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Reviewed February 22, 2010

Lovely hotel with wonderful reception staff. As we entered the hotel we was greated by bagpipes playing in the bar area. Our company (expedia) had booked a double instead of a twin, but the staff swiftly and kindly exchanged and corrected the mistake. We travelled at night so the next morning we woke to snow covered mountains and sea which was lovely over breakfast. The breakfast could have been problematic as we are vegetarians and was worried about not being able to eat as the breakfast was a buffet and the guests had shared the tongs dropping meat in the veggie food. The staff very kindly cooked us seperate food and didn't seemed offended or annoyed with having to do so. The bedrooms are nice and comfy, a little warm but we slept well and other guests did not disturb us, the only shame was the lift which did not stop on our floor as it was broken, but not too much of a deal for us as we are quite fit so not too problematic. Lovely stay and Oban is a lovely town with decent shops and beautiful veiws of sea and mountains. Wonderful stay, so would recommend.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 9, 2010

First time visit to Oban and I have to say the hotel as a whole was fantastic. I had a single room with sea views - the scenery was stunning. Everything was in working order in the room and the wall mounted flat screen TV added a modern touch to this Victorian Hotel. I booked very early and was delighted with the value for money at £29 per night. The breakfast was superb, it is served between 7.30am - 9.30am and there is plenty to choose from. A word of warning though - you will have to be up early to sample any of advertised danish pastries. I arrived for breakfast at 8.30am each day and the basket was always empty. It was a pity that the hotels charm is not matched by the Reception Staff. I could have performed a world famous comedy show in front of their very eyes and they still wouldnt have cracked a smile. One lady in particular gave the impression that everything was just too much of an effort for her. The breakfast staff and room maids were friendly enough and this was appreciated after the experience with Reception. Improvements could be made by fixing the lift so that it operates on the middle floor and TV's should be available with Freeview access at the very least. In summary, the hotel is situated in a fanastic spot, right in the heart of the town centre whilst maintaining the stunning views. I highly reccomend this hotel, despite the less than welcoming Reception staff.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled solo
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Thank DAVEY1974
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Reviewed February 7, 2010

We stayed in the hotel as part of a group of 10. We all had a great time. I really can’t find a fault with the hotel. The rooms are modern and well decorated. The Staff was very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was as you would expect. This was our second visit. I definitely wouldn’t bother looking for anywhere else to stay when visiting Oban.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Thank johnjamesjohn
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Reviewed January 13, 2010

from moment we entered the hotel the staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful, somthing other hotels in oban should learn from! - room beautiful and spotless clean - very spacious and comfortable - and food was delicious too

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank argyllfranny
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Reviewed January 4, 2010

We have stayed in the columba hotel a few times before and cant fault the hotel.We got a refurbished room which was huge with great views over to mull and morvern.Breakfast was lovely and as we only paid £71 each for B&B over hogmanay and new year we got a great deal.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank scottish74
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