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Lake Myvatn, Iceland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was here 7 years ago and there where two things I specially remembered i) the full Scottish breakfast that used to be excellent and ii) the bar and lounge in front of the lobby. The lounge has not changed that much but the breakfast was not that good anymore. Rooms and hallways are getting warn. The staff was polite...

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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bjarni J, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. I'm sorry to see that you haven't had the opportunity to stay with us any time in the last seven years. We get lots of positive comments about our breakfast and about our friendly team of staff. We have recently had our decorators in to freshen...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My girlfriend and I booked hotel for a chilled weekend break, one of the main reasons was the spa facilities including the outdoor hot tub. On the 2nd night of our stay we paid £5 each for 2 robes and went to use the out tub & spa....we discovered after trying for 10 mins the hot tub was freezing cold...

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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mckenzie1986, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. I am sorry that there were some unforeseen issues with some of the spa facilities. When this equipment stops working it does require a specialist engineer to get it working again so it can take a few days to get back in order. I am sorry if...

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

After initial room wasn't available on first night due to unforeseen circumstances hotel manager Simon couldnt be more helpful and did everything to make our stay great. Great food and staff very well mananered. Will definitely come back as we had a fantastic time and would absolutely recommend this hotel without any hesitation

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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear soniabrady, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. We are sincerely sorry about the initial error with your booking, but I am glad that we were able to make suitable arrangements for you and ensure that you had a pleasant stay. I hope we can see you again soon. Kind regards David McGhie General Manager

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was average and although we had been told on booking it was a compact room it was adequate and bigger than expected. However, the bathroom was very small and needed updated. Although there is a small car park it was impossible to park there as it seemed to be the same cars parked there the whole time we...

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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear fi0na58, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. I'm disappointed to read that you had some issues with your stay. I will share your comments with our breakfast team so that we can review the service that we provide. Parking is limited at al hotels in Oban, but we have two alternative options close to...

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for the night here, the main part of the hotel is very charming and the bar area has great views but a glass of wine was £9! We arrived 20mins before the stated check in time and they wouldn't even check if our room was available it seemed you are unable to check in early on principle. The room...

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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear munchie169, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. I'm disappointed that we have no met your expectations on this occasion. I will share your feedback with the rest of the team so that we can review the service that we provide. We do have an excellent wine list and not all of our glasses of...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel's location is 10 min from city centre. When it's good weather we can walk 10 min, but when weather is bad it's impossible. Parking places not big. So you need to park where you will find. Service is very bad. Nobody does not want really to help you. Not with laggards, not with parking. Mini bar is absent....

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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Victor B, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. Parking is limited at all hotels in Oban but we have two alternatives that are close to the hotel. Like most hotels of our rating we have no mini-bars. I am grateful for your feedback though since we can review our guests' experiences and learn from...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived exhausted and wet after a day in the hills and firstly couldn't get parked so abandoned the car took in the bags and hoped for a quick check in but had to wait for some time in a queue. When we got checked in we then had a long trek to the room with loads of bags. The room...

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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sooz1903, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. I'm sorry to see that you had a disappointing stay. It is never our intention to upset or disappoint so I'm sorry for any difficulties that you experienced. Parking is limited at all hotels in Oban. We do make this clear on the websites of our booking...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights over easter. Hotel is ok, a bit tired, staff very friendly, room was at the back, view of the hill :-( The room had a damp smell but as we were only sleeping there it wasn't too big of a problem. breakfast was good, table service, though was a bit slow on the second morning....

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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Farky14, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. I'm glad that you found our staff to be friendly and that you enjoyed breakfast. I do hope that you can visit Oban again soon. Kind regards David McGhie General Manager

Iona, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scruffy, tired decor....terrible food had to send meal back twice...young inexperienced staff member who didn't understand my request for a well done steak sandwich ....it came rare with big lumps of fat sandwiched between slices of cheap brown bread ....unhelpful reception staff...some breakfast staff better. Ordered tea....tiny teacup filled with warm water and separate teabag. Dirty bathroom..filthy pedal bin with...

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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sarahj382017, Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. I'm very disappointed to read that you we did not meet your expectations. We do have a team leader on duty at all times, and I'm sure if they had been aware of your issues then they would have been more than happy to arrange suitable alternatives...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found the Oban Bay hotel very much as described by other reviews. A little tired but clean and with pleasant staff. Parking limited but plenty (charged) nearby. Wifi was good quality and able to stream Netflix in a room at the back of the hotel. Breakfast on day 1 was a 20 minute wait, fine on day 2 and they...

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Manager_ObanBay, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent stay with us. I'm glad that you found our team members to be friendly but I'm sorry if there was an issue with your shower. I have asked our maintenance engineer to review this room in order to address the issue that you described. Thank you once again for your feedback. Kind...

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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoying a prime position on the seafront, the Oban Bay Hotel & Spa has great views to Mull and Kerrera. For guests looking to relax and get away from it all, the hotel now offers an outdoor hot tub, spa treatments, along with a small sauna and steam room. In addition, Oban Bay Hotel has a comfortable bar and lounge area from which you can watch the world go by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oban Bay Hotel

Address: | Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: RM416 - RM893 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oban Bay Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Oban Bay Hotel And Spa
Oban Bay Hotel Oban
Oban Bay Hotel Scotland
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“Room 4 is sea view with huge bay window, beautiful”
soniabrady, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
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“Sea view if you risk staying here”
sarahj382017, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you can afford it ask for a room with seaview”
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“Use another Hotel”
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