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“Delightful place!”
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Columba Hotel
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Stirling, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Delightful place!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

I checked in at 930 pm and they asked me if I would like to eat. The kitchen closed at 930 but nevertheless they took my order and I enjoyed a delicious meal in their cafe overlooking the harbour.
My twin room is darling - situated in a corner with large bay windows that look onto the town and Oban's picture perfect harbour.
The bathroom has a bathtub which is always welcome to me. I am very happy with my room. If I had anything negative to say it would perhaps be the corridors. They are looking a bit tired. However my time will be spent in my room and it is spacious, clean, comfortable and cozy - all at the same time. Delighted!

  • Stayed July 2014
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your break and look forward to welcoming you back. We have taken on board your comments with the hotel and will look to improve where possible.

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Darrell Williams General Manager
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The hotel was Old and tired with a broken lift and no bathroom fan, it was however in a superb location and the staff were friendly. The bar was like a school tuck shop and breakfast was pleasant and familiar.
I would not go back but i also wouldn't condemn the hotel as i have been in a lot worse!
Reasonable hotel at a reasonable cost.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your break and look forward to welcoming you back. We have taken on board your comments with the hotel and will look to improve where possible.

Kind Regards

Darrell Williams

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

stayed at Columba hotel in April Friday till Monday. had a great weekend.
staff very welcoming food great. over all superb. Will be back
Oban is a beautiful town the views outstanding. Day trip to Mull recommended

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 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

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Darrell Williams
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Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We stayed at this hotel in June and had a great time.
The staff were all very pleasant and helpful giving us top tips of where to go and what to see during our visit.
Our room was very clean and comfortable, the bathroom was on the small side but was nice and clean..
But I have to say the bed was very comfortable - one of the best nights sleep I had!
Yes the hotel is old but it's in a great location.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 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

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Darrell Williams
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Another two night stay on our 'Scottish Trains' coach tour. This is an old Hotel and as such has a certain amount of charm and needs a bit of tlc in places. Our bedroon had three single beds but would have ben a disaster for three adults, for the two of us the bed was always in the way. When going out of the room the gap between the bed and the bathroom was narrow, case would only go through sideways. There was one wardrobe in the space by the entrance door and a two draw dressing table throught the gap on the opposite end of the bedroom and one chair. The room was at the back overlooking the road and the distillery, to the right we could just see the sea at high tide. Traffic noise was not to bad, Oban is not one of the busies places!
On the good side the food was Ok and the staff were pleasant enough. walks in the evening around the harbour with the view of Mull across the bay. All thing considered it was an enjoyable stay. We did not unpack but had it of been a longer stay we would of asked for the third bed to be taken out.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your break and look forward to welcoming you back. We have taken on board your comments with the hotel and will look to improve where possible.

Kind Regards

Darrell Williams

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Very helpful staff. Good breakfast and excellent location in in town of Oban. Close proximity to some very good fish restaurants. Also an excellent stopping point when you want to expore the Glens and Loch sides of the Grampians or even journey further North to the Highlands.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your break and look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards

Darrell Williams

General Manager
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Stirling
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Drove for 2 hours to then sit in a carpark for 45 mins because the resident parking is actually a public carpark. Hotel is very outdated lift was prehistoric and the buffet breakfast wasn't upto much and no room service even though it says it does. all in all not the most enjoyable of experiences

  • Stayed June 2014
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darrell w, General Manager at Columba Hotel, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thank you for taking time to review your stay with us. I would like to apologise that you did not enjoy your experience with us; however I can assure you that it is not typical of our service. Your comments have been passed on and where feasible improvements will be made.

Thank you once again for your comments.

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
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Ranked #9 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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