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The Manor House Oban

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Gallanach Road, Oban PA34 4LS Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 28/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 13 hotels in Oban
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The Manor House, a superb Georgian House with Restaurant built in 1780 by the 5th Duke of Argyll, offers spectacular views over Oban Bay and the Isles of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull. Our owner run guesthouse combines the manor’s understated but elegant appearance, the traditional values of Scottish hospitality and a highly personalised service. We are here to make your stay a most pleasant and memorable one! Our guesthouse combines excellent and friendly service with the charm of a listed building rich in heritage and character. The Manor House is particularly known for its beautifully restored dining room, which is open to guests every evening. Afternoons can be enjoyed on the terrace with majestic views of Oban Bay and beyond. Alternatively, you can take a stroll through the garden with its Georgian-inspired layout, keeping the spirit of a naturalistic park and pleasure ground alive. In front of the building you can find our private waterfront access and discover the old oyster bed. The open fire in the drawing room invites you to indulge in the opulence of the early years of the house whilst drinking afternoon tea accompanied by small delights. Find us in the adjoining bar, the perfect place for a wee dram to round off an unforgettable day. All our common areas face the garden and offer stunning views over Oban Bay, the adjacent islands, the mountains of Morvern and the Isle of Mull. Our period-style bedrooms are tastefully decorated, and all have ensuite facilities. Oban is easily accessible by many modes of transport. The Manor House is located on the south shore of Oban Bay in an enviable position with gardens accessing the sea and only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, the ferry, bus and rail terminals. Despite its small size, Oban is the largest town in Argyll and The Isles and is known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ and the 'Seafood Capital of Scotland'. The most outstanding feature of Oban is McCaig’s Tower, the Colosseum-lookalike, which stands above the town overlooking the bustling fishing port. Testament to its Gaelic heritage, Oban is considered the home of the Royal National Mod, first held here in 1892, a festival of Scottish Gaelic literature, song, art and culture. Annual Highland Games, the Argyllshire Gathering, are also held in the town. The Manor House is an owner run guesthouse supported by a dedicated team with strong values. We are proud to be a part of its tremendous heritage and understand the importance of preserving the taste and style of this elegant Georgian house as an integral element of the experience offered. At the same time, we are committed to protecting and preserving our environment. Bowing to heritage and nature, we let this tastefully maintained and radiant manor take centre stage and aim to make it a comfort zone that fits with our commitment to sustainability, sourcing regional products and social integration in Oban, Argyll and Bute and the Western Islands. We are here for you. This is our mission. It drives us every day and is where we take our motivation from. We, the owners, have spent two and a half decades travelling and living around the globe before settling in Scotland, which we found to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Scotland's breath-taking landscapes, rich culture and heritage has worked its charm on us and will hopefully do the same to you, our guests! You are invited to contact us prior to, during and after your trip – we are only too happy to assist, and can do so in English, French or German. We value the benefits of being a local business. We aim to promote and support products and services from local sources within and beyond our business. By doing so, we work in close and trusted partnership with the finest local producers and suppliers, emphasising fairness and sustainability. Excellent quality, freshness of local produce and integrity of the source are a fundamental part of the dining experience we create. Many of our producers steeped in local tradition can be visited while you explore the area, offering rich insights into the customs of the region and bringing you to some of the most amazing places in Scotland.
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English, French, German
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Angela M wrote a review 8 May
Ochiltree, United Kingdom21 contributions8 helpful votes
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Came across this quite by chance and oh my what a find!!! Lovely welcome from owners Daniel and Beatrice, had no idea how wonderful our time here would be... Rooms and areas absolutely spotless, high quality bedding, toiletries etc. The terrace with the most spectacular view and varied gin menu was wonderful, Daniel even provided us with blankets to make us comfortable! The dining experience was an amazing and taste sensation, the chef is very talented and the plates served were a work of art. Lovely service at dinner and breakfast. We can't wait to return and wish The Manor House all the success it deserves. Go go go you will not be disappointed. Allan and Angela McCreath
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Rogger, Owner at The Manor House Oban
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Thank you very much for taking your time to write such an encouraging review which we are happy to share with the whole team! We very much appreciate the review and the stars. We shall keep working hard to maintain highest standards. Daniel & Beatrice
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Alison M wrote a review Oct 2020
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Stayed here two days. Had a sea view room which was lovely. Room was spotless and staff had taken a lot of effort to ensure it was sanitised and as covid ready as possible. Breakfast was lovely, as were the staff. Would happily stay again. Hotel does not serve food every night but were happy for take away to be eaten in the restaurant.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from P Leslie Crane, Owner at The Manor House Oban
Responded 15 Dec 2020
Alison We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write.
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tardiswho wrote a review Oct 2020
Askerswell, United Kingdom88 contributions33 helpful votes
Bedroom small but nicely appointed, friendly staff [covid aware & responsive], excellent food [but not cheap]. Lovely views out over the sea but limited garden. Good stopping off point if later taking the ferry or exploring the coast.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Peter Crane, Owner at The Manor House Oban
Responded 12 Oct 2020
Thanks for writing and your stars. Regards
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Martin C wrote a review Oct 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom585 contributions285 helpful votes
Stayed here one night after arriving on ferry from Barra. It looked and sounded delightful on Reviews and it more than matched those. The place is full of beautiful antique furniture and our bed room reflected this too but our en-suite bathroom was up to date and well equipped with bath and separate shower. Comfy bed and pillows. Helpful and friendly staff. Covid arrangements were very good. The place is AA 2 rosettes and the dinner we had certainly was that standard as was the wine list. Excellent breakfast too. We learned that the place has new owners who take over in November and plan to turn it into a B&B. That would be a huge loss to travellers and diners. This place is really special as it is so to the new owners I say - Please don't change the operation!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Peter Crane, Owner at The Manor House Oban
Responded 12 Oct 2020
I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Your comments are noted! Regards
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Nikki H wrote a review Sep 2020
Jersey, United Kingdom63 contributions43 helpful votes
The hotel is situated beyond the ferry terminal just a few minutes walk from the centre of Oban. Staff were helpful and a lot of thought had gone into making us feel safe etc. We had dinner in the hotel on the first night which was lovely and breakfast was also delicious (have the haddock and poached egg) but we understand that the hotel will soon be turned into a B&B only which is a shame.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Peter Crane, Owner at The Manor House Oban
Responded 12 Oct 2020
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope the new owners will come up with an attractive plan next year.
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US$142 - US$256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeOban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Manor House Oban
Which popular attractions are close to The Manor House Oban?
Nearby attractions include Oban War & Peace Museum (0.7 km), McCaig's Tower (1.0 km), and Oban Phoenix Cinema (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Manor House Oban?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Manor House Oban?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Manor House Oban?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Manor House Oban?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Manor House Oban?
Conveniently located restaurants include Etive Restaurant, Food from Argyll at the Pier, and Coast Restaurant.
Is The Manor House Oban located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Oban.
Are pets allowed at The Manor House Oban?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Manor House Oban?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to The Manor House Oban?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (5.5 km) and Gylen Castle (5.7 km).
Does The Manor House Oban have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.