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Kings Knoll Hotel
Ranked #41 of 99 Oban B&B and Inns
glasgow
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“SUPERB”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2010

My partner and I have just spent two nights in this lovely friendly hotel and couldnt have wished for more.the owners have taken over as recently as last year and have made this small hotel into somewhere i would strongly recommend to visit. its situated a short pleasant walk to the town centre.The rooms are bright and airy and very comfortable with plenty room. The rooms all have lovely seaviews and on a nice night the sunset would be beautiful. The owners are very welcoming and friendly and right away you know you are going to have relaxing stay. They have any information you need to know about the places to go in Oban. No shortage of tea coffee at any time in your accomodation. The breakfast was faultless for choice and and the helpings are very generous indeed. We absolutely loved it and recommend it strong enough and will be most definatley going back. As the high season progresses I would say to book early as once word gets about how good this hotel is it will be hard to get a room if left to late. One word 'SUPERB'

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2010

Good views over the town and out to sea from our room & the restaurant, but the hotel was a bit further from the water than I was expecting. Friendly staff. Our room was big, airy and had just been redeorated. The room was a tad cold (we were there in the middle of the winter) but we were offered extra electric heaters. Breakfast was nice.

We visited off peak, so Oban and the hotel were very quiet (I think we were the only guests?).

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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ayrshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2010

easy to find comfortable and clean accomodation very helpfull owners and staff could not do enough to ensure we enjoyed our stay would recommend and use again

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Coventry
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2009

Just come back from one nights stay at Kings Knoll and it was exactly what we had hoped for.
Hubby and I were well looked after, comfortable bed and nice and quiet. Hotel was not busy as near the end of the season and maybe this was why there appeared to be only two staff working. They were welcoming and did a great job at making us welcome.
We would definately come back and stay a little longer. Many thanks

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2009

Ignore those negative reviews from the past.This hotel has been recently refurbished and is well positioned to walk comfortably to the town centre.The bedrooms,dining room,and lounge are comfortable with a well stocked reasonably priced bar.The staff are freindly and obliging and most importantly the food is very good,varied and very ample.Worth another visit.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Shrewsbury UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2009

We stumbled on this quite attractive looking hotel during a short break to Scotland, as we drove into Oban we noticed they had vacancies, we were greeted at the desk and shown a room prior commitment, all very good.
When we went down to dinner we were shown to a table in a very empty restaurant right by the TV, we do not appreciate the joys of eastenders at anytime and especially as an accompaniment to an evening meal. The meal I suspect was freshly microwaved and of a very poor quality. Breakfast as now expected,” when I managed to find staff” was again courtesy of the microwave, must add the egg had clearly been just cooked.
In fairness the hotel appears to employ a full staff of one, I say that because the same persons seems to do everything and in those circumstances they do very well, but not for us I am afraid

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Campbeltown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2009

I stayed here for four nights on a business trip and appreciated the management and owners going out of their way to accommodate me at one of the busiest periods of the season.
I knew that the hotel had been refurbished but did not know to what extent. I was allocated a basic double room and found it to be excellent, surpassing the standard of the majority of the big boys in the town centre. The solid party walls between the rooms meant that there was very little neighbour disturbance and with the room being in the rear extension there was no street noise so four undisturbed nights kip were greatly appreciated as was the good quality breakfast choice.
All in all, a very good experience and a very good and welcome addition to the Oban hotel stock. Well done Gilbert, you know how to do things properly.
Two very minor minus points, the first being the tight turn in to the car park, not great for the ladies, and the second is the four channel TV in the room.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Kings Knoll Hotel

Property: Kings Knoll Hotel
Address: Dunollie Road, Oban PA34 5JH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kings Knoll Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All bedrooms are en-suite with open panoramic views of either the town, or Oban bay, Offering a subtle blend of both traditional and modern comfort, large bedrooms are available with, king size beds. Big comfortable chairs and all the nice useful extras expected from this type of hotel. Kings Knoll is among a few establishments that have their own , off street , private parking. Locally brewed ales, west coast malt whisky, and bar meals are served in our traditional bar.Splendid multi-choice, breakfasts are available, something for everyone. Superior and high quality standard rooms are all on offer-prices to suit every body's budget. We use local suppliers and produce as much as possible, understanding the, growing interest in eating locally grown produceEarly and, late season deals available. Wi- Fi service installed. Large free private, off street ,parking for hotel residents. ... more   less 
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