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Oban Bay Hotel
Ranked #7 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Reviewed 23 March 2014

My wife and I stayed here in late February for a weekend break and we enjoyed it very much. The hotel itself is very nice and comfortable with pleasant staff who offer a warm welcome upon arrival. We stayed as part of a deal for 2 nights bed and breakfast and would most definitely return. The breakfast was delicious on both mornings with a great choice from the menu. We also had an evening meal on one the nights we stayed and it too was superb.

The rooms at the hotel were very clean, comfortable and very cosy. The room we stayed in also had a lovely view out onto the bay. The staff at the hotel are great with the hotel manager even pitching in at meal times. All were very gracious and welcoming to everyone.

The location of the hotel is stunning. And you can just sit back with a nice tea/coffee or a glass of wine in the conservatory and watch the world go by, or as we did, watch the sunset.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Dear Kenny H
Thank you for such a positive review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay – and that view from the sun lounge really is simply stunning, so we are pleased you enjoyed it so much, and look forward to you returning.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

This hotel is overlooking the bay at Oban, and it is comfortable and serves very good food, and at excellent value for money- a very nice place to visit. The rooms are clean and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Choose a sea facing room if you can for beautiful views, but if all taken room 54 has a partial view...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Dear valerius
Thank you for your review, we hope that maybe the next time you can secure a full sea view, however you are right, we do have some rooms with partial sea views available, however these cannot be guaranteed. Look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Four of us spent two nights at the Oban Bay and we were not disappointed.
Rooms were comfortable and clean and we had control of the heating.
En suite was well appointed and always plenty of hot water.
We dined here on the Saturday night and all had Steak and they were of excellent quality.
Well worth trying the chateaubriand steak for two, quality at its best.
Breakfast was equally as good and plenty of choice.
I must give a mention to the staff who were all very friendly especially Sarah who provided us with good service and a laugh.
One point is there is limited parking so reserve a space prior to arriving.
The ladies had a pamper session in the Spa and enjoyed the ultimate experience.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Dear jamesy43
Thank you for your review. Delighted you enjoyed yourselves so much, we look forward to seeing you all again soon!

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Reviewed 14 March 2014

We enjoyed a lovely three night break at this hotel at the end of February. We received a very warm welcome from the staff and this warmth and helpfulness continued throughout our stay.

Our room was quite spacious with a lovely view over the bay. The bathroom was adequate, although it could have benefitted from a bit of an upgrade.

The breakfasts were very good with an excellent choice and were brought to your table as opposed to the more usual buffet style. The service was excellent and all the waiting staff, from the head waiter down, were extremely pleasant.

The six course dinner tasting menu was awesome! The variety of dishes and flavours presented were exceptional. There are three different menus which are all superb. We met both the chef and the sous chef, Andrew, and they were very pleasant and were happy to spend some time chatting.

The hotel also has a lovely conservatory where you can sit and take in the views over the bay at any time of day.

All in all we really enjoyed our stay and would love to return!

Room Tip: The views over Oban Bay were well worth the extra cost of a front facing room.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Anne M
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Dear Anne M
Thank you for your review, we are delighted at the positive comments, and genuinely strive to try and ensure every guest has an experience like yours. We hope that you visit us again, and look forward to seeing you.

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We stayed here for a weekend on a deal for £89. I would doubt if anyone would pay the advertised rate!
The hotel is on the seafront, with great views across the water.
We found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful throughout our stay.
The rooms are not very large, and only have a double bed. There is one chair, something I always find strange in a room for 2!
The ensuite only has a shower, which is very small and cramped.
Breakfast is served at the table, and was very nice. There is a good and varied choice, with quality products, which are freshly cooked.
Good value, and worth a visit, if you get a deal!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Dear snowgoose20
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to meeting you again.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

My friend and I satayed 3 nights at the Oban Bay hotel at the end of February. We had a great break. The staff couldn't be more helpfulThey were always ready to help and made you feel as if you were old friends. The room had twin beds and we had a view of the bay it was great. The hotel was clean and well appointed. The hot tub was fun and you could see over the bay while relaxing in the tub. We had dinner included in our package and I can honestly say the food was wonderful. The only down point was parking but again as both my friend and I were disabled the staff found a solution. We also had spa treatments which were great. If in Oban again will book into this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank christine t
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Dear Christine t
Thank you for your review we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and while the building has limitations on what we can do for disabled guests, we will always endeavour to “find a way”, you simply have to let us know – as you did! Thank you. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back to the Oban Bay the next time you are visiting.

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Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

The Oban bay is ideally situated for outdoorsy stuff local scenery can be exceptional and access to the islands nearby is a boon. Has fallen down on occasions I have visited by the stand-offishness of the staff they haven't been as attentive as I would expect. This apart it is usually a pleasant stay with the bonus of the spa facility.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Dear Scottish_Walker
Thank you for your review. We have recently invested a lot of time in re-training of the staff, and the stand – offishness of the staff is now a thing of the past as you will have seen from the many complimentary reviews about our team here

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Additional Information about 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:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Oban
Price Range: £34 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Oban Bay Hotel 5*
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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