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Stirling, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Back to oban Wendy booked me into Kelvin again. £29 bed breakfast can't complain about this deal.I am in room 19 bit of touch up could be done as water must have came down from above, in section of room,the welcome that I got was Well so friendly,when I said been here a few times slap on shoulder and was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Having travelled from Australia we arrived in Oban late July 2013. When I inquired of the woman who answered the door of the Kelvin Hotel as to whether she had any vacancies she said with intentional rudeness that they were fully booked and slammed the door in my face! Don't stay here there is plenty of excellent accommodation elsewhere in... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Stopped here for 2 nights and found the staff to be friendly and helpful throughout, the room well-sized, airy, and pleasantly furnished. Room and en-suite all clean and neat. Plenty of tea and coffee supplies, towels etc. Bed comfortable and the quiet road ensured a mostly peaceful night. Easy walking distance from town made it handy for enjoying the shops,... More 

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Galway
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Sheena (the owner) is the perfect example of Scottish hospitality, Friendly, inviting, accomadating, and very funny. Within a few moments myself and my father felt like we were staying with old friends rather then in a hotel. The rooms were clean, price was very reasonable, location is perfect if you are getting the ferry and breakfast was perfect. Myslef and... More 

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Thank Shauna D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Well located for the ferry terminal. A very 'tired' hotel -e.g. threadbare carpets on the stairs. Very plain rooms although clean. Breakfast was very average. Another guest requested his egg to be poached or scrambled, rather than fried, but this apparently was not possible. Staff were pleasant, however. Overall though, overpriced in my opinion,for the quality on offer.

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Uíge, Uige, Angola
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2013

stayed here on way home from a festivel! staff couldnt be friendlier! very reasonable room price aswell! no complaints atoll! great location aswell 2 minute walk from shops,bars etc would deffinately reccomend this place to stay if in oban!!

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Thank Hector M
Rothes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Staff very nice breakfast good. Our room facing the railway and ferry terminal so we heard the ferry early in morning. Room was clean bed was good. free wi-fi. Room was up two flights that might not be suitable for some. No car park but car park opposite is £5 for a day.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

This hotel was awful,the room was very poor the bathroom was discusting with leaking shower,no toilet roll holder.the room was no better with no wardroe door & 3 coathangers for 2 people for 4 days & no hairdryer.I wanted to leave after day one.On leaving we were not asked if we ejoyed our stay.We will never be back to this... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

I booked an overnight stay back in March and understood I had booked a single room. On arrival I checked in at the bar and was allocated an attic, twin bedded room. I was told my room was to be found up two flights of stairs - no lift and no offer of help with luggage (I am a woman... More 

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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

Stayed here a few years ago and it while it wasn't first class it was ok which is why I decided to stay here again. However, this time tired old room, paper thin walls, WiFi that didn't work and a truck load of workmen hogging the breakfast 'buffet' and slamming doors - very unpleasant and quite frankly not worth the... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Kelvin Hotel

Address: Shore Street, Oban PA34 4LQ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: $90 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Kelvin Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Easy to find and within a couple of minutes walk to all local amenities which include food, rail and ferry.”
 of 5 bubbles FilbertSept16, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“rooms at back quiet”
 of 5 bubbles nippy64, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The family attic room was spacious, light and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles hongkongzoe, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Hopefully ask for room at front as back would be dull no view”
 of 5 bubbles 693maureens, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“Stay here only in a pinch!”
 of 5 bubbles luvt0travelj, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
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