Oban Hotels Accommodation

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Oban Bay Hotel
Corran Esplanade
Oban PA34 5AE

Oban Bay Hotel

Situated on the edge of Dunollie Wood and the Esplanade
overlooking Oban Bay and the Firth of Lorne.
Originally a large private house, now extended.
Full-length sun lounge with spectacular sea views.
Spa with sauna, steam room, aromatherapy, massage,
outdoor hot tub, health & beauty treatments.

Bar and restaurant with excellent reputation especially for seafood.
Facilities for weddings and conferences.
Scottish Tourist Board 3 Stars. AA 3 Stars.

80 ensuite bedrooms with TV, tea/coffee, etc.
Choice of standard rooms, executive rooms & 4 poster suites.
Room service available. WiFi.
B&B prices from £30 per person.
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Columba Hotel
The Esplanade
Oban PA34 5QD

Columba Hotel

Situated right on the seafront
on the North Pier in the middle of town.
Recently refurbished and restored to its original Victorian glory
with high ceilings and elegant cornices.
Restaurant with good food and service.
Private parking.

Choice of 50 ensuite bedrooms
(most with views of the sea and harbour).
All with telephone, Sky TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee.
Internet access available.
Upgrade to superior bedrooms available.
B&B prices from £34.50 per person
including a hot and cold buffet breakfast.
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Best Western Queens Hotel
Oban PA34 5AG

Best Western Queens Hotel

Victorian villa situated on the Esplanade in Oban
with wonderful views across Oban Bay.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Hotel.
Family owned. Recently refurbished.

A friendly hotel with restaurant & lounge bar.
Within walking distance of the pier and town centre.
1 mile from the railway station.
A few minutes walk from Dunollie Point.

Choice of 42 ensuite bedrooms
(superking doubles, twin and single).
All with telephone, TV, tea/coffee, etc.
Most with Jacuzzi® whirlpool bath or extra large shower.
B&B prices from £32.50 per person.

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Royal Hotel
Argyll Square
Oban PA34 4BE

Royal Hotel

Situated in the centre of town
close to the harbour and ferry terminal.
Traditional Scottish hospitality with quality modern surroundings.
Private car park. AA 3 Stars.

Restaurant, lounge and ceilidh bar.
Regular evening entertainment
(including the famous Scottish Show with Torquil the Piper).
Free Wi-fi access in all public areas.

Choice of 91 ensuite bedrooms (single, twin, double).
All with TV, telephone, hairdyer, hospitality tray.
B&B prices from £27 per person.
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Loch Fyne Hotel
Shore Street
Inveraray PA32 8XT


Set in Inveraray overlooking Loch Fyne.
Wonderful views across the loch to the Cowal Hills.
A short stroll from the castle, town centre & golf course.
Oban 35 miles.
AA 4 Star Hotel.

Leisure suite with swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool bath,
outdoor hot tub, tanning cabin, health & beauty treatments.
The AA Rosette restaurant menu features locally-caught seafood.
Lounge bar.
Facilities for weddings and conferences.

Choice of 74 spacious bedrooms and mini-suites
all with TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press, etc.
B&B prices from £50 per person.
Room only rates also available.

Historic house commandeered during WWII
for Combined Operations Training.
Visited by Eisenhower and Winston Churchill.

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Oban Bed and Breakfasts

Barcaldine Castle
Barcaldine Castle
Oban PA37 1SA
Tel: +44 (0)1631 720598
Email: enquiries@barcaldinecastle.co.uk

Barcaldine Castle

16th century castle with secret passages and a dungeon.
Historic home of the Campbells of Barcaldine.
Situated on the south shore of Loch Creran with
magnificent views up the loch to Glencoe.
9 miles north of Oban off the main road to Fort William.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Guest House Gold.

Laird's parlour sitting room with open fire.
Breakfast is served in the main hall.
Large private garden with wonderful views.
Licensed for civil weddings.

Choice of 6 bedrooms with loch or countryside views:
2 superior four-poster doubles each with en-suite bathroom,
2 superior double bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom,
1 standard double bedroom with en-suite shower room,
1 standard twin bedroom with en-suite shower room.
All with bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, toiletries,
flat screen HDTV with Blu-ray/DVD player,
mini hospitality hamper, mineral water, tea/coffee, etc.
Free WiFi.

B&B prices from £100 per person per night.
Online booking.
Rent a castle - ask about 'exclusive use' prices (all 6 rooms).
No smoking. No pets.

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The town of Oban

Oban photo
Oban harbour overlooked by McCaig's Tower

Oban is the ideal base for visiting Dunstaffnage Castle, Barcaldine Castle, Ardchattan Priory, Inveraray and many west coast islands.

Thanks to the ferry and railway, this is a busy town with many shops, banks, supermarkets, garages, a cinema and Post Office. It is the ideal place to stay and explore the surrounding area or to stop overnight if you are on your way to the Isle of Mull. Known as the Gateway to the Isles, it has a population of some 8,500.

Ferries leave Oban for the following islands: Islay, Colonsay, Coll, Tiree, Mull, Lismore, Barra and South Uist.

Many day excursions are possible from Oban by car. Visitors without transport will need to check out the local bus timetables. You can also take advantage of the Citylink coach services which operate on the road north to Fort William, on the road south to Lochgilphead in Argyll and Kintyre, and also inland to Inveraray.

Boats advertised around the harbour make regular trips over to Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull. It is also possible to visit Mull, Iona and Staffa on combined ferry and coach day-trips from Oban. More info....

Calmac ferry from Mull arriving in Oban
The ferry sailing into Oban harbour, past Kerrera with Mull in the background

Right by the railway, on the pier is a modern centre aimed at tourists with an audio-visual exhibition of the town's history, souvenir shops and tearooms.

The Oban Distillery Visitor Centre in Stafford Street (near the North Pier) is open Monday to Friday from March to November (plus some weekends in summer) for guided tours. There's an audio visual exhibition and gift shop. Telephone 01631 572 004.
The Oban War & Peace Museum is in the old Oban Times building, near the Regent Hotel and the North Pier. Open daily from March to November. Admission free.
You can also visit the chocolate factory and the cathedral which are located further along The Esplanade.

The bay is dominated by McCaig's Tower, a replica of the Colosseum of Rome. A banker called John McCaig had it built between 1897 and 1900 as a memorial to his family and to provide employment for the townsmen. It's quite a steep climb to the top of the hill, but there are a couple of benches where you can sit and get your breath back. On a clear day you can see over to Mull. Some books call it McCaig's Folly. He was born on the nearby island of Lismore.
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Useful Links:

Oban Sightseeing Guide
More places to visit: Fort William (North of Oban) and Argyll (South of Oban)
Nearby Islands: Lismore - Mull - Iona