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Glenrigh Guest House
Ranked #5 of 94 Oban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Stayed here for a night on route to Mull. The house is nice and pleasant. We stayed in room10 which was a bit musty smelling on entering. The room was dated but was clean. Breakfast was superb and the manager was very nice. Would I stay again, maybe. The location was excellent also. We paid £100 for both of us. Would probably look for something a bit more modern next time although I did enjoy my stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Location:
Excellent location within 10 minutes (sea front and scenic) walk of the town centre.

Room A:
We stayed in an annex at the back of the hotel because we were travelling with a teenager and opted to use a family room. The annex rooms were nicely equipped. Proper king sizes beds provided, decent TV, well maintained furniture. And then there was the small details that showed that the owners were not only listening to their guests but were trying to foresee needs and adapt.
I saw that several other guests were senior in their years, which might explain the free sherry decanter in the room and the handrail by the toilet for gripping. I also saw that access for the infirm was made possible too. Yet at the same time, the family rooms were equipped with proper beds so both parents and children could sleep properly.
Decoration was tasteful and appropriate. The TV was of a decent size and the coffee / tea facilities were more than generous. In short, it was clear that you were important – we liked it!


Breakfast Restaurant:
Extremely high quality food served at breakfast. Again, their chef was clearly concerned with ensuring that only good food goes out to the tables. For example, the pancakes both sweet and savoury were not only perfectly cooked, but arranged in a beautiful way. Scrambled egg? Don't expect anything watery here – it will be fluffy and done to perfection. Want a full Scottish instead? All cooked perfectly. Finally, if all of that is too much, there is a broad selection of cereals cheeses and ham etc to nibble away on... Great start to the day.

Air-conditioning:
None. However, since you are on the sea front, you can expect some nice breezes to keep things cool.

Wi-fi:
Free and excellent signal. Well done with offering this service for free!

Parking:
Plenty of free spaces provided.

Room Tip: I can't imagine anything going wrong with this hotel except not booking early enough...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Stayed one night with two rooms. This B&B has loads of parking and one of the best breakfast selections we'd seen in our 7 night trip around the highlands. Very friendly serving staff. It was a pleasure to be here. Only downside was our room (12) was on the third floor and on the smaller side but the free WIFI was excellent.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed here three nights in july and did the same thing last year.
Iona welcomed us warmly as usual.
The good thing about this b&b is within walking distance form town, the room ustairs have a great sea view. The beds are good and breakfast good.
I like the big size rooms with the sea view.
If you need any information about Oban, Iona will find it for you. She is the kindness herself, and it makes us come back next year as well.

Room Tip: 2nd floor room with sea view.
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

I chose Glenrigh initially because of the on site parking. My partner is very keen on views and so I booked a room with a sea view. This caused me to react when we were shown to room 3 at the side of the building overlooking the car park - but it does indeed have a view over the bay.
Breakfast was excellent and the staff both friendly and efficient. The complimentary sherry was a nice touch (the whisky even better). Our room was nicely decorated and while there was a slight feeling of exposure being on the ground floor any net curtains would have spoilt the view.
Hoping to return next year and perhaps experience one of the rooms at the front of the building!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

This is a decent guesthouse that is just outside, but within walking distance, of town.
I'd describe it as a 2-3 star facility, fine for casual travel with the family.
The rooms work but are a bit dated. Breakfast was good.

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights with my family and loved every minute of our stay. Iona,Gilbert and the staff pull out all the stops to make you feel at home and welcome.Nice touches as well like sherry decanters in the rooms and whiskey decanter in the hall to help yourselves to. Breakfast has the best choice I have ever had at a guest house before and all the food is quality produce.
We were in room 8 which was big enough with a lovely view of Oban Bay with a great super king size bed. Next time we would ask for room 9 as it was slightly bigger.
Will definitely be back.

Dougie,Anne Marie & wee Eilidh.

Room Tip: Rooms 8 or 9.Great views.
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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 #5 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range: £126 - £148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Glenrigh Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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