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McCaig's Return Hotel & Bar
Ranked #19 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Oban
West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“One look was enough !”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Some hotels look "tired" , but this one appears exhausted ! Had booked a nights stay here but could not go through with it. The internet photo must have been taken years ago `cos the paint is all flaking off. Entry is via a tacky public bar directly from the busy street . Does not have its own parking and available street parking is 80p for 40 minutes. Decided to drive all the way home.

Room Tip: I would say do not book here !
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Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

on arrival the hotel was filthy room was filthy ifound a used condom in the room the cups were disgusting i asked for my money back and was given it 20 pounds short so i said to the bar maid and she then looked and said you are right when i got home i looked up my reservation and they had me down as a no show i wish i hadnt gone was realy sickend and the staf were not very plesant McCAIG'S RETURN I DONT THINK SO . if i was asked by anyone about it i would say stay well clear a very dissapointed and disgusted traveler mr and mrs cooper.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dundee
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

This hotel is a disgrace holes in walls bar staff rude more interested in turning tv up when you put juke box on. Pillows a disgrace food ok rooms dated. Hallway filthy frays in carpet. No parking unless you want to be charged by oban council. TV on wall only viewed if you sit right in front it. Please do not go here not worth one hundred pounds for two nights, absolutely a disgrace.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

During a short break in Oban we came across McCaigs Bar and I saw in both windows the most beautiful stain glass art work and said lets go in and have a drink. We went in and hubby went to order a drink and I went to get us a seat. Well, a good section of the seating area was all ripped and they had tried to repair it with brown plastic packaging tape. Sat down and then we noticed the smell, to this day we can still not work out was it was. The barmaid was watching the Jeremy Kyle show with the volume up at its loudest while playing on her mobile phone at the same time. We could not stop laughing at what happened next, someone put money in the jukebox, the music came on and the barmaid turned the TV up even louder, so it meant that Jeremy Kyle was in competition with the jukebox. Honestly I have been in some neglected bars in my time but this beat them all. Worst of all I had ordered a bicardi and cola, (which was draft cola) and I can honestly say it tasted that bad that I could not drink it, and that is a first for me to leave a drink. I would definitely not return or recommend this bar.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Totally crap accomodation for weekend i spent, 3 hour drive to get there, was tired, got our room and the toilet light and fan came on like a machine gun. Second room discovered the tap leaked hot water and the shower had no hot water. Walls had cracks all over, pretty disgusting, breakfast was ok...only plus side to the munsters hotel...never again...sorry!!....YOU RANG!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Hung out here on two consecutive nights while visiting oban. Great band, cheap drinks, great craic. It can be pretty wild in there as the night goes on. Be sure to try one of their many blends or single malts they have.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

I haven't been able to stay here as yet,but if you are in oban and fancy a pint in a friendly and sociable atmospher I will recommend this bar,the staff are friendly,and the clients are also up for a laugh and make you feel welcome,no frills nice prices excellent draught best,and lager.

Room Tip: I believe they do special deals something like £50 couple b n b.that's ok.it is worth looking in...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: McCaig's Return Hotel & Bar
Address: 1 Shore Street, Oban PA34 4LJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
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Ranked #19 of 19 Speciality Lodging in Oban
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Number of rooms: 12
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