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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Travel Blogs from Oban
Drove across bridge from Loch Leven to a Scottish Episcopal Church & cemetery. Returned back over the bridge & continued north. Very foggy before Spean Bridge. Lots of ferns, blackberries, motorcyclists, cyclists & roadworks. Just outside of Spean Bridge we stopped at the Commando Memorial. Continued to Fort Augustus where there were way too many tourists. A couple walking up the Loch with their boat. Quite warm. 20p to have a pee! Shirl was ...
... brought us an early start and we caught the 7:00 ferry from Oban to the Isle of Mull where we drove a solid hour west to catch another ferry to the tiny Isle of Iona. Only 3 miles long and 1 mile wide, Iona packs a lot of fantastic scenery into a tiny place! It is famous for being the place where St. Columba arrived in 523 bringing Christianity from Ireland to Scotland. One of the big draws on Iona is ...
Paul Kelly once sang, "from st kilda to kings cross, 13 hours on a bus". We had that ringing through our heads as we set ourselves for 22 hours on the move! (+ 4 hour stop over in London) Sadly we had to say goodbye to Lizzie, Ollie and Archie ...
... is true for bathroom plumbing, even in the same country. Levers, dials, knobs, sometimes in combination, for temperature, shower, etc. Dan usually tries it out and explains it to me, but I was up first and twisted the wrong knob that held the shower head up, so we had to have handheld showers, since we couldn't reassemble it. :( Oban is the largest town in this area of the Scottish coast, 8500 officially, but thousands of tourists go through ...
... through the Grounds of the castle it was a pleasant walk and the view of the front of the castle when you got to the main Gates was great. I was surprised when we got in that they allowed Photo,s as most stately homes are afraid of Photo's as it lets the criminal element know what's on display and where, but over all both the Castle and the Gaol were well worth a visit.
We headed back into Oban and had dinner then bed as we are back to Dundee and then London so ...