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Argyll Square, Oban PA34 4BE Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#12 of 13 hotels in Oban
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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 and in Superior Rooms. 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Paid public parking nearby
Public wifi
Paid internet
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Meeting rooms
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Dd wrote a review Feb 2021
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This hotel is from dark comedy. Loud, windows looks like they gonna pop outside on unsuspect bypasers, shabby wallpaper, shabby second hand furniture, cracked tiles, shabby room, fusty smell like toenails 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. After one night I am all laughed out. I hope there is more space to laugh in the future. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👌👌👌👌. Ps: the hotel is a high risk on all counts. This place should be closed and rebuild.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Catons wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom163 contributions43 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Stayed in this hotel on the week of the worst winds,but did not dampen our spirits. Absolutely wonderful hotel,warm,very clean and such amazing views from our splendid room in what I called the turret. Have stayed in 3 other Strathmore hotels but the food in this one was exceptional and far superior to the others with friendly helpful staff. Thanks to Kimberly who served most of our tea,coffee and sweet treats which were simply delicious. There is a beautiful staircase,which was great to climb after all the scrumptious food !!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Definitely sea view
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Response from ROYAL1895, Manager at Royal Hotel
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Good Morning Sir/Madam. Thank you very much for leaving this fantastic feedback on your recent stay with us at the Royal Hotel. It's great to hear that the scottish weather didn't dampen your spirits. At the Royal Hotel we take great pride in our food and services so its always good to read feedback like this. I will pass your lovely comments onto Kimberley that was serving in Blasta during your stay. I hope if you're planning on coming back to Oban you will choose to stay at the Royal hotel. Kind Regards Joseph Darrah Assistant Manager
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Cathy K wrote a review Jan 2021
17 contributions5 helpful votes
Travelling home and so far I would not rate my stay, I haven't even been to sleep and there's already many many things wrong. On arrival there I checked in asked about food being served, yes there was and was told it'd be delivered to my room, no problem with that. There was no mention of how breakfast was to be served, if it's the same way or dtwnstairs, so I had to ring reception for that information. When I ordered my food I had asked for no salt on my chips and when my food had arrived it was not as advertised and there was so much salt on my chips I couldn't even eat them let alone give any to my child as I had intended, the macaroni cheese was very tasty just a shame about the rest of the meal, in fairness to the hotel I got a partial refund on my food. The hotel itself could do with an update as there is very clear signs that the room has suffered from a leak or some serious damp in the past and various chips and pieces of wood that are missing from the coving around the ceiling and the skirting boards. The bathroom was very nice though. To top off a bad stay so far I asked if I would be ok to just hide out in a corner somewhere in the lounge bar, out of sight from Windows so no one would get into trouble, I didn't want any coffees or food or anything, just somewhere to sit with my child so we weren't out in the cold as she's less then a year old, and was told no there was no possible way. It's safe to say I won't be staying here again in future but feel giving it a 1 star review was too cruel as the lady on reception was nice about everything.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
rolo36 wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom105 contributions79 helpful votes
Spent one night here before catching the ferry to Mull the next morning. I can understand the fairly mixed reviews but we liked it and it was good value. It is not plush and could use some updating but has bit some charm and the rooms were perfectly comfortable. A nice breakfast too in a huge dining room on the first floor. Centrally located. Car parking could be a problem. There is a small car park but obviously the hotel pre dates mass car ownership. We left ours overnight in a car park about 10 mins walk away on the sea front for which there was no charge.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Tour33896870025 wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions
The hotel offered a very warm welcome in difficult and trying times. They are dealing very well with the restrictions of the current situation. My wife has very specific dietary requirements because of a medical condition. This has been catered for very well and the staff have gone out of their way to accommodate her needs. The staff have been without exception friendly, helpful and welcoming.
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Date of stay: October 2020
US$87 - US$198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Oban War & Peace Museum (0.4 km), McCaig's Tower (0.4 km), and The View (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Hotel?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Etive Restaurant, Food from Argyll at the Pier, and Coast Restaurant.
Is Royal Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.08 km away from the centre of Oban.
Are pets allowed at Royal Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Royal Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (5.1 km) and Gylen Castle (6.3 km).
Does Royal Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.