. For the more budget minded the standard double or twin with out view is the best option.... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A lot of the reviews on here seem to ignore the price they are paying when they review. We had a room here, the price was cheap, we had just dropped in as we had no reservations anywhere and the lady on the reception was both friendly and helpful. The room is basic and a little tired, but the location... More 

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

Thank you for the time taken to write a review. This room is due for renovation and we hope that you will find it has improved for the next time that you are here. You are correct that the 22" tv has only the free television channels. However the large screen tv in the lounge has even more channels. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Stayed here for one night recently. Our hosts were very friendly and welcoming. We were pleasantly surprised with the room which was more up to date than the rest of the hotel and had everything we needed. Dining and lounge areas were a little tired (and had strong smell of fried food) but overall a pleasant place to lay your... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. We hope to start renovations to the areas you mention shortly. The special offer on our fresh fish with chips was more popular than we had anticipated and apologize for the smell of all the cooking. We look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

Peel, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
23 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This hotel is perfectly adequate for a couple of nights stay. The breakfasts were superb and the whole stay enjoyable. This is not a boutique hotel or anything fancy at all. The rooms are rather tired BUT the view over the harbour was superb and the price.....well, only a half of what others were charging.

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

Thank you for the time taken to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. we are constantly repairing and improving the hotel and try to do so whilst limiting disruption to guests we hope that you will wind these changes to your liking. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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