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“Failte by name and Failte by nature”

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Failte Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 93 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Failte by name and Failte by nature”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

My husband and I stayed a night here on our way north earlier this month and received a very friendly welcome. We agree with the other reviewers about the view and the clean and comfortable rooms. Breakfast was also delicious.

The only down side was the very heavy rain while we were looking for a place to eat. We found most of the places fully booked but ended up in a Chinese Restaurant. However, this was very nice and, for once, I found a meal that was not too big.

Hope to stay here again on our travels.

Room Tip: I can't remember the number but the front room we had was excellent.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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BumbleBumble, Owner at Failte Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Thank you for your kind review.
It was a pleasure to have you to stay At Failte and I hope you will come and see us again the next time you are on your travels.
Thank you also for the trip down memory lane !!
I hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable and you enjoyed the time visiting your relations.
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Trinidad, California
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stated in this B&B for just one night (June 13, 2014) prior to our ferry ride to the Isle of Mull but it was long enough to appreciate this clean well appointed room that overlooked the harbor. It was a bit of a chore hiking up the hill with our wheelies but worth it for the ambiance and the view. It was also very quiet. The owner was very friendly and helpful. A great place to stay in Oban.

Room Tip: Not sure what the room number was but it was a room that faced the harbor and it had a great view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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BumbleBumble, Owner at Failte Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Thank you for your lovely review.
It was a pleasure to have you to stay - even if it was for just a short time.
I will look forward to seeing you again in the future , when hopefully you can stay for longer.
I hope your travels to the Isle of Mull were enjoyable.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Failte, as the name suggests, is a lovely place to stay. The proprietress is helpful and friendly and she maintains the appealing rooms to a high standard. You'll find parking is well managed and that early leaving times can be negotiated. The view from a front room is stunning.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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BumbleBumble, Owner at Failte Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thank you for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us - even if it was only for a quick visit.
I look forward to welcoming you back to Failte & hopefully you will have a bit more time to enjoy the view!
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Burnaby, BC
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72 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We were glad we took advice from Tripadvisor and reserved a room ahead, instead of deciding to take our chances upon arrival. Oban, with its steep, twisty, one-way streets, is not easy to navigate. Our choice of Failte was a good one, although our late booking meant that we didn’t have one of the rooms in the front with amazing views. That said, our room was comfortable and quiet and, when a ferocious storm blew in that night, was cozy and snug in spite of the wind rattling around us. We slept extremely well. Trish was very hospitable and gracious, and our breakfasts were delicious. I would recommend this lovely B&B without hesitation.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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BumbleBumble, Owner at Failte Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 11 November 2013
Thank you for your kind review.
I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to provide refuge from the storm !!
I hope the rest of your travels were enjoyable and that we will see you back at Failte the next time you are in the area.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Trish gave us a wonderful welcome and made us feel at home immediately. We were lucky to get room 3 with views over Oban harbour and out to the Isle of Mull. The room is not the largest - and the en-suite certainly isn't - but both have everything you need in a bedroom and bathroom and it is all set out very nicely and cleanly.

Oban is hilly once you move away from the sea front and Failte is a steep 10 minute walk up from the town centre. On street and limited private parking are very welcome meaning you can easily walk into town to enjoy the facilities - including tours of the distillery!

The breakfast is a multi-course extravaganza cooked by Mike who does an excellent job. The components are local and fresh and it all presented very nicely with endless fresh brewed coffee.

We ended up here as our usual B&B was away on holiday. I think we've found a new place to call home in Oban. We'll be back.

Room Tip: Ask for number 3 as it's the only one with views to the front.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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BumbleBumble, Owner at Failte Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Thank you for your kind and quick review!
It was a pleasure to have you staying at Failte and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Mike and I would certainly look forward to accommodating you again the next time you need a stay in Oban.
With regard to having a small ensuite you may prefer our Room 2 which has a larger ensuite - not a sea view however but it does overlook the garden at the back of the house.
I hope your journey home was good and that you didn't encounter too much of the storm.
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Greenbank, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

We have been to Oban many times in the past. On our last visit we stumbled upon the Failte B&B. we enjoyed the gracious hospitality of Trish and her husband that we wanted to stay there again this time too. We were not disappointed. We had a lovely stay. Our room was in the front of the house overlooking the town of Oban and the harbor with a breathtaking panorama. Breakfast was delicious. We will be back again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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BumbleBumble, Owner at Failte Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Thank you for your kind review.
It was a pleasure to welcome you back to Failte and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your return stay with us.
I'm glad that you enjoyed the view from your room - it really is lovely and something I try not to take for granted!
Mike and I would certainly look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Oban.
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Trish welcomed us warmly, even though we were a few hours early. It was the first day of our trip, and our trans-Atlantic flight left us in need of a nap. The wonderful, comfortable room was quick remedy to that problem. Trish is very friendly and charming, and her recommendations and directions are top-notch. Mike is an excellent cook, and breakfasts were wonderful. He helped us have a realistic idea of how far we could reasonable drive in a day. If we return to Oban, we will certainly stay at Failte again. The view over the town and harbor is lovely.
It is a quick walk to the main part of town, a little slower coming back as it is uphill. Hence the great view!

Room Tip: Room 3 faces the town and harbor
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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BumbleBumble, Owner at Failte Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Thank you for your kind review.
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
You were most definitely in need of a nap when you arrived and I'm glad that Failte was able to provide quiet & relaxed facilities for you to do this.
Mike and I would look forward to being able to accommodate you again on any future visits to Oban.
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Property: Failte Bed & Breakfast
Address: Failte Rockfield Road, Oban PA34 5DQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
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Ranked #2 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
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Hotel Class:3 star — Failte Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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