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Rowantree Hotel
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I had originally booked another hotel in Oban, but they were overbooked, so they put me at the Rowantree instead. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the price was much cheaper than the original hotel.
The service was very good and the food in the restaurant was also very good. Try the stick toffee pudding for dessert.
All in all, what could have been a disaster turned out to be a very pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the top floor. I could hear the person in the room upstairs moving around, whi...
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

A clean and functional room, king-size bed, good service and a good continental breakfast catering for early starters. Although it is not right in the heart of Oban, it is just 2-3 blocks up a bit. A big plus is that it has customer parking behind the hotel. Unfortunately, the rooms are not soundproofed and one hears walking, talking, TV and shower noise from other rooms. For this reason, it is not really value for money.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Rooms were good sized, clean and tidy. The hotel is well located, everything is within walking distance. However, it was very noisy, breakfast had limited options and the staff seemed not to care at all. Would probably not recommend it.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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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!

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1  Thank foodsass
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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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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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1  Thank Lesley1888
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Additional Information about 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 #8 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Price Range: £54 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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