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“A comfortable stay”
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Oyster Inn
Ranked #3 of 8 Connel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A comfortable stay”
Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

Lovely little hotel by the water with welcoming staff. The room was large, clean, modern and very comfortable. Great bathroom too. We loved the cosy bar - great wine list & atmosphere. Lovely view from the restaurant & overall service & food were great, but my husband's "handmade" burger seemed like a processed one so he was very disappointed by it. Great breakfast, maybe a little greasy. Would recommend & stay again if in the area

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

We arrived late afternoon to a warm welcome and clean, comfortable rooms. We explored the area a little and came back to enjoy the beautiful view and a fantastic sunset - the restaurant the perfect place to enjoy the scenery! Great atmosphere in the Gluepot Bar but we decided to eat in the restaurant. The lobster bisque was perfect both in flavour and presentation. Others had the crayfish cocktail, declared superb. We all had fish bar one venison dish. The presentation was good, the fish flavoursome and perfectly cooked - no complaints! Everyone in our party had a very comfortable night, good showers, beds and decor all highly satisfactory. The residents lounge also allows guests to savour the view. Breakfast next morning was delicious, perfectly poached eggs on crunchy toast not soggy ( it matters! ) The smoked haddock and eggs also lovely. Service was great, attentive and polite staff. On a road trip which took us to Plockton the next day, and although we like the Plockton Inn, we were unanimous in voting the Oyster Inn the best on food, particularly the breakfast. Superior rooms too, thanks for the perfect pit stop, we will be back. Over and out.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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TheGluePot, General Manager at Oyster Inn, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Hello Nicola C. Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay. We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards.
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Syracuse, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

The room was nice and we enjoyed the Gluepot pub in the evenings. Nice breakfast next morning. The food was superb. Friendly staff & excellent service. Beautiful view of the water & bridge from the restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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TheGluePot, General Manager at Oyster Inn, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Hello DCCSYR. Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to share your experience at The Oyster Inn. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards.
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2013

My wife and I stayed here bed and breakfast. The place appeared clean enough and the staff were pleasant. The room was smallish and the worst feature - the bed! My wife hardly slept at all due to the really hard mattress. I don't know if we were unlucky or if all rooms have similar beds. Breakfast was good. View excellent. Car park not the best.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheGluePot, General Manager at Oyster Inn, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Hello bylochetive thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. We have taken your comments on board and have been discussing adding new mattress toppers to the beds to make them even comfier. It is a bit of a tricky one though as we have received comments stating that the same beds are very soft! Therefore, we do have to assume that people have different opinions and preferences for the beds they would like to sleep on. As mentioned though, we will always look to make sure that comments which can help improve the overall experience of staying at The Oyster Inn are taken on considered. Many thanks again for your comments.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2013

We have eaten regularly at the Gluepot and could never fault it. However, on a recent visit the service was appalling and the staff were diffident. The only menu was on a wall board which entailed standing in front of other diners to read it. This used to be a cosy, welcoming pub but, on this experience, not now.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Isle of Islay
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

My wife and I visited the oyster inn for lunch on Thursday 15 August 2013.We liked the decor and the newly refurbished bar.We ordered our meals and waited about half an hour.My wife ordered chicken and leek pie as the fish on the board had not arrived! When my wife`s food arrived the potatoes were cold and the pie was burnt and black.On complaining we were told that that was how the pie should be! My wife refused to eat this rubbish and was offered an alternative dish although we were made to feel that it was somehow our fault.My own food was passable at best.On leaving we spoke to the deputy manager who was full of excuses but only offered an apology for the cold potatoes.We were not offered any recompense and we left feeling that our complaint had really been overlooked.We shall NOT be visiting this place again and would advise other people to avoid it.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We had a meal at the Oyster Inn, and what a meal! After having to deal with the staff who were not able to give the slightest explanation on items on the menu, we had to wait 90 minutes no less, for 3 rather simple dishes: one hamburger one steak and one salad. The quality of the meat was terrible, and the hamburger smelt of cooking oil that had been used too many times. Throughout those 90 minutes we asked 3 or 4 times for news of our dishes, and the staff didn't seem to bother to get things moving, or to give any satisfactory explanation on the delay. In the end I had to take things in hands, bringing the dishes to the table, and paying at the cashier instead of at the table. An amateur job throughout.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Oyster Inn
Address: By Oban, Connel, Oban PA37 1PJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban > Connel
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Connel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 11
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