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Wellpark House
Ranked #23 of 94 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 7, 2010

This B&B wins with its location - right on the Esplanade with views west across the quiet deadend road. I was staying in order to collect friends off a small cruise ship the next day and wa doubly delighted when at 7am I went along to the first floor lounge and in this warm room with panoramic windows watched as "my" ship sailed across the bay to its jetty. The previous night after admiring the setting sum and rainbows over the islands, I had enjoyed a 15 minute walk into the centre of town to the delightful local pub, The Lorne, for an enjoyable non-touristy pint ( well several!) and an excellent fish bar meal. (Don't miss the brass elephants' heads on the railing aroound the central bar). The bedroom was tight, even for me using the double bed as a single (with single supplement) . No view but most rooms would be similar as the former grand Glaswegian industrialist's holiday home has a narrow frontage. However, this does give plenty of parking. The lighting for reading in bed was appalling requiring me to revamp the furniture and stack tables and lamps. Decor was pleasant but a couple of pictures on the blank walls would have helped, rather than the fancy useless bed cushions. The duvet, which I dislike, I was able to ditch and so used the top sheet and bedcover for a good sleep on a warm night. Shower-room facilities were good but tight. Courtesy tray and its contents were adequate. As was the breakfast in another room with a glorious view in the morning. But why bring 6 poor quality slices of toast to the table immediately on ordering the rest of the food? 2 nice pieces of good wholemeal toast together with the cooked breakfast would have been hot, much more tasty, better on waste conservation and cheaper for the owners. The art of serving a good breakfast iis in the timing. Both Eric and Sharon were friendly and helpful. A memorable stay for the view, comfort, period house and the welcome.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 7, 2010

Just returned from a glorious weekend in Oban, basking in the sunshine, with temperatures in the 70s. We stayed at the Wellpark House, on the Oban Esplanade for the second time, and were welcomed in their usual friendly manner, by Eric and Sharon. We managed to get a front facing room (highly recommended that you pay the extra few pounds, if possible, to get the views!) and it was great to wake up each morning as the early Ferry headed out to Mull, before going down to an excellent breakfast, to start the day. Everyone in the breakfast room was chatting about where they had been, or where they were going that day, in many different accents, perhaps showing the effect of the BA strikes??
If you get a chance to try the seafood ...have a crab sandwich at the green shed shop on the pier ...they are magnificent!!!

It was a great pity to get home, to discover that a train had derailed and blocked the main road and rail route into Oban. Please don't let it put you off going to Oban, as it may be weeks before it is safe to open the road again .......take one of the detours, they are both very scenic!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Suddy
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Reviewed May 31, 2010

Oban's Corran Esplanade offers a range of top class guest houses and small hotels. All of them are superb and Wellpark is definitely one of the best.

  • Stayed: May 2010
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Reviewed May 29, 2010

A very comfortable guest house situated in a quiet locality overlooking Oban Bay. All staff very friendly and welcoming. Within easy walking distance of town centre. Roomy car park - no charge for same. Very sorry to leave, hope to return some day

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2010

this is a lovely welcoming house,beautifully and tastefully decorated . Myself and my sister where lucky enough to have a front room and the view is amazing,but there is also a lovely sitting room on the first floor ,again with beautiful views and the staff are happy to provide crockery and cutlery if you wish to bring food in as they don,t do evening meals.The dining room again is a lovely room where there is plenty to choose from for breakfast .Finally the owners and staff are really friendly and make you feel at home,especially Sharon. This was my first visit to the house but it wont be my last

  • Stayed: April 2010
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Reviewed September 16, 2009

Lovely building, wonderful hosts, quiet room with view. Note: quite a walk up stairs if you are on the top floor.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 12, 2009

I stayed in this guest house/hotel as recommended by Rabbie's Trailburners. I wasn't disappointed. The welcome was very friendly - i even met the family dog! My room was ready and eventhough it was on the small side, it was adequate for my needs as a single traveller. The room was clean, with all facilties including ensuite and hospitality tray. Eventhough I had no view over the bay, it was a pleasant stay. Breakfast was wonderful, held in the breakfast room overlooking the bay. Staff were very friendly and helpful and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Thank adelgirl
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Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking
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Ranked #23 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Number of rooms: 16
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A stunning 4 star Bed and Breakfast on the sea front at Oban. ... more   less 
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Wellpark House Oban, Scotland

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