The Oban Caledonian Hotel

Address: Station Square, Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, PA34 5RT, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Station Square, Oban, is near McCaig's Tower, Oban Distillery, Dunstaffnage Castle, and Isle of Kererra.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Oban Caledonian Hotel

Warm and friendly


Booked a family room. Plenty of space for a large double and two singles. Very clean throughout with excellent food. Lovely views (through the mist!!)

Great hotel for using Oban to visit the islands as the ferry port is very near but nicely out of sight.

Good value for money!!

Recently refurbished with quality decoration. Also try their sister hotel...Isles of Glencoe hotel.

Great place!


I thought the Caledonian was a first class hotel. Nice breakfast buffet. Centrally located by the water and shopping. Great view of the water. I would definitely stay there again.

Ocean view


definately the best caley hotel in the land, back soon



The hotel was satisfactory - not great not awful. The staff were friendly, my room was okay, breakfast was good, the price a little high (75 for a small single room with a single bed off season). Overall fine but not memorable.



The room was nice and clean and the staff were friendly more for older people though as the entertainment aimed at the older generation !



We stayed at this hotel 14th through 17th Sept.2004 and founf the staff to be delightful,very friendly and helpful.The rooms were a bit tired,but very clean and a very nice bathroom.The restaurent staff were great and the food was wonderful.We are very fussy people and it takes a lot for us to be this generous with our praise.Would definitely stay there again.Again I point out especially to Americans the hotel is old and the decor could be improved greatly.The views are wonderful and the location for trains,boats,buses,can not be beat.

I'll be back!


After visiting the Oban Caledonian Hotel this year, I would highly recommend this hotel to any visitors to Scotland. Although I'm originally from Scotland, I have just recently had the opportunity to spend time in the north west of Scotland. The friendly atmosphere created by staff at the Oban, certainly made my trip more memorable and enjoyable.

It was great to stay in a clean, well equipped room where the views from the window were stunning. I was also able to sit in the lounge bar and have a few drinks after I'd finished sightseeing. Most enjoyable was the restaurant food - reasonably priced and well presented. Breakfast was an array of fresh food and was a fabulous start to the day.

I've promised myself to stay longer next time and will definitely use this hotel again - Thanks Oban Caledonian for a stay to remember!

Loved the ambience


I visited the Oban Caledonian Hotel in late August and found the staff extremely friendly and helpful. The bar facilities were relaxing and the restaurant meal was sumptious and well priced. I really enjoyed the buffet breakfast - food was fresh and plentiful and fuelled me for the days sightseeing ahead. The view from my room window was exquisite and I managed to take some fabulous photos. I would love to return next year and see a bit more of the beautiful surrounding area.

A Very Disappointing, Expensive Stay


We decided to push the boat out for a family celebration by staying in what is reputedly the best hotel in Oban. The day before our stay the hotel quoted 100 per person per night for a standard room. I thought this was extortionate so I booked the same room for 65 pppn on We paid a premium rooms with an 'Ocean View'. The sea could be viewed but only by standing at the window, the bottom of which was at chest height. Also visible were cigarette ends and weeds in the gutters. The nice room shown on the website is misleading as the rooms we had bore no resemblance to that on the website. Marked wallpaper, stained carpets and broken light fittings were standard.

The buffet continental breakfast consisted of one dinner plate with two types of cold meat and another with heat sealed cheese fingers.

The service was awful, too few staff and those there in need of training. We joked about Fawlty Towers being a more apt name.

It certainly was not worth the money we paid. We will return to Oban but not to the Caledonian.

In my opinion it does not deserve the 4* rating.

Very Nice


Very nice. We arrived late in Oban, around 11pm looking for somewhere to stay. We managed to get a double room for 25 pp inc breakfast, what a deal! Room was large and bathroom clean with good facilities. The bar was well stocked but a little pricey. The breakfast was stunning! Dont book ahead, just arrive. Only workout of season

TripAdvisor Reviews The Oban Caledonian Hotel

3.00 of 5 stars Good

Travel Blogs from Oban

Scotland 2

A travel blog entry by colleengeoff on Sep 05, 2014

1 photo

... We'll we didn't miss it & we got on the right one so all in all. Very successful! The trip up was very pretty. Lots of lochs. We walked down to the town & I had fish & chips -the pensioner special and I still couldn't eat it all. Off to Iona ...

Heading west

A travel blog entry by mcffamily on Jul 13, 2014

1 comment, 28 photos

... is a nice change from the past three nights. Oban is a pretty little coastal village- it felt a little like I was in a scene from Doc Martin (though I believe that is filmed in Cornwall). I went wandering alone while everyone else rested. We then had dinner down on the wharf where we will catch the ferry to the Isle of Mull tomorrow. We are more than halfway through our trip - home seems very far away, but we'll be back there soon enough :-)    ...

The Highlands of Scotland

A travel blog entry by mcopeland on Aug 22, 2013

2 comments, 7 photos

... saw his childhood friend, Hamish. He was tossing a huge stone. Well, they still do that, and lots of other competitions – races, Highland fling competitions, lots of bag piping, tug-of-wars, as well as lots of food, crafts and displays. And they do this big telephone pole thingy (called a caber) where a guy picks it up and tries to flip it over end-to-end. These were really big guys. ...


A travel blog entry by paddyo11 on May 08, 2013

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Didn't get much sleep last night, noise and jolting of the train made it very difficult. Pushed bike through Glasgow city centre to Queen St station and caught the train (just) to Oban. Of course it started to rain just after I got off the train, ...

Oban to Inveraray to Glasgow

A travel blog entry by bluehighwayspa on Jun 04, 2011

11 photos

Enjoy the wonderful view & sunny skies from our room one last morning with coffee & a biscuit. B&B had lovely tea & coffee tray in the room. Had great porridge for breakfast. Morven came out into the parking area as we loaded the car to say good bye! Left at 9:20 AM & the clouds have rolled in. There's some kind of bicycle race /ride on A85 - these people are pedalling up & ...

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