On reading the flyer from Highland Heritage and as it was our first experience of a coach trip,our expectations were high.3hrs after being picked up by a feeder coach we eventually left the Greater Manchester area and were on our way.After a 10 Hr journey we arrived in Oban.Good reception by the manager and bags delivered to our upgraded room.Disappointment followed as it was nothing like the brochure had depicted and was small and in dire need of an upgrade.Query with manager was told all rooms same ,bathrobes and small bowl of fruit made it a premium room.Staff were hard working and food was good but outside meal times no hotel service.Add to this the outside doors were locked at 11 45 pm and no keys were issued to guests.We were expected to conform to this curfew.
The coach trip home was a nightmare.Breakfast served at 7 0 am and on road at 7 45 am .We arrived in Moffat half an hour from our pick up point in Gretna Green at 11 30 .By the tim we left Gretna at 2 45 we had wasted 3 hrs.of potential travelling time.Add to this the five drop off points in Gtr Manchester we used up another 2 1/2 hrs and completed our journey some 12 hrs after starting it.I accept and expect drivers rest times but this was the planned timetable without traffic delays.Although we are in our 70s we were disappointed in our first coach trip and not looking to repeat it any time soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With return coach transport form your local pick up point, this hotel has been built on one of the finest locations in Scotland to take full advantage of the glories of Oban Bay, complete with outstanding views across to the Island of the Inner Hebrides. The site allows easy access to the town of Oban, and a superb walk along the coastal road to Ganavan beach. At the rear of the otel, there are seven Superior Rooms in the Alexandra Apartments, which are the largest in the company and suit those who come by car and need private parking. Free WIFI available in Quiet Room. Free WIFI available in Quiet Room. (Please note - our swimming pool is not in use currently). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alexandra Hotel Oban
- Muthu Alexandra Hotel Oban, Scotland