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The Old Manse Guest House
Ranked #14 of 94 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 22, 2013

2 night stay in September in this Elegant B&B. The panoramic view from our window was stunning.The extras that were provided in the room made it a bit more special i.e. the fluffy thick white towels, door stopper with a puffin on it, Binoculars,sherry and plenty tea and coffee with shortbread and not forgetting 'Oor Willie and the broons' also the tartan hot water bottle in the drawer.The Breakfast consisted of a wide variety of locally sourced foods.Simon and Anna could not be more welcoming and were very knowledgeable of places to visit especially off the usual tourist tract. quiet and ideally located 5 minutes from town center. We would highly recommend this B&B and we will be returning for further stays.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed for two nights back in August. Simon and Anna couldn't have been more welcoming and did everything they could to make our stay the best it could be. When the taxi didn't show to take us to the restaurant Simon came out and gave us a lift. They went well beyond the call of duty. I would highly recommend staying here. The rooms are lovely and clean and the breakfast is great. It's just a short walk into town and the views from the room are stunning. If you are going to Oban this is THE place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed in Oban for two nights and had excellent accommodations at the Old Manse. Simon was very welcoming and gave us recommendations for dinner, which he followed up by making reservations for us. The B&B is only a few minutes from downtown and the distillery, and the walk back up the hill after a big dinner is actually welcome. The breakfast was excellent and the shower was a welcome surprise after the trickle we had dealt with in our previous location. Simon also made a recommendation for us to check out Kilmartin during the day and we had an excellent time there walking among the stone circles. All in all we had a perfect time in Oban, and the Old Manse was a big part of that.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Old Manse House is less than ten minutes walk from the sea, with a wide view on Oban’s harbour.
We received a double room (although we were only two), very comfortable and wide: only bathroom needs a bit of modernization. Simon was a very kind and professional host: we had one morning to leave very early, and he gave us a take away breakfast. Normal breakfast too is very good, with a big choice of hot plates. All the house is tidy and very quiet. Warmly recommended. N.B.: booking through Direct Rooms has a fee

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pitea59
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed only one night at the Old Manse as we were visiting Oban for the Argyllshire gathering. It's handy to the town centre with off road parking and, as it sits on a hill, has wonderful views of the bay and islands. Our room was quite dated in its decor but was clean and comfortable, although some decent pillows wouldn't go astray. The banana pancakes were delicious. Overall, our stay at the Old Manse was more than satisfactory.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We spent a wonderful two days as part of our 47th wedding anniversary celebrations in this beautiful house. Simon and Anna were superb hosts, so friendly and accommodating, especially in catering for my wife's gluten free diet.
The room was special, with a wonderful view across the sea to Mull. The garden is so quiet and restful and was a boon in the glorious weather. We certainly 'dined liked kings' with the superb breakfasts served up by Anna. We certainly would recommend the Old Manse to anyone wanting to visit Oban.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

My husband and I had a marvelous stay here in May. The location is great, easy walk to the local shops, restaurants, etc. We had an ideal weekend stay and only wished we could have had another day or 2 to enjoy more of Simon and Anna's hospitality. They truly know how to make guests feel welcome and appreciated. I can't say enough good things about Simon. He was so helpful in his restaurant recommendations and we were never disappointed. He made every effort to ensure we were able to get to our train on time when we had to leave. This is a lovely place to call home on your vacation and there are fun excursions from Oban to other nearby sites. I would stay again if I have another chance to travel to Scotland.

Janice & Grant

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: The Old Manse Dalriach Road, Oban PA34 5JE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range: $118 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Manse Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fine victorian villa in its own beautiful grounds which has been lovingly restored to provide first class bed and breakfast accomodation. Stunning sea views, peaceful gardens and only 2 minutes from town.Off road parking for all. Free Wi-fi. Freshly cooked breakfast from a varied menu from porridge and pancakes to fish and full Scottish; we are happy to cater for all diets. Nothing is too much trouble to help you enjoy a relaxing break. ... more   less 
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