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Regent Hotel
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Cheap break oban”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Just stayed 2nights at the regent hotel oban.2 nights dbb 45 pound each for my wife and myself.hotel is quite old but very clean .room was clean with bath and shower and had a fab view across oban bay.staff were excellent very friendly especially irene in the dining room.meals were very good 3 courses and a choice as well with generous portions.hotel only 2 mins from the shops.hotel also has a lift to all floors for the elderly.overall for 45 pound 2 nights dbb is excellent value.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
It is nice to read such a kind review and we are happy to read that you found the room and the hotel very clean and enjoyed the wonderful views.
I will pass on your lovely comments to the staff and in particular Irene and the Kitchen team.
Thank you again.
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you want a trip back to the 70's then this is your place! Very old hotel and very old fashioned. The lift was ancient and jumped about a foot when getting to a level, at a first glance the room looked ok but well hidden problems emerged. It had been torrential rain outside so wanted a shower before dinner. There was more pressure in a tap. Ridiculous. Couldn't get the shampoo out my hair, didn't bother with conditioner so brushing was a treat!! Complained and they said it must have been a busy time when everyone was using them at the same time. Poor excuse in my opinion since it was 7.30pm! Went down for dinner and again very old fashioned. Very limited menu but food was ok (not amazing). The windows in the room banged all night with the wind and with closer inspection the glass was loose which was banging. The net curtain covering them had massive brown patches - obviously damp from window. Would never go back. The shower ruined the 3 days we were there. The rest I probably would have overlooked but you dont enjoy yourself when you dont feel clean!!!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay and that the issue with your shower was not rectified during your time at the hotel .We have now put extra measures in place to ensure this can not happen again.
We have also re trained all the team at the Regent in order to deal with guest issues more effectively.
Our sincerest apologies and thank you again.
Regent Hotel Management and on behalf of the entire team at the Regent
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40 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

I checked into this hotel by mistake (I had actually booked at the Royal!!!) but was very happy with the experience. The room wasn't fantastic (back facing towards a junk yard) but the efficient, friendly staff made-up for it. Special mention to David and the gorgeous girl on reception, who were the epitome of what a good front office team should be. Breakfast was also OK, but again served by some lovely staff. As someone who works in hotels, I always separate the staff from the owners. The staff here are doing an excellent job, working under the limitations the owners have imposed. I would be happy to stay again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
I am glad that you were happy with your experience at the Regent Hotel and found our team to be doing a wonderful job.
I will pas on your comments to our team and especially to the staff that you mentioned.
We hope to welcome you back in the not to distant future.
Thank you again.
Regent Hotel Management and on behalf of the entire team at the Regent
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Looks good from the outside but very faded and downtrodden in the public areas. You know art deco means its old but entrance and foyer and bar smells old and damp. Ropey lift that gave our daughter the creeps so it was a ten flight staircase trek to the fifth floor. Rooms were thankfully better than downstairs with a lovely view of the bay. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. On the whole it was nice stay for the money we paid but hotel needs quite a bit of money spent on it to make it attractive.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front of the building have great views of Oban bay.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
I was disappointed to read that you did not like the reception/lounge area as we had just renewed the carpet and all tables and chairs only weeks prior to your stay and also the entire area was painted and wallpapered just after new-year.
I was glad to read that you found the team to be pleasant and helpful and that your stay was value for money.
Thank you again.
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Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

So the building is old and needs a freshen up in certain areas, but they're working on it. They are slowly but surely getting back on track and trying very hard to work their way back up the ratings and they're getting the important things sorted first: the rooms were warm and clean, the shower was powerful and the food in the restaurant was well cooked and presented with love.
The staff were so attentive and happy in their work and you'd be hard pressed to find a dining room with a better view.
We had a groupon deal for 2nights for 2 with dinner on the first night and breakfast on both mornings for £89 and...what a bargain!
So leave your snobbery at the door and go and have a lovely weekend in Oban on a shoestring!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
We are happy to read that you enjoyed the Regent, the food and that the staff were attentive and happy.
We appreciate your comments regarding the completed works so far and that you felt your stay was value for money.
Thank you again.
Regent Hotel Management and on behalf of the entire team at the Regent
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed at this hotel on a Groupon deal and I must say it was a lot better than we thought it would be.
Although the hotel was very old and tired in places, The staff and the food more than made up for it. We were on the top floor room 521 while this was at the back of the hotel this room was refurbished,So I presume they are doing them up from top to bottom.
Only problem was no parking although I was told there were no wardens in Oban now so you should be safe enough to park in the street, We had no problems.
We will return to this hotel again.

Room Tip: Try and get a refurbished room, Beware of really small lift.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on The Regent Hotel.
It is great to read that although you felt the Hotel was a little tired , the staff and the quality of food more than made up for this for you .I’m also happy that you enjoyed the view from the hotel and your room
We hope to welcome you back to the Regent Hotel in the near future.
Thank you again.
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Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Yet again decided to visit oban,and got booked into regent hotel for the very good price of £48 for two bed n breakfast,.friendly staff as normal,and had requested a room over looking the water as I like photography,this was just an impulse booking and one nights short notice,,we got room 418 top of hotel overlooking the bay excellent room,big spacious ,it was a family room as double bed and single,plenty of coffee tea milk sugar laid on,bathroom and shower ok,found the toilet pan was bit tight to for want of a better word to sit down,as a towel rail was I think in the wrong place,if moved to the other side of wall would be ok.good pint of beer at reasonable price .breakfast in the morning was fine,all the usual fruit juice and cereal.bacon egg sausage tomato plenty toast and very good service,impressed again...p, s no photos of bay due to bad weather ,but that's not the hotels fault ,just Scotland,4 seasons in the hour,

Room Tip: 418 good room
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Montgomery S
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on The Regent Hotel.
It is always nice to read a review from a returning guest and I am happy to know that the team have again supply a service that impressed again .I’m glad you also enjoyed the stunning views from your bedroom.
We hope to welcome you back to the Regent Hotel in the near future.
Thank you again.
Regent Hotel Management and on behalf of the entire team at the Regent
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Property: Regent Hotel
Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PZ, Scotland
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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