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BEST WESTERN The Queens Hotel
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Go here now - if you like your food, try the fine dining here - wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

We did not stay in the hotel, but we visited because we had read in the Oban Times about the fine dining restaurant. It was truly a great experience. There was a set menu and you could choose 3 or 6 courses. At £35 each and both very hungry we went for the 6 courses and washed it down with a very fine Chablis. The young chef is keen on foraging and on local ingredients and the menu was innovative and completely delicious. When the first course came I worried that this was going to be very 'nouvelle cuisine' (i.e. OK food but very small portions). I needn't have worried. Although each course was small and beautifully presented, I found that I could not have eaten another bite by the time the meal was over. And in addition to all the courses we were given 2 sets of starters before the meal and petit fours afterwards. The vegetables were local and organic, the duck eggs were the best eggs I have ever eaten and the dessert of meadowsweet water ice garnished with flowers was a triumph. I have never eaten hogweed, primrose flowers, violets or ground elder before, all were on the menu and all were exquisite. My only (slight) criticism is that the hotel is Victoria and decorated in Victorian style. Perhaps the restaurant could do with a bit more pizzazz to match the innovative nature of the food.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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raymondhyams, Manager at BEST WESTERN The Queens Hotel, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about the BEST WESTERN the Queens Hotel.
We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed the food and service at the Queens. Gary Goldie’s food is exceptional and I will pass your kind comments on to him and the rest of the hotel staff.
Hopefully we will see you return in the near future
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Was staying in this beautifull hotel in April 14th for 3nights what a lovely relaxing stay that we had jacuzzi in the bathroom which we couldn't wait to try out and was really just what the doctor ordered so relaxing room are nice basic for what u need clean view was really nice of the harbour bar was relaxing quiet but nice.staff where all so nice. The breakfast was lots to choose from from cornflakes Porte ect:- and cooked breakfast help yourself style up to you to choose every thing about tis hotel I could not fault s I thought just perfect for us anyway if you are looking for some thing more than this then pay for a much more expensive hotel but I really do think this hotel will just fit the bill the same. ( just perfect ). Only fault we had was trying to find the lift could do with arrows to follow or someone to show you if you haven't been in the hotel before can be a little bit confusing .

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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raymondhyams, Manager at BEST WESTERN The Queens Hotel, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about the BEST WESTERN the Queens Hotel.
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay here at the Queens. I am glad to read that you enjoyed your Jacuzzi bath. I will pass on your kind words to all the team.
I look forward to welcoming you back to the Queen’s in the near future.
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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

We went for a day trip to Oban and as the weather was so good decided to stay over. The Queens Hotel proved to be a good choice. The room was comfortable, clean and well equipped there was also a Jacuzzi bath.. We had a good nights sleep and came down the next morning to a hearty Scottish breakfast (buffet style) The biggest and most welcome surprise was their "tasting" menu in the dining room, 6 courses plus appetisers (at a very reasonable price). The chef forages everyday for items to add to the dishes, from rowan shoots to wild garlic and herbs, it gives the meal a whole unique experience. Compliments to the chef, an outstanding meal, fantastic flavours and something to write about. The menu changes every 3- 4 days and we're looking forward to going back and trying the new menu. Would thoroughly recommend the restaurant to anyone who's fed up with the same old same old and wants to trying something different and enjoys extremely good food. Well done, well worth the visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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raymondhyams, Manager at BEST WESTERN The Queens Hotel, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about the BEST WESTERN the Queens Hotel.
Thank you for you lovely comments about your dining experience here at the Queen’s.
The restaurant has a six course set menu prepared by Scottish Chef of the Year 2011 Gary Goldie and is receiving an incredible amount of praise for the quality and standard for the dishes he prepares.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Queens in the near future.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed here at Easter with a few friends. The hotel was very clean and tidy and the staff very polite, friendly and helpful. The room was well equiped but could do with a longer flex for the kettle as you had to use it on the floor. Really enjoyed the jacuzzi bath option. The Scottish breakfast was wonderful with a good variety and very plentiful. The only downside that we could see was that there was an awful long way to walk to get to your room if you were on anything above the 1st floor with a jumble of corridors and walkways to negotiate. Parking was limited.
Overall a lovely stay and we would think to stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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raymondhyams, Manager at BEST WESTERN The Queens Hotel, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about the BEST WESTERN the Queens Hotel.

Many thanks for your nice comments about the hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Queens in the near future.
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Woking
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

This was our fisrt stay in this Hotel in Oban and we had an excellent time. All of the staff are very helpful and friendly. The food is of an excellent standard, whetehr in the bar or the restaurant. On Saturday we had a meal in the restaurant. This started with 4 appetisers followed by a 6 course meal and cofee and 2 more nibbles in the lounge. This was excellent with the Chef coming out to explain each dish. This made the meal very special. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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raymondhyams, Manager at BEST WESTERN The Queens Hotel, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about the BEST WESTERN the Queens Hotel.

The restaurant has a six course set menu prepared by Scottish Chef of the Year 2011 Gary Goldie and is receiving an incredible amount of praise for the quality and standard for the dishes he prepares.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Queens in the near future.
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Wylie, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights here. I could not complain about one single thing even if I wanted too! The room was good sized, the bed was comfy, they even brought us an electric fan for no charge to our room. We had a Great view of the bay. The whirlpool tub was Fantastic after a day of sightseeing. We also had several meals in the dining room and the food was Great! We will definitely stay there again if we ever are in Oban again!!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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raymondhyams, Manager at BEST WESTERN The Queens Hotel, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about the BEST WESTERN The Queens Hotel.
We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Queens. I will pass your kind comments on to the staff and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.
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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

We had a great stay here at the Queens, rooms clean and comfortable and cosy, food was excellent, the staff are caring helpful and friendly, we arrived early and got a room right away we will definitely be back.

Room Tip: A top floor room looking over Oban Bay
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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raymondhyams, Manager at BEST WESTERN The Queens Hotel, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review about the BEST WESTERN the Queens Hotel.
Thank you for all of your kind comments about the Queens hotel. All of your comments will be passed on to our entire team here at the hotel.

Hopefully you will return soon for another visit.
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Property: BEST WESTERN The Queens Hotel
Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN The Queens Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and managed 4 star hotel branded through Best Western situated next to the bay of Oban with wonderful views of the Island of Kerrera ... more   less 
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