I spent a relatively short time at this B&B, so I am probably not in a position to comment on all its qualities. I arrived late at night after a ferry crossing, and had to catch a train at quarter past 8 in the morning.
The B&B was a quick taxi trip from the ferry terminal, for which I paid about £4 which is money well spent if you are not keen on a 20 to 30 min walk up the hill with all your luggage.
Susan was very friendly and welcoming despite the late hour. The whole house is beautifully furnished and has a calm and cosy atmosphere, quite elegant but not frilly and fussy. I had the single room which is really small, but very neat and pretty. The bed is rather narrow, but a larger one would probably not fit into the room. There is also a dresser and a spacious wardrobe. Bed linens were of very good quality and everthing in the room was spotlessly clean. The wi-fi connection worked well without any problems.
The only downside was that the private bathroom did not have a shower, just a bathtub. It does say so on the website, but some people might expect that "bathroom" automatically means shower these days. I would have liked to take a quick shower at night or in the morning but had no inclination to run myself a full bath in the tub. I would think that in a town like Oban, where many people just stay overnight before or after a ferry crossing and arrive or leave at crazy hours, a shower would be useful.
That said, the bathroom was very nice, perfectly clean and elegantly furnished.
Susan offered me an early breakfast option and was very sweet and helpful. I just had a cup of tea before I left, but that way I could appreciate the lovely little dining room which is tastefully decorated with a bit of an art deco style.
I would definitely recommend this B&B for its service and welcoming atmosphere. It is obvious that Susan puts a lot of effort into it and she is a lovely host. It is probably not the best option in Oban for a single traveller for a short overnight stay, but in any case the price is very fair.
- Also Known As:
- Inverasdale B&B Oban, Scotland