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Columba Hotel
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Average hotel”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Great location on the esplanade but we were not overly impressed with the hotel. Wallpaper hanging off the wall greeted us as we entered the room having got to the second floor on the most ancient lift I have ever been in. Had to contact reception twice to have a second bath towel delivered to the room. Service at breakfast was poor. We sat with dirty plates for a full 15 minutes. Toasting machine delivered burnt toast but nobody seemed to care and quality of breakfast ingredients was inferior. Staff were friendly enough but I felt lacked training.

Room Tip: Fantastic views from most rooms
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  • Stayed July 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 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

Darrell Williams
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

My partner and I stayed here overnight a few weeks ago for a break and visit with relatives. We have booked this hotel on more than one occasion and will be back again any time we decide to visit Oban. The service is very good and if there is a problem the staff do their best to solve it. We did not book a sea view room this time but have done in the past.
We enjoy the fact that it is close to our favourite restaurant and on the sea front.
When we left after this visit we realised that we had left our jackets in the room and called to enquire about them. They posted them back to us with no problems at all.
Breakfast was great, a good choice of food and always something we liked.

  • Stayed July 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 General Manager
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Despite what seemed to us to be a good location being near the town centre and at a reasonable price of £10, our location ended up being very much a mistake.Our room being on the first floor (room 108) and due to it's smallness (and consequently airlessness) we very much needed an open window, but we found out at night we were subject to a lot of noise from traffic, pedestrian crossing signals, and the singing of passing drunks from a nearby bar.
Descending in our half stupor from a fairly sleepless night, we descended to the ground floor for breakfast; this was quite disgusting ! The eggs were congealed and hard, the bacon devoid of any crispyness and the black pudding just swam on the plate in its own grease.

Room Tip: Take one that is on the upper floors, but take your own breakfast !
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  • Stayed July 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 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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Loja, Spain
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Top floor. Attic room with views over bay. Great room, light and anything but the general square featureless-ness of most places we had stayed at.

The lift - as others have mentioned - belongs to a period drama and is relatively useless for most modern needs, but this did little to detract from the top-floor delights of the hotel. Only complaint, confusing number of entrenches meant you had to enter both the same named pub, and the restaurant before realising that neither were the hotel.

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2014

I stayed here in May, 2014 with some family and my toddler son joined us. The lift is unbelievably old fashioned. I wasn't able to get my pram inside and had to "bump" my son up 2 flights of stairs and back down whenever I wanted to go out. I suppose I could have asked to move room however I didn't as only there for one night.

Fab breakfast and overall a great hotel.

Room Tip: Low floor if travelling with a young family!
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  • Stayed May 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. We have taken on board your comments with the hotel and will look to improve where possible.
Kind Regards
Darrell Williams General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Very central place, close to Oban Harbour and to many facilities (restaurants, shops,...). The room was very big and clean, and the wi.fi worked properly.
The breakfast was ok, lot of food, average quality.

  • Stayed July 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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Clarklake, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The hotel was in an excellent location, right in the center of Oban. We were upgraded to a bigger room, which was a perfect size for three travelers and had a great view of the harbor. The bathroom was also very nice. However, the mattresses were poor and the breakfast was adequate.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
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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 bed and will look to improve where possible.

Kind Regards

Darrell Williams

General Manager
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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 #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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