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Kings Knoll Hotel
Ranked #44 of 94 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Handy hotel at Oban if you are catching an early ferry, Tom very helpful and rates are reasonable the place is clean but a little dated in places.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

We stayed a night here on our recent trip to Scotland, arriving quite late in the evening.
The manager was very welcoming, quickly taking our luggage in for us, and arranging some
dinner and drinks.
As the rooms are small we had booked two adjacent each other. These proved very comfortable, quiet and cosy with good little ensuites. They were located to catch the morning sun - very pleasant .
Breakfast was great with full Scottish on the menu that we had to try. There are nice views of the township and water, and a short taxi ride will quickly take you down to the shops and ferry & train terminals.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Kaye W
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tom h, Owner at Kings Knoll Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2012

Thanks for the kind comments.
It's good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us ,and we hope to see you again some day
Tom

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Reviewed 15 April 2012

The familiar atmosphere of a private guest house with the comforts of a hotel - what more can you asked for?! Very warm welcome, nice rooms, well sorted whisky bar and a magnificent view over Oban Bay. We really enjoyed our stay for two very enjoyable days. Thanks very much, Tom and Graham, hope to see you again. If we ever return to Oban, this will be the place of our choice. Best regards from Hamburg, Astrid, Oscar & Christian

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Christian L
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tom h, Manager at Kings Knoll Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2012

Thanks for the nice review ,it was nice talking to you in the evening I hope St Pauli do well

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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Two nights at the The Kings Knoll..Room 25
Very clean hotel..Staff great..Both Tom and Graham could not do enough for you.
What a view from room 25..The room it's self was very nice..A shower to die for.
A super atmosphere in the hotel..Great bar..Super hotel parking..a must in Oban..
Breakfast was First Class and more.
We will return..as soon as.
From my Wife and I..Thanks Kings Knoll

Room Tip: I can only comment on Room 25..Which has a fantastic view..And is a lovely room..
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

My partner & i who are a young couple chose the Kings Knoll based purely on attempting to find somewhere with character, which encapsulated a flavour of Oban & experiencing something of the local community. We have stated at many of the hotels in Oban over the years including the Queens, Columba, & many B&B's.
After a bit of a gamble in chossing somewhere out of the norm, away from one of the larger, characterless, more well known hotels, we certainly were impressed in EVERY aspect of what The Kings Knoll offered.
Great staff, great service, & great food (nothing pretentious). The room we chose (22) was extremely spacious with everything catered for, including tea, coffee, biscuits, welcome package, hair dryer - for the Mrs, & of course the wonderful view!! The room was imacculate with no signs of misuse, dirt or damage whatsoever. The walk-in shower is massive also - you could swing a cat in there! Tom (the Manager) left a box of locally made chocolates & a bottle of chapagne chilling in the room for our arrival as requested. The local chocolates are delightful. It even included an Irn-Bru flavour one, haha!
The staff were amazing! Tom & Graham met our every need, even leaving the bar open later & met our request of sticky toffee pudding at 11pm at night just to accommodate us.
Overall a wee gem in the highland town of Oban & we shall most definately be back! :)

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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tom h, Owner at Kings Knoll Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2012

Mark
Many thanks for your kind review,mysef (Tom owner) and Graham are really pleased you enjoyed your stay wih us,the chocolates you enjoyed are locally made,we try where possible to use local produce,
Hopefully we will see you again in the near future

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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Hotel was clean, staff were amazing, and quick. I always say, if the staff are good the rest you can live with. But I was happy with everything. Cheers

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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kingsknoll, Owner at Kings Knoll Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2011

Thanks very much for your kind words.
We are all pleased you enjoyed your stay ,hopefully you will come back one day,it was a real pleasure to look after you.
Tom

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Reviewed 21 September 2011

When we arrived we were made very welcome & shown to our room (21). The room was lovely, very spacious and cosy with a large shower room with a double shower.
The view from the room was overlooking Oban which was nice.
Breakfast consisted of continental plus cooked breakfast and was cooked to perfection.
Car park is a bit of an odd one but worked for us but can see problems if Hotel was busy.
My only gripe is that staying in room 21 is that it is close to the main reception & bar which resulted in other guests holding conversations outside the door after last orders which resulted in little sleep until they departed to their rooms.

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Additional Information about Kings Knoll Hotel

Address: Dunollie Road, Oban PA34 5JH, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range: £93 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kings Knoll Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All bedrooms are en-suite with open panoramic views of either the town, or Oban bay, Offering a subtle blend of both traditional and modern comfort, large bedrooms are available with, king size beds. Big comfortable chairs and all the nice useful extras expected from this type of hotel. Kings Knoll is among a few establishments that have their own , off street , private parking. Locally brewed ales, west coast malt whisky, and bar meals are served in our traditional bar.Splendid multi-choice, breakfasts are available, something for everyone. Superior and high quality standard rooms are all on offer-prices to suit every body's budget. We use local suppliers and produce as much as possible, understanding the, growing interest in eating locally grown produceEarly and, late season deals available. Wi- Fi service installed. Large free private, off street ,parking for hotel residents. ... more   less 
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