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Columba Hotel
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Booked a family room for 1 night before catching a ferry the following day to the Outer Hebrides, However, after breaking down in Stirling, and just before arrival at the hotel, we found out the ferry was cancelled!! Whilst booking in, we asked for an extra nights accommodation and explained our circumstances whereupon we were given a key for the original room we booked or a room on the third floor. Although the room we had booked looked fine, the room on the third floor turned out to be 2 double rooms, both with tvs etc, which my 13 year old daughter was overjoyed about!! We took this room and were still charged the same internet rate of £70 - bargain! The rooms/beds were comfortable, if a little cold with great views over the sea/harbour and the breakfasts were great with a selection of fruit, yougurt, porridge and cooked breakfast, all of which was really nice. I would definately stay here again and would recommend. Also if looking for a great meal, go to Cuan Mor - we had several fab meals at a reasonable price . My husband is a coeliac, and this was absolutely no problem, and the portions were substantial.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank chrissyi0b
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Matthew H, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2013

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. We strive to be perceptive of our customers needs and are well versed in the cancelling of ferries so we try to make the experience for guests as comfortable as possible. I am pleased what could have been a bad start to a family break turned out well for you. 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
General Manager

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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Actually want to give this a 3.5 , the staff eg jeanmarie , who was very helpful and obliging to us and set us up with an early morning call and breakfast buffet before we got an early ferry. Room was adequate , clean and comfortable and it was reasonably priced for the area. I would return and pay the same rate which was via the Internet .the lift was old fashioned but was in full working order .

Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Matthew H, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2013

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. 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 25 March 2013

Entered door which said Harbour Inn Followed gent who was showing customers through to another part Entered a lovely airy room with lovely spiral staircase to window view balcony Noted another door at front of us and one to rear when we came out we noticed the sign saying Columba hotel ! Had a lovely light lunch ( beautifully presented and generous portion ) and drinks served by pleasent efficient staff Would happily return next time in Oban

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Matthew H, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2013

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your comments about your recent lunch 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 kitchen team. 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 25 March 2013

Hi we have stayed here twice now as we go regularly to dive. The staff are friendly and helpful especially Barbara he was amazing and went out of his way to help us. The rooms are great value for money, clean and tidy. The breakfast is buffet style and cannot be faulted.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Sue B
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Matthew H, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2013

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. 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.

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Matthew Hamer Aka Barbara
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Reviewed 21 March 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a two night half board deal at Columba. Hotel is in a great location right on the harbour, however very limited parking. 8 spaces tied to hotel, all other spaces are pay and display.

Room was clean and fairly recently decorated, New en suite (all rooms are en suite) a d no hot water or pressure issues. Freeview TV and all rooms have wifi (allegedly....). We had difficulty getting wifi in the room however ok in the bar and reception area. Then again, you're on holiday, do you need wifi? We used the hotel as a base for a mini break and Fort William is about an hours drive. Lots of good fish restaurants around the harbour and Calmac leave for the islands from here as well.

Breakfasts were good, full Scottish including porridge ! Or yogurts and fresh juices if you wish with toast, tea and coffee.

In short a good base, friendly staff good food, clean warm and nicely decorated rooms, although hotel slightly tired ( spotted a couple of rips in wallpaper in halls and woodwork is well worn).

Look out for mid week deals as they are very good value for money (£99 for two ppl 2 night stay, bed breakfast both days with 3 course evening meal and bottle of wine one night and afternoon tea the second night with sandwiches and cakes, March 2013).

  • Stayed: March 2013
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1  Thank randl2009
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Matthew H, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2013

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. I have taken the opportunity to relay the feedback to the team. Its nice to see that people feel the package deals that we have put together are good value for money in this current economic climate 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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