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Columba Hotel, hotel in Oban

A Victorian Hotel built between 1865 and 1901, the Columba Hotel overlooks the town of Oban and Oban Bay. It has a 24-hour front desk, a traditional restaurant and 2 bars.

Historic property, well placed on the bay. Charming setting. Staff was wonderful. Helpful. Went out of their way to be nice. 5 stars. would recommend.
7.4
Scored 7.4
Good
Rated good
1,919 reviews
Price from$143.13per night
The Scot, hotel in Oban

With a traditional bar and restaurant, The Scot offers continental breakfasts and free Wi-Fi. Located in Oban center, the hotel is a 2-minute walk from the seafront and Oban Ferry Terminal.

Great location
8.6
Scored 8.6
Excellent
Rated excellent
2,220 reviews
Price from$216.92per night
Falls of Lora Hotel, hotel in Oban

Overlooking Loch Etive, the Falls of Lora Hotel is a 19th century property with an a la carte restaurant, there is free WiFi access available throughout , a bar and free on-site parking.

It’s a very pretty property and our room had a gorgeous view!
8.4
Scored 8.4
Very Good
Rated very good
1,849 reviews
Price from$187.02per night
The Ranald Hotel, hotel in Oban

This property is an 18 minute walk from the beach. Located less than 10 minutes' walk from Oban's famous McCaig's Tower, The Ranald Hotel is set in the heart of Oban town center and just off the main...

Breakfast was good. The staff was pleasant and helpful.
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
1,522 reviews
Price from$152.03per night
Knipoch House Hotel, hotel in Oban

Overlooking Loch Feochan with panoramic views of rugged mountains and tranquil islands, Knipoch House Hotel is just a short drive from Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland and a gateway to the Isles....

All of the staff were great: really kind and very helpful. Our room was very pleasant.
8.8
Scored 8.8
Excellent
Rated excellent
297 reviews
Price from$164.12per night
Tigh an Truish Inn, hotel in Oban

Located in Oban, 13 miles from Corran Halls, Tigh an Truish Inn provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar.

Breakfasts were excellent and it was very nice and convenient to have dinner there where the food was excellent and the staff extremely friendly and accommodating.
9.5
Scored 9.5
Exceptional
Rated exceptional
112 reviews
Price from$304.46per night
No.26 By The Sea, hotel in Oban

Located in Oban, a 7-minute walk from Corran Halls, No.26 By The Sea provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace.

The service and attention to detail were exceptional. The space is beautifully designed and the breakfast was delicious. I wish I had booked more than one night here.
9.6
Scored 9.6
Exceptional
Rated exceptional
595 reviews
Price from$314.88per night
No17 The Promenade, hotel in Oban

Located in Oban, a 6-minute walk from Corran Halls, No17 The Promenade has accommodations with a terrace, private parking, a restaurant and a bar.

Beautifully decorated. Personnel were outstanding.
9.2
Scored 9.2
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
528 reviews
Price from$292.74per night
The Manor House Hotel, hotel in Oban

The Manor House Hotel features a fine dining restaurant, drawing room, fully licensed bar with outdoor terrace and garden.

The location was amazing just five minutes from the ferry terminal and a short walk to downtown. The property is in a historic building with beautiful grounds. The free breakfast was fantastic. David on the staff was the most accommodating person that we encountered in our 12 days in Scotland.
9.4
Scored 9.4
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
574 reviews
Price from$292.49per night
Oban Bay Hotel, hotel in Oban

Set on the edge of Oban's Esplanade, with sea views of Mull, Kerrera and the Firth of Lorne, the hotel has a sun lounge and free WiFi.

Location was excellent. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
8.0
Scored 8.0
Very Good
Rated very good
1,495 reviews
Price from$184.48per night
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Oban's best hotels with breakfast

  • The Great Western Hotel
    6.2
    Scored 6.2
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 3,512 reviews

    Ideally located in the center of the esplanade in Oban, The Great Western Hotel offers magnificent views of the bay, free Wi-Fi in public areas and en suite guest rooms.

