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Maridon Guest House
Ranked #40 of 93 Oban B&B and Inns
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Great location for island trips”
Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We have chosen this guest house because of its location just next to the ferry. If you plan to enjoy some islands trips this is really perfect place, just 5 minutes walk to ferry terminal. Double room was smaller but en suite with everything you need. Breakfast just perfect!! If visiting Oban again, would definitely stay again.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We were travelling without a car and stayed here because it was near the station and ferry terminal. We had a room at the front with a side view of the sea, and a small ensuite. The room was a bit crowded with a rather large armchair, but it was clean and comfortable.

We had a good cooked breakfast the first morning, although the second morning we were leaving too early for the cooked main course. However, everything else was available, including tea and coffee, and yogurt and fresh strawberries, cereal, toast, etc; this was better than we expected and the owner was very helpful at all times.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I was a little nervous since there aren't really any pictures, but the place was everything I needed and more. Cute and cozy little room. En suite bathroom. Delicious and unexpectedly huge English breakfast in the morning. Very nice proprietor who was always cheerful and willing to help. The perfect stay for my time in Oban and exploring the Highlands. Right near the center of town to boot.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Scotland
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Booked the Maridon for a couple of nights. Owner had warned that the only room he had left was a small double but it was absolutely fine. Nice and clean with ensuite, TV, tea, coffee etc. Even a view up to McCaigs Tower. the Cathedral and the sea. Breakfast was enormous! Fresh strawberries, bananas, oranges, yoghurts, cereal and a good choice of cooked breakfast - the black pudding was yummy!

The B&B is literally about 4-5 minutes walk from the ferry so ideally positioned. Parking was right outside the house.

We would definitely recommend this guest house - and we will be back!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Eastbourne, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

My parents and I had a very nice stay here earlier this month. Both rooms were modern and clean, with a nice level of decor, and plenty of television channels to watch. What is also a plus is that free wi-fi is provided also, which is really nice.

But the most special thing about staying here is the breakfast. I will write here what we told the gentleman at the time. I've eaten breakfasts in a lot of places over the years, and this has to be one of the best I've ever had. No grease, delicious sausages, perfect scrambled eggs, and I guarantee the tastiest and best prepared black pudding that you will ever eat

With off street parking, it's closeness to the ferry terminal, and a five minute walk into the center of Oban, this is the perfect place to stay whilst in town

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

My wife and I stayed for a week and found it a beautiful guest house. Our hosts were fantastic, the rooms were a very good size and alway spotless and perfectly clean. The breakfasts were great with plenty of choice and the owners always ready to help serve what you wanted. The guest house is in easy walking distance to Oban town centre and right beside the ferry port for crossing to Mull etc. My wife and I were very pleased and would like to thanks the Douglas' for a wonderful stay. We would book again and recommend to anyone to stay at Maridon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Logan, Utah
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Maridon House is clean, cheery place very conveniently located -- 2 minutes walk from the ferry or train and 2 minutes from downtown. The owners, James and Claire, are delightful, very friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to get us a good breakfast even when we had to leave super early to catch a ferry. In many ways, an ideal, well-priced place.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Maridon Guest House
Address: Dunuaran Road, Oban PA34 4NE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
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Ranked #40 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
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Number of rooms: 8
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