Part of a 'Strathmore Travel' coach party using the hotel over four nights. The hotel is really geared up for large parties and there was a lot of coming and going of both British and foreign coach parties during our short stay. The hotel organised all of this with military precision and although they must have been run off their feet, the staff were always courteous, efficient and pleasant. Impressed by the co-operation between the coach and hotel staff in the handling of luggage, which was taken to our room on arrival, collected and loaded on the bus at departure. The food was excellent. The menu was varied. All meat was of a high quality. All the vegetables were fresh. Everything was cooked to perfection and was served with great efficiency. The entertainment in the hotel was enjoyable.
Housekeeping was of a high standard. The linen was spotless and the bathroom was cleaned from top to bottom without fail.
It is a large Victorian hotel which could never be "perfect" although because of the height of ceiling and sturdy construction the soundproofing between rooms was good. Only one window in our room could be opened and I found the shower difficult to regulate. I am sure there must be a rolling programme in place to address these irritations.
The strength of this hotel is the quality of the staff at all levels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Hotel is located in the heart of Oban town on the western coast of Scotland. Enjoy the very best of Scottish hospitality at this 3-star hotel that first opened its doors in 1895. Rooms at this hotel feature television, tea/coffee makers, large windows and high ceilings, private bathrooms, complimentary toiletries, hairdryers, and climate control. The traditional decor is complemented by the tartan furnishings. There is Free WiFi in public areas, in Superior Rooms, or in all rooms if you book direct with the hotel. Porter, luggage storage and tours/ticket assistance services are provided and there is a very small car park to the rear of the hotel. The hotel’s 170-seater restaurant serves a great selection of Scottish cuisine that you can savour for breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. Relax in the bar and/or lounge over drinks and Scottish malts in the company of friends beside the open fire. Close to Royal Hotel are a handful of attractions including the iconic McCaig’s Tower, Oban Distillery, Glencruitten Golf Course, the House at Dunollie, and the Glorious Gardens of Argyll. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Oban, Scotland