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Dungallan Country House
Ranked #48 of 93 Oban B&B and Inns
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“A room with a view”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

A warm welcome from the owners our room was the bridal suite as it was our anniversary weekend comfortable accommodation and attention to detail enjoy a full Scottish breakfast in a lovely breakfast room looking over Oban bay Google it please would love to back my review does not do it justice and oh if you like a wee tipple enjoy the bar with over 100 whiskeys to choose from and not forgetting the wide choice of fine champanes

  • Stayed May 2013
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

On arrival at this five star Country Guest House/B&B/Hotel (not sure what to call it) my two sisters and myself were godsmacked by the beautful setting of this lovely house originally built as a summer residence by the Duke of Argyll in 1870, it is situated on the edge of the town of Oban. The tranquil and secluded, yet commanding position means that the hotel offers superb views to 3 sides. Oban’s promenade and the town’s shops are just a 10-minute stroll away. On answering the door Mike was a bit surprised as he thought we had cancelled but that did not deter from the welcome. We were shown to our large rooms, one on ground floor which was great as sister is not very good on stairs, case carried in for us, up to room 4 ( if I remember correctly) which is the twin both en suite and well decorated and comfortable beds, we all slept very well tea & coffee etc. part sea view from both. There is a well stocked bar with a huge picture window overlooking the bay which would have been good to sit in had we stayed longer as would the residents’ lounge. Breakfast was superb, cooked to order and with plenty of choice we had the seat by the window.(can't get enough of the views) It's at the top end of the market and I felt it was good value.
. I only brielfy saw Marion and the huge dog which is very friendly. Parking is easy if this is ranked 29 I wonder what 1 is like as this is just a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

I simply cannot understand how anyone could give only three out of five for this unique and very high quality hotel. Perched high above the sea and approached from Gallanach road, in Oban, and within comfortable walking distance of the town centre, there are breathtaking views to the West, over the Sound of Kerrera and to the Isle of Mull, beyond. The sunsets are simply stunning!

The owners and proprietors of this establishment, Mike and Marion Coates, take an obvious pride in their work - it seems to be as much a vocation as a business for them. Furnishings and decor are of exquisite quality and taste and, if you fancy playing the piano, there is a well-tuned piano in the lounge bar! Mike and Marion take an obvious interest in their guests' comfort and levels of satisfaction. To support Mike and Marion is a dedicated staff who quyietly go about their work in the background - hotels of this calibre do not run themselves!!

This is only a two storey hotel, so I find the comment re lack of a lift rather puzzling (to say the least!) - if any luggage needs to be carried up to any of the guest rooms, Mike is immediately on hand to offer to do this for any guest.

A quick glance at the departing guests' book and comments therein can only confirm the overwhelming level of satisfaction expressed by guests, over many years.

I have stayed at the Dungallan Country House for ten years, on my regular visits to Scotland - my only fear would be a change of ownership of this wonderful venue. Six out of five!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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surrey
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed for one night on a tour of the West coast, the hotel has a lovely location overlooking the sea and is an impressive house, the public rooms downstairs well decorated and comfortable. Upstairs (no lift for those who cant manage stairs well) we had a room looking out over the sea but for the price was pretty small for a double room and cramped. Dinner isn't offered in the evening but we found a nice eatery in Oban down on the waterfront. Breakfast was excellent, nicely cooked full Scottish! The owners were most helpful with suggestions of where to go and what to do but were a little amazed at the rather strange welcome on arrival as if we were not expected and had just arrived off the street - perhaps that was just after a long drive to Oban. Probably the best stopover in Oban.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Our room had high quality decor, fixtures and fittings with the memory foam mattress providing a most comfortable night's sleep (a real contrast to most b&b places!). Public rooms also well appointed and comfortable with stunning views across the Bay. Wine & whiskey bar provided great spot for meeting & chatting with hosts Mike & Marian and other guests. Very homely place.

Will certainly return here. And the M & M's booked us a table at ee-usk for a super dining experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Fabulous food for breakfast, lovely room, amazing views and fab atmosphere! The owners were so helpful and kind. Marion and Mike were brilliant. So helpful and made us feel so welcome. They have provided a fab service and I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Mike & Marion's hospitality was beyond that of the ususal host and made us feel so at home.
Mike even dropped us off at the ferry one morning so we wouldn't miss it. The house was beautifully appointed down to the tiniest details, the lounges comfortable and homely, and the rooms were excellent (we had a bayfront room, well worth it!).
Breakfasts were sumptuous, and kept us going for most of the day.
And of course the lovable Bernese mountain dog who couldn't get enough petting.
We stayed for 3 days and didn't want to leave !!
This was Scottish hospitality at its best.

Room Tip: Bayside rooms well worth it
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Dungallan Country House
Address: Gallanach Road, Oban PA34 4PD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
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Ranked #48 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dungallan Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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