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“Beautiful room, great view” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Barriemore Guest House
Ranked #4 of 99 Oban B&B and Inns
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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73 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Beautiful room, great view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was a real treat: huge room, nicely decorated, great view and a bottle of cherry .
The owners of this family-run hotel were both kind and helpful.
As wedon't eat meat in the morning we asked for some fresh vegetables and they kindly prepared that for us.

Room Tip: Our first floor sea-view room was just perfect
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We were traveling in Scotland and arrived in Oban without reservations for a place to stay for the night. Since there are many B & B's and hotels in this town, we consider ourselves very lucky to have stopped first at The Barriemore Guest House. We were warmly greeted by the owner, Jan, and offered a choice of rooms in which to stay. The location of this Guest House is at the end of town and directly across the street from the water so we chose the room on the ground floor on the front of the house with a beautiful view of the water. It was a lovely, spacious room which was very comfortable. The amenities in the room were very nice, including a decanter of sherry to enjoy as well as cookies. The breakfast was wonderful with a nice selection of cereals and fruit as well as a choice of cooked breakfast items. Jan also gave us very good recommendations for dinner and we had a fabulous seafood meal at Ee usk, which is a close and enjoyable walk from the Barriemore.

Room Tip: Our room on the ground floor facing the water was wonderful.....very spacious and with a great view...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Scottish Borders
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240 reviews
109 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

As a registered Tourist Guide and Tour Agent I am lucky enough to be able to stay in some of the best places in the country and The Barriemore ticks all the boxes and more. Firstly a warm welcome from the owners Mark and Jan or their manager Sue. You know you are going to be staying in quality accommodation from the moment you walk through the door, with the Black Watch tartan carpet under your feet is thick and very good quality. My room was on the first floor with outstanding views over the water.Two huge windows and there were two very comfortable chairs to relax and watch the boats coming and going and the ever changing evening skies. The room was very spacious and was the en-suite bathroom with its soft fluffy towels and lovely toiletries. I was amazed at the 'wooden' television- a very modern TV in a wooden surround which matched the rest of the furniture perfectly. A well stocked refreshment tray. Although it was great to have the TV, the views over the water were more worth watching from the comfort of the armchair or the bed.
The breakfast room is spacious with a well laid out buffet. Plenty of choice to suit anyone and a good selection of other dishes made to order including daily specials like scrambled egg and smoked salmon or pancakes and syrup with bacon and eggs, or kippers. An excellent start to the day.
Every room has a guaranteed parking space which is fantastic in a busy town like Oban. You are only a short stroll from a good selection of restaurants or try a delicious fish supper from one of the local fish and chip shops.
This guest house is a perfect place to explore the local area or venture over the water to visit the islands of Mull and Iona, as the ferry terminal is only a few minutes away.They also have ground floor rooms which are suitable for those with mobility difficulties.A stay at the Barriemore is very relaxing and enjoyable in every way.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sea view if possible.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

We had a great weekend in Oban and the Barrimore was a wonderful place to stay. A warm welcome for all and my parent both in their 80,s felt at home. Lovely breakfast i will return next year. I stayed in the suite and the views were stunning.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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preston
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50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed for one night at the Barriemore Guest House, its a lovely welcoming place at the far end of Oban with superb views of the islands & the ferries on their way to Mull.
We had a spacious en suite room at the top of the house with sea views from the side window, the room had recently been decorated & was very comfortable with a TV & free wifi - the decanter of sherry certainly helped us unwind after our long journey !!
The staff are helpful & friendly giving advice on good places to eat & where to visit, its a pleasant 10 minute walk into town - I would suggest a trip up to McCaigs tower (he also built Barriemore House) fantastic views of the whole of Oban & out to sea, If you cross the road from the guest house & walk to your right you can see Dunollie Castle & beautiful sea views including a lighthouse (in the distance)
The cooked breakfast set us up for the next leg of our journey - delicious.
If I was to return to Oban I would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sea view
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had the family suite. It's good value for what it is but with a few tweaks it could be much better. The carpet has seen better days and the bathroom needs refreshing. A little fridge in the living room would be a great addition so you could have fresh milk for tea or chill drinks. The owners are lovely and very helpful and the breakfast was great

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Northern California
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Having only spent an overnight, this is the perfect spot to rest up and enjoy Oban's history. Rooms were comfortable and quite large, and gave the feeling that I was waiting for someone who had been out to sea.. Much history must have taken place here. Definitely the place to experience Oban

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CherzS
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Property: Barriemore Guest House
Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AQ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #4 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barriemore Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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