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Royal Hotel

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#10 of 13 hotels in Oban
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Royal Hotel is located in the heart of Oban town on the western coast of Scotland. Enjoy the very best of Scottish hospitality at this 3-star hotel that first opened its doors in 1895. Rooms at this hotel feature television, tea/coffee makers, large windows and high ceilings, private bathrooms, complimentary toiletries, hairdryers, and climate control. The traditional decor is complemented by the tartan furnishings. There is Free WiFi in public areas, in Superior Rooms, or in all rooms if you book direct with the hotel. Porter, luggage storage and tours/ticket assistance services are provided and there is a very small car park to the rear of the hotel. The hotel’s 170-seater restaurant serves a great selection of Scottish cuisine that you can savour for breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. Relax in the bar and/or lounge over drinks and Scottish malts in the company of friends beside the open fire. Close to Royal Hotel are a handful of attractions including the iconic McCaig’s Tower, Oban Distillery, Glencruitten Golf Course, the House at Dunollie, and the Glorious Gardens of Argyll.
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Restaurant
Free Internet
Free parking
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Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
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Non-smoking hotel
Paid Internet
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Mid-range
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Special Offer:Dinner-inclusive Rates
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we went on a bus trip to oban and our dinner was booked for the royal hotel it was obvious that the staff were not used to dealing with large parties it was a total shambles from start to finish our meals were all pre ordered instead of going from table to table the staff came
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Response from ROYAL1895, General Manager at Royal Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Good Evening George. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your feedback on your recent stop over at the Royal for the high tea. After reading this review i'm very shocked to hear that you feel like it was a dinner disaster. As we have done many high teas so far this year and this is the first complaint that we have received. After speaking to other people that were on the coach for the high tea everyone seemed to have had a very good time. The reason for getting a pre-order for the high teas is so that we can get the food all prepped so that we can make sure that the guests who are coming for the high tea don't have to wait. If we weren't to do a pre-order and went round all the tables and took orders the high tea would have not went as smoothly and there would have been a considerable wait for the food. I'm sorry to hear this is how you felt about the high tea as a hotel we take all your points on board and will use these to move forward. Thanks again for leaving your feedback and we wish you all the best. Kind Regards Joseph Darrah Assistant Manager
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Hotel's Favorite
Second visit to Royal and excellent stay, check in quick and very freindly, given room 209 and honestly didn't realise the hotel had rooms like this, massive, spotless, terrific layout and again bathroom you could fit another bed into. On entering room was roasting, it was 27
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Response from John H, Manager at Royal Hotel
Responded Jul 14, 2018
Dear Derek. Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us here at the Royal Hotel. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Royal hotel. As its a very old building and normally in Scotland we don't get heat quite like we've been having, It can be very difficult to keep the rooms to a nice temperature. I'm glad that you enjoyed your meal with us in Blasta as we pride ourselves on our food and services. I do apologise about the staff not wearing names badges as this was something that we were waiting to put in place. I would like tell you that we now have all members of staff wearing name badges now. I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Royal Hotel and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Joseph Darrah Assistant Manager
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The Royal was reasonably priced, dated and a bit worn out. Staff were great but the room we had, 229, was small, no a/c and paper thin walls. Bring ear plugs. It was clean and well equipped and right in the centre of things. The lounge bar was a quirky ‘70’s decor. The
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Response from ROYAL1895, General Manager at Royal Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sir/Madam. Thank you very much for leaving your feedback on your recent stop over with us at The Royal Hotel. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us in the Blasta restaurant. I will pass the lovely comments onto our staff members. I do hope that if you're passing through Oban again that you will choose to come and stay again. Kind Regards Joseph Darrah Assistant Manager
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Faulty Towers doesn't even sum up this Cesspit. I can't believe there are still hotels like this in the UK. My miniscule room could only fit one small single bed and even then you are unable to fully open the door. If your suitcase is on the floor, you will need to jump over the
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Response from ROYAL1895, General Manager at Royal Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Good Afternoon Mike. Firstly i would like to thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback on your recent stop over with us at The Royal Hotel. I'm deeply sorry to hear that you didn't have an enjoyable stay with us, After reading this review i have looked into our system and found the room you were staying in. I have since had our maintenance team get the window in this room sorted. I do believe if you had spoken to the reception on the night of your arrival we would have been to get you moved into a different room that you would have felt secure in. In regards to the car park at the hotel it is stated on our website and all other 3rd party companies that if our car park is full the next available parking is street parking or the parking lot that is less that 5 minutes away from the hotel which is priced at £5.00 for 24 hours. The Wifi here at the Royal Hotel is free to all guests and this information is passed onto all guests when they check into the hotel by our reception team. I'm sorry that you felt like your stay wasn't up to standard and i do hope that if you're passing through Oban again you will choose to come back and stay with us again and we can show you our normal service here at the Royal. Kind Regards Joseph Darrah Assistant Manager
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Single room, very small, but perfectly adequate for 1 night and very affordable. Needs redecorating. Massive hotel and probably too big for my liking. No assistance offered with luggage though lift available to my floor. Stair carpets worn and threadbare in places, displays in
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Response from ROYAL1895, General Manager at Royal Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sir/Madam. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your feedback on your recent stay with us at The Royal Hotel. After reading this review we have taken all of the points you have raised on board and we will use these for moving forward in the future. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't offered any assistance for your luggage to be taken to the room, I will investigate this matter future as its normal practise for our reception team offer this during check in. Starting on Monday the 10th of June our new lift will be getting put in so this will allow the lift to go to all floor in the hotel. Finally Thanks again for taking the time to leave your feedback. Kind Regards Joseph Darrah Assistant Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$117 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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royal hotel oban
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandOban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
91
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