    Staff were great,very helpful,nothing too much trouble

  • Lancaster Hotel
    6.1
    Scored 6.1
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,791 reviews

    The family-run Lancaster Hotel is right next to St Columba's Cathedral and has a view of Oban Bay. Built in 1850, it offers snacks, meals and lounge areas.

    Absolutely love this place and staff really friendly

  • The Royal Hotel
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,581 reviews

    Just 1640 feet from Oban Railway Station and Oban Ferry Terminal, The Royal Hotel offers rooms with attached bathroom, free WiFi and limited free parking.

    Clean, warm, friendly staff, easy to park, central

  • Muthu Oban Regent Hotel- Refurbished
    5.2
    Scored 5.2
    Average
    Rated fair
     · 781 reviews

    The Muthu Oban Regent Hotel is prominently located at the head of Oban's north pier and is close to the main shops.

    The view was nice The staff were polite and friendly

Budget hotels in Oban

  • The Manor House Hotel
    9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 574 reviews

    The Manor House Hotel features a fine dining restaurant, drawing room, fully licensed bar with outdoor terrace and garden.

    Very welcoming staff, lovely breakfast peaceful location

  • Tigh an Truish Inn
    9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 112 reviews

    Located in Oban, 13 miles from Corran Halls, Tigh an Truish Inn provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a restaurant and a bar.

    everything the staff the food the room were excellent

  • No.26 By The Sea
    9.6
    Scored 9.6
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 595 reviews

    Located in Oban, a 7-minute walk from Corran Halls, No.26 By The Sea provides accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace.

    Good service with good food in a stunning location

  • The Scot
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,220 reviews

    With a traditional bar and restaurant, The Scot offers continental breakfasts and free Wi-Fi. Located in Oban center, the hotel is a 2-minute walk from the seafront and Oban Ferry Terminal.

    Great location. Comfortable and clean. Friendly staff.

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Gateway to the Inner Hebrides

Oban is a city built around a late 18th-century distillery that produces one of the finest single malt whiskeys in Scotland. This normally peaceful town is invaded during summer when tourists use it as a base to visit the Inner Hebrides islands such as Mull, Lismore and Coll, supporting its status as the Gateway to the Isles.

The horseshoe-shaped Oban Bay is sheltered by Kerrera Island with its spectacular Gylen Castle. Award-winning seafood restaurants and lively pubs line George Street and the waterfront of Corran Esplanade adjacent to the harbour.

Take a short walk up the hill to McCaig’s Tower, a structure based on the Roman Colosseum, for the finest views of Oban’s centre and the outer islands. When you get back down to sea level, stroll into and stumble out of the Oban whiskey distillery after sampling the local version of the 'water of life'.

Admire the coastal scenery as you travel a bit out of town to the 7th-century ruins of Dunollie Castle, home of the Clan MacDougall. The Firth of Lorn gives visitors a fanatstic opportunity to try some sea kayaking.

As the capital of North Argyll, Oban has a great selection of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs available on Booking.com.

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What Guests Said About Oban:

  • 10
    Scored 10

    There are so many options for days out from Oban, great bus...

    There are so many options for days out from Oban, great bus routes, and ferry trip possibilities. Come by train! A beautiful town, lots to do and see. Had a great meal at The View. Dunollie castle lovely.
    clare
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Oban is an absolutely beautiful coastal town with great...

    Oban is an absolutely beautiful coastal town with great access to the rest of the Highlands. The ferries were very easy to use and we had a wonderful time exploring the Isle of Mull and travelling past the Isle of Kerrera on the way. Also make sure to head towards Dunollie Castle and take the tour round - a great time if you enjoy history or stories of the clans. All of the food establishments that we went to were delicious and had great options. Highly recommend the ceilidh dancing on a Monday and Thursday night as it was a cracking time.
    A
    Anonymous
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Oban is a great base to explore the wider area or where you...

