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Oban Bay Hotel
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

tried this hotel on one of these cheap weekend breaks which made the value great, however found the food to be pretty good and the staff were very friendly not sure I woud have paid the full prices the room was fine and very clean not the best room as you would expect but good for special deal we enjoyed, there was 6 of us there and found the hotel to a nice place to relax in the lounge overlooking the bay

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

We stayed here on a 3 night Twixmas break, DBB. The room we had was very spacious and well- equipped. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was of a good standard. We were there in gale conditions, so did not use the outdoor hot tub, but it looked lovely all the same!

The communal areas are nicely decorated, if a little small when the hotel is busy, as it was when we were there. The hotel had put on entertainment for the evenings - of varying quality- but lovely if you lilke accordian music!

The best feature of the hotel is the front conservatory that looks onto the sea - great views.
The hotel is well situated, just a couple of minutes walk from the town centre and ferry connections to the islands.

We've stayed in a few Crerrar hotels now and know you can be sure of good service and a pleasant trip.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

We stayed at the Oban Bay for 2 nights for my birthday with the Groupon deal. We were a bit taken aback at the sign hanging off when we arrived. Not a great advert for first impressions!
However we were pleasantly surprised by the interior area which was nicely decorated.
Spa area very nice with the outdoor hot tub being the best part of our stay, very pleasant.
Our room was a bit on the small side, especially the bathroom and the shower which you couldn't turn around in and i am not a big person!
Meals were nice and we enjoyed the restaurant, service good in both restaurant and bar area.
We did have a pleasant stay and went to Mull for the day but if this break had been at the ful price as advertised by the hotel, I would have been expecting more.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

I've stayed here twice and had an excellent time. The restaurant is especially good, and the rooms are clean, modern and comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

We arrived in Oban after a long drive in need of a hotel for the night. Finally found this lovely hotel after being disappointed with the others in town. On arriving at reception we received the warmest welcome from Jessica and knew this was the Hotel for us. Jessica couldn't have been more helpful and friendly which was greatly appreciated after such a long journey. The hotel overall is a little dated but very clean and cosey for a winter stay. The bar and lounges were were really nice with the most beautiful views over the water. The free wifi was very much appreciated and the breakfast was fab ! For the price we paid this hotel was amazing value and probably one of the best to choose from in Oban - especially with the delight of Jessica at reception ! Thank you Oban Bay Hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

I booked this hotel then read the reviews and was really put off. I spoke to a lady called Margaret and she was really helpful and reassured me so I decided to go with the booking and even booked an extra night !!! The room was lovely and clean as was the bathroom, the food and services was very good and all the staff were most helpful and friendly :) I would def go back again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

Upon arrival we were greeted by the freindly receptionist who quickly checked us in and directed us to our rooms. She also gave us information about the food available at the hotel when we asked and information about the spa treatments available. Our room was at the back of the hotel which was great as it was quiet and was a great size with an enormous bed! It had everything you could expect from a three star hotel and to be honest in my opinion was of a 4 star standard. The bathroom was well appointed and the shower was great which was pleasing considering most hotels i've stayed in don't have very good showers. The general decor of the hotel was lovely and the public areas especially were relaxing and comfortable - areas you could happily sit in for hours. The hotel manages to pull off a look that has scottish influence but is not twee - something that has to be commended! The food was excellent and the menu had quite a lot of choice. I often find that with large chain hotels their menus are boring and expensive but I have to say that the Oban bay's menu was neither. It seemed to have a good balance of dishes and locally sourced produce was on the menu too which was pleasing. It really was of a higher standard than you would expect and having eaten in a 4 star restaurant the day before I can say that the Oban bay beat it hands down. VisitScotland should give this Hotel a 4 star rating immediately! Another thing that should be mentioned is the spa. I hadn't been to one before but the therapist talked me through the treatments available and I opted for a massage while my partner opted for a facial. I hadn't ever had a spa treatment before and was apprehensive but was put at ease and found it a struggle to stay awake I was so relaxed. Definitely will be using that spa again. Also something that I feel should be mentioned is that the views (from the public areas) are unrivalled. Great location. All in all a hotel that we will definitely be using again and again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Oban Bay Hotel
Address: | Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Oban Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoying a prime position on the seafront, the Oban Bay Hotel & Spa has great views to Mull and Kerrera. For guests looking to relax and get away from it all, the hotel now offers an outdoor hot tub, spa treatments, along with a small sauna and steam room. In addition, Oban Bay Hotel has a comfortable bar and lounge area from which you can watch the world go by. ... more   less 
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