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Regent Hotel
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We have stayed here four times now, mostly over the ' low' season. We have always had a really good rate and have never been disappointed. There has always been a good atmosphere in the lounge bar. We thought that the hotel generally is just a bit 'tired' decoration wise, but we have never had any complaints. Friendly staff, great breakfasts, perfectly adequate rooms. What else does one need ?

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank John N
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be friendly and enjoyed your meals and bedroom.

We hope to welcome you back in the not to distant future.


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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I booked 3 nights at the Regent in Oban-an area I hadn`t visited in 20-odd years.
To me, the hotel was a refection of Oban itself-slightly faded, but clean and hospitable.
While the overall stay was enjoyable, I have 2 complaints.
First, the lift (which was reputed to hold 6 people) was ridiculously small.
Fitting six people in it would have been cause for a call to the Guinness Book of Records!
This caused inevitable delays as we were on the 4th floor.
Also, the fire alarm went off not once but twice, on Saturday night, causing an evacuation into a very wet Oban street.
(No sheltering under the smoking canopy-a very officious receptionist armed with a megaphone saw to that!)
On re-entering the hotel on the second occasion, I was told by a member of staff that this was the 5th time in a month the alarm had went off. Surely something that can and should be rectified.
The room was clean with, with the en suite complete with bath.Tea and coffee were provided.
Breakfast was very good-various cereals, fruit juices and cooked options.
The staff were competent, without being over friendly.
So yes, we would stay again- as long as the fire alarm is fixed!

Room Tip: Was on the 4th floor and had no problems sleeping, but a fellow guest advised there were lights outs...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank johnnyt20
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be friendly.

I would like to make clear that there is no fault with the fire alarm, it is a very sensitive system which is required to ensure that in the event of a fire we have plenty of time to evacuate all guests as our location could prove to be problematic in the event of a major emergency, this is essential to ensure the safety of everyone at the hotel.

I do apologise for and understand the discomfort of being in the rain during this time but our team are instructed by the fire brigade to ensure no one remains any closer to the building than directly across the road and especially the front canopy as our main gas lines to the hotel are located very close to this area, these procedures are all guest safety driven and we hope our guests understand our need for urgency on these matters

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.


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stevenston
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

on arrival had a lovely afternoon tea included in groupon voucher room frontside facing comfortable staff friendly breakfast adequate over all enjoyed stay for price of voucher good value and relaxing

Room Tip: ask for an upper room front when booking view is fantastic
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank elizabeth m
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
We are glad you had a nice stay with us and enjoyed the afternoon tea and found your overall stay to be enjoyable.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.


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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Myself and my 74 year old mother have just returned from a lovely stay at the Regent hotel. We were very impressed with all of the staff who couldn't do enough for us. We went with the Groupon offer at £99 for two nights B & B and dinner with bubbly on first night. I requested and was given room with sea view. Room was very nice, as was breakfast and dinner.

Highly recommended for 2 star hotel at this price.

Excellent location also.

Room Tip: Ask for sea view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ruthie M
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
We are glad you had a nice stay with us and enjoyed the bedroom and all the meals during your stay with us.

We hope to welcome you back in the not to distant future.


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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Just home from a lovely time at the regent hotel. Went through groupon, fantastic value. Had read very bad reports through trip advisor. All that I can say is that the staff were marvellous, food was first class. We had a room on the 4th floor facing the sea, a view to die for.The only bad report that I have is that being on the 4th floor there are lights outside the window facing onto the hotel keeping you awake at night.So bad that you didn't need to switch a light on to see the time at 3.00am. I reported this to the reception and was told that the manager would alter the timer which was to no avail, I had to buy eye shades for a nights sleep. I would say, however, that my husband can sleep through anything.So if you are a good sleeper the 4th floor is where you want to be

Room Tip: A room with a view
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anne M
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
We are glad you had such a lovely time staying with us and we appreciate all your kind comments .


We hope to welcome you back in the not to distant future.


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Trondheim, Norway
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53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We stayed here in April 2014 and had a wonderful stay. Oban was a nice town, Oban distillery was a nice experience, we saw all kinds of weather, and the hotel was nice, for a good price, clean linen, OK standard, although not luxurious. Good english breakfast must be mentioned!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank OlaRaa
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
We are glad you had a lovely stay with us and found the team to be very friendly and that you enjoyed breakfast at the hotel and enjoyed all that Oban has to offer.

We hope to welcome you back in the not to distant future.


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Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

I stayed here as a single person as part of a Caledonian 3 day trip to Mull and Iona. I requested - and got - a single room with views of the harbour. I had to pay a small premium but it was worth every penny. Room was an excellent size for a single, shower room seemed very new and nice flat screen tv.

Breakfast served everything you could think of and there was a good choice for dinner. Braised beef on the Friday was superb.Staff were excellent. i would certianly return.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JaneM_9
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Tommy S, Manager at Regent Hotel, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on trip advisor.
We are glad you had a lovely stay with us and found the team to be very friendly and that you enjoyed all the meals at the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back in the not to distant future.


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Additional Information about Regent Hotel

Property: 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 #12 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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