Palace hotel oban,very typical of family run hotel,loved the theme of horse eventing.great view of the harbour from our bedroom,it's an international ferry port,so don't expect it to be quiet.as for lack of lift ,we've never stayed in a hotel with a lift.staff very pleasant,don't forget English May not be there first language ,your in / near the outer hebrides.most bad reviews are made by foreign visitors as there standards are different from ours
kathy from isle of south uist
Located on the main street of the city on a road which easily takes you to well visited nearby cities, The Palace Hotel …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
I loved this hotel! It is family owned and operated, and it shows! The room was small, but exceptionally clean and with all of the amenities of a four or five star facility. The bar is wonderful. The staff is extremely welcoming. I would go back in a second! And the location is the best in Oban!
Stands in Oban center near the ferry terminal ideal for visiting the Scottish Highlands as well as the Isles of Mull and …More
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
We visit Oban around three times a year and always stay in the Oyster Inn. Weather not grea on the Saturday but glorious on the Sunday morning whilst we sat having breakfast looking out over Loch Etive.
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