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Regent Hotel
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Reviewed December 2, 2013

6 of us took a Caledonian Travel trip on the 30th Oct.Coach pick up was on time although the driver was a little grumpy.The first stop was Inverary ,a .lovely wee place,then onto the Regent hotel,Check in was quick and friendly.Our room which were all next to each other were basic and clean,nice fluffy white towels and complimentary toiletries.The dinner was pretty early at 6pm but it was really nice and the staff great.The tables had Christmas crackers ,hats,party poppers,trumpets ,all the things you would expect at a Christmas party night.After dinner we waited for the party to begin and we waited and we waited and waited.At 8.30pm a wee man started to play an accordian,"speed bonny boat"and the like is not my,(or anyone else on the tours) idea of party music.He did play on until 10.30pm telling us as he had enjoyed himself so much he had given us an extra 1/2hr.Then that was it ,the "Party Night"was over.Breakfast the next morning was excellent and we left about 10am, with a stop in Calander on the way home.It was great value for money but was def.not as advertised a"Christmas Party.We are booked again on a Caledonian Tour in January,we hope for better things then.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
I was happy to read your kind comments on the rooms, the staff and the food and that you enjoyed the party extras on the tables.
I am sorry that you did not enjoy the entertainment and I hope that this did not taint your break away too much .
We look forward to welcoming you back to the regent in the future .
Thank you again
Regent Hotel Management and on behalf of the entire team at the Regent

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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Having just returned from a weekend at the Regent Hotel with a party of 12 when we arrived the location of the Hotel coudn't be any better looking out over Oban Bay now that was the only good thing about it.

We had booked the Christmas party night which didn't happen, first of all when we got our meal or if that is what you called it very very poor Quality and the staff didn't even clear our table we all ended up clearing it ourselves, and to make matters worse they closed the bar at 11pm.

Regarding the rooms which really need up dated our room the plaster was fallening of the walls along with the paper, the heating in the hallway wasn't workingand at the top of therlounge a guest was even trying to fix the heating, overall i certainly we certainly wont be going back to this hotel as it should really be a Hostal; and not a Hotel.

Room Tip: dont pick any there is better Hotels in Oban
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
I was sorry to read that your party did not enjoy their stay and that you found the food and rooms to a low standard, we have a maintenance program in place and have a improved kitchen team .
I hope that these changes will eliminate these issues in the future.
My apologies again for the problems you encountered .
Thank you again
Regent Hotel Management and on behalf of the entire team at the Regent

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Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

A well deserved pat on the back to the staff of The Regent Hotel in Oban! Stayed there on a 2 night dinner bed and breakfast deal which was worth every penny. The food was fab and the service from the friendly helpful staff was spot on. Rooms to the front have cracking views to the bay and although a bit small it was spotless. We'll be back.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank afergy63
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave your views on the Regent Hotel.
I will pass on your wonderful comments on the team at our next meeting ,and the fab food .
I am glad you enjoyed the beautiful views from the room during your stay
Thank you again
Regent Hotel Management and on behalf of the entire team at the Regent

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Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Very good for the price very friendly staff great location fantastic food we stayed two nights cant believe some of the poor reviews its fab no parking at hotel but we parked for free at Corran halls which is just a five minute walk away

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave your views on Trip advisor.
I am glad that overall you found your stay good value for money and enjoyed the food and bedroom and that the team were very friendly.
Thank you again
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

I stayed with my mum in a twin room for two nights in the Regent Hotel in October 2013 which included dinner for one evening. We had requested a sea view which had a £20 supplement for this. The hotel is on the waterfront with great views across the water. We received a friendly welcome from the reception staff. The foyer was a little tired looking and the lift made us giggle as it was so small we could barely get in with our bags. The room was clean and well presented but the bathroom (mainly the shower itself) was on the small side and there was no soap tray in the shower so you struggled to put your soap/body wash down anywhere. The decor in the room, although freshly painted, was a little dated.
We enjoyed a dinner in the restaurant on the first evening which was fine but as we were seated by the window it proved to be very cold as the windows were in a poor state. The lighting was not very ambient in the dining room which made it appear less cosy. The cooked breakfast was filling with plenty to eat and plenty to choose from. It appears to be a regular with bus tours so it can get busy in the restaurant if a coach comes in. And for drivers, there is no parking at the hotel which was ok but it does mean that we needed to move the car each morning before 9am or feed the meter.
Overall we had a comfortable stay. Overall it was as you would expect from a 2 star hotel but could benefit from some tender loving care and sprucing up. It was god value for money on the lower if you have a limited budget.
There was only really 1 negative: the smokers at the entrance was an issue as no one wants to walk through a cloud of smoke to enter a hotel.

Room Tip: There was a bit of noise off the road but it was good to have the sea view.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave your views on the Regent Hotel.
It was good to read your honest views on the Regent and we will take on all the points you raised and discuss / action them where possible .
I am glad that overall you found your stay good value for money .
Thank you again
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast and a big step back in time. The amazing design of this Art Deco building makes it worth a visit in my book. The decor etc inside is a little tired and more ambient lighting in the bar and dining room would not go amiss, but I loved this place! Excellent staff, reasonable food, comfy rooms and great value overall. What it lacks in polish it certainly makes up for in lots of other ways. Would go back and would recommend!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on the Regent Hotel.
It is always great to hear from others who love the style of the Regent as much as we do and we will take on board your lighting comments and discuss them at our next team meeting.
I will also pass on your comment regarding the excellent food, friendly staff and great overall value .
Thank you again
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

My husband and i stayed for one night with a couple of friends. We had a room with an excellent view overlooking the bay. The room was spotless and the staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful. The live entertainment was good fun and we certainly made good use of the dance floor. Cooked breakfast the next morning was fabbie and just what the doctor ordered after an energetic night.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
Your review is exactly what we are trying to achieve for our guests , nice clean room , good food and great entertainment , we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to the Regent hotel .
Thank you again
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Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PZ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Price Range: $55 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Regent Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Art Deco hotel, The Regent is located on the Esplanade of Oban, opposite the pier. Just a few minutes walk from the town centre, the dramatic views across the sea to the distant islands will captivate guests upon arrival. The restaurant offers a choice of table d’hote or à la carte menus both of which utilise the best of local produce and our bedrooms offer magnificent views across Oban Bay. Local attractions in the area include visits to the sacred isle of Iona, trips to Mull and the opportunity to take a boat ride to the local seal colony, making the hotel ideal for your leisure break. ... more   less 
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