We found this hotel via the web as we had to stay in Oban for one night due to the ferry from Colonsay arriving after 22.15. It is an easy walk from the ferry - approx 5 mins depending on the amount of luggage you are carrying! I had forewarned the hotel we would be arriving late and we had an excellent welcome from the manager. The room was very 'bijou' - just add two bags and 2 back packs and it was full!
The room had been kindly warmed but unfortunatly it really was boiling so we opened the window whilst we had a welcome drink in the bar. The one downside is the lovely quiet road in front of the hotel was not so quiet. We heard a lot of groups of people returning seperately from the Oban high life (?!) shouting and swearing and generally seeming to want to annoy everyone with their high spirits on a Sunday night/Monday morning. Eventually at 02.00 we managed to shut the window (it is difficult when you are sleepy, even though there are instructions left in the room) and went back to sleep. It might be worth trying to get a room at the back. Despite this one inconvenience it was a good stay and exactly what we needed from a nice clean hotel made even better by the very imaginative breakfast.
We parked at the leisure centre whilst on our island holiday - as per the Tourist Information recommendations. It is just 10 minutes walk away from the hotel plus it is free and was safe for our car.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oban's only purpose built hotel in decades, ushering in a new era ofmodernity whilst keeping a distinctive local flavour. Add the passion, warmth and dedication of Hayley's team and The Ranald experience was born.Our metro hotel is set in the heart of Oban's Victorian architecture and located just off the main esplanade. We are just a couple of minutes walk from both the Calmac Ferry Terminal and Oban Train StationOur vision at The Ranald was to bring you affordable luxury. Our range of 17 ensuite guest rooms have sumptuous king sized beds, fluffy duck down pillows, flat screen TV's, i-Phone docking stations and complimentary wifi throughout the hotel. Enjoy a relaxing drink in our contemporary lounge bar, perfect for before or after sampling Oban's fine choice of restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ranald Hotel Oban, Scotland