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“Top Banana” 5 of 5 stars
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Soroba Road | Argyll, Oban PA34 4JF, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #26 of 98 Oban B&B and Inns
Llantwit Major, Wales, United Kingdom
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“Top Banana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Spent two nights in the Kathmore at the beginning of Oct 13. You will be hard pressed to find a better B&B in this corner of Scotland. Cleanliness, sleep quality, breakfast, hosts, parking, surrounding area, all A+++. Highly Recommend to anyone.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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wkathmore, Owner at Kathmore Guest House, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Hello folks,
I loved your " Top Banana" it made me laugh. Thank you for your lovely comments and for taking the time to do it for us. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us just as much as we enjoyed meeting you. I love my job, I love what I do, I love it when my guests have had a good time. That is the most important thing to me.
Thank you- you are Top Banana's
Morven & Keith
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

quiet location but an easy walk into shops and pubs only took ten minutes. plenty off road parking spaces and flat hard parking for motorbikes very friendly and helpful host. Clean and comfortable room with tea/coffee and biscuits. Good breakfast with plenty choice.

  • Stayed September 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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wkathmore, Owner at Kathmore Guest House, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Hello Folks,
Thank you so much for your great review. We really do appreciate you took the time to do this for us. Trip advisor really does help a small business so it is nice when people take the time to write a review.
Thank you.
Morven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A friend and I we at the Kathmore Guest House at the end of September. Morven was very helpful. Beds were great and the electric shower had plenty of hot water once this Yankee learned to operate it. She give walking directions to a great eating place on the bay. Breakfast was a full Scottish cooked to order breakfast, It was delicious. Tea and coffee were in your room. Since it was the off season she us leave our car at the guesthouse while we went to Mull and Iona. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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wkathmore, Owner at Kathmore Guest House, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Hi there,
Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and I do hope you come back again. It is no problem to me to help people out by letting them leave their car in my car park. We have a great car park that we are able to do this for our guests.
All the best to you.
Morven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We loved having the assortment of tea and snacks in our room. The location is near the end of town and is quiet so we had no trouble sleeping in our comfy beds. The very friendly staff helped us with all our requests. Also the B&B is very close to car rental locations and food market. The walk into town only takes 10 minutes.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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wkathmore, Owner at Kathmore Guest House, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Hello Folks,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I really do appreciate you taking the time to do this for me. Always makes me happy when our guests have enjoyed their stay. Hope you enjoyed Scotland and that you will return one day.
All the best
Morven
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My husband and I booked a last minute stay at Kathmore House. We had originally booked a double occupancy room but when we turned up the elderly couple who had spent the past few days in our reserved room decided to spend an extra night. My husband and I ended up in a twin room instead. We're pretty easy going so we didn't mind and the owner was more than happy to help us find another place to stay if we wanted but we decided to use the twin room instead. The rooms were tidy and clean, the bathroom had a luxury bathtub which was nice and breakfast the following morning was hearty and filling. We enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the car park, and was amenable to a good night's sleep
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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wkathmore, Owner at Kathmore Guest House, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Hi both,
I know I was embarrassed with this. Normally I would have changed them into another room and honoured your booking but they were old and he was full of arthritis, could not do stairs. The room you booked is the only ground floor room I have. That is why I kept the only room I had left room 7 twin en suite with corner bath / shower. If you were not happy I would have got you somewhere else no problem. You were very understanding and saved yourself £5. Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review and being lovely people. Hope you come back to Kathmore.
All the best
Morven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We visited Kathmore for the second time in early October before getting the very choppy ferry to Lochboisdale. Morven gave us a warm welcome and once again we had a wonderful stay; definitely our place to stay in Oban. Thank you Morven!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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wkathmore, Owner at Kathmore Guest House, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Hi Colin & Kate,
Thank you for your lovely review I was not expecting it. It was lovely to see you both again. Oh, was it a bit wild going over, poor you. Hope you got some of this great weather we have been having this past week while on holiday. The sunsets have been amazing. Look forward to seeing you both again.
Cheers
Morven. xx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Friendly lady staff, the triple room was comfortable and clean. Towel sets were in 3 different colors so guest avoid mixed ups. Very thoughtful I felt. There was a common lounge room for relaxation, dining and drinking. 10-15 mins walk into town.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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wkathmore, Owner at Kathmore Guest House, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Hi Folks,
Thank you for your great review. Guests reviews really do help, so thank you. Glad you enjoyed your stay at wee Kathmore. Come back and see us one day.
All the best
Morven
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Address: Soroba Road | Argyll, Oban PA34 4JF, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Proud to have been nominated runner-up in the FX awards, we will give you the most genuine of Highland welcomes. Easy walk to town centre bus, train and ferry terminals. Rooms comprise of 7 en suite and 1 twin standard. All tastefully furnished with t.v's, hair dryers, tea/coffee trays. Spacious parking to rear. Choice breakfast offered. ... more   less 
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Kathmore Guest House Oban, Scotland

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