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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here in December 2016 for 4 nights on a Turkey and Tinsel break with a holiday coach company. We enjoyed our stay here and it is very conveniently located on the Esplanade only ten minutes walk from the town centre and harbour, etc. The hotel, however, is in need of a refurbishment in the decoration...

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We Have stayed at The Great Western quite a few times, The Staff are so friendly & helpful. The Food is very Good , Buffet Breakfast a very Good selection of Hot & cold food , Dinner Is served at your Table & The menu is Varied, Always a Good experience.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

just had a National Holiday break here, nice hotel may be a little tired but excellent staff, good food, entertainment not bad either - even the weather was not too horrendous for January!! Fortunately lift fixed for our visit which would have made life every difficult for guests with mobility issues also hotel does not appear to have a ramp...

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1Thank margaret b
Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yet another Shearing's holiday we could really fault,The Hotel was clean and warm,it had a nice lay out to it,the food was great,the staff where all helpful,entertainment was good,the trips where great.only quibble and a lot of us had the same one was that when the entertainment was in the dining room and you had to sit at your allocated...

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2Thank royjphillips
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were also on the same week at this hotel. Lift not working (again) no disabled access to hotel. What are shearings thinking of ? Knowing that this time of year 70% of their customers are elderly with health issues . Hotel staff not interested when I enquired about repair to the lift , said it was down to Shearings...

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1Thank Diane B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a Shearings coach holiday which was ruined by the fact the lift does not work and will not be repaired any time soon! Considering at least 70% of the guests are in their senior years and many with mobility issues, it is outrageous that has not been rectified and shows disrespect for their customers. The...

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1Thank James L
Preston, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well arriving back from oban after a great time had at the great western hotel. we cann,t thank the manger enough and staff .for making our holiday so great .the manger was very helpful all the time..the food you could,nt fault it service was very good the girls did a good job.the room we had was very clean and done...

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Thank your for taking the time to post your kind review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Darren Moyle

Bicester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent New Year at this hotel .Darren and his team do a fantastic job food and entertainment great (especially Raymond Blondel)staff brilliant.Only downside was the lift was out of action for our whole visit ,we were on the first floor but saw quite a few disabled struggling up 3 floors.

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1Thank Syd R
DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on your kind comments to the team. Kind Regards, Darren Moyle

Halesowen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel over the New Year, with two friends travelling with Shearings Holidays. The rooms my friends had had both been updated but mine was in desperate need of update. However (other than the cobweb) it was clean. The biggest problem was that the lift was broken for the whole of our stay and being on the 3rd...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a caledonian twixmas break. Hotel room was very comfortable twin beds, table and two chairs to sit on and look out on the bay. Room lovely and cosy with central heating. Staff very nice and helpful. Food nice not big portions at dinner. Breakfast was buffet style. Cereal, fruit, porridge, fry and a few other choices as alternative....

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Darren Moyle

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a prime location, right in the centre of the curving esplanade, just a pleasant walk from the shops and harbour, stands Oban's Great Western; a hotel proud of offering space and comfort, as well as magnificent views of the bay (remember to look out for those memorable sunsets!). Ideal for a relaxing holiday, the activity on the bay can simply be watched from the welcoming lounge and cocktail bar, while it's also an ideal touring centre. With Glencoe, serene lochs and the Western Isles on the doorstep, there's a myriad of sightseeing opportunities. And with coast and country walks, angling, sailing, diving, bird-watching and a whole host of other leisure pursuits at hand, you should never be at a loss for something to do. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Great Western Hotel

Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: €79 - €143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Great Western Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 79
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Great Western Hotel Oban
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“Avoid rooms in the attic (difficult stair access) if you are not good on your legs.”
 of 5 bubbles Mick54, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“you must try this one if you have,nt been before”
 of 5 bubbles jimbo837, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Quiet rooms at the back but can hear people in the corridor.”
 of 5 bubbles Oldie642016, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room upgrade if the hotel can do it. Ask for a scenic view room if possible”
 of 5 bubbles remmingtonLeeds, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“room 212 excellent”
 of 5 bubbles lesleyc21, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
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