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Columba Hotel
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Reviewed 20 February 2012

My fiance and i just spent the weekend 17-19 February at the Columbmy through the groupon deal. Had a great weekend.my only disappointment was that we could not do the ferry to trip to Tobermory on the Saturday but due to adverse weather conditions it was cancelled other than that the weekend was still great. The gentleman at reception when we fisrt arrived was called Mathew and he was such a lovely genuine and helpful person. he mappd everything out for us and provided us withthe ferry and bus times for the trip we hoped to go on. Room was lovely and cosy. windows were very dirty but given the recent bad weather that was only a minor fault and pillows not very good. food was brilliant. We will efinitely be back in the summer. T

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Scarlett M, Guest Relations Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2012

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your positive comments about your recent stay at The Columba Hotel Oban. I greatly appreciate you having taken the time to share your thoughts. I have taken the opportunity to relay the feedback to the team I do appreciate your fairness regarding the windows as you did experience the adverse weather Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back to the Columba Hotel once again.

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Matthew Hamer
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

We spent two nights here in February and the Manager and staff were very pleasant and helpful. Food was really really good and room was spotless.
A bit of a draught from the window but closing the curtains helped.
Great value from the Groupon deal.
The weather was reasoanble so that was a bonus!.

Room Tip: Our second floor room with sea view was pleasant.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Scarlett M, Guest Relations Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2012

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your positive comments about your recent stay at The Columba Hotel Oban. I greatly appreciate you having taken the time to share your thoughts. I have taken the opportunity to relay the feedback to the team. Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back to the Columba Hotel once again.

Kind regards

Matthew Hamer
General Manager

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Reviewed 13 February 2012

I stayed in this hotel on the 11thFeb-13Feb 2012. Found the staff to be helpful and pleasant. We had a lovely room on the second floor with a sea view. Enjoyed a cooked breakfast on both days and a lovely dinner on the second night. This was a groupon deal and was great value for money. Oban has a alot to offer. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: Get a room with a seaview.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Scarlett M, Guest Relations Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2012

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your positive comments about your recent stay at The Columba Hotel Oban. I greatly appreciate you having taken the time to share your thoughts. I have taken the opportunity to relay the feedback to the team. Thank you once again for your feedback and we hope we can welcome you back to the Columba Hotel once again.

Kind regards

Matthew Hamer
General Manager

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Reviewed 11 February 2012

I stayed there in January 2012, unbelievably bad. From the outside the building is filthy and 2 of the 3 hotel signs are hanging off the wall with letters missing. Not a good start. Inside the small reception was empty, eventually adour, miserable woman came and without even greeting me, her first word was 'name'. My room was tiny, the springs in the matress were burst, if I could see through the dirt in the window, a nice view of McCaigs twoer may have been seen. The room is above the bare, pedestrian crossing and the route for heavy vehicles, very noisy. If you look at the photo's I have added, you will see how dire this dump is. Do yourself a favour and spend an extra dollar one someplace else.

Room Tip: Just do not stay at this hotel
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Scarlett M, Guest Relations Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2012

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your comments about your recent stay at The Columba Hotel Oban. I greatly appreciate you having taken the time to share your thoughts. To be fair regarding the lettering on the outside the extremely bad weather in late December was responsible for that. Regarding your welcome and greeting a refresher course on customer service has been given. Thank you once again for your feedback.

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Matthew Hamer
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

We were at the Columba Hotel weekend the 3rd Feb on a Todays Great Deal Voucher and had a great weekend. The Hotel staff were very helful and friendly. Shirley the Receptionist could not do enough for us. The room was clean and comfortable and with a view over the Pier and Front. The food was lovely. What a great deal we got. We would recommend this Hotel to our friends and family. We stayed at their sister Hotel in Dunoon and we had a great weekend then also. Keep up the good work. Hope to see Shirley and staff again in the summer.

Room Tip: We were in room 102 with a view of the Pier and Front.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

My partner and i recently stayed at the Columba Hotel on a voucher deal basis but did upgrade to a junior suite. Well we had a wonderful time from start to finish. We were greeted with friendly staff and were given a lovely suite overlooking the harbour, our room was modern, beautifully decorated and well equipped. Our canapes on the first evening and our meal on the second evening were both lovely. The breakfast on both mornings was beautiful with good choice and the bacon was especially tasty, probably best we have had. I would say the communal areas of the hotel were quite old fashioned but this is in keeping with the hotel, it is an old buiding so we liked this. The bar area could be doing with a wee bit of a makeover but i think you have to keep in mind this is a 3 star accomodation and for that reason i would say it is great value for money. with very helpful and friendly staff who made our stay amazing. Oban itself is a beautiful place and well worth seeing we had a great time.

Room Tip: Room 201 is a great junior suite with lovely view over the harbour
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

I have not long joined Trip Advisor, hence the review on this hotel being from last September but wanted to add my opinion anyway. My husband and I paid £109.00 for one nights bed & breakfast & ended up in an attic room which left a lot to be desired. Breakfast the next morning was ridiculous to say the least! We were taken to a table which still had to be cleared & were asked if we wanted tea, coffee & juice but on asking for orange juice, we were told they had run out !! We were told food was out on hot plates & we were to help ourselves but there was nothing on the hot plates when we went up !! The chef came out with some eggs & said the bacon would be 5 mins ! As guests waited eagerly for 10 mins a waitress then brought out some bacon & 8 sausages appeared another 10 mins later !! We travel to Oban a couple of times a year but this is a hotel we will definitely not stay in again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: North Pier, Oban PA34 5QD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Price Range: £51 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Columba Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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