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Glenrigh Guest House
Ranked #4 of 94 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2013

We discovered the Glenrigh about five years ago and it's become our must-stay destination.
Its location on the Esplanade is perfect and it has ample private parking and is within easy walking distance to town.
We stayed here last weekend and we had a great view from our room window of the unfortunate whale in the sound of Kerrera and Oban bay.
Glenrigh has lots of character and the rooms are spacious, comfortable and have a tasteful decor.
Iona and Gilbert are great hosts and nothing is too much bother for them.
Iona is cheerful and helpful to guests of all nationalities.
Gilbert's full Scottish breakfast is a work of art on a plate and his scrambled egg is the best I've ever tasted!

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a view of the bay.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

This is our third stay at the Glenrigh Guest House. We had yet another fantastic stay. We were late booking this year and chanced our arm asking for a room overlooking the bay, unfortunately they were unable to give us this but we were very pleasantly surprised as the room was fantastic. It was very spacious and comfortable with lovely decor. The staff were their usual friendly cheery selves all remembering us from our last trip which was a lovely touch. The breakfast was fantastic with a great relaxed atmosphere exactly what you need whilst you get lost in the views over the bay. The guest house has amazing views of the bay and islands and is in a great location as it is only a short walk into the center of the town. Also great Guest House for whale watching!! We have already booked for next year. Thanks again for a great stay.

Room Tip: ask for room overlooking the bay. its well worth it!!
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Stayed at Glenrigh Guest House over the Easter school break. The guest house is in a lovely position with unobstructed views of Oban Bay and beyond. This vista also included a perfect location to do a bit of whale spotting, where to everybody excitement a Sperm whale was spotted a couple yards from the the Guest House.

Rooms were just what was needed, clean , spacious and very comfortable I would recommend booking a room with a sea view as the location is simply stunning. Our welcome to Glenrigh was very warm and friendly. Off road parking is provided in the grounds of the guest house( something that is not always guaranteed in Oban)

All this with a very hearty breakfast!!

Five star rating!!

Room Tip: Sea View - Simply Stunning
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank IainY_13
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Glenrigh guest house is on the Esplanade at Oban, great walking distance to everything. ( easy to find)
Iona met us with a smile asking how our journey was.
Our room overlooking the bay was beautiful , comfortable and very tastefully decorated, the view was superb, although i do realise the Whale is not a permanant feature.
All staff are very friendly and helpful, and breakfasts were superb.
we will definately return with our family for another break in the near future, as we had a look at the chalet family rooms and they will be ideal for our Daughter & family.
Walking out onto the esplanade straight from the hotel is so special, when you dont stay near the coast like us, the view and the air are so special in themselves.
It was great ( for once) to find accomodation with ample off street parking, especially in such a desirable position in the town.
Wish we could have stayed longer, work calls, bills to be paid, definately be back as soon as we get a few days off again.
Thankyou to all the staff.......ps I like the new Aprons girls!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank CarolineT58
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Just returned from our trip to Oban and our stay at Glenrigh...the guesthouse is in a fabulous position with views across to the islands. Our room was spacious, clean and very comfortable and the breakfast was well worth getting up for. All the staff are very welcoming and friendly and we will be returning soon.

P&D Roberts.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

Only stayed at the Glenrigh, with my family, for one night as a stop off before going to the Isle of Mull. It was exactly what we needed after travelling all day. We were warmly welcomed upon our arrival and parking was very accessible.
The room we had was one of the family rooms outside of the main building. It was perfect for us. The room was spacious enough for myself, husband and two children. There was a small porch area outside of our room, allowing the kids to play while we sat and enjoyed a cup of tea. The room was very clean and beds comfortable.
Breakfast was served from 8 o'clock. We were set up for our further travels with a selection of fresh fruit, cereals and pastries then finishing of with a delicious Scottish breakfast.
Will definitely stay again. Although next time, plan our trip so we can stay a few nights.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

having stayed in the Glenrigh guest house we would not hesitate to recommend and indeed will be going again asap, nice room, good location, super breakfast and helpful friendly staff, plenty of car parking, a good allround experience for our first time in Oban.

Room Tip: speak with owners for your requests
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank steve b
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Address: Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AQ, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
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Ranked #4 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range: £103 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Glenrigh Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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