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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a feature room at the front which did have lovely views but was very tired and needs money spent to bring it up to a good, rather than acceptable standard. Wifi was non existent in the room though you did get coverage if you sat on the stairs. Biggest disappointment was the breakfasts - its geared up to... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were impressed with the Oban Caledonian Hotel during our recent stay. We do like older hotels that have a lot of character even if they are a little frayed around the edges. Our room overlooked one of the streets tot he rear of the hotel, which was not as nice as a sea view would have been, but it... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal location but limited parking...we visited local police station re parking and staff could not have been more helpful so car was parked up safely for few days. Hotel staff are very friendly. Breakfast menu is very good whether continental or full Scottish....most enjoyable. We are out in the evenings to cannot comment on dinner menu.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I stayed here to meet with other family member from Mull. We had originally booked a twin bedded room through central booking at Crieff Hydro. We fancied a sea view and according to Central booking this was no problem so we agreed to pay a supplement of £20. On arrival at the hotel we went to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night before a trip to the Hebrides. Parking a nightmare. Limited space and once you find somewhere - stay put. Room was basic and I think we were just unlucky in having been given one that has yet to be upgraded. It was a bed, it was comfortable, views to the street but as we were only staying... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival no one to check us in. Bar tender was rude when we asked if he could check us in. Eventually we got checked in with a "zombie" who had no idea if he was coming or going. This was only the beginning... The room we were given reeked of damp or something. The plumbing needs addressed...if someone flushes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my hubby here for a birthday treat We arrived to the hotel around 7pm arrived into our room & at first sight we were both very impressed but with a closer look our first opinion soon changed Issues with the room? The drains were badly needing cleaned a bad smell came from the drains, the carpet was balding &... More 

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rather a tired old hotel with many broken fittings in the bedroom and an inoperable toaster in the dining room. Reception/ front of house staff were very offhand, although staff in the dining room were perfectly pleasant. Breakfast was adequate; bar meals were good. The one thing that made it a good place to stay was the location, which is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here just for one night. The bed I slept in had an old mattress and was really uncomfortable. Parts of the floor around the hotel (rooms and some common spaces) the floorboards were raised under the carpet. The hotel looks like it needs maintenance. The breakfast was average, nothing spectacular. The staff was really friendly and helpful.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the Caledonian we had great rooms overlooking the harbour which were ideal especially for my mother who has walking difficulties and loves to people watch. we found that the food had improved the menu was excellent. the staff were friendly and very helpful . We will be return

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Hotel-GManager, General Manager at The Oban Caledonian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Catherine C I am delighted that you found everything to your satisfaction during your recent return visit to the Oban Caledonian Hotel - especially that you had notice an improvement with the food. It is always reassuring to know that the changes we make within the Hotel are well received by our guests, and I shall pass your kind... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the gateway to Argyll and the Isles where the romantic luxury of the Oban Caledonian Hotel beckons.The Oban Caledonian is Oban’s landmark building. This 3 star hotel rises from the water’s edge, commanding breathtaking views over the sheltered bay of Oban to the romantic hills and islands of Scotland’s magnificent west coast.Gaze seaward as the sun slips behind Hebridean hills and a friendly Highland hospitality unfolds. The hotel has 59 bedrooms, many with fine views over Oban Bay to the mountains of Mull and Ardgour.Centrally situated the hotel has two restaurants – Café Caledonian where a bistro menu is served all day and open to both residents and the many visitors to Argyll. Restaurant Caledonian where the menu changes daily and is set in a relaxed ambience using where possible Scottish produce.We strive here at The Oban Caledonian hotel to exceed guest expectation and offer a great base for your Oban stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Oban Caledonian Hotel

Address: Station Square, Oban PA34 5RT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: $133 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Oban Caledonian Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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Also Known As:
Caledonian Hotel Oban
The Oban Caledonian Hotel Scotland
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