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“One night only . No major complaints”
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Columba Hotel
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“One night only . No major complaints”
Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Actually want to give this a 3.5 , the staff eg jeanmarie , who was very helpful and obliging to us and set us up with an early morning call and breakfast buffet before we got an early ferry. Room was adequate , clean and comfortable and it was reasonably priced for the area. I would return and pay the same rate which was via the Internet .the lift was old fashioned but was in full working order .

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Matthew H, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your comments about your recent stay at The Columba Hotel Oban. I greatly appreciate you having taken the time to share your thoughts. I have taken the opportunity to relay the feedback to the team. Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back to the Columba Hotel once again.

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Matthew Hamer
General Manager
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Entered door which said Harbour Inn Followed gent who was showing customers through to another part Entered a lovely airy room with lovely spiral staircase to window view balcony Noted another door at front of us and one to rear when we came out we noticed the sign saying Columba hotel ! Had a lovely light lunch ( beautifully presented and generous portion ) and drinks served by pleasent efficient staff Would happily return next time in Oban

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Matthew H, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your comments about your recent lunch at The Columba Hotel Oban. I greatly appreciate you having taken the time to share your thoughts. I have taken the opportunity to relay the feedback to the kitchen team. Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back to the Columba Hotel once again.

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Matthew Hamer
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Hi we have stayed here twice now as we go regularly to dive. The staff are friendly and helpful especially Barbara he was amazing and went out of his way to help us. The rooms are great value for money, clean and tidy. The breakfast is buffet style and cannot be faulted.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Matthew H, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your comments about your recent stay at The Columba Hotel Oban. I greatly appreciate you having taken the time to share your thoughts. I have taken the opportunity to relay the feedback to the team. Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back to the Columba Hotel once again.

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Matthew Hamer Aka Barbara
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a two night half board deal at Columba. Hotel is in a great location right on the harbour, however very limited parking. 8 spaces tied to hotel, all other spaces are pay and display.

Room was clean and fairly recently decorated, New en suite (all rooms are en suite) a d no hot water or pressure issues. Freeview TV and all rooms have wifi (allegedly....). We had difficulty getting wifi in the room however ok in the bar and reception area. Then again, you're on holiday, do you need wifi? We used the hotel as a base for a mini break and Fort William is about an hours drive. Lots of good fish restaurants around the harbour and Calmac leave for the islands from here as well.

Breakfasts were good, full Scottish including porridge ! Or yogurts and fresh juices if you wish with toast, tea and coffee.

In short a good base, friendly staff good food, clean warm and nicely decorated rooms, although hotel slightly tired ( spotted a couple of rips in wallpaper in halls and woodwork is well worn).

Look out for mid week deals as they are very good value for money (£99 for two ppl 2 night stay, bed breakfast both days with 3 course evening meal and bottle of wine one night and afternoon tea the second night with sandwiches and cakes, March 2013).

  • Stayed March 2013
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Matthew H, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your comments about your recent stay at The Columba Hotel Oban. I greatly appreciate you having taken the time to share your thoughts. I have taken the opportunity to relay the feedback to the team. Its nice to see that people feel the package deals that we have put together are good value for money in this current economic climate Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back to the Columba Hotel once again.

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Matthew Hamer
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2013

The hotel is two joined Victorian buildings, one in grey granite and the other in red sandstone. Don't expect a luxury hotel, but the prices are not luxury either. Our rooms were comfortable and clean, the location on the pier is excellent, the room with the sea view (not a large premium) looked out over the sea as expected, and for the price we paid I thought it was good value. The hotel bar is not particularly attractive (no windows!), but we had no wish to use it anyway (it didn't appear that many others did either), but the dining room is attractive in an old-fashioned way, with an impressive original plaster-moulded frieze picked out in gold. Although parking outside the hotel is in a public pay-and-display car park, it is free from 6pm, and until 1pm on a Sunday, so cost us nothing. We didn't eat an evening meal in the hotel, but breakfast was substantial and good. The buffet area however is a bit small when a lot of guests arrive at once, and the logistics of keeping all the hot dishes topped up at this time also challenged them. Overall though minor faults, which did not spoil our enjoyment.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Matthew H, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your comments about your recent stay at The Columba Hotel Oban. I greatly appreciate you having taken the time to share your thoughts. I have taken the opportunity to relay the feedback to the relevant heads of departments to review logistically what is the ideal solution with the least negative impact on our guests experience. Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back to the Columba Hotel once again.

Kind regards

Matthew Hamer
General Manager
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Booked a late deal and it was ok for one night. Room was adequate but oldfashioned, not particularly comfortable. Room was on the front, but not what I would call a sea view. Evening meal was good. Breakfast was poor, particularly the scrambled egg which was awful. Very limited parking at the front of the hotel. Use the nearby public car park overnight and pay as little as possible in the morning. However, the hotel is worth a visit if only to experience the old lift which is a real antique- like something from an old black and white movie.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Matthew H, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your comments about your recent stay at The Columba Hotel Oban. I greatly appreciate you having taken the time to share your thoughts. Your feedback has been noted Thank you once again for your feedback

Kind regards

Matthew Hamer
General Manager
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Room bit dated...but plenty space. All facilities that we needed. A wee biscuit with tea would have been nice though. Good view. Bed/bedding comfortable. Plenty choice at breakfast. Parking spaces available at front of hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Matthew H, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your comments about your recent stay at The Columba Hotel Oban. I greatly appreciate you having taken the time to share your thoughts. I have taken the opportunity to relay the feedback to the team. Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back to the Columba Hotel once again.

Kind regards

Matthew Hamer
General Manager
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Property: Columba Hotel
Address: North Pier, Oban PA34 5QD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Oban
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Hotel Class:3 star — Columba Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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