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Newark, California
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93 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We paid for a night here so I feel entitled to review it, even though we didn't actually spend more than 40 minutes on the property. The location is nice near the water and bustle of Oban. The hotel itself is a faded beauty, though. Squishy carpeted floors led to a room that has been unloved for decades. Desperately outdated... More 

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ManagerOban, General Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the time taken to write a review. Our twin rooms are as shown on our website and we do state that they are compact. We have wifi routers on every floor and usb modems in every bedroom in addition the the internet in the public areas. The bedding is new and regularly replaced. The appliances with the... More 

Mwanza Region, Tanzania
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200 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

There is nothing essentially wrong with this hotel, but you need to be aware of its limitations. It is an old narrow building and does not have many modern features. Our room was on the top (4th) floor and there is no lift. Believe me, even if you are fit the stairs will tire you after a couple of ascents.... More 

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ManagerOban, Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the time taken to write a review. We are a small family run hotel and each of the rooms in this 100 year old building are of different shapes and sizes. We try and remain competitively priced for the area for peak season. We have a couple of rooms that have had major refurbishments and more expensive.... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I stayed here as part of my tour of Scotland. The hotel is right on the harbour and has amazing views. The rooms are clean and not as noisy as expected being in the middle of town. The hotel needs some attention but nothing too drastic. There is an interesting Lounge area that has TV and games consoles, although looked... More 

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ManagerOban, Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I would say that you have hit the nail on the head as the owners live in the building and we have tried to create a guest lounge that feels more like a home from home for our visitors however with the wonderful scenery we find that it is mainly... More 

new jersey
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The Palace Hotel is a very nice place to stay for a short trip to Oban. Nothing fancy. The room we stayed in was clean (and cleaned daily), a bit cramped but tucking luggage into corners is really no big deal. The bathroom was large, provided toiletries, and had a towel warmer. The water pressure wasn't the greatest but the... More 

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ManagerOban, Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We came into town late and needed a room for the night. We weren't looking for anything fancy and The Palace was good enough for us. Our room was on the top floor (four flights of stairs!) so we only went out once (for dinner) before retiring for the night. The room was small but clean. The bathroom was odd... More 

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ManagerOban, Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We have rooms or varying shapes and size from a compact single to a luxury king size. When ever possible we try and let our guests choose the room that is most suitable for their needs / budget. We look forward to seeing you in the future and hope that you have time to... More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Palace by name but not nature. Booked on special voucher scheme in January and took up offer in May. Viewed their website and it was everything they advertised. Sea front views, excellent, Food of good wholesome quality. Rooms small but adequate. Staff extremely friendly and welcoming. Decor needing updated unless you like retro 50/60's. All in all you get what... More 

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2 Thank Rod R
ManagerOban, Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. As you point out we are an older style hotel and have tried to keep the Victorian feel of the building with older style decoration and are pleased to see that you note that it is as advertised. We now... More 

Shotts, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Had a three night stay from the 11th April. The hotel does need a refurbishment but our room was nice enough and the staff were very pleasant and our breakfast was freshly cooked and a great start to our days.

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ManagerOban, Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. A couple of bedrooms have been renovated since you have stayed and another couple are due to start renovations shortly. We hope that you will visit us again in the future. More 

Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Where do I start... ? Accommodation was booked by my agency so I had no say in the choice. Arrived on Sunday evening for 5 nights. First night I was tired after travelling so slept fitfully, woken by passing traffic as the room I was in looked onto the main road through the town. The bed was extremely firm and... More 

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ManagerOban, Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the time you have taken to write a review. We are sorry that your stay was not as enjoyable as we would have hoped for. This is one of our most popular rooms and is in almost constant use. There are two sockets beside the desk in the room in addition to the four sockets beside the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Beware of confusion on Late Rooms. I am pleased to say the description has been changed since I commented but there are still references to Delta Cards, one saying they attract no surcharge (within wording submitted by the hotel) and one saying that the fee is 4% (this is in the payment details entry section whose wording is set by... More 

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ManagerOban, Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the time taken to write a review. We try and make our polices as clear as we possibly can and are sorry for any confusion caused. We still offer a number of different options for breakfast including the traditional cooked set menu, packed lunch, continental breakfast or individually priced items from the menu as preferred. We hope... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you are lucky enough to have a seaview room the views are fantastic looking out over the harbour/bay This hotel is idealy situated only 2-3 minutes walk from Oban railway station & the main bus stops for Glasgow, Fort William & Inverness the ferry terminal is about 5 minuets walk. The hotel is very clean & staff are there... More 

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ManagerOban, Manager at The Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words . We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We operate mainly on a bed and breakfast basis however rooms can also be booked with an evening meal or on a room only basis like you had booked. We can offer meals to both residents and no residents but as you rightly... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Palace Hotel is a small family run hotel with traditional decor.It is a purpose built hotel dating from around 1905. Where ever possible be have tried to retain the original features of the building.There is a feature staircase and unfortunately no lift. The bar/dining room and reception are on the first floor while most of the guest accommodation is on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors.located in the centre of Oban overlooking Oban Bay. We offer a choice of rooms from a small single to a family room for 2 adults and 2 children. The recently added lounge bar offers stunning views over Oban bay. Light meals are available and booking is required for dinner. Wifi available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Palace Hotel

Address: 20 George Street, Oban PA34 5SB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: $76 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Palace Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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