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“walking distance into Oban” 3 of 5 stars
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Raniven Guest House
No1 Strathaven Terrace | Breadalbane Street, Oban PA34 5PE, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #32 of 98 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Peterborough, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“walking distance into Oban”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We easily found this guest house and it was easy walk into town center. Room was in the attin, so it seemed, and was small. The bed was not comfortable, no wi-fi but Stewart gave me the code to their willing neighbours which was nice. Hosts were friendlier on way out moreso on check-in but maybe that is just the way they handle guests, giving guests freedom. Breakfast was a nice change for us away from eggs to cheese, fruit toast etc. We enjoyed it and they allowed us to leave car in lot for an extra hour after checkout and they were very helpful with directions. I give it 3.5 out of 5.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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scoobie049, Owner at Raniven Guest House, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Hi Elizabeth thanks for your comments, and our Wi-Fi is now up and running again , cheers stuart
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Malta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This was definately the best b&b we stayed at while touring around in Scotland. The hosts are very friendly and helpful...rooms immaculate and nicely furnished. Breakfast exceptional and parking off the road is definately an asset. It's a pity that we spent only one night. I hope we will revisit soon.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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scoobie049, Owner at Raniven Guest House, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Hi thanks for your comments they were very kind, and it was nice to meet you , moyra
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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had the opportunity to stay at Raniven Guest House in August. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed our time. Great breakfast and off street parking!! You can ditch the car and walk to the town center. Great start to a great holiday!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This is about 6 months late, but we had a fantastic stay at Raniven Guest house this winter just gone. We are a young Aussie couple travelling the world and the lovely couple made our stay in Oban memorable. They were so helpful and we loved chatting to them and hearing their stories about Scotland. (We would have a few more experiences to tell you about now haha we are off to Tanzania in two weeks to work in an orphanage) If we are ever on that side of the world again we would love to visit and stay in the homely B&B :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed this BnB. The room was comfortable with ample hot water. It was within easy walking distance of the town centre, where many attractions, and all the transport options are situated, (the ferry to Mull accessed). Easy off street parking. Sustaining breakfast. The local one way street system takes a little to understand. Really - All Good!

Stayed July 2013
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manchester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Host were more than helpful rooms were good size 5 mins from centre of town very quite. Breakfast help your self.would stay again. Could not ask for more excellent rates.
Very relaxing very clean. Very central host were a perfect couple who could not do enough for you, and good advise on local amenities .

Room Tip: Front room very large over looking street. Very comfortable bed.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

we spent 2 nights in oban, staying at the raniven. we had a good sized bedroom and it was spotless. the breakfast had everything a continental should have. I have never tasted fresh fruit like it. Mouthwatering. hubby would have preferred a cooked breakfast. we will definitely be back, but for longer. 8/10

Room Tip: it is a very quiet street. hard to believe that you are so close to town.Breakfast is do it yourself...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: No1 Strathaven Terrace | Breadalbane Street, Oban PA34 5PE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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