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Corran House
Ranked #14 of 94 Oban B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

We needed an overnight in Oban for the early Ferry next day. We had arrived by train with luggage and it was 'quite a walk' to Corran House. But the trek was worth every yard when we were shown to our room. This is an old house and thus enjoys all the features of such properties such as high ceilings and lots of windows. And of course through those windows was a view over Oban Bay to die for. A comfortable bed was augmented with comfy sofa from which to read or just look at that view. Bathroom facilities maybe showed their period but all worked well for us.
Breakfast was explained as 'self help' honesty box type of arrangement but we did not try this as heading back to the Ferry meant we could partake a greasy breakfast on board with no preparation or washing up.
We ate down stairs at Markie Dans for the evening meal although there are other places quite near by.
All in all a satisfactory place to stay. We will be back for more next year.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Excellently situated near the center of town with sea views, room s basic, but clean and comfortable; friendly staff and very reasonably priced. Guests receive a discount on meals at Markie Dan's pub downstairs - good basic pub food. A small selection of items for purchase in the communal kitchen as well if you have forgotten something. Free wi-fi. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: We had a small family room-Rm 4-one flight up. View of NcCaig's Tower and good wi-fi reception.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank rfa803
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Just back from a fantastic 2 night stay at Corran House Hostel. The location on Oban's promenade is second to none. Sitting in the elevated breakfast room watching the boats coming and going, the spectacular mountains of Mull in the background, was a joy in itself. The atmosphere is informal, friendly and cosmopolitan but the standards are high. Being a former hotel guests have a choice of accommodation ranging from a simple bunk in a shared dorm to a spacious family ensuite room with a view of Oban harbour. My room was spotless and to my surprise, considering how cheap it was, came with a sea view and a flat screen tv. The shower room was also spotless. I found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. The dining room was extremely well equipped and quests could help themselves to a continental breakfast for the price of a donation to the honestly jar! To my delight there was a friendly bar below the hostel so I didn't have far to go on a rainy night for a pub meal, a game of pool and a chat with the locals.

I travel a lot both at home and abroad and have stayed in many hotels, guest houses and hostels and can honestly say that Corran House is right up there with the best of them!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank Ronnie M
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Incredibly rude, obnoxious , confrontational owner. Very inhospitable person.Horrendous advert for Scottish Tourism. Worst experience ever staying in a hostel.Would not recommend staying here. No customer service .Wifi did not work. Very old fashioned decor and bedding.No where to lock valuables . Kitchen facilities basic and crowded. Booking system disorganised. Requires major overhaul.
Plenty other welcoming establishments available in Oban .

  • Stayed: May 2014
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6  Thank Komondors
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

I stayed there for the night with my husband and three children. The staff were very nice and friendly only problem I had with the room. Was the shower didn't work and the tv didn't work either so we ended up going to tescos and bought a DVD for us all to watch. Plus when I left there I came out in a rash on my arm and face I must have been allergic to the washing powder. The bathroom badly needs upgraded also. But I suppose for the price what do u except.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank kencaz2009
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

Lovely stay over the weekend. Room was spacious with a huge bathroom. Staff were lovely and really helpful. Honesty policy was refreshing and we were happy to participate. Only off putting incident was seeing member of staff being given what can only be described as a dressing down just outside the main door. Not appropriate regardless of what had happened and very off putting. Apart from that a lovely stay with friendly helpful staff.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Heather S
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

On visiting the staff were helpful and showed me round including a bike park spot which was great. However there was 1 working shower for the entire hostel and the kitchen failed to open at the promised 6am.

Highlights: Honesty box system for wide range of food.
Lowlights: 1 shower, got unlucky with slightly strange dorm room-mate

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Andrew K
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Address: Corran Esplanade | Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PN, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
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Ranked #14 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range: £33 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Corran House 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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