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Rowantree Hotel
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Oban
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“Good Value”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

The Rowantree has recently been refurbished and the room was clean and comfortable. There were two chairs and a small table which makes it a comfortable place to relax without having to prop yourself up on the bed. The windows were triple glazed and the road noise was minimal. The bathroom is new and well designed however the shower was a disaster. The pressure is very poor and the temperature was most unstable. Had to be quite quick on ones feet. The staff were brilliant, helpful and very pleasant and the breakfast was very good. Unfortunately the WiFi in the rooms didn't work much but there was quite good Wifi access from the steakhouse restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This hotel is clean and tidy with a steakhouse attached and a nice snug bar as well. Breakfasts were good and staff friendly and hotel is in a good position in the town. Only gripe is that the wifi connection is hit or miss and couldn't get it at all in my room at all but enjoyed my stay and was reasonably priced

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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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.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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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!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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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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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 #10 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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