    Oban is a great base to explore the wider area or where you start you exploration of the islands. Lots of great pubs and restaurants. Good shopping facilities nearby if doing a self catering holiday m.
    Susan
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Oban is on a very pretty bay.

    Oban is on a very pretty bay. It was really busy on a beautiful Saturday and the people were friendly and helpful. Coasters and EE-usk accepted us for food/drinks with no reservations! We did not get there early enough to explore the attractions. The train station and ferry terminal were very efficient and helpful. We discovered a choir and orchestra concert which was a real treat!
    Frances
    Canada
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Oban is a delightful seaside town that offers very good...

    Oban is a delightful seaside town that offers very good restaurants, shopping (small shops with nice merchandise) and the ability to enjoy the beauty of the bay and all of its activity. Oban makes a great base for exploring the area of walks/hikes, going out on small boat short duration trips to see wildlife, lots of castles to visit or to take the ferry out to the islands. Taxi service is plentiful as are private tour guides.
    Melissa
    United States of America
  • 10
    Scored 10

    A fabulous town with plenty of opportunities for boat trips...

    A fabulous town with plenty of opportunities for boat trips to islands near and distant with awesome views. A photographers paradise. The town has plenty to see and do with lots of great pubs and restaurants. Something for everyone and very popular all year round.
    JL101
    United Kingdom

