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“Luxury in Serene and tranquil setting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oban Inn, Spa and Restaurant

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Oban Inn, Spa and Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Palms West, Florida
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196 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Luxury in Serene and tranquil setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2009

This is a real Gem! The rooms are luxurious and beautifully appointed. The staff is friendly and always ready to accomadate you. The Hotel is a small 23 room boutique Hotel. Great for a small wedding. The Restaurant is excellent. The spa was great with a steam room. The out door pool and work out room very nice and outdoor hot springs tub very calming. The grounds are gorgeous. The location is close enough to walk to all the action of Niagara on The Lake including the theater but far enough for quiet enjoyment. The Lake and golf course are right next door. The only negative is to get to the pool from the spa you have to walk all the way around the front of the Hotel . Small inconvenince compared to all the other features. I hope by writing a good rev iew I don't ruin it for myself of getting accomadations in the future.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sandra M
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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NEW TECUMSETH
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2009

Great little spot! Clean, rooms were good size, bed/mattress was amazing! Nice view out the back. Spring gardens all in bloom. Cheerful, friendly staff. Great wait staff. Nice continental. Amazing location. Walked everywhere!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JADE1313
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New York
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2009

The stately exterior of this well-situated hotel is a bit of a contrast with the new age spa feel of the interior -- not quite what we had been looking for, but we actually ended up really enjoying it. The spa concept is well executed, with an excellent staff, well appointed rooms, lovely gardens and a wonderful outdoor pool. We ended up using the spa and my wife had an excellent massage. The location is good for the theatres/restaurants and the price was reasonable. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JCWorldTraveller
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Toronto
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26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2009

Just returned from a weekend getaway to Niagara and the Shaw. This was our 2nd great stay at the Oban Inn. The staff are extremely welcoming and helpful with all the details. They arranged great seats for us at the Shaw and picked up our tickets for us. When we arrived they suggested we have our picnic lunch outside in the new gazebo overlooking the pool. It was a lovely setting, then after we checked into our room and then walked to the play. Our deluxe king, room 19 on the 3rd floor , was quiet and beautifully appointed. Lots of windows that opened and a very spacious King bed and nice bathroom. They have a great coffee maker in the room--like the ones they sell at Williams Sonoma--makes a fresh cup each time. Breakfast was very nice ---fresh fruit, yogurt, toast, muffins, boiled eggs etc. Its a tranquil inn, close to the water and set on a tree lined street away from the hustle and bustle of the town. Gardens are exquisite. Would go back again. If you go to Niagara, have dinner at Hildebrand winery---on the patio and overlooking the vineyard. Excellent service and cuisine.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CANADIANTEXPLORERS
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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2009

Reading some of the reviews, I wonder if these guests stayed in the same hotel as I. The Oban Inn & Spa is a comfortable and luxurious historic Inn, on the doorstep of one of the most beautiful towns in North America. From outside my window golfers are playing, and beyond them - Lake Ontario. While the Inn is historic, the rooms are impeccable. Comfortable beds, modern bathrooms, Bose stereos, gas fireplace, flat screen televisions, and complimentary wifi. And while the hotel is beautiful, the staff are very warm and friendly.

Don't forget an evening at the Angel Inn - the oldest pub in North America, just a short stroll away.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gauchowest
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Ontario
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2009

On arrival, our server personally checked our coats. This was a nice touch.

We noticed that the lovely Scottish decor that had drawn us to the Oban in previous years was all but gone. It was replaced with a modern Euro look, black painted furnature, modern art deco pieces.

The 3 course evening dinner was very tasty, but the proportions were incredibly small. I ordered pork tender loin on a bed of polenta and received 3 small medallions of pork, a small patch of pork rib (sans bones) and 2 table spoons of polenta with no vegetable.
It was ridiculous.
The service was quite slow too.
We had been to the Oban Inn numerous times in the past 25 years of marriage, and was always delighted with the meal, service and ambience/decor. Not so anymore.
We would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, nor will we return.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Captain50
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Toronto
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2009

We held our belated Christmas party at the Oban Inn and Spa this year and everyone praised the staff as well as the accommodations. We had around 20 of the rooms so basically every level of room was experienced. The comments were that some of the rooms were quite small but very cozy and the decor, and beds were very comfortable. The premium King rooms were spacious and beautifully decorated. I was fortunate enough to have to Oban Suite which was excellent, one of the nicest rooms I have ever stayed in.
Some of us also had the spa treatment - I had the hot stone massage and I highly recommend it.
The staff were very professional and friendly and eager to please. The restaurant served us a great meal and matched the wines to the menu perfectly.

  • Liked — The Oban Suite
  • Disliked — having to walk outside to get to the room
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Debudave
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Property: Oban Inn, Spa and Restaurant
Address: 160 Front Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Phone Number:
Location: Canada > Ontario > Niagara-on-the-Lake
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
#7 Luxury Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
#10 Family Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
#10 Romantic Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oban Inn, Spa and Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled serenely in the heart of wine country and historic Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, minutes to theatres and attractions, The Oban Inn overlooks Lake Ontario and the Canada’s oldest golf course. With 26 tranquil, luxurious guest rooms and elegant dining surrounded by delightful ponds and lush English gardens and the creation of the beautiful new OSpa, The Oban Inn has become a celebrated wellness retreat. State-of-the-art exercise room, outdoor hot spring and infinity lap pool. ... more   less 
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