double room ok for size but furniture damaged surfaces waterdamaged and veneer chipped off on bedside tables.Bathroom had a tiny bath with a stepped seat which looked like a disabled bath. Window frame rotted and dirty. Bar meal passable, just. very dissapointing overall.Breakfast buffet not great , cold meats dried out and stale looking . croissants hard and stale.
freelance40 from scotland
Originally built around 1882 The Oban Caledonian Hotel is situated in the centre of Oban amidst spectacular Scottish …More
"Outstanding hotel, despite needing minor upgrades"
The location is excellent. It is about 20 minutes walk or a short cheap taxi ride to the ferry terminal and the railway station if you are using Oban as a centre for visiting the highlands and islands. The staff are helpful and courteous. The full Scottish breakfasts are outstanding, the bar meals are good, and the restaurant, though quite pricey, more or less lives up to its pretensions. The Jacuzzi bath in our room, which I think was standard in all, was a nice feature.
Access to the annex at the back, where most of the rooms are, is awkward; there are 14 stairs before reaching a corridor that leads to the lift, and a number of fire doors to negotiate. This could be a serious obstacle for anyone with mobility problems.
Soundproofing needs to be improved; the walls and floors in the annex were excellent transmitters of footsteps, creaks and plumbing noises, and at the front door is a notice asking people not to talk outside the door late at night because it disturbs the guests.
Despite those quibbles, I would go back there again.
Chris from Chevy Chase, MD
The Queens Hotel in Oban is housed in a former Victorian villa located close to the Esplanade and boasting magnificent views …More
My wife and I spent 10 days traveling around Scotland staying at smaller Inns and B&Bs. Blarcreen house was the most spacious stay we had. The house is older but inside you can't tell unlike other places we experienced. It is very clean and well kept. The owners are extremely welcoming and helpful. They made dinner suggestions and reserved a table for us there. The shortbread cake upon arrival was absolutely the best we had. I would recommend this stay to anybody looking to get away from people and spend some time out in the country (it really is a drive away from main roads).
Blarcreen House is an elegant granite-built Victorian mansion, which stands on the shores of Loch Etive in historical …More
We had a lovely stay here. Superior room on 4th floor overlooking the bay. Nice size room and very clean. Had a drink in the lounge which overlooked the square. Breakfast was very good, everything you could want. I would recommend this hotel and would return again.
sue from glasgow
Stands in Oban center near the ferry terminal ideal for visiting the Scottish Highlands as well as the Isles of Mull and …More
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