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Royal Hotel

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I obtained a last minute booking to the Royal Hotel and wasn't disappointed. The reception staff were welcoming. Our twin room was very clean and the bathroom which looks as though it was new had a fantastic shower, there were clean towels everyday. The breakfasts were very good with a great selection and plenty of it. The breakfast staff ensured...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Thank you for your lovely comments of your recent stay. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience here at the Royal Hotel with us. I have passed your comments on to all of the team this morning, especially the Kitchen. We look forward to your next visit with us here at the Royal Hotel. Kind...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

stayed for one night with my wife to celebrate our anniversary. On arrival at this very old but very nice hotel with loads of charm we were booked in by a very friendly female member of staff who managed to give us an upgrade to a family room on the 5th floor. We took the lift to our floor and...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Hi James Thank you for your brilliant review. I am glad that you had such a memorable stay with us. I have passed your comments on to Jo at Reception and also to the Food and Beverage staff. I hope to see you all return again in the future and I am sure we can get you the same rooms...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here in April and it was fine for what we needed: a place to sleep. Rooms are fairly small and don't inspire you to spend time in them. Ours had an odd smell after cleaning too, which made it doubly weird-- a sort of mustiness we had to air out. Location is great though-- right...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tony Thank you for your review of your recent stay. Would it be possible for you to email your bookings details to royalobanmanager@strathmorehotels.com so that I look at your comments more thoroughly. Thank you once again for your time. Kind Regards Steven Reffin General Manager

Market Drayton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To be honest, the building itself and shared areas are tired and in need of some TLC. Having said that, the bedroom was smart and clean (including the bathroom) and most of the staff were friendly. The breakfast was excellent and they catered well for gluten free customers. Were were also very pleased to be able to take our dog.

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sarah Thank you for your lovely comments of your recent stay. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience here at the Royal Hotel with us. I have passed your comments on to all of the team this morning. We look forward to your next visit with us here at the Royal Hotel. Kind Regards Steven Reffin...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On arrival 8 April having booked well in advance were told they had no booking for us, then they found our booking had been cancelled, although we had received email confirming our booking days before arrival. Dealt with promptly, fault lies with Booling.com and were assigned a refurbished room on the 3rd floor which was lovely. Had good 2 lovely...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sheena Thank you for your review about your recent stay. I am happy to read the positives of your stay with us here at the Royal Hotel last week. I am sorry to read that your meal in the Restaurant was not up to my expectation nor yours. I will be having words with the chefs regarding the meal...

lincs, uk
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from a two night stay at this hotel and would like to start with the positives. The location is perfect as in the heart of Oban with access to all the sights. Now the improvements. The car park is small and you have to get in early or you can forget it. On arrival i enquired about WIFI...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tripadvisor Thank you for your review as expected. As discussed in our email I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Some of the points were accurate and some not so. However with that said your comments are noted and been looked today by myself and my management team. Thank you once again for your...

Pitlochry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked through EasyBreaks seemed good value,however this was not the case. We found our rooms very small with hardly any room to move around,some lights not working and severe dampness on the outside wall both reported.The food in the dinning room was like going back 50yrs. Prawn Cocktail Roast Chicken ( more boiled ) on mashed potato reheated half cooked...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard Thank you for your email regarding your recent stay with us. I am sorry to read some of your comments and feedback of the hotel. I can see what room number you were in and I will be looking at your comments of dampness closer today. The lights in the bedroom were reported to us but were found...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hotel - good sized rooms and very accommodating staff. The evening meal was absolutely lovely and a very generous portion. Very central location too. The car park at the back is very small but there are nearby car parks if you need to park your car. Will definitely come to this hotel again.

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Helen Thank you for your lovely comments of your recent stay. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience here at the Royal Hotel with us. I have passed your comments on to all of the team this morning. We look forward to your next visit with us here at the Royal Hotel. Kind Regards Steven Reffin...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hotel right in the centre of one of my favourite places in the UK. Rooms a bit old fashioned but that is part of the charm. The bar came to life when the band started up in the bar, and I tapped my feet with a single malt in hand. Breakfast was great: full Scottish. While you are here...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Colin Thank you for your recent review of your stay here at the Royal Hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed the entertainment and Scottish hospitality during your visit. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience here at the Royal Hotel with us. I have passed your comments on to all of the team this morning....

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a four night stay at the Royal Hotel, Oban. The main reason for our choosing this hotel was that it was near the ferry terminal and also based in the centre of town - ideal. There was a small car park which we were able to use adjacent to the hotel , not sure what happens to visitors...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Edith Thank you for your lovely comments of your recent stay. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience here at the Royal Hotel with us. I have passed your comments on to all of the team this morning. I appreciate your comments that you have raised and will have a good look at them. In particular...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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Cuisines: British, Scottish
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Royal Hotel is located in the heart of Oban town on the western coast of Scotland. Enjoy the very best of Scottish hospitality at this 3-star hotel that first opened its doors in 1895. Rooms at this hotel feature television, tea/coffee makers, large windows and high ceilings, private bathrooms, complimentary toiletries, hairdryers, and climate control. The traditional decor is complemented by the tartan furnishings. There is Free WiFi in public areas, in Superior Rooms, or in all rooms if you book direct with the hotel. Porter, luggage storage and tours/ticket assistance services are provided and there is a very small car park to the rear of the hotel. The hotel’s 170-seater restaurant serves a great selection of Scottish cuisine that you can savour for breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner. Relax in the bar and/or lounge over drinks and Scottish malts in the company of friends beside the open fire. Close to Royal Hotel are a handful of attractions including the iconic McCaig’s Tower, Oban Distillery, Glencruitten Golf Course, the House at Dunollie, and the Glorious Gardens of Argyll. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Hotel

Address: Argyll Square, Oban PA34 4BE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: RM414 - RM1,140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 91
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“Although this hotel is in the centre of Oban, I found it to be very quiet”
715Sheila, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“executive rooms on fifth floor have the best views over harbour”
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“Ask for their special offers and you get value for money”
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