The Palace Hotel is a family run place above a shop, fronting the harbour. It's attraction for me was its proximity to the railway station. I was greeted warmly on arrival, to the point I didn't need to say who I was. Granted, I'd rung earlier to let them know I'd be arriving by train and it was going to be a bit late in the evening, so I guess that was the clue when a lone Englishman presented himself on their doorstep!
I think I was the only guest in residence as once I'd been given my room key I neither saw nor heard another soul. Combined with the effects of a long journey leaving me not feeling like going out and exploring Oban's bright lights and nightlife, the end result was a very quiet evening.
The room was at the back of the hotel, though that meant I had a view of McCaig's Tower up on the hillside above the town. Everything was spotlessly clean and both the room and the residents' lounge have every facility you'd reasonably expect in an establishment of this nature. Wish I'd thought to ask for the WiFi password before the proprietress disappeared into her quarters, though!
Perhaps the highlight of the stay, in a bizarre way, was getting up for the loo at four in the morning and looking out at the early dawn light illuminating the tower.
Refreshed and revived by the decent shower, I was on my way in the morning, reflecting on an excellent choice to stay at the Palace Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Palace Hotel is a small family run hotel with traditional decor.It is a purpose built hotel dating from around 1905. Where ever possible be have tried to retain the original features of the building.There is a feature staircase and unfortunately no lift. The bar/dining room and reception are on the first floor while most of the guest accommodation is on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors.located in the centre of Oban overlooking Oban Bay. We offer a choice of rooms from a small single to a family room for 2 adults and 2 children. The recently added lounge bar offers stunning views over Oban bay. Light meals are available and booking is required for dinner. Wifi available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Palace Hotel Oban, Scotland