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“WELL WORTH A STAY”
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The Ranald Hotel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Great hotel more bistro than boutique. spotless nice linen good shower.Room we had was tiny but great for overnight stay .Staff were delightful would go back in a minute. Perfect for catching ferry or return journey.

Room Tip: if staying for a few days perhaps take a larger room
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Harry F, General Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

I'm delighted to hear that you would consider using us again. I agree that our bijou rooms are quite compact and like you say, generally I recommend that anyone staying longer than a night chooses a standard room.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Nicely situated. The rooms are spotless and the bathroom has a towel warmer. Unfortunately, there is no elevator but the nice young man at the front desk carried our luggage up to our room. Breakfast is also included.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Harry F, General Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

Thank you Joyce for taking the time to share your Ranald experience. We try our best to work around the limited facilities to make sure that our guests enjoy their stay.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

My partner and I stayed for one night with a group of friends on a motorcycle tour.Our room was very nice, but a little small and we found we had one of the larger rooms. A couple of our friends were really unhappy with their room sizes. Hotel was modern, very clean and in a great location a minute from the harbour. Breakfast was not your normal fry up and they served a very good mix a cooked and continental, but very different from what you would expect - excellent.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Harry F, General Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Andy, thanks for sharing your Ranald experience with the rest of the tripadvisor community. We've always aimed to be upfront and honest in everything we do and make sure that the pictures and descriptions of our rooms are not misleading. We are a small, compact metro hotel and have tried to use the space that we have to maximise usable space for our guests. I'm sorry to hear that some of your party were unhappy. I would always advise looking through our website to make sure that The Ranald meets the requirements of any party. That being said, I'm delighted that you found the other aspects of your stay to be excellent.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

My partner and I come to Oban for a weekend break every year. This year, we decided to try a new hotel and we are so glad we did! The Ranald was the perfect hotel for our stay. Staff were super friendly and our room was exactly what we needed. We stayed on the ground floor in a bijou room. It twas clean and modern and the shower was brilliant. The fast (and free!) wifi was an added bonus. Breakfast was great too. We arrived on Saturday and got parked directly outside the hotel. We only had to feed the meter for a couple of hours as it's free after 6pm. The only thing I'd like to see when we come back next year is a full length mirror in the room. If you are planning a trip to Oban - don't go anywhere else!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Harry F, General Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Katie, thank you for taking the time to leave a review of The Ranald on trip advisor. I'm delighted to hear that you had a great time with us. I like room 2 myself, and have stayed in it a few times. I will look into full length mirrors on our next stage of maintenance. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you both again.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Wow. Just returned today from the UK. The first five nights were spent at the Ranald so I could visit my mother who lives in Oban. What a joy this hotel is. Well thought out, they have the details right! A very warm welcome, smaller rooms but very comfortable. WiFi did not work on 2nd floor when we arrived, stuff happens - but they really tried to provide options and we moved to first floor the next morning.

Harry, Alex, the whole team were great. We parked by Tesco - Alex gave great directions, a bit of a drive, but an easy walk back to the hotel.

Hotel is in a GREAT location, and fairly quiet street.

Breakfast was great and I appreciated the little things like "Would of like another pot of coffee?"

GREAT, GREAT, GREAT. I highly recommend to all travelers, well done Harry and team! I will be back.

Room Tip: We stayed in two different rooms - both were just fine.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Harry F, General Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2013

Thank you for the glowing report of The Ranald. I'm delighted that your time with us was memorable for the right reasons! As you both saw, the team here is dedicated to providing a fantastic experience from check in to check out. We look forward to your return!!

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

A delightful boutique hotel. We spent two nights here. The room was beautiful, very clean and comfortable. Although we couldn't eat our evening meals in the hotel we were recommended two restaurants, Cuan Mor and the Waterhouse fish restaurant, both of which were excellent.
Breakfast was very good, served in the communal area, which was also the bar. Spotlessly clean, friendly staff with a high level of customer service.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Harry F, General Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Thank you for leaving such fantastic feedback. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed everything, including our sister restaurants. All our units aim for top notch friendly service.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

This is a nice friendly place not far from anywhere in Oban, really quite central in a quiet little street facing an attractive little river. the staff were excellent as was the " different style" breakfast. The place was really spot on

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Harry F, General Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your Ranald experience. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Additional Information about The Ranald Hotel

Address: 41 Stevenson Street, Oban PA34 5NA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Oban
Price Range: $83 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ranald Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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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