Visit Oban: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Oban

Oban Seafood Hut
Oban’s bay-side location makes it the ideal spot to fill up on seafood. Fresh off the boat, this no-frills venue serves some of the best clams, lobster, oysters, and mussels. They arrive swimming in garlic butter, while rock oysters are taken from a bed of ice and drizzled with lemon. Wrap up as you savor these treats outdoors on picnic benches, while the fresh Irish Sea air swirls around you!
The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant
When you approach this waterside eatery, the salty sea air fills with the aroma of simmering seafood. Serious seafood lovers will appreciate the mouth-watering selection of chowder, whole langoustine, platters of oysters, dressed crab, and char-grilled scallops. The popular venue has gluten-free options, too, plus a carefully-selected wine list.
Ee-usk restaurant
Meaning "fish" in Scottish Gaelic and sitting right on Oban Bay, Ee-usk couldn’t have a more fitting name – or location. Locally-caught scallops, mussels, oysters, and lobster are accompanied by unobstructed views of the harbor and islands beyond. For some added Scottish flavor, sample the town’s whisky blend served at the restaurant.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Very short time there but enjoyed atmosphere and friendly service.Was surprised the ferry port/beach area so unusable but thought maybe work was ongoing in that regard.Much I wanted to see and explore, so will return.
Greg
United States of America
July 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
Oban offers so much to visitors. Great scenery and a good base for,seeing all that area has to offer. It is a great place to,stay the night before heading off to one of the Scottish islands. A great range of eating places dot suit a range of budgets.
Susan
United Kingdom
July 16, 2017
8
Very Good
Everything was close at hand, hotel was ideally situated. Plenty of choice of restaurants, also great place to situate yourself for exploring other places, we went to Mulll for the day.
John
United Kingdom
July 16, 2017
8
Very Good
There is plenty to see and do the distillery tour a must.lots of trips from the harbour to surrounding island's.plenty of places to eat.sunsets over harbour amazing
Jackie
United Kingdom
July 16, 2017
10
Exceptional
Always enjoy the views of the harbour and the boats, great viewing points. Loved the cruise three isles trip We go to Oban at least once a year
gordon
United Kingdom
July 16, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Oban

The Perle Oban Hotel

8.7 Excellent

Score from 107 reviews

$214

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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Best Western The Queens Hotel

8.4 Very Good

Score from 1,518 reviews

$104

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “amazing views”
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Columba Hotel

7.7 Good

Score from 1,342 reviews

$57

Average price per night
  • “location was great”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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The Royal Hotel

7.6 Good

Score from 2,308 reviews

$60

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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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The Kelvin Hotel

7.5 Good

Score from 648 reviews

$84

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Rowantree Hotel

7.9 Good

Score from 871 reviews

$193

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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “location was great”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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Falls of Lora Hotel

8.4 Very Good

Score from 865 reviews

$71

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  • “wonderful staff”
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  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “beautiful building”
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The Ranald Hotel

8.2 Very Good

Score from 534 reviews

$143

Average price per night
  • “very clean”
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  • “wonderful staff”
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Oban Bay Hotel

7.7 Good

Score from 1,470 reviews

$90

Average price per night
  • “wonderful staff”
    219 related reviews
  • “excellent quality of food”
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  • “amazing views”
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Plenty of choices along the 'back' streets, plus buy and excellent picnic at the bakers (or chocolate factory) and walk along the shore or up the hills.

The fish and chips from the local 'take-away- near the harbour! The sea-food stalls (excellent in summer) were closed for the winter season as usual.

Sitting in the hotel lounge/bar and watching the sunset over Kerrera and the bay (with relaxing Scottish folk music playing quietly in the background)

Parking is difficult in High Season, and many of the tracks and pathways are interesting only to folk on foot.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Oban for food?

Lots of very good places in which to eat. Reasonable prices to suit the style of the establishment.

Most services being on the sea front with the ferries coming and going giving a nice outlook.

Park yourself anywhere along the bay and watch!

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