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Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AQ Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#16 of 104 in Oban
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Colin and Frances welcome all visitors to their elegant Victorian home combining modern comfort with a relaxing atmosphere. Extensive breakfast menu. Spacious rooms, most with sea views and all en-suite. A real home away from home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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beehoppytoday wrote a review Yesterday
Santa Cruz, California14 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time during our stay and wished we could have stayed longer. The house is in a great location - an easy walk into town. Colin and Frances were great hosts, giving us good restaurant recommendations and making sure we had everything we needed. They also cooked up a great breakfast in the morning with lots of options! We had a little noise from the room directly above us, but not much more than would be expected in a typical B&B. They were also very conscious about COVID and were following all recommendations It's worth it to pay a little more for a room at the front with a view. We rented a room on the side, which was nice and came with a dedicated parking spot, but the views from the house are fabulous.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Book a room at the front with a view. You won't be disappointed
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Julie W wrote a review Sept 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom27 contributions4 helpful votes
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We stayed at Kilchrenan House for four nights. This was our first trip away since lockdown and I had a certain amount of reservation but Frances could not have done more to make our stay safe. There was hand sanitiser at the front door and reception, outside the dining room and in our room. All staff wore masks and guests were also required to do so when leaving their rooms. Everything was extremely clean and we were given sanitised keys in a bag on check in. A huge amount of thought had gone into how to serve breakfast safely with Frances doing all the service herself in a mask and apron to avoid exposing guests to more than one member of staff. Tables were well spaced out and were scrupulously wiped down as were chair seats and backs. We could have porridge with whisky and cream to start breakfast followed by a choice of bacon and eggs, scrambled eggs and smoked salmon or pancake with an array of fresh fruit and tea/coffee toast and juice - an excellent amount of choice given the difficult times under which they are operating. Colin gave us brilliant advice about where to visit and what to look out for and made some great restaurant recommendations. We really enjoyed our trip away and wanted to thank you both for taking such good care. You both remained positive despite the challenging circumstances and the fact that you had already lost three months of business during lockdown.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Saltrams wrote a review Yesterday
Torricella in Sabina, Italy30 contributions34 helpful votes
We are a retired couple (M&F) who stayed 3 nights in May 2022. In fact, we left just 24 hours ago so this review is very fresh. We were charmed by our sojourn and didn’t realise that Frances and Colin are currently constrained by Scotland’s protracted Covid regulations. Frances kept apologising for a breakfast that delighted us; apparently there is usually an extensive buffet as well as the choices of cooked breakfast we were offered. Who wants more than pancakes, berries & yoghurt or a full (really, really full) Scottish breakfast? Unless you need smoked salmon and scrambled eggs of course…and you can have that too! If that Sturgeon woman insists on working to any timetable that frustrates Westminster then Kilchrenan is beating her at her own game. We were fortunate enough to have the lovely room 5, named “Marine”, which isn’t really fair to the other businesses in Oban as we spent too much time in the leather armchairs by the picture windows overlooking the panorama of sea and islands instead of being out doing stuff. They even provide binoculars for examining passing boats & wildlife and close-ups of the businesses of the town that we weren’t visiting. And when it’s time to do necessary routine things like washing, the same view is available from the roll-top bath! (binoculars not advised). We weren’t able to use the communal lounge (see Sturgeon related problems above) but understand it is comfortable and well-liked by guests in peace-time. The other common areas were very well kept (spiffing new tartan carpet adds to the Highland, “Queen Victoria at Balmoral” experience) and the array of thank-you cards sent to Frances from past guests of the world is testimony to her endless friendly helpfulness. Frances and Colin run Kilchrenan as a very special place. Frances is so joyful in her natural element, she’s a real gem and Colin (clearly the “quiet partner”) is the chef for the aforementioned delicious breakfasts. They are currently assisted by an apparently shy young lady who serves the said breakfasts with very quiet competence. I can’t begin to understand the few negative reviews here and suspect they are from Troll Reviewers and travellers who aren’t used to the ways of British guest houses. This isn’t an hotel in the international sense; guest houses and B&Bs don’t have 24h reception, room service and valet parking! If you need that, find a Hilton or similar. Better still, broaden your experience and enjoy the comfort, hospitality and friendliness of Kilchrenan house for a proper Scottish welcome experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Annmarie wrote a review Yesterday
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One of my Favourite places to visit is Oban, Kilchrenan House just makes it better. Always made to feel welcome with the owners, with them offering tips of places to go and eat. The guest house is in a fab location with beautiful views and the rooms are so comfortable and clean. Colin one of the owners makes a mean Breakfast. Thank you Kilchrenan House will be back.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dewayne D wrote a review 24 May
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We stayed in room 5 for two nights the sea view is fantastic. I feel like I stared out the windows for hours. Chef Colin made a perfect breakfast for us both mornings. Thank you Frances and Colin for a perfect few days in Oban.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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US$98 - US$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeOban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kilchrenan House
Which popular attractions are close to Kilchrenan House?
Nearby attractions include Oban War & Peace Museum (0.4 miles), McCaig's Tower (0.6 miles), and Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kilchrenan House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Kilchrenan House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kilchrenan House?
Yes, free parking, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kilchrenan House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Etive Restaurant, Food from Argyll At the Pier, and Coast Restaurant.
Is Kilchrenan House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Oban.
Are there any historical sites close to Kilchrenan House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds (0.5 miles), Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (2.9 miles), and Gylen Castle (4.1 miles).
Does Kilchrenan House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.