Oban Bay Hotel & Spa
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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.
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... keying in on Clan McDonald. It was interesting, but a little early for me, and I only gave the displays a cursory glance. Shortly down the road we arrived at the ferry at Armadale for our crossing of the Sound of Sleat. We had to disembark from the bus and sit in the lounge area of the ferry until we arrived on the other side. We sat with Grahame and his wife, Alison on the ferry for the 20 minute ride. We then had to board the ...
... grab the top of Rhianwyn's rucksack and drag her up, hopping that he wouldn't loose his grip or fall in himself. It worked and with a scary few minutes behind us we made our way back up to the path. Rob Roy was an infamous cattle rustler/outlaw and among his many deeds kidnapped young girls from wealthy family's and took them to this cave until he was paid the ransom. He received a pardon in 1727 but a cousin, who forced one ...
... Next stop was Inverlochy Castle, a ruined castle that has not been hardly touched since the Wars of Independence. Had a chance to walk around the castle. Next stop was the Glennfinnan Viaduct, which is better known as the bridge from Harry Potter. We actually got there at 2.40 and the train (the Jacobite) was due to go over the bridge just after 3 so we decided to stay and watch for it. The view point was up a bit of a hill but gave a great view of the bridge and the train ...
... The people are so friendly, but I have to admit, the faster they talk the more it sounds like a foreign language. The Scottish accent is particularly difficult to decipher at times. Last night we took a cab back to the hotel rather than walk and the cabbie was definitely speaking English; but it didn't sound like any English I had ever heard. Chris had a really hard time trying to understand him and I understood ...
... which is covered by the most delicious lichen. Looking ahead you can see the castle ruins, looking back you have a vista of the town of Oban. The funny thing is that I only found out about it by accident, it's hardly mentioned in most of the guides. Anywhere else and it would be big news but not here. There have been McDougals here since 1164 although the castle was in existence a couple of hundred years previous to that as the seat of the King of Dalriada. You ...