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Oban

  • From $146.56 per night
    6.2
    Scored 6.2
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 3,512 reviews
    Beautiful Victorian building right on the waterfront which is always spectacular in Oban. Despite the reviews we booked last minute for a break away just 40 minutes from home and we were not let down. Whilst for the price I do not expect this to be like other hotels we use worldwide but it was clean, comfortable, warm, shower and bathroom were great, parking right outside and we walked into town for dinner, drinks and some live music. Staff were courteous, polite and fun. Did not eat or drink with them but everything else no complaints
    graham
    United Kingdom
  • From $240.81 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3,763 reviews
    Lovely hotel in a great location. Friendly staff provided a speedy check in and I got a lovely upgrade. The room had everything you needed. Bathroom was perfect too although it was a shower over the bath which may not suit everyone if mobility was an issue. It was lovely and quiet at night, no corridor noise etc. breakfast was very good and again everything was clean and well presented. Staff were lovely on check out, showing concern as to whether your stay had been good. This is where I would stay when returning to Oban again.
    Fiona
    United Kingdom
  • From $337.78 per night
    9.7
    Scored 9.7
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 312 reviews
    Everything! This was the most perfect stay ever! From the excellent host communication (who helped us plan so many things from renting e-bikes to booking a sea cruise), to the magical property location/rooms/fairy garden/lake. The breakfast was fantastic! This by far was our groups favorite stay of our 10-day trip to Scotland! So glad we booked 2 nights here! No one should book 1! You need to do 2 nights at a minimum! Oban was a delightful sea town too! Thank you Seyward for all your help!!
    Kayla
    United States of America
  • 9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 529 reviews
    Nicely designed hotel about 10 minutes (walking) outside of the main part of Oban. Our room was quite comfortable despite being on the smaller side. It was perfectly adequate for our needs of a one-night stay. The shower had great water pressure. Good WiFi. Parking onsite. The breakfast was good as well with lots of choices. The people working at the hotel were very friendly!
    Meghan
    Netherlands
  • From $189.57 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 588 reviews
    We picked up the keys for the apartment from the main hotel reception desk. The Apartments are just down the road from the hotel next to a fantastic hardware shop. Our apartment was on the top floor with views over Oban. The apartments are extremely well finished, and very well equipped. Parking is in the street, on a meter, its free overnight 6pm-9am.
    TVRPieman
    United Kingdom
  • From $216.92 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,220 reviews
    This hotel is in centre of Oban, close to shops, bus routes, train. Beautiful harbour nearby with ferry links. Bedroom was very good size, clean linen each day, tea/coffee making facility with bonus Tunocks teacake each day. Lovely breakfast each morning, Very friendly staff.Bar facility available. Place was spotlessly clean.
    Elizabeth
    United Kingdom
  • From $345.67 per night
    9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 574 reviews
    Lovely hotel with rooms that had all the necessities as well as some nice extras like afternoon tea. The room was clean and nicely decorated. Staff were attentive and helpful. We enjoyed coming back after a evening around town and having a cocktail at the bar located in the hotel. Highly recommend this place if staying in Oban.
    Danielle
    United States of America
  • From $216.92 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 2,220 reviews
    The staff were very friendly and nothing was a problem for them the decor of the hotel was beautiful and very clean we will definitely stay again .we had lovely weather for our stay so enjoyed the beautiful scenery the fish platter at the ee-usk restaurant was just so fresh and delicious can't wait for our next visit to Oban.
    Maureen
    United Kingdom
  • From $146.56 per night
    6.2
    Scored 6.2
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 3,512 reviews
    The hotel was perfect for our overnight stay in Oban. Our room faced the water, which was a plus. Wonderful breakfast and dinner included. Both delicious and filling. Enjoyed the sunset in the bar area. Staff made me a perfect cocktail! Wish we could have stayed longer and we would definitely stay at this hotel if we return.
    Mary Ann
    United States of America
  • From $428.24 per night
    8.0
    Scored 8.0
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,495 reviews
    We had a fantastic one night stay at the Oban Bay Hotel and we chose it due to it being dog friendly, and it most certainly was. The staff were all excellent, very friendly and attentive and the hotel facilities were fantastic. I especially liked the complimentary caramel wafer in the room, sublime!
    Ciara
    United Kingdom
  • From $357.50 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,689 reviews
    After our hotel cancelled on us the night before arriving in Oban, I'm very greatful that Perle Oban made room for us. If arriving by train or ferry, you couldn't get a better location within walking distance. We enjoyed the downstairs bar & all staff were very pleasant & helpful.
    Nelda
    United States of America
  • From $203.56 per night
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,919 reviews
    Our hotel staff is absolutely it lovely because we profoundly deaf they any news help to me us…. It’s was so clean and very comfortable bed.. Only short walks into town at Oban all day.. Great Thanks to Columba Hotel…
    J
    John Wyn
    United Kingdom
  • From $357.50 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,689 reviews
    Room was very clean, spacious, with fantastic view of Oban Harbour. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was lovely with good selection. Hotel in perfect location. Spa was nice and relaxing. Perfect stay.
    Jamie
    United Kingdom
  • From $179.31 per night
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,581 reviews
    Nice hotel in town centre good for shopping or sight seeing. Staff were very polite and efficient, especially the breakfast staff, it was nice to start the day with friendly people welcoming you in for breakfast.
    Lindsay
    United Kingdom
  • From $183.20 per night
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,772 reviews
    The view over the bay was fantastic, breakfast was delicious, the hotel is located very conveniently just outside Oban and close to the Ganavan Sands.
    Silvia
    France
  • From $139.95 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 48 reviews
    Great hotel that met our needs for a weekend in Oban. Staff were so friendly and happy to help with any questions, etc. Would highly recommend.
    Debbie
    United Kingdom
  • 7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 731 reviews
    The manager was very friendly. Enjoyed having a few drinks at the hotel bar. Super convenient location.
    Sherry
    Canada
  • From $304.07 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,849 reviews
    Great hotel to stay in Food great staff very friendly Location is great very close to Oban Centre
    William
    United Kingdom
  • From $118.22 per night
    6.1
    Scored 6.1
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 1,791 reviews
    Hotel in general was ok , great views , staff very friendly. Breakfast was good.
    Roy
    United Kingdom
  • 8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,522 reviews
    Excellent stay very comfortable. Best hotel we have stayed in when visiting Oban
    Donna
    United Kingdom

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