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Briarbank Guest House

Glencruitten Road, Oban PA34 4DN Scotland
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#13 of 100 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
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Briarbank Guest House is situated in the bustling harbour town of Oban run by Chris and Joanne Pashley. This romantic accommodation is nestled in a peaceful hillside location with far reaching views towards the hills at Glenshellach and Soroba. All rooms feature en suite shower and toilet facilitie with two of our rooms, The MacDonald Room and The State Room, also benefitting from four-poster beds. Briarbank has free private parking spaces at the bottom of the hill just across the road. Due to our hillside location and stepped access, Briarbank may not be suitable for the elderly or anyone with walking difficulties. The house is not wheelchair accessible. Wifi is available throughout along with tea/coffee making facilities and free view TV in all rooms. Briarbank is the perfect location to explore Oban and the surrounding area. Briarbank is a short five minute walk from the centre of Oban where many seafood restaurants and bars can be found, along with the busy ferry terminal.
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Happy Feet Hiker wrote a review Sep 21
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We arrived early and Chris happily let us check in so we could drop our bags off and grab a drink before heading in to town so we could begin exploring Oban. We stayed in The State room which is traditionally decorated with a modern private ensuite. The room was clean, bright and spacious, and the B&B itself is in a great central location for Oban Ferry Terminal and road trips up to Fort William and Glencoe. There are many steps up to the front door of the B&B but Chris is more than happy to help you with your luggage (just bear this in mind if steps are an issue for you). Breakfast is served in the room due to Covid, Chris has really made an effort with how the breakfast table is presented in the room, sweetly positioned in the bay window so we could look out and watch the world go by. I'd highly recommend staying at the Briarbank Guest House when visiting Oban and we would happily stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mikebaby wrote a review Sep 21
Chesterfield, United Kingdom20 contributions7 helpful votes
Chris made us both very welcome. The room was clean and well organised. We had to eat breakfast in our room but Chris made sure we were safe, there was plenty of choice and the food was nice when it arrived. The b and b is well placed for getting into Oban centre and the ferry terminal. We would certainly use it again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
JOE P wrote a review Sep 18
London, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
About 35 steps UPHILL to the property but this keeps you fit Nothing a problem for Chris even though breakfast in the room due covid Lovely clean room and would stay again as central to main area and bay Places worth eating The Olice Garden and Eeusk if you like fish
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Any room looks good value
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lmacfa889665 wrote a review Sep 10
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely stay over the weekend here, would highly recommend for a long or short stay. Situated very near to the sea front but very quiet at night, wee bit of a climb to get to the property from the road but it's fine if you take your time
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Date of stay: September 2020
63David wrote a review Sep 8
Carlisle, United Kingdom75 contributions40 helpful votes
We stayed for one night before catching the ferry to Mull. What a find lovely comfortable room with a great powerful shower and a great view. You are up high so there is a number of steps to the property but Chis is there to help if you require. We felt safe as Chris has done a great job in keeping you apart at check in and out and breakfast is delivered to your room which was fantastic. Well done and I hope we can return.
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Date of stay: September 2020
$86 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeOban
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Frequently Asked Questions about Briarbank Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Briarbank Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Stramash - Outdoor Activities (0.1 miles), Aulay's Bar (0.3 miles), and Button Nose Boutique (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Briarbank Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Briarbank Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Briarbank Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Briarbank Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Etive Restaurant, The Lorne Bar, and Cafe Harris.
Is Briarbank Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Oban.
Are there any historical sites close to Briarbank Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (3.3 miles) and Gylen Castle (4.0 miles).