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Dalbeattie
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been many times to this hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful, food good, and rooms very comfortable. Restaurant staff couldn't do more for us. The entertainment in the hotel is great with Hector and Crew.

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Forfar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hotel tired and in need of major refurbishment.Stayed in room 405 room small and bathroom very tight on space needs a complete re-think, perhaps a shower room a better option.Nice big lounge, but perhaps dim the lights a little bit as too bright especially in the evening's and remove sauce bottles from tables!! Good breakfast but dissapointed with evening meals...

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

Dear Trip Advisor Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are currently in the process of our latest refurbishment program in the hotel. We are committed to reinvesting and improving the whole hotel and are now well on in the process. I am confident the...

Glasgow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for two nights in a Superior room 505 on the fifth floor. Bathroom had been renovated it was ok, bedroom was very small ok for short stay but not much room to move. Good sea view as asked for. The building is a bit on the tired side chairs/carpets in dining room need a revamp that might still be...

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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 with us here at the Royal Hotel. I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with the feedback of your experience. I have passed on your comments to the team this afternoon. We are committed to refurbishing and improving the hotel and are in the process of...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint bit oldie fashioned. Very clean. Nice staff. Very good food. In the process of being updated which did not affect us in any way. Situated near train and bus station. Very small hotel car park. Quiet at night. Cosy room.

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

Hi Jeanette Thank your review posted at the weekend of your recent stay. I am glad to read your comments and I have passed them on to the staff. We look forward to your next visit with us here at the Royal Hotel. Kind Regards Steven Reffin

Erskine, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well situated in centre of town, impossible to get into hotel car park at rear too small, parking is quite difficult so bear that in mind. The hotel is being "revamped", check-in was eventually sorted out, we had booked 2 sea view superior rooms one was on the fourth floor and one on the fifth floor, both these rooms were...

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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 with us here at the Royal Hotel. I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with the feedback of your experience. I have passed on your comments to the team this afternoon. We are committed to refurbishing and improving the hotel and are in the process of...

Oban, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

at 6.30pm on the 4th february we was looking for a place to eat so we thought we would fancy the royal hotel for dinner.just be fore the show upstairs i had scampi andchips. and veg and my friend had fish and chips and peas whilch was excellent. but when we asked the waiter if we could have 2 lemon...

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

Dear Trip Advisor Thank you for your recent review of the Royal Hotel. I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I have passed on your comments to our kitchen team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal in the near future. Kind Regards Steven Reffin General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is well situated and is in the process of being upgraded, well the rooms are. Our room, 506 was very nice with a clearly recently upgraded bathroom. The bed could have been bigger but lovely views. The dinner in the first floor restaurant was OK but the the mains were poor. Felt like they were done on the...

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

Hi Mark Thank you for your review of your recent stay. Room 506 is a lovely featured room with beautiful views over the bay to the islands and beyond on a clear day. I have your booking details, so I will have a look at the menu that was on that night to look at your feedback clearer. I am...

Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very old hotel in need of some updating. Room are small and walls are thin so you can hear everything from the adjoining rooms. Clean with all the amenities. In heart of town and walking distance good bar and restaurants. The hotel's bar and restaurants are of a good standard and price. Reception staff were friendly and helpful but parking...

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

Dear Trip Advisor Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are currently in the process of our latest refurbishment program in the hotel. We are committed to reinvesting and improving the whole hotel and are now well on in the process. I am confident the...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great night here on 02/02/17, the hotel is being refurbished at the moment and we got room 309 which had just been finished.The room was very spacious and tastefully decorated and the bed was very comfortable with very good pillows and bedding.The food was absolutely fantastic and so was the staff who were very polite and attentive....

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

Dear Tripadvisor Many thanks for the review of your recent stay with us here at the Royal Hotel. I am delighted that you had such an enjoyable and memorable stay. I appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such a glowing review. I have passed on your comments on to the staff and they send their thanks. Our...

Renfrewshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked an overnight stay with some friends. Hotel in great central location. Rooms we stayed in needed modernisation but clean and comfortable and hotel currently undergoing refurbishment programme. We had evening meal in the hotel which was delicious and good value. We had breakfast included and good choice to suit all our requirements. Staff were all very friendly and helpful...

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

Hi 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 honest comments. We are currently undergoing a refurbishment to completely overhaul a further 15 rooms to a very high standard. This should be completed in the coming weeks....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Royal Hotel Restaurant
The Royal Hotel Restaurant
Cuisines: British, Scottish
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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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: €75 - €245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Royal Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 91
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“"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.”
  • Clean and tidy.
 of 5 bubbles DitchAustralia, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 309 has great views of the harbour, well best view in the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles glenno248, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Perhaps room away from main road may be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles PaisleyBuddy16, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“top floor rooms provide partial sea views”
 of 5 bubbles jimfGlasgow, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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