In a nutshell, DON'T STAY HERE! Well, let me qualify this by saying don't stay here unless you simply cannot afford anything else.
Although the service was fine, everything else about this hotel is sub-standard. It is very run down, and the rooms themselves are tired and uninviting - they certainly couldn't be described as comfortable.
The parking is at least a ten minute walk from the hotel and, as we arrived in driving rain, this did not leave us with a good first impression.
Despite what the hotel advertises about Wi-Fi in rooms, there simply isn't any. You will need to sit in the foyer if you want to use the Internet. As we are traveling from Australia for 8 weeks, email contact with our friends and family back home is very important to us.
Another thing which is important after a long day driving and sightseeing is a hot shower. Unfortunately, there was not this luxury for us, as the boiler had broken down.
Some people on Tripadvisor described this hotel as quaint, but unless by quaint they mean run down and poor value, I cannot agree with them. The rate is reasonable, granted, but in our walks around this lovely seaside village we came across plenty of other guesthouses which looked far better for not much more money. My advice is spend a little more - in this case it will be well worth it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Regent Hotel Oban, Scotland
- Regent Oban
- Oban Regent