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Gramarvin Guest House
Ranked #20 of 94 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Nothing was too much trouble. We had not pre-booked special dietary requirements but they were catered for without fuss. Everything we needed was catered for and the place was spotless. On two occasions we needed to catch an early train and breakfast was cooked for us 1 and a half hours before the usual time.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ros C
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

Three-star guesthouses in the UK can be a roll of the dice, but the Gramarvin is an exceptional choice. The rooms are tidy, modern, and immaculately clean, and the breakfasts are terrific. The rooms are also private (nicely separated from the rest of the house) and generally quiet -- we rarely heard other guests coming and going (there are only four guest rooms total), and just a bit of street noise that didn't amount to much. Mary, the proprietress, is readily available and very friendly, but unless you need her, she stays out of your way and respects your privacy. The only downside is the view -- Oban is a beautiful town overlooking a picturesque bay, and you can't see it from this guesthouse. But the places overlooking the bay are either much pricier or poorly reviewed, and the Gramarvin is just a few minutes' walk from the bay and the center of town. All in all, we were very pleased with our stay, and would happily return.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank John H
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

Having been put off other B&Bs and hotels by photos of fussy tired looking rooms we were delighted to find Gramarvin's rooms as clean and modern as they look. Bed was super comfy and we wanted for nothing. Mary was lovely, very helpful with suggestions of eateries, things to do etc. Breakfast was very good, plenty of everything. We will stay there again, no doubt about that.
Location very handy and all on the flat. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank AO25
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Just spent 3 nights (May 3 -5, 2012). Immaculate and comfortable. Very accessible to central Oban. Mary is a wonderful innkeeper ensuring comfort. We can't recommend it enough. We really enjoyed staying there.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Grace956
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Reviewed May 8, 2012 via mobile

Had 4 fantastic nights at this b&b in Oban, Mary made us very welcome & the rooms are spotlessly clean, little touches like air freshener in the bathroom add that quality. The Scottish breakfast was top notch too. Very close to all amenities & being down near the seafront we had no hills to climb to get back our room. Would recommend 100%
Thanks for the stay Mary

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Thank Colincfc
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

Mary is an excellent host and the breakfasts are well done. The room is comfortable and driving into and out of the car park was not a problem. The location is a 10 minute walk from central Oban. Recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Good location and value, clean and welcoming with an excellent breakfast, which we selected the night before.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gramarvin Guest House

Address: Breadalbane Street, Oban PA34 5PE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range: $90 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gramarvin Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Victorian villa, set in the heart of Oban town centre, close for all transport links, island and mainland. Private parking at rear. ... more   less 
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