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Kilchrenan House
Ranked #11 of 94 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Kilchrenan House is one in a row of large property on the Corran Esplanade, in my opinion the very best place to stay in Oban. Lovely sea views, nice walks along the waterfront, quiet, and in walking distance into town.

I looked at a few online, and ended booking this one because it was cheapest at the time. About £70 for a double with breakfast in high season which looked good - for Oban, that is.

I booked online, and my enquiries were responded to promptly, and the owners are really friendly.

One of the tidiest looking houses on the promenade, it is traditional outside and quite modern inside - we had a nice if very small room out the back (no view) but bight, very clean, and perfectly adequate. There is free parking, you can sit outside the house and admire the views, and have a complimentary drink.

Our double bed slightly on the small side, shower cosy but really okay - perhaps reflected in the lower price.

Breakfast was fine though not the gourmet feast I have experienced in some parts of Scotland, but nothing wrong with it. Would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

The owners are the most wonderfull people,and cannot do enough to make your stay special.the location and views are great,with lots of very good restaurants and bars to enjoy .colin helped us book our ferry trips and recomended many places for us to visit.We really enjoyed our visit to the island of mull and our visit of the tobermory distillery.We also went to the island of iona to visit the abbey.

Room Tip: Any room at the front has a wonderfull view of the bay.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

An absolute palace at Oban Harbour with magnificent views and easy walking distance of the shops , restaurants etc. Kilchrenan is run by people who know their job and I would recommend to anyone. Rooms are excellent and so is breakfast which is served by 2 ladies who are a credit to the business.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We book Room 5 which is a large at the front of the house with a large bay window that gives excellent view of the Oban, the sea and islands. Room 5 also has a large roll top bath that has the same excellent views. You are welcomed with a wee dram or a sherry , a nice touch. Great choice for breakfasts, which you don't have to wait long for served quickly. The fry up was my choice and the black pudding and haggis were excellent but sausage could have been better. The pancakes were top quality as well. Staff were all very friendly and helpful.

Overall a great place to stop and ideal base for visiting the area.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

If you are going to Oban, this is the place to stay. From walking in to the smell of fresh flowers and a greeting from the owner (who offered us two whiskies!) He politely carried our luggage up the stairs whilst explaining some of the hotels policies. The room we stayed in was number 10, which was a family room. It was beautiful. We opened the skylight window to hear the waves and see the beautiful views. The silence was exactly what we needed. The bed was comfortable. The room was clean. Breakfast was already planned as the night before we filled in our order which was a lovely selection and the time so when we went down we had a table and immediately served coffee/tea and toast with our cooked meals. Amazing. Lots of choice from the buffet too. All in all, from honest people, for the value - this hotel is wonderful and without doubt would stay again and recommend to friends.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Please don't hesitate to book a stay here. A lovely welcome from Colin. The rooms are spotless and up to a very high standard. The breakfasts are fabulous, the best porridge I have ever eaten! The pancakes were out of this world and served by two happy cheerful ladies who could not do enough to look after us. The view from the hotel is lovely overlooking the sea. There is a table outside to sit in the evening sun and enjoy a bottle of wine.I am sure we will return here in the future.Fantastic thankyou to Kilchrenan House. Brilliant location short walk to ferries to Mull and other islands.

Room Tip: Choose a sea view.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We spent two nights here on a short break taking in the area around Oban. The hotel is ideally situated looking over the Kerrara Sound and only ten minutes walk away from the town centre and harbour area.
The owner, Colin, welcomed us on arrival and gave us a short but comprehensive explanation of the arrangements in the hotel. We had reserved a room overlooking the sea and were shown to a large comfortable twin with two armchairs, one for each of the two large windows with views down the Sound. The usual tea and coffee facilities were available, in addition to a glass of sherry or whisky available in the reception area. The bathroom was large, with a good shower and, like the rest of the hotel, spotlessly clean.
Breakfasts on both days were excellent, a large choice available on the buffet side of things and an equally large choice of hot food and porridge. Of particular quality were the (as specifically requested), soft eggs!
Kilchrenan House provides a clean, comfortable and welcoming base from which to explore the area, and we would be more than happy to return. Thanks go to Colin and his staff for their efforts.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Kilchrenan House

Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range: $95 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilchrenan House 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colin and Frances welcome all visitors to their elegant Victorian home combining modern comfort with a relaxing atmosphere. Extensive breakfast menu. Spacious rooms, most with sea views and all en-suite. A real home away from home. ... more   less 
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