Oban Bay Hotel & Spa

Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, PA34 5AE, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Corran Esplanade, Oban, is near McCaig's Tower, Oban Distillery, Dunstaffnage Castle, and Isle of Kererra.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Oban Bay Hotel & Spa

    Great Hotel


    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 .

    Wonderfully refurbished


    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!

    Never again


    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Oban Bay Hotel & Spa

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Oban

    Day on Mull and Iona

    A travel blog entry by susanoke on Oct 28, 2015

    4 photos

    ... the bars. ( Scots would say 'wee swalla'.) by then it was dark and we couldn't see anything on the drive back to our ferry. It was delayed by half an hour so we were a tired bunch when we got back to the mainland, and hungry. 8 of us went together to eat, beer and lamb shank restored me, but we didn't get back to our accommodation until after 10. So, that was yesterday. Leaving Oban this morning. Time for ...

    Day out to the Isle of Mull

    A travel blog entry by mausa55 on Aug 04, 2015

    3 comments, 7 photos

    Well today we we ere supposed to go via ferry to the Isle of Mull and then on to the Isle of Iona, however the weather had other ideas. A very windy day meant we only got to Mull and then went to a lovely town on the island called Tobermory. We then got a great trip to Duart castle. We even got to meet the clan leader that owns it.. Sir Laclan ...

    High in the Highlands

    A travel blog entry by efrohoff on Jun 23, 2014

    3 photos

    ... br> The people are so friendly, but we 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 we had ever heard. Chris had a really hard time trying to understand him and Elizabeth understood ...

    New Zealand - Day Nine - Funky Junk, Rocky Trees

    A travel blog entry by rathouse on Feb 06, 2014

    2 comments, 8 photos

    ... chattering teeth to a jerry can drum, an electric toothbrush and a ringing telephone. I could have stayed and played for hours. Sadly, we had to move on. Next stop was to a beach at Curio Bay. At low tide the beach exposes a petrified forest from the Jurassic age. This is fascinating, 170 million years ago a flood in the area killed the trees which gradually sank in the mud and were fossilized. Wave action has gradually re-exposed the forest. Whole rocky tree trunks can be ...

    Exploring Oban

    A travel blog entry by bhower66 on Jun 27, 2013

    18 photos

    ... We were glad we took the hike up and saw it. We saw a beautiful view of Oban and then had even a bigger adventure on the way back.
    As we walked back we came across a sports center or health club and as we walked a little further we saw some people bowling at the Oban bowling club. This is not the american version of bowling it is really Boche ball. It is ...