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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Rowantree Hotel

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Rowantree Hotel
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Oban
England
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110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Friendly and clean but....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Not bad location but taxi needed if you arrive by train with luggage. Friendly welcome and was helped with bags to my room as there isn't a lift. Room is fine, basic type of furniture, comfy bed, very clean. Was only staying one night so all fine.... Downside is it has a steakhouse downstairs and the smell of stale cooking was unavoidable even though I was on the 2nd floor... This alone would put me off staying again, so much so that I didn't bother with the breakfast, needed fresh air! If they installed decent extractors they'd solve this instantly!

Room Tip: As far away from kitchen as possible might help
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Upon arrival in Oban we were confused to of where we were to go (typical me not looking it up first!) But when we found it we were very very impressed. We were welcomed at reception by a very friendly guy and promptly given our key.

The room was immaculate and the bed was so comfy. My only complaint would be the shower and toilet - as you either had to soak the floor to get out or step over the toilet - but the shower itself was very lovely.

We then had dinner that night in the Steakhouse and the food was extremely delicious. The service was quick and all the waiter and waitresses were so friendly and obviously well trained.

We had breakfast the two mornings that we were there and it was fabulous. Even when me and my boyfriend were picky and asked for a couple things different in the breakfast - the waiter still smiled and served us quickly!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Good position right in the centre of Oban on a very busy main road. Spotless clean room, albeit a little small with not a lot of clothes space, obviously newly furnished, with friendly staff. Just three little downsides, the car parking is rather hit and miss, only small and gets rather crowded, even though the hotel wasn't very busy whilst we were there it was a bit of a juggle to get your car in and if you went out for the day you might find no space when you returned. Also our room was in the back of the hotel obviously over the kitchen and we did get some cooking smells creeping up into the room, which I found a bit unpleasant. We didn't eat dinner in the hotel, thought the prices were a bit high, but the breakfasts were adequate with a decent choice, served very efficiently and quickly and hot. Lastly, the refurbishment of the rooms has been done with wooden floors, nice and clean looking but not too efficient if theres an elephant or two in the room above you, especially at 6 in the morning ! But all in all, judging by the prices of other hotels in Oban, most of which had no car parking at all, the Rowantree would seem to be a good choice and we would stay here again.

Room Tip: Even though we did get some cooking smells creeping into our room as we were at the back, I think th...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Lovely, bright fresh and clean. Lovely helpful staff. Very comfy big bed. The only reason I won't give Excellent is the shower fitting was at best woefully inadequate. It looks great and is obviously new but I had to dance around to ensure I was even close to rinsed. Such as shame as everything else was great.

Room Tip: Others have said to get a room at the back, but we loved the sun coming into our room in the early e...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

rooms clean, bed big and comfy, tea making facilities in room well stocked ,iron and iron board also in room, staff all very friendly breakfast cooked to order very tasty also ate at the steak house food very good overall good value for money

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Rooms good. New refurbished. Very clean and tidy. Provides coffee and tea facilities as well as hair dryer, iron board etc. Bed nice and comfy. Power shower worked well too. Food excellent. All served on warm plates. Caters for all. Staff excellent and very friendly. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed March 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Nice average hotel staff lovely however I am currently listening to the cleaning staff shouting and laughing loudly and have done since 9am was the same yesterday and we have a long drive ahead of us today and had a late night .the cleaning cupboard is on our floor so we are absolutely loving how that is being slammed constantly. Yesterday we after finaly getting back to sleep we were woke up 2ce to ask if we wanted our room cleaned this is after listening to ppl above and below us all night as rooms are paperthin.fine for an overnight stsy but staff seem to be oblivious that on a weekend away you might want to sleep past 9am .

  • Stayed February 2014
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Additional Information about Rowantree Hotel

Property: Rowantree Hotel
Address: George Street, Oban PA34 5NX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rowantree Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We have 24 recently refurbished bedrooms to a 3* plus standard all fully en-suite and offers first class bed and breakfast accomodation. The Rowantree hotel is somewhat unique to Oban - a town centre hotel with its own large car park, free to hotel residents. ... more   less 
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