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Regent Hotel
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Yet again went here for another overnight stay staff as friendly as ever,room was clean and tidy.cost of this night for two b,and ,b. Was £60 good value,,only thing was water was tepid in the morning,possibly due to bus load of spaniards levying early.also breakfast was not to hot either,nothing worse luke warm breakfast,but waitress was very nice.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Montgomery S
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Tommy S, General Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

thank you for leaving a review,
yes we do try and make the hotel value for money. i can only say sorry about the water issue. as you said we did have a coach leaving early and it takes time for tanks to fill back up and heat to correct tempreture. regarding your breakfast i hope you asked for a hotter breakfast. and if you brought it to my attention i would of rectafied this problem straight away.

thank you for taking your time to review the hotel and look forward to seeing you in the near future.

from all management and staff at the regent hotel.

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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Value for money but hotel a bit tired looking. Food excellent and staff helpful. Lift out of action for most of stay, was always on point of being repaired by outside engineer. Hotel is very central and conveniently situated for ferry, train and busses.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Eddie A C
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Tommy S, General Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

thank you for posting a nice review of the regent hotel,
yes it was a shame the lift was out of order for some of your stay with us. but it was something we needed a specialist to look at and fix so it did take longer that normal.
but its nice to read that are staff where good to you and very true the hotel is close to all main transports around oban and further.
thank you again
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Stayed in August 2013 with a tour group. Regent is an old hotel, in need of some improvements, but the fact its right on the waterfront makes up for this, excellent views. Very friendly staff, WiFi available. Room was clean and presentable. Only thing the bathroom was very small and if you accidentally forgot to close the door the steam from the shower would shut off the fire alarms. Ate breakfast in the restaurant, hot food not readily available. Waiters asked if you wanted it, then it would be presented. The breakfast I chose was good.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank JessLM85
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Tommy S, General Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Thank you for reviewing,
yes we are in the middle of refurbishment of the hotel,infact this week we have recieved all are new lounge furniture which looks very nice. over the last year we have changed many of our rooms,and all rooms have brand new beds in them aswell as flat screen televisions,and brand new phones.
yes the steam from the showers do set of the fire alarm if bathroom door is left open but i like to think it is better to be safe than sorry. we are very lucky to have such a hard working team within the hotel all our staff always go the extra mile for a guest.

thank you again

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

This hotel has restored my faith in bespoke hotels - the last 2 have been horrible.

Nice clean, spacious well decorated room with all that you need. Prime position for the harbour and town.free wifi in room .

Food fine - good selection on menu

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Chris B
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Tommy S, General Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Thank you for your review,
it is a pleasure to read that we have restored you faith in are company. atleast we can show our staff that all there hard work is paying off.
as well as our chef's do take some time to pick and choose what complements each dish.

so thank you again.
regent hotel managment and all staff at the regent hotel.

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

This hotel was fantastic value for money and has a beautiful situation on the Oban Esplanade. Quirky in nature, very friendly staff combined with the beautiful views over the harbour made our short stay very enjoyable. If you are catching an early morning ferry the hotel will arrange for an early breakfast with fast and efficient service prior to your departure.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mrkookie
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Tommy S, General Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Thank you for leaving you review.
yes we are very lucky to be in such a beautiful area of the country. quirky that is the first time the hotel has been called that but we will take it as a possitive point. yes we are always asked about early breakfasts for guests rushing for the very early ferry and with that we decided to offer a earlyier service.

again thank you

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

This must be one of the worst hotels that i have ever stayed in The hotel needs to be closed down and given a good refurbishment The decor is appalling and the rooms are very basic i cannot find anything good to say about this hotel other than stay away from it

Room Tip: Cannot advise anything regarding choosing a good room as in my opinion there is not a good one at th...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Tommy S, General Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

thank you for taking the time to post a review,
i am sorry you can not think of one good thing to comment on during your stay at our hotel, as several of our previous guest's have found atleast one good point about there stay. and since your stay afew guest's have posted possitive comments. but thank you for taking the time to review the hotel.

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Never again! Horrific!
Overpriced and unmaintained. I stayed in room 121 and the ensuite walls and ceiling were mouldy and the enamel was flaking off the shower tray. It was noisy at night as the windows didn't fully close. There were some nasty stains on the bed. The room phone was broken and I had no mobile signal so I had to keep going down to reception myself (with a sprained ankle). I was not offered a room with a working phone. I paid £39 for the single room! I was however offered £11 off my room service bill once I complained.

Room Tip: Definatly do not stay in room 121!!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Tommy S, General Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

thank you for leaving a review,

i am sorry that you rate this hotel so badly, make i just point out a few things yes we are in the middle of refurbishment and as it is high season we are not making as much progress as we first predicted but it is still being done. you reviewed that are phones didnt work it might of been that a member of housekeeping knocked it out while cleaning,little mistakes happen like that did you notify the member of staff at reception that you had a sprained ankle because we would of tryied to move you closer to our lift.you state the price you paid for your room it is a rate which not many other hotels around oban can match and that a discount was offered. infact the discount was that your room service bill would be free of charge and you picked a meal which worked out to £11.00. but there are many other products of the room menu which are more costly.

again thank you for leaving your review

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Additional Information about Regent Hotel

Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Price Range: £41 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Regent Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Art Deco hotel, The Regent is located on the Esplanade of Oban, opposite the pier. Just a few minutes walk from the town centre, the dramatic views across the sea to the distant islands will captivate guests upon arrival. The restaurant offers a choice of table d’hote or à la carte menus both of which utilise the best of local produce and our bedrooms offer magnificent views across Oban Bay. Local attractions in the area include visits to the sacred isle of Iona, trips to Mull and the opportunity to take a boat ride to the local seal colony, making the hotel ideal for your leisure break. ... more   less 
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