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“Nice for what we paid for”
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Oban Bay Hotel
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed here to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. On hindsight we should have asked for a better view, as ours was a view of the bins. Our window was also dirty, not sure how often they get washed on the outside.
The room itself was clean and comfortable. Bathroom also clean, and given some complimentary toiletries too. Shower was great and powerful too.

We had a dinner, bed & breakfast deal, so when we arrived we were told there was only certain times available for dinner. I'd phone up before in case you want a certain time for dinner, when I had called, they said they'd fit us in at any time and to book when we got there.

Dinner was nice, however I'd say the choice is limited (compared to the room service menu which looked amazing!!) The set menu was okay, but the starter was very tasteless (Shallot tarte tatin), lamb was delicious (but only 2 tiny bits) and pudding was okay however might not be to everyone's tastes (bread & butter pudding or chocolate and cranberry tart)

We went a walk afterwards and bought some chips!

It's in a nice part of Oban and on the flat too. There's only 6 car parking spaces but you can park along the front for free which wasn't too bad. Phone ahead if you would like a space reserved.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view such as sea front.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Dear EmGlasgow

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you were disappointed with the view from your room, however do let us know in future if you are disappointed and we will of course do what we can to accommodate. We are sorry the windows were dirty, and will definitely be looking into the frequency of our window cleaners visit.

We are pleased you enjoyed your dinner, however it appears you ate from the set menu – we do have a more comprehensive a la carte menu, which is available to all our guests, and those on a DBB rate have access to all the dishes, for a supplement.

We do hope to see you again when you are next visiting Oban.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We have just returned from a two night break on a DBB deal. The hotel is a comfortable walk into town along the shore - it's all on the flat. We parked just along the road on the street and it was no big deal. We asked for a sea view and got one, room 7. This was on the first floor above the sun lounge bar and the view was lovely. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. We could not fault the staff. They were all very friendly and the service in the dining room was very slick. We ate from the set menu on both nights and the food was good. The breakfast was particularly good. We did not use the spa facilities .This was our choice as we don't bother about spa's / treatments. We had good value for money on the DBB deal and enjoyed our stay. If we are in Oban again we would not hesitate in returning to the hotel.

Room Tip: Room 7 is on the first floor facing the front with lovely sea view. It is above the sun lounge bar b...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2013

Dear Oxgangs

We are so pleased you enjoyed your break, and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit our beautiful town.

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

The hotel is lovely, very clean and with all the things you would need. The food was superb, piping hot and wonderfully flavoured. The staff were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. The only downside was that there were not enough spaces for people who had paid to get a reserved parking lot. We had to move which was not easy for us as we are both disabled, we did not need to go too far but we saw that other guests were not that lucky. We certainly would go there again as it was a delight to stay there.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Barbara S
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2013

Dear Barbara S
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Parking is an issue for all the hotels along the seafront, and we do try and advertise this as widely as possible. We are glad that it did not impact your stay too much, and are thrilled that you were so delighted with the rest of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Just back from a 3 day break at the Oban Bay hotel, staff could not do more. Food fabulous and spa facilities very good. Rooms a bit small and hotel could do with a facelift but will not stop me returning. It is worth mentioning that you have to reserve car park space in advance. My only moan was that we were on the ground floor and it was very noisy from the room above which obviously needed new floorboards

Room Tip: you want a front room for a sea view
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2013

Dear William F
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the facilities, however disappointed that you were unhappy with your room. Do mention when you next book that you would prefer a higher floor and we will do all we can to accommodate.

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Just returned from 3 day stay at the Oban Bay Hotel & Spa, Great Hotel, Great Staff, Great location. My Wife and I and another couple could not fault our stay here. We all really enjoyed the Oban experience, we plan to return here next year. Thank`s to everyone at the Hotel for a lovely stay. Roger & Norma Price. Ronnie & Lynda Aldred.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2013

Dear Roger P
Thank you for your delightful review, we look forward to welcoming you back next year!

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We visited The Oban Bay Hotel in December 2012 for a 2 night stay, we could not find fault. We arrived about 8pm on the friday night and we welcomed by friendly reception staff. The hotel was hosting Christmas Party nights on the friday and saturday evenings and it created a nice atmosphere. The food was lovely (we booked DBB) and we couldnt complain. The rooms were basic but they were very clean and the bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay so much that we have just booked again for a weekend in the middle of December, a lovely relaxing break before Christmas.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2013

Dear Jill2513
Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay last Christmas and look forward to welcoming you back again this Christmas!

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The best thing about this hotel is its location, beautiful view of the bay area and islands. It is also just a nice walk away from the town centre. We stayed here with my whole family, about 12 people. The first thing we where faced with are a not so helpful receptionist that tells us that the hotel does not have any parking available. This was not explained very thoroughly by the hotels website. In fact they have some parking but it is booked well in advance of the summer holiday. We found free parking not so far from the hotel so it got sorted in the end. Tip to others who are in need of parking outside the hotel: ask about this i in advance. Also the breakfast was a bit annoying when we had to wait for a table every morning. But the food was nice.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2013

Dear Hal T
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay on the whole.
We are sorry you found the receptionist unhelpful with regards to the parking, although we do usually direct customers to the nearest free parking, so we are glad you did find this, and only sorry this was not communicated to you on arrival. Parking is an issue for all the hotels in Oban, and this is why it is displayed on our website as follows – “If you require parking please remember to pre-book a space by contacting the hotel directly”
We are also sorry you had to wait for a table at breakfast every day, however during peak season, breakfast does get very busy, and we try to minimise the wait as we re-set tables for other guests. We have now introduced a “traffic light” system which advises our guests when the busiest times tend to be, so that they can decide for themselves if they wish to be part of the “rush”.
We hope that should you return to our beautiful town once again, that you will consider the Oban Bay once more.

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Address: | Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AE, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Oban
Price Range: $52 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Oban Bay Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoying a prime position on the seafront, the Oban Bay Hotel & Spa has great views to Mull and Kerrera. For guests looking to relax and get away from it all, the hotel now offers an outdoor hot tub, spa treatments, along with a small sauna and steam room. In addition, Oban Bay Hotel has a comfortable bar and lounge area from which you can watch the world go by. ... more   less 
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