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Briarbank Guest House

Glencruitten Road, Oban PA34 4DN, Scotland
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Briarbank Guest House
Ranked #29 of 100 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We loved our visit to Oban and the chance to see outer islands too. We had a little difficulty finding the Guest House, walking our roller bags up the hill, but found their sign and they had a nice note welcoming us. Our stay was in July, 2013, just now getting to writing this. It was hot, which we understand... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

We picked this guest house as it didnt do breakfast and as we needed to leave at 645am for our ferry we felt this was good for us. when we arrived they were not expecting us despite me emailing them a few days before to check everything was ok. they have a dog grooming business on the side and my... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I stayed here with my girlfriend back in August 2012 during our Scotland road trip, we spent two nights in the MacDonald room which had a very comfortable four poster bed. We arrived as Julie the owner was out but we had already made arrangements with getting to the room and had no problems getting in. Once inside the room... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stopped at Briarbank just for the one night, and we were made extremely welcome. The room we stopped in (which had a four poster bed) was excellent, with a lot of little thoughtful touches. I especially liked the fact that Julie brought us each a whisky to help us settle in and relax! Breakfast is fantastic! We both went... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We spent one night here on our way north to Bettyhill. Julie could not have been a better host. She gave us a warm welcome and came to the car to help us with our gear. The rooms were very well equipped and comfortable with complimentary bottled water, fresh milk and cafetiere facilities in addition to the usual. Julie also... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My Husband & I spent 2 nights here at the end of Sept. Though we reached 30 mins earlier, Julie was indeed a very warm and honest host with LOTS of local knowledge. Even if you come to Oban clueless she will be very willing to give u a lot of options depending on your tastes & preferences. I like... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We spent two nights at Briarbank at end of Aug. Were really impressed by the complete package but especially the quality of the room, range of toiletries, proper tea, coffee and milk in the min fridge, four poster bed and the welcome given by Julie & Bob. They could not have been more helpful, pleasant or accommodating. A wee dram... More

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Barcelona, Spain
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Although we arrived late, Briarbanks gave us a very warm welcome. By then we already had climbed (and cursed!) the very steep stairs to the house but got immediately reconciled with the location by finding a clean and comfortable room with lots of extras like bath robes and really thick towels. The rooms come with a thick folder of local... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

Yes there are lots of steps till you eventually reach Briarbank but Julie and Bob are very welcoming and their extra touches make the climb worthwhile. We liked the free whisky each night, the bathrobes, extensive range of free toiletries and ground coffee (as opposed to the instant stuff most other B&B's provide). We also appreciated their helpful advice on... More

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Vancouver Island
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Although their website warns of the many steep steps from the private guest parking space to the front door of Briarbank, they were still a shock on our arrival. Despite the many "extras" provided by our hosts, we found this B& B to be very cramped for space in our bedroom, in the tiny dining room and in the tiny... More

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Also Known As:
Briarbank Guest House Oban, Scotland
Address: Glencruitten Road, Oban PA34 4DN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taste the comforts of traditional Scottish hospitality, greeted with a glass of whiskey to help make your stay at Briarbank a relaxing one. A well established Guest House open all year nestled in a peaceful hillside location yet within a few minutes walk from Oban town centre, Caledonian ferries and station. Off road private parking is also available. Wifi connection is also available. All our bedrooms offer en-suite facilities and are beautifully presented with a strong Scottish theme. Two of the rooms, State Room and the MacDonald Suite, have four-poster beds, and all have TV and tea making facilities. All rooms enjoy far reaching southerly views across the town and towards the hills at Glenshellach and Soroba. ... more   less 

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