Booked a family room for one night, the cost was £110 room only. On arrival we were met at the front gate with a hideous effigy that scared our 2 boys to death, followed by a foreign young man with limited English who stated that the owner was out but he could show us the room.
For the first time since I was 7 years old, i stayed in a room without ensuite facilities! We had to venture across the landing to use the toilet, shower and bath!
The room smelt musty and the bedding was dated to say the least. The family room consisted of a double and single bed and what can only be described as a hard low shelf, this was the 2nd single bed!
The TV was so big and so old our son, who is 6 asked what it was!
The following morning, we had to pay extra for breakfast, £8 per person and no discount for the children, one of whom is 2 years old. I have never seen so many tables squashed into a small terraced front room in my life. You could not comfortably move past another table without the occupant having to move in. The cereal table was next to ours so we felt like the whole room was surrounding us at times. People were also arriving from other guest houses and having to wait for a table to come available. Service was via foreign young men again who certainly had not had a wash within the last 2 days and when asked for anything were not very helpful at all. They seemed very purturbed when asked to fill the small jug of milk up, which was expected to be shared between all the tables for cereal, coffee and tea and children's milk!!
We requested 3 cooked breakfasts and 1 continental. I have never seen a breakfast like it in my life! Very little of it and what was on the plate was vile! The continental breakfast arrived 10mins later and consisted of 1 small croissant on a saucer!
Not once did we see anyone who could be described as an 'Owner'.
If we had looked at this website before booking this we would have known better. It was bank holiday weekend in August 2011 and wanted to extend our holiday for 1 more day following a wonderful stay in a cottage where we fell in love with Oban and just didnt want to leave.
But after our stay here, we should have set off home immediately, it would have been more pleasant to stay in our car for the night!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- St Annes Guest House accommodation in Oban offers high quality accommodation at a reasonable price. Each year we enjoy welcoming visitors from around the world who come to experience for themselves the magical, dramatic beauty of Oban and the Argyll coast, the ancient seat of the Kings of Scotland which is not only steeped in history, beautiful scenery and great culinary delights, but has leisure pursuits and entertainment to suit all tastes. St Annes is a Victorian Town House built in 1880 and has large airy rooms which retain many of the original Victorian features. St Annes is very close to the Town Centre and many local amenities are close by. The Atlantis Leisure Centre, The Corran Halls,Tennis Courts, McCaigs Tower, the Cathedral and local Cinema are all within easy walking distance. We are also conveniently situated for buses,trains and ferries. Parking is available in the street, and the pay and display car park at the end of the road which is free between 6pm and 9am. The Guest House has seven letting rooms, all comfortably furnished, with colour T.V. And complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- St. Anne's Guest House Oban, Scotland