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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stunning 4 star Bed and Breakfast on the sea front at Oban. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wellpark House Oban, Scotland