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This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Set in the centre of Oban, ideal for Argyll and the Islands, this small Scottish hotel is one of the town's oldest buildings and comes with free WiFi and a cosy lounge. It offers views of the harbour and the ferry terminal.

All rooms here are functionally-furnished and come with a flat-screen TV with Freeview channels, as well as coffee and tea making facilities. They are all en-suite and provided with a hairdryer and towels. Complimentary water is offered in the rooms.

A Grade B listed building, Kelvin Hotel is within easy reach of excellent transport links and of the main landmarks of the town. The ferry terminal and the bus/train stations are reachable within less than 5 minutes on foot.

Guests have a choice of restaurants and pubs within walking distance. A grocery store is less than 450 yards away.

The nearest airport is Glasgow Airport, 88.9 miles away.

This is our guests' favourite part of Oban, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

The Kelvin Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 5 Apr 2008.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Oban, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.0


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Max adults: 1
Single Room
  • 1 single bed
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Max adults: 2
Twin Room
  • 2 single beds
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Max adults: 2
Double Room
  • 1 double bed
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Max adults: 3. Max children: 1
Family Room (3 Adults)
  • 1 single bed and
  • 1 double bed
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Max adults: 4. Max children: 2
Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)
  • 2 single beds and
  • 1 double bed
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Max adults: 2
Studio
  • 1 double bed
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About The Kelvin Hotel

Welcoming Booking.com guests since 5 Apr 2008

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  • Hi! We are a family of 4 (kids age 4&6). We are traveling with small cots for them to sleep on. Is there space/would you allow them to stay in this double room with us?

    Hello I am afraid we will not have space for small cots in the room. The best room for your party will be a Family room 4 Regards


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    Asked about: Double Room • Answered on 21 October 2019
  • Do you do a breakfast

    No we dont offer any breakfast this year


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    Answered on 30 June 2020
  • Do you have a bar

    We have a bar but is currently closed due to CODIV restrictions we will reopen next year


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    Answered on 30 September 2020
  • Good morning, do have a room with a double bed and en-suite?

    All our rooms have bathrooms. Thanks


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    Answered on 2 November 2020
  • Do rooms have baths or showers

    Showers in most rooms


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    Answered on 30 September 2020
  • Is there somewhere I can put three bikes please ?

    I am afraid we don't have a space to storage bikes. Regards


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    Answered on 9 December 2019
  • Looking to book 2 rooms. When does payment need to be made or is it on arrival

    It will depend on the policy you book , always read terms and conditions thanks


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    Answered on 30 September 2020
  • Do you do breakfast and lunch

    No we don't offer any meal options.


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    Answered on 23 October 2020
  • Do you accommodate for disability

    Sorry we can't all our rooms are in the first floor. No disability access


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    Answered on 14 October 2020
  • Do you have parking? For a works transit van??

    There is a Horizon Carpark accross the road. The charge is £5 for 24 hours. There is also plenty of street parking. This is free from 6pm until 9am at night.


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    Answered on 4 October 2020
  • does the price include breakfast

    Our rates are just room only


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    Answered on 7 September 2020
  • Hi we are wishing to bring our mother who is blind to visit friends so we are looking for adjoining rooms do you have this

    Sorry we don't have adjoining rooms


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    Answered on 20 July 2020
  • Do you have a lift

    No we do not have a lift.


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    Answered on 14 September 2021
  • Do you have a lift to your rooms?? Thank you

    No we dont have a lift. We don't have any rooms in ground floor


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    Answered on 28 July 2020
  • hi we're interested in booking studio in your hotel for 3 nights. W'e're travelling with 2 year old child and we're bringing the cot bed with us. Is it ok to book studio for 2 adults and a child?

    You are more than welcome to book in with a two year old child and bring your own travel cot.


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    Answered on 4 October 2020
  • Do you have car parking?

    Parking Public parking is possible in front of the hotel (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 5 per day. Street parking


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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Corran Halls
    0.5 miles
  • Dunstaffnage Castle
    3.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Various Restaurants
    0.1 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Oban Bay
    0 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Tralee Beach
    6 miles
Closest airports
  • Oban Airport
    4.6 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    54.9 miles
How to get to The Kelvin Hotel from Glasgow Airport
    Car
    Parking available
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Facilities of The Kelvin Hotel
Activities
  • Darts
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 5 per day.
  • Street parking
Services
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
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Check-in

15:00 - 21:00

Check-out

Until 10:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

When booking 4 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.

Please note that the accommodation is located on the first and second floor, and is accessible via stairs only. Therefore it may not be suitable for guests with mobility impairment.

Guests are not permitted to consume alcohol or hot food in the bedrooms.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

FAQs about The Kelvin Hotel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Kelvin Hotel by:

    • Car 2h

  • The Kelvin Hotel is 600 yards from the centre of Oban.

  • Room options at The Kelvin Hotel include:

    • Single
    • Twin
    • Double
    • Family
    • Studio

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Kelvin Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking

  • The prices at The Kelvin Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Kelvin Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Darts
    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • The nearest beach is just 250 yards from The Kelvin Hotel.

  • Check-in at The Kelvin Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.