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Maridon Guest House
Ranked #44 of 99 Oban B&B and Inns
Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

I was told about Maridon by friends must say they were spot on. Excellent accomodation. I was staying myself for 2 nights and had single room (which i must say was more like a double) en suite and all mod cons available. James was very obliging and chatty. Breakfast is a must....cereal yogurt fruit juice then full cooked breakfast. Would definately stay here again very central excellent value

  • Stayed September 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

We stayed at the Maridon recently on an overnight stop when visiting relations in Oban and catching the early morning ferry to Lochboisdale. Our twin room was very comfortable and clean with a lovely en-suite bathroom. Sadly we missed the highly-reviewed cooked breakfast as we had to leave early but the dining room was open with a well-stocked fridge for those guests like us who had an early start, setting us up for the ferry trip across to South Uist.

James the proprietor is very welcoming and accommodating and even moved his car so we could park in pole position for our early start. The guest house is excellently placed, as well as being close to the train station and ferry to the isles, it's a quick walk to the seafront and the many restaurant options it offers. Excellent value.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Scotland
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Good value for money - friendly and helpful, James made us very welcome. Very good, freshly cooked, breakfast - lots of choice.
We had different twin rooms on two separate nights - although a little small they were nice and clean, bathrooms good size with showers. We were very comfortable. everything you need. Plus a car parking space!
Convenient and close to ferry port - perfect!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Stayed July 2013
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47 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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141 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Property: Maridon Guest House
Address: Dunuaran Road, Oban PA34 4NE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
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Ranked #44 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
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Number of rooms: 8
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