Readers of other reviews of mine will know I can wax lyrical or condemn mightily and comprehensively, this place has even me speechless.
Let me just say I would rather sleep in the car than spend one more night in this overpriced dump. Refurbishment should be started soon, preferably from the basement up, starting with a box of matches and a packet of fire lighters.
The TV in the room came off the ark and turned itself off every time one tried to put the volume up on the remote and the free WiFi was only available on the ground floor in the bar, not a lot of use in posting this review when we were on the 5th floor, having moved from the 3rd where the room was worse, only marginally but worse none the same.
The loo in the room and the room next door sounded like the QE2 getting ready for sea every time it was flushed and went on grinding away long enough for the liner to have reached the end of the Solent. The floors creaked, the wall paper peeled, the lift stank of tobacco smoke, the heating system wheezed like an asthmatic smoker, thank God for ear plugs and we wished we had booked somewhere else. Enough said!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Hotel is located in the heart of Oban town on the western coast of Scotland. Enjoy the very best of Scottish hospitality at this 3-star hotel that first opened its doors in 1895. Rooms at this hotel feature television, tea/coffee makers, large windows and high ceilings, private bathrooms, complimentary toiletries, hairdryers, and climate control. The traditional decor is complemented by the tartan furnishings. There is Free WiFi in public areas, in Superior Rooms, or in all rooms if you book direct with the hotel. Porter, luggage storage and tours/ticket assistance services are provided and there is a very small car park to the rear of the hotel. The hotel’s 170-seater restaurant serves a great selection of Scottish cuisine that you can savour for breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. Relax in the bar and/or lounge over drinks and Scottish malts in the company of friends beside the open fire. Close to Royal Hotel are a handful of attractions including the iconic McCaig’s Tower, Oban Distillery, Glencruitten Golf Course, the House at Dunollie, and the Glorious Gardens of Argyll. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Oban, Scotland