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Royal Hotel

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Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel at the weekend which was very central loved the location. The staff were very nice and welcoming, the breakfast was was lovely plenty of it,but was disappointed with the room it was so small could hardly move around badly in need of a makeover and we're dirty marks on the top bed cover which was not...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

stayed for one night with my wife to celebrate our anniversary. On arrival at this very old but very nice hotel with loads of charm we were booked in by a very friendly female member of staff who managed to give us an upgrade to a family room on the 5th floor. We took the lift to our floor and...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Hi James Thank you for your brilliant review. I am glad that you had such a memorable stay with us. I have passed your comments on to Jo at Reception and also to the Food and Beverage staff. I hope to see you all return again in the future and I am sure we can get you the same rooms...

Scotland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Royal Hotel for 2 nights in March using an 'it is on deal' in a superior room with free wifi and dinner on the first night. Room was furnished to a very high standard and was extremely comfortable. The sloping floors reflected the age of the building and gave the room a quaint feeling. We ate...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor and thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am delighted that you had such a lovely stay with us, I have passed on your positive comments to the staff today. They appreciate the positive review. We feel that Blasta offers a great selection...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last minute booking for us, first signs not good for us as loads of kids running about but they were not that badly behaved. Our bathroom had been refurbished and was really nice apart from the towel rail which had not been connected, strange ! Our Scottish tapas in the restaurant was very good and breakfast really good too. Major...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Many thanks for your review of your recent stay with us here at the Royal Hotel. I am delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us at the Royal, I have passed on your comments to the staff here at the hotel. I understand your frustration in regards to the parking, it is more of a...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from Oban today after a lovely 1st time visit for both of us. We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience at the Royal Hotel. Upon arrival, we were greeted by friendly, polite reception staff who checked us in and directed us up to our room on the second fllor. The room was decorated and furnished to a very high...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Thank you for your review of your recent stay here at the Royal Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback and for your comments. They have been passed on to the team this morning. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you once again, we look forward...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights. We booked last minute and therefore did not have a choice of rooms. The room was desperately in need of upgrading but this did not take away from the enjoyment of our stay. The room was clean, sheets and towels were clean but the throws on the bed were all stained and not very...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Thank you for your review of your recent stay here at the Royal Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback and for your comments. They have been passed on to the team this morning. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are committed to upgrading our bedrooms...

Scotland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a 2 night stay at this hotel. Great location, staff very helpful & friendly unfortunately the rooms badly let this place down. They desperately need a good clean & refurbished. Marks on the walls, mould all around the bathroom, broken tiles & generally run down.

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stewart Many thanks for your review of your recent stay. I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We have recently finished our latest stage of our Refurbishment program with a further 15 bedrooms and bathrooms getting completed to a high standard. We have know fully refurbished over 60 bedrooms and bathrooms. I am sorry...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the hotel on 10/03/17 , The parking at the hotel is murder , had to park my car out on the Main Street as there was no spaces at the hotel to park my car , looked as if they only had spaces for a dozen cars , had to get up at 9am to go put money...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Many thanks for your review of your recent stay with us here at the Royal Hotel. I am delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us at the weekend, I have passed on your comments to the staff here at the hotel. I understand your frustration in regards to the parking, it is more of a...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is not up to the standard I would expect, rooms need a massive refurb and a deep clean. Dust everywhere, marks al over bathroom tiles and mouldy all around the shower cubicle. Staff are friendly and attentive on a plus side.

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Thank you for your review. Can I ask that you email me direct on royalobanmanager@strathmorehotels.com with more details please. With no username or booking reference it is hard for us to authenticate your review. I look forward to your contact. Kind Regards Steven Reffin

glasgow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on a DBB Groupon deal for 2 nights at the end of February. The hotel is close to the harbour and the main town. We stayed on the 5th floor which the rooms have been re-furbished. The rooms were excellent with good quality fixtures and a well laid out en suite. Breakfast was a hot and cold buffet...

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Steven R, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Trip Advisor Thank you for your review of your recent stay here at the Royal Hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback and for your comments. They have been passed on to the team this morning. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you once again, we look forward...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • 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
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
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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: €66 - €239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 91
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“Always go for a superior room with free wifi”
 of 5 bubbles Kevin000, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for upgraded room.”
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“go for a re furbished room on the 5th floor”
 of 5 bubbles frac38, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“"Rooms at back small and noisey,not a very nice outlook."”
 of 5 bubbles maureencrighton01, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms located at front of hotel can be noisy due to motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic during all hours of the night so choose carefully.”
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