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... out the other side to get to the McDonald Hotel at around 13:00, only to find that it is closed during the day and only opened at 15:00 for check in. I guess it's back into town for something to eat. I Walked back in to town and stopped in the 'Tailrace' pub and met up with Richard and the 2 Belgian guys. They set of 45 minutes before Richard and he caught them up just as they arrived into town. He has a fast pace, but he does have long legs. ...
... Bridge of Orchy the path carries on up into the woods and around the side of Marn Carraigh and although only at a height of just over a 1000 ft it's still a bit of a slog up. once at the top and through the trees three are amazing views everywhere.
Coming down the other side towards Inveroran, and the views get even better. There is a large loch down on this side and as I approach I can see how calm and mirror like the loch is. I tack a couple of photos ...
... for lunch where I was greeted by a nosey Robin who enjoyed sharing my sandwich with me. Although I thought the £6.95 for a packed lunch was very steep, the roast chicken sandwich was packed full of chicken and also lettuce which I discarded very quickly, even the Robin didn't want it! LOL Guess what? It's raining again and it's not very nice walking around in this weather. The only good thing about it is that I was warm enough and my new gear was ...
... in my feet :-(. Hopefully the pain killers will kick in and I'll be OK, I'll have to be as I have another 11 or so miles to go. The high path has now joined the lower path and I am once again walking along the shores of Loch Lomand. There's a song there and I don't know the words, but I did manage to make up my own while I was walking along in the rain. I can't type my version on here ;-) A further 3 miles in and I get to Inversnaid and the huge Inversnaid ...
... still looking at me and the car behind him is coming too. " I've got right of way". Till I hear "STOP, GIVE WAY! , GIVE WAY". I hit the brakes and pull up, the other guy just looking at me.thinking I was an idiot. I look up and sure enough there are give way signs on this roundabout. " Didn't you see the give way signs" Ah no because I'M ON A ROUNDABOUT. Who puts give way signs in the middle of a roundabout? The Scottish that's who. So Karlyn does give good advice ...
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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.
Avoid this hotel like the plague!!
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.