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Greystones
Ranked #4 of 99 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
UK
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Luxurious indulgence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Fabulous B+B in the heart of Oban, perfect for a luxurious night away in the middle of winter. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like outside (bad, in our case) as it is the ideal excuse to indulge in beautiful surroundings (and a bottle of wine!). Mark and Suzanne are great hosts - welcoming but not intrusive. Breakfast will set you up for the day (whisky porridge is a must, at this time of year!). We stayed in the turret suite which is amazing, particularly the bathroom with a bath in the middle of the room and a marble fireplace. Can’t wait to go back!

Room Tip: Treat yourself to the turret suite.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

We stayed here for two nights and had a bedroom with a harbour view. The room itself was spacious, beautifully decorated and very clean. Laura and Andrew did everything in their power to ensure that we felt welcome: greeting us at the door on arrival (as well as both bidding us farewell!), giving us useful hints and tips to enjoying Oban and its surrounding area (Andrew's idea to walk around the Isle of Kerrera we especially enjoyed).

Everything throughout the house is maintained to facilitate the guests' comfort: the guest lounge is arranged with a folder, filled with hints and tips for things to do and photocopies of maps for walking enthusiasts; there is a cupboard filled with books and DVDs for rainy nights in; and a decanter of sherry for a pre-dinner drink.

The breakfast was excellent and served in the beautiful dining room with views over the Oban Harbour. All-in-all a perfect stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank camila_rg
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polomarco, Owner at Greystones, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Greystones (though you appear to have copied our names from the previous incorrect review!).
Mark and Suzanne
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Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

In the hill of Oban is the Greystone Guesthouse just a 5 minutes walk from the main street. Already the outside of this old building looked very nice and inside you will get a warm welcome from Laura and Andrew.
The rooms are spacious and even look larger with the white paint and the high ceilings. They are decently furnished and decorated in a modern fashion. With a sight over the bay of Orban that I would like to say is priceless. WiFi throughout the building, a lounge with literature, sherry and recommendations of the local restaurants complete this high class service.
Breakfast is rich and with fresh ingredients on the cooked as well as on the buffet side.

Overall a very good Guesthouse which is worth the money.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank darktemptation
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polomarco, Owner at Greystones, responded to this review, 2 December 2013
Many thanks for your review of Greystones and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay here last August (though you appear to have mixed up our names with someone else!).
Mark and Suzanne
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Oban, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

If your look for somewhere to stay in or around Oban then Greystones is the place! We stayed in the large sea double and it was incredible, everything from the stunning view to the brilliant bathroom. Mark and Suzanne were lovely hosts very welcoming friendly and helpful, plus the breakfast are fantastic both in taste and choice. You really couldn't stay in a better b&b.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We had the opportunity to be in Oban in October 2013 and chose to stay at Greystones. There are many B&B accommodations in Oban but we chose Greystones due to the wonderful reviews that were posted on Trip Advisor. The Turret room room was recommended and so we went for it. WOW, WOW, WOW is all we have to say. When we arrived we were graciously greeted by Mark and Suzanne the owners who checked us in. We had seen pictures online of this room and you always wonder how true the room is to the photos but in this case it exceeded our expectations. The room is filled with comfort and luxury. The panoramic views of Oban from the room are incredible and the bathroom OVERSIZED and opulent. The breakfast menu also fabulous! All we can say is you simply MUST stay here! Thank you Mark and Suzanne.

Room Tip: Go for the Turret room as it is so worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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79 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

Greystones combines the best qualities of a hotel and a B&B. Suzanne and Mark have taken great care in decorating Greystones. You can tell that every light fixture, chair, window covering etc. was chosen with great care. The result is a very pleasing zen-like atmosphere that encourages you to relax and enjoy the astounding view.

Everything about the place is immaculate. We stayed in the turret suite, which is easily the most beautiful room I have ever stayed in. Had it rained all day, I would have been happy to sit by the window with a book and watch the boats. What an incredible view! The bed was fabulously comfortable and the room was perfectly quiet. Breakfast is made to order and is delicious and plentiful. It turns out that whiskey in porridge is very tasty!

Although you might think that the slate grey floor in the bathroom would be cold, it had underfloor radiant heat, making it warm and toasty. I am generally a shower person, but I had to try out the gorgeous bathtub. I want one of these. Even a very tall person could fit in this tub without having exposed knees.

Apart from the B&B itself, we really enjoyed exploring Oban and surrounding areas. We arrived by train and were easily able to walk to Greystones and back to the ferry and all over town. Our stay in Oban was enjoyable and memorable. I hope we have a chance to go back and stay at Greystones again.

Room Tip: I think they're all wonderful, but the turret suite is truly amazing.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Portlandia
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

The only thing more charming and gracious than this beautiful old house is the innkeepers running it. They really went the extra mile to make us comfortable, even serving breakfast nearly an hour early so that we would be in time to catch our flight.

Our room was really extraordinary. Huge, with beautiful views and the biggest bathroom I've ever seen in the UK! Everything was immaculately finished but also understated and elegant. After ten days of rushing around London and Edinburgh, Greystones was like a wonderful warm cocoon that were truly sad to leave.

Our only regret is that we could only stay one night. We will be back!

Room Tip: All the rooms face the bay, as far as I can tell, so they should all be good
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank afairweather
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Additional Information about Greystones

Property: Greystones
Address: 1 Dalriach Road, Oban PA34 5EQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A grand baronial townhouse with stunning views of Oban bay, Greystones combines luxury and comfort with unique contemporary interiors. Elegant bedrooms with Egyptian cotton bed linen. Designer bathrooms with indulgent baths and luxury toiletries. Imaginative breakfasts featuring smoked salmon, kedgeree and the traditional Scottish breakfast. Relax and unwind in style with friendly personal service and exceptional attention to detail. A hidden gem in the heart of Oban. ... more   less 
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