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Corriemar Guest House
Ranked #56 of 94 Oban B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Paid £50 per person per night (3 people). The most expensive guest house/b&b I have ever paid. I booked room 7 (sea view) and the landlady changed it to room 8 (no view). We stayed with another couple....their room got changed too (and she WANTED to charge them more too than the original price agreed). Room was clean but dated. Old fashioned decor and features, but nice. Bed was very comfy. Breakfast was all you can eat served by foreigners who spoke very little English (not that it caused any problems). When paying for our stay the landlady asked for £310 instead of £300. I corrected her.

Room Tip: You made be telephoned several times leading up to your stay by the landlady, asking the same questi...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Tony J
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donra, Owner at Corriemar Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

We are very sorry the guests appear not to have enjoyed their stay. Our team are not all "foreigners" as intimated, in fact on the first morning of their stay they were served by my wife who is Scottish.The team members who are foreign can certainly understand many of the different languages spoken by our visitors from the EU, which is beneficial and also those from further afield.
The guests came along in the morning to the house prior to their trip to the islands, they informed us they would be arriving back between 22:00 and 23:00 hours the following night.
They were shown the rooms that morning that they would be getting when they arrived. The couple who were booked for the standard double declined the offer of a seaview double and settled for a standard double as per origional booking. The triple were shown their room with the kingsize poster bed, single bed and ensuite bath and shower.
At no time did the the "spokesman" say he was not happy with the room allocated to him and the room he alludes to was not available and was not suitable for his party as it is for four to five persons.
At the end of the day we are responsible for the room allocations and they were shown the rooms they would be getting, there was nothing disorganised at any point.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Enjoyed our stay here in july ,made all the better for the lovely weather and room ,facing the sea.
Was offered an upgrade of room for a bit extra when we arrived and was very glad we did.
Furnishings a bit fussy and not really to my style ,dust collectors ,though didn't see any dust !
Breakfast was not a relaxed meal ,though, everything a bit to slick ,our hot part arrived well before we were finished our flakes .quality good apart from bread /toast .would have preferred good brown bread or rolls .
Owner was pleasant and knowledgeable about the areas to go to . Will come again !

Room Tip: Room with a view worth the extra!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Arriving on a beautiful weekend, we had stopped at several Guest Houses and hotels looking for a place to stay with no luck. We were so happy when there was one room left at the Corriemar. Our room was on the top floor without a seaview, but we were thankful to find a place. The house is within walking distance of everything and overlooks the water. Billy and Sandy Russell were wonderful hosts. My husband left his favorite hat behind. When we e-mailed them from home, they sent it to us. The breakfast was the best we had in Scotland. I loved the fishcakes. When we left, Billy gave us great directions to get to Dumfries. We look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank sharon g
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

I booked rooms for my family, 3 rooms total, there were 7 of us and paid a little extra for the rooms with the ocean view, and what a view. It was worth the extra money. The rooms were very nice and clean and nicely decorated, the whole Bed and Breakfast was well kept. the breakfast was great and the owners were very friendly. I would highly recommend this Bed And Breakfast to anyone visiting the Oban area. it is a nice little port town and many great eating places within walking distance. thanks again to Bill and his wife for making our stay a very memorable experience. Brad Mabey Salt lake city Utah, USA

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Brad303
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

There were seven of us in our group, occupying 3 rooms. It was so relaxing to sit by our bay window watching the ships sail in and out of the harbor as the sun set. Private quiet location, yet within walking distance to the main part of town. Hosts were wonderful and gave us a great dinner recommendation. The inn provided a nice breakfast the next morning. All seven of us had only one regret--we couldn't stay longer! P. Webb, Utah, USA

Room Tip: Pay the little extra for an ocean view.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

The room had a beautiful view over the water, and was full of interesting artefacts from all over the world - the proprietor is well travelled! The breakfast menu provides a good choice of food - not just the standard full Scottish breakfast, and the food was excellent - I particularly enjoyed the fish cakes with sweet and hot sauce.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank TimJDL
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We arrived in Oban with no accommodation prebooked and came across this wee gem right on the waterfront! We originally booked for one night but upon seeing the room we had to stay for two! Sandra and Billy were so accommodating and friendly with excellent organisation. Spotlessly clean, extremly comfortable and award winning breakfast service, we felt right at home. HIGHLY recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank HannahBeeNZ
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Additional Information about Corriemar Guest House

Address: 6 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AQ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range: $122 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Corriemar Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly positioned on Oban's Sea front, Corriemar House is an outstanding Guest House with panoramic views across the sea. Our 14 spacious guest rooms are individually designed, each offering something different, be it a grand Four Poster or a Super King size room with full views across Oban bay. Parking and Wifi is complimentary at Corriemar. ... more   less 
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