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Alltavona Guest House

Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AQ , Scotland
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Ranked #47 of 98 Oban B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rather uneventful stay. Little on-site parking but we were lucky to get a free parking space in the adjacent road. Problems with the toilet cistern were addressed adequately by the son of the house - to whom, thanks. Really needs a plumber to thoroughly sort out. Location: a little far from the centre and ferry terminals if walking, but OK.

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Kemptville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights in this wonderful old house. We had the two adjacent ground floor rooms. The service and welcome were great. The breakfast was delicious. Our rooms were comfortable and the view of the harbour and the waters superb. The esplanade is on the waterfront of course and this inn is near the war memorial ie at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paul and carol were very professional and helpful hosts. They were very accommodating of our last minute change of plans. The room was beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. The breakfast room has a lovely view over the water and the food was delightful. It is a short walk into town with lots of great restaurants and shopping. A very pretty... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I have just spent a very enjoyably three days at Alltavona. We had a lovely room with beautiful views over Oban. We didn't have a car as we had chosen to tour Scotland by train and bus. A lovely welcome with excellent food. Carol & Paul were excellent hosts and there were a couple of 'Fawlty Towers... More

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Eaglesham, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stayed here for one night (wise decision) during a recent holiday weekend. On arrival, we were met by the owner and notified that although we had pre-booked a room with sea view our booking had seemingly been double booked so would we mind staying in a ground floor back room next to the dining area. I love when these issues... More

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

On arrival disappointed to see the very small car park (cars need to be shuffled). Room on 2nd floor ( we are retired;my fault didn't check which floor). The room overlooked the sea- great. The "wardrobe" was a closed off area of the wall with louvre doors. In the "wardrobe" was a chest of drawers with bedding on top. The... More

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CarolAHarris, Owner at Alltavona Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review as threatened by text , (which I still have a copy) if a charge was to be made for your stay. As you did not vacate the room until 7 pm I was unable to re let the room that evening. You entered into a contract for a five night stay but you were not... More

Carluke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent two nights in Carol's lovely, friendly bed and breakfast. The room was very well decorated and comfortable and the tea and coffee making facilities were very good. The view over the bay was delightful. The whole house is delightfully decorated and has welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Carol went out of her way to make sure we... More

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Dervaig, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We did not expect to be staying in Oban on a Saturday night, so just took pot luck and wandered in to the Alltavona to see if they had a room. We were in luck. There was a room with a spectacular view over Oban Bay. It seemed to have been recently refurbished, was beautifully decorated and had a spotlessly... More

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CarolAHarris, Owner at Alltavona Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that the bed was uncomfortable and on investigation found the reason, the wooden spar under the bed had been broken, which I am glad to say has now been replaced. I must hasten to add that I am sure this was not your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We have been a few times now at alltavona and have always had a great stay and this time was the same, we were in room 4 it was very clean and well decorated it was fabulous and had the best veiws. Breakfast in the morning was great more than enough to set you up for the day. Weather was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My wife and I discovered Alvatona last year and just love it, wee returned this year and were not disappointed, although this is a guest house it is of the highest order, all the rooms are individual, cosy and very comfortable, ours this year had stunning views of oban bay and beyond. My wife and I wouldn't stay anywhere else... More

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Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AQ , Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Alltavona Guest House Oban, Scotland

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Alltavona House is situated on Oban's select Corran esplanade overlooking Oban Bay and the surrounding Islands. Alltavona is a family run guest house famed for its warm and friendly atmosphere. Guests arriving at Alltavona for the first time, are immediately aware that this is a house of outstanding quality, where no effort has been spared to provide a level of elegance and refinement in keeping with its original character. Magnificent unobstructed views. Four star Visit Scotland Tourist Board Grading and Four star AA Grading. Ten minutes walk into town,queit location ,private parking. ... more   less 
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