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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Columba Hotel

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Columba Hotel
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Kincardine, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

Stayed at the Columba for the 2nd time., we booked the room with the bay views. Room is big and
the views were great. Book the view room!
Staff is friendly. Just a few minor things, the large bed was actually 2 beds pushed together.
I always say that hotels should look into memory foam as they are so much better then a spring mattress. I could feel the springs in the bed. The breakfast was ok , would be nice to have more of a fruit selection. The waiter forgot to bring us Tea. The lift at the hotel is old and can hold 2 people at a time. The location is great and would probably stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I will certainly pass on your great comments on, Thanks again and I look forward to welcoming you back to Oban in the very near future

Kind regards

Darrell Williams
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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed my visit to Oban and stayed at this Hotel.Good Location and Marvellous views over the Bay.Good value only downside Parking limited but we got Lucky with a Place!Hotel seems a bit Dated but Rooms were clean and Breakfast was included!would stay here again.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I will certainly pass on your great comments on, Thanks again and I look forward to welcoming you back to Oban in the very near future

Kind regards

Darrell Williams
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

So this was my first trip to Oban and despite the weather it was a really good weekend. The Columba Hotel is right on the pier you cant miss it from the train station (directly across). Without thinking we left the train station and headed directly to the hotel but the manager was nice enough and found us a room that was already cleaned and ready so that we could go straight to our room, this was really good news as it had started pouring. The room was nice and clean, the bed was a wee bit too hard and the bathroom was lovely.

Only problems with the hotel was the construction workers outside the made a lot of noise and the windows were a bit broken which meant that some points of the trip it sounded like we had a wolf howling in our room however we fixed this but just putting some pillows against the window which held it shut a wee bit better but didn't get rid of the noise at all. other than that it was lovely the breakfast was nice with a big selection and we never experience the restaurant for dinner.

Good points the two restaurants that are on the North pier, the Italian and the seafood restaurant. The Italian is the best Italian I have in a long time (and we were in Rome last year) they also do a deal that what ever time you go at that will be the price of your meal (is on from5:30 until 7:30) therefore we went both nights and would love to have went back again! never got to try the seafood one however it looked like they were owned by the same people so i think they would be the same. The sea life center is a wee bit of a disappointment and doesn't have a lot of animals there but this might be as we went in February - while it was snowing!

would defo go back to Oban!

Room Tip: Our room was facing the sea which was lovely but me being a noisy person I think i would love to be...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us . I will certainly pass on your great comments on,Thanks again and I look forward to welcoming you back to Oban in the very near future Kind regards Darrell Williams
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

Nice hotel,lovely rooms,great location,central to everything,only downside ,not a lot of spaces to park,had to park in public car park,it's right outside hotel and only 80p from 1pm till 6 pm.the rooms are modern and the bathroom was brand new.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much, and look forward to welcoming you back to The hotel the next time you are in the area.

Thank you

Darrell
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Mold, North Wales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

This hotel was recommeded by the receptionist of The Caledonian Hotel - we needed specifically a hotel that would take AMEX and this did.

Rooms were fresh and modern. Hotel has a nice fresh bar area which was good for a drink. Staff were friendly and allowed us to view a room before booking - which was appreciated. Modern TV's with good wi-fi throughout.

Breakfast is buffet style which is OK. Plenty of free parking from 18:00 - 09:00.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to complete your recent review, guest feedback is vital to help us achieve and exceed our guest expectations. I am delighted that you enjoyed the food and the service here at the Columba hotel

Many Thanks

Darrell Williams
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

Stayed at the Columba hotel last weekend with a group of friends. 12 of us in total, some staying 3,2,or 1 night. few of our party had mobility issues ....lift broke however was fixed immediately!!! Choose to eat in the bar area , food wonderful, large portions. Staff very friendly and bedrooms more than adequate and extremely clean. Will be booking again next year. Had a great weekend with good friends that even the weather couldn't dampen!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 9 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a comment about the hotel and thank for your kind comments hope to see you soon

Regards

Darrell Williams
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

have stayed at columba hotel many times never fails to impress,prime position on oban bay close to shops and ferry terminal. lovely part of west coast of scotland come see you won't be disapointed friendly staff great pub on site reasonable price for drinks, will be back again soon.

Room Tip: ''pay a little extra for a seaview room well worth it''
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to complete your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and I look forward to welcoming you back to Oban in the very near future,

Kind regards

Darrell Williams
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Property: Columba Hotel
Address: North Pier, Oban PA34 5QD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Columba Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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