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“Excellent Hotel”
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The Ranald Hotel
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Oban
South Lanarkshire
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Hotel”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Just back from a very enjoyable stay at The Ranald Hotel. The staff were very friendly. Lovely modern hotel, exceptionally clean with large comfy beds. Wish I could have brought the power shower home with me didn't want to get out. I would recommend the baked eggs for breakfast they were delicious. The hotel is so close to everything you need shops and pier. I would also recommend eating in their sister restaurants. We had a lovely lunch in the Lambrig and evening meal at the Cuan Mor. We hope to visit again very soon.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Hayley K, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Thank you for your great review of The Ranald! We are delighted to hear that you had a great stay with us and it's also great to hear that you had lovely meals in our sister restaurants!
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Ranald on your next trip to Oban. Thanks again!
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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

What a cracker! Beautiful new hotel in Oban. Ideally placed for all that Oban has to offer. Room was beautiful, lovely decor. OMG the shower was amazing, a power shower that does what it says on the tin! Lush soft towels too. Staff helpful and friendly. Breakfast: well what can I say, thought i would miss the 'fry up' but was pleasantly surprised at what comes out of that small pantry. Overall could not fault The Ranald to be honest. We will certainly be back . Well done all, keep up the good work.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hayley K, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Thank you very much for your excellent review of The Ranald! It's great to hear such positive comments from our guests and we are delighted to hear that you would return on your next trip to Oban. Thanks again!
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We were extremely pleased with the Hotel staying in a Grand room on the third floor. The whole hotel and room were clean, the staff were extremely friendly, it was well within walking distance of everything in the town and delicious breakfasts! It was so peaceful at all times of day and night too!

Room Tip: We used Group On vouchers for extra value!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hayley K, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Thank you very much for leaving us such a lovely review on TripAdvisor! We love to get such great comments from our guests and I will make sure they are passed on to all members of staff. We look forward to welcoming you on your next trip to Oban to experience another great stay at The Ranald Hotel.
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Bishopton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

We stayed for 1 night on 10/4/14 in a Grand room, which was very spacious. Our room 313 was on the 3rd floor & was at the rear of the hotel looking into a rock face. Above this was a public path, from which people walking down could look directly into the room's small window. It would have been good to have a louvre blind on the window to provide some privacy. We opened the window on our arrival but found the room to be rather airless. This would be uncomfortable on a warm day. The upside is that it was nice & quiet.

Before we went in for our shower we heard a clatter & found that the spot light immediately above the shower had fallen out the ceiling. This could have caused serious injury to anyone standing in the shower at the time, so lucky for us it happened when it did. My husband stood on the chair & replaced the fitting so that we could have our showers & we reported it to the girl serving in the bar. Other than that we had no issues.

On checking in we were given a card for a complimentary drink if we had a meal in the Waterfront or the Cuan Mor. We were pleased to receive this as we had already booked dinner for that evening with the Waterfront. When we went for our meal we presented our card and were left rather embarrassed to discover that this offer extended only 1 person, rather than both of us. We felt that this spoiled things a bit, and that the offer should extended have extended to both of us or not been made at all.

We used the Hotel's bar area after returning from our evening meal, but were the only people in it so it lacked any kind of atmosphere. In the morning the small breakfast area, which doubles as the bar, was very busy. However there was a very nice relaxed atmosphere. There was an adequate selection of yoghurt, fruit, juice, cereal, DIY toast & croissants. There are other things made to order items, such as smoked salmon bagels & other delights. My husband & I both had the baked eggs, but were extremely disappointed that these were not runny as expected. Instead they were baked like hard boiled eggs, which we found tasty but a bit strange.

The two girls that we had contact with on checking in, in the bar and at a breakfast were both very friendly.

I had wanted to stay at the Ranald since it open and managed to book it using a great Itison deal. Nonetheless that is neither here nor there as all guests should have the same experience during their stay, which I believe we did. Overall we were happy with our stay, but would only return if we got the right deal.

Due to the Ranald's location it has no one-site parking, which is a minor inconvenience. As far as I'm concerned, the best place to park, provided you don't mind a short walk with your bag, is the small (30 spaces I think) railway station car park. It has a barrier, CCTV, is lit and only costs £3 for up to a 24-hour stay.

Room Tip: There's no lift so ask for a room on a low floor if you have problems climbing stairs
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hayley K, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Thank you for reviewing The Ranald Hotel. We are very sorry about the light in the shower and we thank you for letting us know so we could rectify the problem. We are also sad to hear that you were disappointed with our famous baked eggs although they aren't to everyone's taste. We appreciate all the feedback you have given to us and we will take on board all the comments mentioned.
Thanks again.
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in Oban and we cannot praise it enough. Staff are first class and nothing is a bother.Breakfasts have a nice twist and all tastes seem to be covered. We wish everyone at the Ranald all the best. This was not our first visit and it will not be the last

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hayley K, General Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Thank you very much for leaving such a wonderful review of our hotel on TripAdvisor. I'm very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and enjoyed our quirky breakfast! I can't thank you enough for your great comments and I will make sure they are passed on to all the staff. We look forward to your next trip to Oban to experience another great stay at The Ranald Hotel.
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Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed for one night, lovely boutique hotel!! Very clean & modern through out, staff were all friendly. Parked nearby no issue at all nearly no hotels have parking in Oban. Breakfast was nice & a little bit different will defiantly be staying here again!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hayley K, General Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor! It's great to hear that you had such a pleasant experience with us and you enjoyed all aspects of your visit to The Ranald Hotel. Hopefully we will see you again if you happen to return to Oban.
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Newburgh, Fife
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We stayed for 2 nights and found the hotel to be spotlessly clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Lewis who was chatty and showed a genuine interest in the customers. Price was good and location was central. We will return the next time we want a trip to Oban.

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Hayley K, General Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Thank you very much for leaving such a kind review on TripAdvisor. Your comments are greatly appreciated and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Ranald Hotel, so much that you are going to return. We look forward to seeing you again soon in the next few months.
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Property: The Ranald Hotel
Address: 41 Stevenson Street, Oban PA34 5NA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ranald Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oban's only purpose built hotel in decades, ushering in a new era ofmodernity whilst keeping a distinctive local flavour. Add the passion, warmth and dedication of Hayley's team and The Ranald experience was born.Our metro hotel is set in the heart of Oban's Victorian architecture and located just off the main esplanade. We are just a couple of minutes walk from both the Calmac Ferry Terminal and Oban Train StationOur vision at The Ranald was to bring you affordable luxury. Our range of 17 ensuite guest rooms have sumptuous king sized beds, fluffy duck down pillows, flat screen TV's, i-Phone docking stations and complimentary wifi throughout the hotel. Enjoy a relaxing drink in our contemporary lounge bar, perfect for before or after sampling Oban's fine choice of restaurants. ... more   less 
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