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Raniven Guest House
Ranked #28 of 93 Oban B&B and Inns
Mountlake Terrace, Washington, United States
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

The hosts were friendly and helpful. Room was comfortable. Can't remember the room number, but it was top floor street facing. The city center was within easy walking distance. This guest house has guest laundry available. There is only one pay washer and dryer available. Make sure that you have 1 pound coins available. The wash is reasonable, buy drying is expensive. That is due to the source whether it was electric or gas. I think we did two small loads and spent close to 15 pounds overall. Dry on high instead of permanent press (like we did) if you can. We did laundry again in Edinburgh and cost was comparable.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Edmonds, Washington
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Raniven Guest House is centrally located with just a 5 minute walk to town and the ferry terminal. The proprietors are a friendly young couple. The rooms are average size and the furnishings are functional but there are no wall decorations. The bathroom is small with a telephone booth size shower. The breakfast is buffet style, mostly cold dishes and a couple of heated selections. The rooms on the upper floor have slanted ceilings so watch your head.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2013 via mobile

Very well situated near the town center and all the restaurants (5 mn walk) free parking much appreciated. We had to take a ferry in the morning and were at about 5 mn by car from the ferry terminal. The family room was well equipped with en-suite bathroom. Breakfast was hot buffet and the breakfast room too small to welcome everyone but it's a good value guest house.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Marie D
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syracuse ny
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

We stayed here just one night, but it was perfect! Comfortable (we had the triple room which was quite roomy enough for us), clean, and in a great location for walking to the center of Oban. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Manchester
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

The location of the guest house is perfect as its just 2 minutes walk from the centre of Oban. For the price, we were expecting something much more basic than this - the place has character and is clean and cosy. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and can give you all the advice you need about what to do and see around Oban. It was also handy to have the on site parking. No complaints at all - a fantastic stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Soton
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

Just returned from a trip touring west Scotland.

This is the second time we have stayed at the Raniven and it is everything you want in a B&B.
Friendly hosts, clean and comfortable room, hearty breakfast to start the day and excellent value too.
Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kirkliston
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56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here from Sat 23rd to Mon 25th March. The host Moira was really gave us a warm welcome. We stayed in room 2 which was lovely. Spotlessly clean, bright and very cosy. Bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed a very lazy lie in on the Sunday! Moira was very kind to knock and show us where to help ourselves if we needed more tea/coffee etc. We managed to get down for breakfast on the Monday morning, and it was delicious. You have the choice of cooked breakfast aswell as toast, cereals, fruit, cheeses, juices, tea an coffee - wonderful! We will DEFINITELY be staying here again and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a bit of peace and quiet. Nice Irish pub over the road which we frequented often!!!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Property: Raniven Guest House
Address: No1 Strathaven Terrace | Breadalbane Street, Oban PA34 5PE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #28 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
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Number of rooms: 5
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