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The Ranald Hotel

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here on the night of 20th March. Arrived around 4.00pm. Very welcoming staff and easy check-in. Given room 107 which was very nice. Clean and fresh, with plenty space for our luggage. En suite was lovely. Quality soap and moisturiser, clean towels and a shiny power shower. Breakfast at 8.30 was great. Baked eggs with either salmon or ham...

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Siobhan R, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Ranald Hotel. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! I shall pass on your comments to our team, they will be delighted. We hope to see you again soon for another great visit! Thanks again.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stayed two nights with an itison voucher. Very nice modern hotel. Smooth check in. Paid parking on street in front of hotel or a free carpark a few minutes walk away. Lovely rooms with super king size beds, power shower and tea and coffee and complimentary bottles of water. Simple but plentiful buffet breakfast and the baked eggs were excellent....

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Siobhan R, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Ranald Hotel. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to pass these comments on to our team! The itison voucher are a great deal which we will hopefully do again in the winter. I do hope you can return in future, thanks again.

Hamilton, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a small very friendly hotel 5 minutes from train station. The hotel's decor is modern, very clean, we will be back soon, only booked for one night but when we arrived we decided to stay for 2 nights . The hotel has a very friendly, homely atmosphere and had a map of the area at hand therefore was...

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Siobhan R, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. It was lovely having such friendly guests staying at the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you and your husband back in the future.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

First visit to a Metro Hotel. My husband and I were delighted with the location. We drove to Oban and the hotel staff were very helpful in advises us where the nearest free overnight car park was located, 5 min walk from hotel. The hotel looks small but the decor was lovely. We booked a deluxe room which was clean...

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Siobhan R, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of the ranald hotel. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and It's great to read such positive comments on all aspects of the hotel. I hope you have a chance to return in the future.

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We spent a weekend here late February. There had been a mix up in our booking and we were not booked in when we arrived. Availability in Oban was scarce but Jamie on reception tried tirelessly to sort the problem and managed to get us two rooms!!! The rooms are beautiful, very large beds and extremely comfortable. We had read...

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Siobhan R, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review of the Ranald hotel ( and Jamie) We are very sorry for the mix up on arrival, but we are delighted the issue was resolved as quickly as possible. Jamie commented on how lovely your group were to him even though we had obviously made a mistake, so he will be very pleased to...

Dunfermline Fife
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We booked disabled room had trouble finding it even with sat nav..booking in the girl really didn't want to be there gave us a card which explained the breakfast times no idea what was included had the impression no cooked b/fast? the room was so small for a double started unpacking put the tv on remote wouldn't work went to...

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Siobhan R, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Ranald Hotel. We appreciate all feedback from guests, good or bad. Firsty i would like to apologize for the fact there was no TV remote in your room. As explained we were waiting on a replacement from manufacturers as we could not get a universal remote to work on this particular...

Kincardine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Stayed in a Standard room for a weekend in February 2017. The room was clean , bed ok although do not think it was a King Size as it looked like 2 beds pushed together. The shower was good, cubicle was a bit small and not much self space for your tooth brush. The breakfast was good only one person...

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Siobhan R, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Ranald Hotel. We appreciate all feedback from guests as it helps us to improve day by day. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and found our staff so helpfull. All beds in our standards rooms are king sized beds which can also be separated into twin beds, however if you...

Reviewed 24 February 2017

Fantastic small bespoke hotel In the centre of Oban, this is our second visit to this Hotel,and have to say it was just as good as the first. The staff were welcoming and couldn't do enough to help us. Would thoroughly recommend a visit.

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Siobhan R, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of the Ranald hotel. We love to hear such positive reviews from returning guest. I will be sure to pass along your great comments to our staff. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Greenock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We came home today after a three night stay at The Ranald where we had a grand double room. I can think of nothing negative about our stay.......the room was large, lovely and clean and very warm and cosy which given the fact it is February was very welcome. Also the location of the hotel is brilliant as it is...

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Siobhan R, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review of the Ranald hotel. We are always pleased to hear our guests had such a great stay, and enjoyed our famous baked eggs. I will make sure i pass your comments on to our breakfast chef. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel, maybe in the summer when the weather is...

Dundee Scotland
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Hi stayed here overnight to visit family. Room comfortable and clean. Good shower and firm bed. Location good for harbour/port and town centre. Breakfast- good continental selection but only 1 harassed staff member in a small kitchen making the "cooked" selections, perhaps the hotel would be better to do continental better and restrict cooked so staff can be a presence?...

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Siobhan R, Manager at The Ranald Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Ranald hotel. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and our brilliant power showers! I am sorry you felt our breakfast could have been ran better. When the hotel is busy we do normally have a second member of staff however on to help however on this occasion we...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oban's only purpose built hotel in decades, ushering in a new era ofmodernity whilst keeping a distinctive local flavour. Add the passion, warmth and dedication of Hayley's team and The Ranald experience was born.Our metro hotel is set in the heart of Oban's Victorian architecture and located just off the main esplanade. We are just a couple of minutes walk from both the Calmac Ferry Terminal and Oban Train StationOur vision at The Ranald was to bring you affordable luxury. Our range of 17 ensuite guest rooms have sumptuous king sized beds, fluffy duck down pillows, flat screen TV's, i-Phone docking stations and complimentary wifi throughout the hotel. Enjoy a relaxing drink in our contemporary lounge bar, perfect for before or after sampling Oban's fine choice of restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ranald Hotel

Address: 41 Stevenson Street, Oban PA34 5NA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: RM484 - RM832 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ranald Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Rooms at rear of hotel would be quieter. No parking. Excellent location for town centre.”
GrahamN968, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the front of the hotel”
MaemiG, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“This is a smart modern boutique hotel, so don't expect the grandeur of the Ritz.”
MaryfromEdinburgh, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Grand plus has a seating area.”
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“Don't do it shop around”
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