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The Wide Mouthed Frog
Ranked #35 of 93 Oban B&B and Inns
Derbyshire. UK
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Travelling home from the north of Scotland, this was meant to be a special stop over. At nearly£100 for B and B this place is not cheap. We read the reviews and were much encouraged. I had asked for a room with a nice view and our thanks to the hotel for giving us a room with a spectacular view over the boats in the marina and the Islands beyond.
The room was well furnished and had some quality to it. this was spoiled in the morning when the shower tray filled with horrible looking water when the drain did not work. It was a simple job for someone to clean it. Its strange how you remember that rather than the general high quality of the room. By the way the access to the room was up some very narrow stairs. You need to be able to carry your luggage up.
The evening meal was good and staff were professional.
Breakfast was not good. the fruit consisted of a choice of tinned grapefruit, tinned mandarins or tinned prunes. There were small packets of cereal. At £100, very disappointing. Toast was delivered as we sat down. By the time we came to want to eat it was cold. I saw the waiter making coffee in a pot from a large tin of nescafe! I challenged this and pointed to the Italian coffee machine just behind him. Why not a proper coffee from there. "Because its easier and quicker to make nescafe." I said that I would prefer a real cup. Which he said was OK but he would have to charge me for it.! Disappointing.
The cooked breakfast arrived and was OK, but a bit greasy.
So very disappointing. This place could and should be first class. It was just pretending on our visit.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the marina are best.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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369 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We had left Oban after a hectic day of sightseeing and were in much need of a break and spotted this interesting looking place and turned round to take a much needed break.

Boy am I glad we did as this Hotel also has a restaurant and is situated right on Dunstaffnage Marina and has a more than great outlook from the restaurant terrace.

We had a friendly greeting from the owner Chris Wileman and it was clear that nothing however large are small was to much trouble.

We actually only wanted a coffee and that was provided from a machine that even Starbucks would be proud to use.

We had this on the terrace overlooking the Marina sitting with many yacht owners all of whom were also friendly. It was so nice and sunny that we stayed longer than planned for and had it been meal time we would definitely have eaten here.

It also looks like a nice place to stay overnight and break a journey up if that works well on ones trip.

We would make a point of stopping here if ever in this region again.

One final point is that the toilets were spotless.

Room Tip: As we did not stay unable to comment on rooms and sleep quality but if public areas anything to gop...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Stayed for one week , ,rooms excellent ,and immaculate,tea and coffee facilities in room with kettle , Staff were polite and very helpful. food was excellent , wide range to choose from ,wide range on breakfast menu cooked to perfection by Eddie the Chef , lovely view of the marina,and Dunstaffnage Bay , Looking forward to staying there again Thankyou to all the staff at the wide mouthed frog .

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Pauline S
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Manchester
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Stayed for one night enroute to the ferry from Oban. Nice hotel overlooking Dunstaffage Marina and Castle. Friendly service from reception to bar and restaurant service.
Rooms scrupulously clean and modern.
Restaurant served an excellent value for money meal and breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2013 via mobile

Stayed here first weekend in March.
Room excellent, stunning view on to the marina, large comfy bed. Bathroom immaculate, tea and coffee with kettle in room.
Lovely welcome from the staff. Everyone so friendly and helpful. A wide range for breakfast, cooked to perfection by Eddie.
Not far from Oban 3 miles in, a place to stay for a relaxing stress free break, thanks again To all at the wide mouth frog.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2012

Stayed 2 nights in super room with balcony overlooking marina and Dunstaffnage Bay, whilst working on my boat. Lovely, big cosy bed and plenty of room in the well kept en-suite, fitted with comfortable seating and table. Very good dinner and Scottish breakfast in the restaurant. Friendly, helpful staff. Look forward to staying again with my wife.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and were surprised the accommodation is in cabins to the side of the restaurant. The cabins also look onto the gravel car park and were a stones throw from the A 85.

The food was very good, we couldn't fault that and the wine menu was also good.

The rooms were ok just a bit basic and very close to a main road.

The breakfast was the best we had had in our entire trip.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank Joheuston
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Property: The Wide Mouthed Frog
Address: Dunstaffnage Marina, Oban, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #35 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wide Mouthed Frog 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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