My husband and I stayed here on 10 May 2013 to celebrate his 50th Birthday. From the minute we arrived we were made to feel welcome, the staff were very professional and friendly without being intrusive. We checked in and were shown where all the public rooms were and then to our bedroom which had a beautiful view out over Oban Bay. The room was a decent size, with very comfortable double bed with two large bedside cabinets at either side and lamps. Large wardrobe with drawers, writing desk, 2 chairs at side of wardrobe and another chair in bay window. The side window looked onto car park and part of garden, beneath this was a table with teas,coffees, hot chocolate, sweets and bottled water. There was also a bowl of fruit with serviette, knife and plate on writing desk . The furniture was lovely, possibly period pieces, but I am not an expert on this so not sure. Bathroom, had bath with shower over the bath, lovely Molton Brown toiletries, towels, hand towels etc. The whole place was spotlessly clean. The public rooms are cosy but very relaxing with tables and comfortable chairs and sofas in lounge, which also has newspapers, magazines,books etc, for guests to read. The menu is brought to you in the bar or lounge and you order your meal from that night's menu and your drinks. Once ordered you are served canapes and then taken to your table when your starter is ready. The meal we had in this hotel was excellent, plentiful and delicious and perfectly cooked. I had pan fried salmon for starters (which was not on menu but because of an allergy to the starter I wanted this was specially made for me), soup, sorbet, venison with chestnuts, honey carrots,creamed cabbage and fondant potatoes,choc brownie with choc fudge topping and vanilla ice-cream. My husband had duck terrine,soup, sorbet, fillet steak and cheese platter. We then had coffee and petit fours in the lounge, which were two lovely chocolates and small scones with jam and clotted cream . Staff were always on hand and friendly. I cannot fault this hotel in any way, service from start to finish was excellent and I have to say a big thanks to Alan at reception who had to open our room up after I accidentally left our key in the room. I can definitely recommend eating here and cannot wait to go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Manor House was built in 1780 as the Duke of Argyll's Oban estate. Great consideration has been given to preserve the elegance, charm and atmosphere of its past. There are eleven tastefully decorated bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom. Informal lunches are served in the Bar and lovely Drawing Room which, like the beautifully restored Dining Room, have magnificent views over Oban Bay, the adjacent islands,the mountains of Morvern and Isle of Mull. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manor House Hotel Oban, Scotland