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“Genuine, friendly welcome in the heart of Oban.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Woodside Hotel

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The Woodside Hotel
Ranked #77 of 99 Oban B&B and Inns
Isle of Jura, United Kingdom
1 review
“Genuine, friendly welcome in the heart of Oban.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Arrived in Oban by motorbike for a quick overnight stay as I live in the islands. Made very welcome from the start and offered secure overnight storage for the bike. Great food, friendly staff and regulars in the bar. Slept very well with no loud music or traffic noise. Lovely hot shower and great breakfast. What more do you want!? Would definitely return - genuine west coast hospitality. Phil Kitching

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 92PhilipK
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Perthshire
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

We always try to have a break where we can also enjoy a boat trip and this fitted the bill perfectly. Only a couple of minutes walk from the bus, ferry, and rail terminals. No car park at the hotel itself but just across the road from a large public car park. Central location set back from the waterfront and didn't look too great from the outside but the room was fine and the food was excellent. Seafood chowder was virtually a main course in itself, but when followed up by the steak pie left us fit to burst! Breakfast on both days was also excellent with a great varied selection. On our second day we took the ferry to Mull and on to Tobermory then back to Oban. Ate out at one of the so-called "classier" places in the evening but wished we'd eaten in the Woodside again. The company and staff were great, ok maybe it could do with being spruced up a bit, but for the money paid it was a good experience apart from a very loud base beat from the disco. Ear plugs solved that problem on the second night and it would certainly not stop us using the Woodside again when visiting the Oban area.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the beat of the disco, or use earplugs.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank haventabloodyclue
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Dunfermline
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

Used this as a base to travel in area. Friendly and helpfull staff, clean comfortable room with plenty of hot water. Had a meal in the Creel which was excellent, far above the standard of normal "Pub Grub". The Chef obviously took pride in preparation and presentation. Location is very good
Hotel could do with a lick of paint externally and an upgrade of windows but this did not in any way detract from from overall experience

Room Tip: ask for room on second floor. First floor could be noisy from bar downstairs on a busy night
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RJBDunfermline
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Tarbert, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

After attending a funeral in Oban, I went to the Creel for bar meal. The menu is typically a bar menu with some nice seafood options. As it was a very wet and cold day I ordered the steak pie. Wow, what a pleasant surprise, probably the best steak pie that I have had, ever. A large portion of great food. Thank you staff too for being kind and happy.

If you want great food with no fuss and very very well priced then this is a great place to try.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kenny-G R
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Bremerhaven, Germany
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203 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

This hotel is looking quite old. The room seemd to have undergone some building works which were not yet finished. Or should it have been some damage by water? The bed was ok and the room was clean, but the overall impression was not pleasant. The window did not stay opened and some glass in the window was broken and hardly repaired.

The staff was nice, especially the lady caring for breakfast and the hotel. Furthermore the price was a great deal and you are some steps from both the harbour, the station and the town centre.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank BHVer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012 via mobile

I have stayed in the hotel many times and have never had any mayor problems. The only issue we had was the code for the door we were told when we asked that the code was in our room. it was not in the room and when we asked at the bar again she was not best pleased that we were asking for the code again. she did after the yhird time asking write it down for us. apart from that i would not stay anywhere else. would say to anyone its a nice place to stay for a couple of nights.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank pawprincess
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Netherlands
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190 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

I booked this hotel after seeing pictures of the rooms on the internet. The rooms do indeed look quite pleasant, though I had to swallow twice when I first saw the exterior of the building; it looks like an old run down pub. We were given a spacious room on the second floor. The first thing we noticed was that the window wouldn’t open. Fortunately the bathroom window did open, though it required a block placed underneath to stay open. The beds seem quite old and mine had some sort of beam stuck in it crossways to support the mattress. Not a pleasant way to sleep. The disco music from the pub in the evening didn’t help either. Finally, the shower is so minimal you cannot even turn around in it, and it gets especially tight while you are trying to extricate yourself from the shower cabin.
In the morning we were leaving on the ferry to Barra and since breakfast only opened at 7 we had a very rushed meal before dashing off to the ferry terminal. The dark pub room is not the nicest of places to start the morning.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Scandilove
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Additional Information about The Woodside Hotel

Property: The Woodside Hotel
Address: 3 Tweeddale Street, Oban PA34 5DD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Hotel Class:2 star — The Woodside Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Woodside Hotel Oban, Scotland

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