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“Good location, fun proprietor, mixed rooms”

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Glenrigh Guest House
Ranked #4 of 93 Oban B&B and Inns
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Good location, fun proprietor, mixed rooms”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Good location and the proprietor is fun and gracious. We reserved 2 sea view rooms on second floor and only one was available. She apologized and substituted a first floor side "suite" for one. The sea view room was fabulous in terms of comfort, style and view. The first floor room was below average. It was on the parking lot so noisy, bathroom was tiny and needed a good mildew bleaching and it lacked any style. She said it was partial sea view but that was only if you stuck your head out the window and looked around the corner. It did have a separate small sitting area but felt like a tiny efficiency apartment versus a room in an old house. Our bill was reduced by £10 which didn't matter, we wanted our other good room. Breakfast was very good.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This was a lovely hotel to stay in. The twin room was new, fresh, clean and tidy with personal touches of tissues, nice toiletries, sherry in the room and generous supplies of tea and coffee. Friendly helpful service with large breakfast portions - I ended up having to ask for half portion size. A super stay in lovely Oban and I'll stay here again on future trips. Thanks!

Room Tip: The twin room at the back is part of a new extension and is super with outdoor seating outside.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Lovely guest house, spotless rooms and great breakfasts. I would highly recommend a stay here. Iona and her staff are very friendly. The location is great for the town, beach and ferries. Well worth the price..

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ajax, Ontario
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Convienent location if you have good mobility. Guest house is across street from lovely seashore walkway which leads to the town centre. Although on the main roadway for Oban, the road becomes very quiet after 8pm so you are not disturbed. Most of the guest rooms have views of the sea, ferrys, and islands. The rooms were reasonably sized and the beds were comfortable. The amenities were very good. I appreciated the availability of binoculars with which to view the local islands. Oddly, the staff had no idea what the memorial column was on the island opposite the guest house!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cheshire
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

why this is only 20th I don't under stand should be in the top 5 at least.
All the staff very friendly, and the room and view one of the best I have stayed in Scotland if not Britain, good location to Oban's shop's and restaurant's and don't forget to visit Oban's own distillery

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights with three other adult family members. A very conveniently situated guest house on the Esplanade at Oban. We had one double comfortable room at the front with a superb view of Oban harbour and two single and comfortable rooms at the back with no view. Greeted by the enthusiastic and efficient proprietor on arrival. She is a mine of information about Oban and its surroundings. The rooms are well appointed, although I did not try the decanter of sherry. Excellent breakfast every day with a large selection of cooked and cold food.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We had a wonderful night on the Esplanade here in Oban. The room was near perfection - feels newly renovated, well equipped and complete with a gorgeous view of the bay and the islands. Iona, the proprietor, greeted us on arrival yesterday with a smile and a wee dram. Fully worth the AA **** (4 star) rating they've advertised out front. Can't wait to indulge in their Scotland tourist board ***** (5 start) breakfast. Yumm!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Glenrigh Guest House
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 93 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Glenrigh Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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