Stayed for three nights in June 14 - had a lovely time and, to cut to the chase, wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Don Muir again. It's a well run establishment, clean, friendly, quiet and in a pleasant neighbourhood that provided everything we needed from a B&B.
Highlights for us were (room 5) a super comfortable bed, a large enough room not to be cramped for space, a good quality television, delicious quality breakfasts with plenty of choice and three minutes round the corner one of the best views in all of Oban from the park on the summit of Pulpit Hill. A fabulous panorama of the town, harbour and islands all the way to Mull. We never tired of this.
We're moderately active so found the pleasant ten minute walk into the very centre of town to be no problem at all and helped make up for all the calories gained with the delicious food options available in Oban. Being away from the middle of the town makes the whole area more relaxing. That said I can imagine that for cyclists pedaling a fully laden touring bike up the hill would be a challenge at the end of a long day.
Even if the Don Muir's own driveway were full there is always ample free parking just around the corner. One can understand that with a full house of guests combined with the tendancy for cars to become larger and larger on site parking might become a little tight at times. It's an advantage of the Don Muir that it's not cheek by jowl with half a dozen other B&B's as in some other parts of town the influx of cars each evening was obviously making parking a bit fraught.
Having some ice cold water left in our room after one particularly warm day was a really nice & thoughtful touch.
So yes, we'd be more than happy to stay again, there's loads to do and see in the area, and if all B&B's were this well run the world would be a better place. Next time I hope we can stay for longer.
David & Catherine
David & Catherine
- 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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- Don Muir Guest House Oban, Scotland