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“A perfect Guest House for a stay in Oban”

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Don Muir Guest House
Ranked #25 of 93 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“A perfect Guest House for a stay in Oban”
Reviewed 13 April 2013

My husband and I stayed at Don Muir for a short trip (3 days) in Oban. The Guest House itself was very well looked after and immaculate throughout. Our room was beautiful with all the little necessities you need and even included shampoo, conditioner and shower gel (which we had forgot to bring with us) in the en-suite bathroom. Our hostess Caroline, who has just recently taken over the business, was a wonderful host and if she had not told us we would have thought she had been running the guest house for years! Her service was excellent; providing us with a pot of tea or coffee and biscuits upon our arrival, which we really enjoyed as we had just got off the train after a 9 hour journey from Yorkshire. We also loved that she gave us a choice of a continental or cooked breakfast and the food provided was plentiful and thoroughly enjoyable! The location of the Guest House is great! It's just a short pleasent walk from the town center and 2 minutes walk from the Pulpit Hill viewpoint where the views are amazing! Don Muir is an excellent Guest House, it's great value for money and I would advise anyone travelling to Oban to stay there!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2012 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in this guest house for 3 nights and it was perfect. From Dana our hostess the spotless rooms and fresh towels every day, the lovely breakfasts, beautiful views from the top of the pulpit hill to the handiness of It's location to the harbour for Island trips it was all perfect even the weather. Thanks for everything Dana.
David & Karen
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  • Stayed August 2012
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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

I was met by a very helpful hostess, who gave me a local map and some very good advice. The house is quite high up pulpit hill and a very pleasant walk down to the town.It is a short walk to the viewpoint at the top. My room was a smallish double which was very well equipped and very clean. The bed was very comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Neighborhood location within walking distance of downtown and ferry. Can leave car at house and walk to hikes and island ferry trips. Couple has good knowledge of local hiking trails.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

This good B&B is located in a very quiet place. We found a very homely large room with a decent bathroom, very good furniture and a willing owner with a sociable cat (if you don’t like cats no problem, the owner never let him enter in the guest area). They will give you useful suggestion for pubs and restaurant in the town. The problem is the position relatively to the town: it is on Pulpit Hill, to the other side from the town and the harbor, so it takes more than 10 minutes walking to reach the ferry harbor and about 20 minutes to reach the center. But returning to the B&B is a Himalaya climbing, 30 minutes for a person used to walk. There are other B&B which are closer to the shore and the town center, but you have to consider that the principal streets in Oban are little noisy also in the evening, and in the harbor a ferry stay all night long with its motor rumbling waiting for sailing in the morning with tens of car and buses.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Alness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 June 2011

We are return guests at this B & B. Our rooms is always immaculately clean. If you are looking for a comfortable and quiet room with lots of lovely extras "thrown in" then this is the place for you. Breakfast also provides plenty of choice. Dina and Brian are warm and friendly whilst in no way imposing. A lovely stay, yet again.

Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Don Muir Guest House
Address: Crannaig-a-Mhinister | Pulpit Hill, Oban PA34 4LX, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Don Muir Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Don Muir Guest House is a family run bed and breakfast situated in a quiet residential area only a 3 minute walk from the Pulpit Hill viewpoint overlooking Oban Bay and surrounding islands. We offer a comfortable bed & breakfast accommodation.All rooms are equipped with TV, hairdryer, hospitality tray, heating and many more extras to make your stay most enjoyable.A choice of cooked or continental breakfast or our ever popular takeaway breakfast for those people catching an early ferry .We have parking for up to 3 cars and a large public free car park at the viewpoint for those with bigger vehicles. ... more   less 
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