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Royal Hotel

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2016

The furnishings in our room were worn to say the least. The dark furniture was full of chips which showed clearly into the lighter wood beneath. The bathroom looked as though it was installed decades ago, black mildew around the bath and the shower screen and in the grout between the tiles. Carpets and tartan bedspread are old. Thankfully the...

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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We had 2 rooms for our stay in late May. The hotel is in a convenient location but there were many problems. The hotel appears to exist solely as a tour bus stop. The advertised free wifi is only free in the bar. The hotel is dusty and one of our rooms had a radiator that would not shut off...

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Seaham harbour
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Over priced and probably overrated at my generous 2 star rating on trip advisor. Duvet cover not changed since the last guest which is always a 'no no' and especially when it is white or used to be white. It's all about the money and not the customer experience, We have stayed in some lovely hotels and experienced marvellous Scottish...

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Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Couldn't find a better place in Oban! It is such a charming hotel located in the middle of the city center, just a few seconds away from the shore. Staff was friendly (and not overly friendly which is great) and helpful, my single room was perfect and exactly what I needed: clean, beautifully decorated, comfortable, lots of daylight in the...

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Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Nicely refurbished bedroom and bathroom but public areas very tired with worn carpets and decoration. Also severely understaffed which showed at breakfast no WiFi in rooms and only 1 small lift for whole hotel.

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Thank Roger W
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on the way to Mull. We had superior room. It was fine but smaller than expected. The staff were all very pleasant when I asked anything, but I had to ask! Information wasn't forthcoming. Breakfast was fine, but again, had to ask for items to be replenished. ..and it wasn't at the end of serving time. The...

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Thank Maggie R
Portree, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2016

As with most reviewers the parking is a nightmare! The reception staff were indifferent to our plight (presumably they are used to the incessant comments from guests about the lack of spaces for guests) This hotel is 3 star in terms of the rooms and standard of facilities, basic, clean, good location with average breakfast. The staff are there to...

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We have stayed in Oban many times in the past but never at the Royal Hotel, on this occasion we took advantage of a special deal and we were not disappointed. Everything was fine and totally as we expected for the price, the only issue we had was with the parking facilities but due to the location of the Hote...

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Reviewed 27 May 2016

The hotel is ideally placed for the station and the ferry terminal but parking is very difficult - though in a traditional town-centre this is not surprising. Staff were friendly and efficient. Breakfast was ample with some local dishes. There were lifts to rooms. My single room was adequate - comfortable but nothing particularly special.Not the hotel's fault but bottles...

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Derbyshire
Reviewed 24 May 2016

There is very little parking at this hotel so you end up having to park on the street or in a car park nearby. The hotel is tired but we had a good service. The room was very small with a very small bathroom. It was that small it had a cloakroom sink as a normal size basin would not...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: British, Scottish
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
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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: $138 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 91
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“Lifts to all floors”
mother1062, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“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”
williamm313, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for their special offers and you get value for money”
junedow76, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Always go for a superior room with free wifi”
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