Oban Bay Hotel & Spa
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Catching the ferry across from Skye to Glenelg. Then we go past Glen Garry and views of the loch. We saw Ben Nevis - britains highest mountain, in the first light rain we have had on our tour. We follow the Caledonian canal, visit Fort William and a small museum showing the battle of the macdonalds and the Campbell's at the pass of Glen Coe. …
Have returned from our day on Iona - wonderful. Iona was the centre of Irish Monasticism for four centuries. The Iona Community runs 3 residential centres - 2 on Iona and another on the Isle of Mull. John Bell, songwriter of many hymns used by the UCA, is a member of the Iona Community, and visits the island from time to time. We were on a large ferry by ...
... imagined and alive with small villages of schools churches and pubs.
The ferry across the strait to Iona was small as was the water. Columba's Abbey, much read about by myself, was charming, ancient ... in a setting of magnificence that spoke to me. Jan and I concluded that as non Christians this was wierd but the place was something to behold. We stood on the spot where MacBeth and Duncan were buried. ...
... is going to run out. The tasting was good ... a maritime-style low peat orangey flavoured single malt. Ambled with a rosy glow off to Cuan Mor on the water front for a local pint and home up Jacob's Ladder to roast pork and apples, kale and carrots. From our table we watch the end of day light over the harbour, the near and distant craggy islands, with ferries arriving amidst the rain squalls, spotting clouds, beams of golden light striking any or all of those ...
... a song. Fab views, really comfortable, someone's furnished holiday let. Our host drove us to a restaurant I'd read a review of last night, courtesy of travel advisor, and we had a great meal of Mull scallops and Scottish salmon with a French Malbec. Then a walk home up Jacob's Ladder, 140 steps, and a stroll along the streets at dusk. The map tells me we are less than 100 metres from the Oban whiskey distillery ... destiny awaits. We are home for three nights in our own ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Oban Bay Hotel & Spa
We have always enjoyed staying in this hotel as the staff are so friendly and helpful. Now that it has been refurbished it is even better. The icing on the cake!! We shall be back .
Just stayed at the Oban Bay hotel in Oban.
WOW....having stayed there 12 mnths ago, it was almost unrecognisable.
More like a 4 star than a 3 star, with great rooms, friendly staff & wonderful food.
I hear theres even a hot tub being put in....i will def be back
Great Time and very friendly staff
Enjoyed this Hotel as soon as we entered through its doors, it was welcoming and v/warm, a bonus where it is situated and excellent rooms, views, very clean and quiet away from the main road. The town is only a matter of minutes away and has an excellent assortment of bars and restaurants.
Ferry and rail terminals are adjacent to each other, and well priced for a ferry over to Mull..there are other destinations available.
The entertainment could have been a little better, but with the space alloted to the entainer he did his best. The breakfasts and dinners are good..(book your time for these meals the day before) and just ask for more toast. Enjoy...
Homely and welcoming
We have just returned from a week in the Oban Bay Hotel. I have to say, despite the terrible weather, we were most impressed by the hotel. The room was clean comfortable and more than adequate, the staff were very helpful and friendly, food and restaurant service was first class. The hotel conservatory, which runs the whole length of the building offers an excellent viewing point for the bay. All in all we would highly recommend this lovely hotel, we certainly feel we were well looked after and without a doubt it was certainly excellent value for money.
Great Food, welcoming staff and Spectacular Views
We have stayed here many times (when we can get in) and it really is a lovely, homely hotel with friendly welcoming staff. The food is superb and the hotel is only a spit away from the town and right on the sea front.
The rooms are clean and comfortable and the management is always at hand should you require anything! They even gave us an extra single room next door with a shower to use as our room did not have a shower.
Just a pity they are always full in the summer unless you book early! -Ask the receptionist for a room with a view in the front building before you arrive and your sorted!
Not what we expected from British Trust Hotels. Had to request change of first room offered , very dirty, dark, stank of smoke. No shower faclities in any rooms , so we were informed. Preffered to accept a twin room--slightly cleaner, less "smoky" room. Furniture basic, old, and quite tacky(MFI????). Snail trails in dining room. Disgusting standard of accomodation.
Have to say on whole ---staff were pleasant and food good, But we would never return. Not what one would expect of a so called prestigious Oban Hotel. Very Poor show!!! Have stayedin other British Trust Hotels (not Oban) and they have been excellent--- this one was appaling---dont know how they get away with it!!!
What a view
More than an adequate place to stay. Would have been nice if there had been a shower. Room was neat and clean, and the staff helpful. The food was certainly super.
This is quiet possibly the worst hotel experience I have ever had in the UK. The floor of my room was very dirty and obviously hadn't been vaccuumed for weeks; there was no shower in my ensuite bathroom (something I feel I should have been told when booking); there was no hot water. At all. Not just cold water coming out of the hot tap, but NOTHING coming out of the hot tap. There wasn't even a phone in my room so that I could phone to complain about the absence of a shower and the dirty carpets, The wallpaper had been scribbled on in pen by previous guests (children?); at breakfast, the orange juice was watered down so much it was almost completely tasteless; the Tupperware containers for the cereal were filthy - caked with dirt on the lids; the carpet in the dining room was filthy with what must have been many years worth of grime trodden in. Awful, awful, awful. I would rather sleep in a bus shelter than stay at this hotel again. Avoid at all costs!!!!
Loved the grub+
Stayed here many times--great food; nice rooms---with lovely views from the large bay window in the lounge. pleasant staff.
Disgrace and dirty
We had a holiday at this hotel and found the rooms dirty very dusty and carpets not cleaned or vacumned, and in the dining room there were snail trails along the carpets for th two days of our stay,which in our eyes is not hygenic, there were four in our group and although we did complain the letter was of not comfort to the thought we had of this hotel.