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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hotel as part of a National Holidays tour. The rooms are clean and cosy and full of character. It is situated right on the sea front in Oban. I recommend booking a sea view room you won't be disappointed. I have to give special mention to Paula the waitress from the hotels restaurant. She is always...

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Redditch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled with family with shearings hotel was loverly telly did not work spoke to manager Darren told me he would sort it out it was fixed with in a couple of hours great service the manager is very polite and friendly all staff are very friendly and do a wonderful job rooms were loverly and big and always warm our...

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1Thank rachael s
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another great Shearings trip. The hotel was lovely and warm and welcoming and very clean, top marks to housekeeping, food was brilliant with a good choice for every meal and the dining room service was very good. Bedroom was very comfortable, even had a walk in wardrobe, although a chest of drawers in this would have been good. Tony our...

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, Thank you very much for your kind comments. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is unfortunate that you didn’t make it over to Mull. I hope you visit us again in the near future and try again to get over to Mull. Kind Regards, Darren Moyle

cumbria, england
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is lovely and clean and staff all friendly and helpful, the meals were good and waiters very quick Our room was very large and clean the cleaning staff were in every day. The entertainment was good but the only draw back is you have to sit at the table where you dine at night for the entertainment, if...

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeff and Grace, Thank you for your kind comments. I will pass on these to the team. Since your visit we have reviewed the seating policy for the entertainment and have altered this accordingly. I thank you for bringing this to my attention. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards Darren Moyle

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Loved the hotel, the situation, the staff. Loved everything about it and can't wait to go back. Had a sea view room with glorious views, even a day of rain couldn't spoil it. Great base for touring the islands.

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am so pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon Kind Regards Darren

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic location. Well, that's assuming you have booked your parking before you arrive. We were lucky and got more or less the last space. £5 per day for our three day stay. To be honest it's worth it ..as Oban is awful for parking. Views from the hotel are amazing...if I were to return, we would definitely book a sea...

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Thank you very much for your comments. I am pleased to read that overall, you enjoyed your break with us and found your stay to be good value for money. I will pass on your kind comments about the staff to them.I do take on board your comments regarding your room, however there is very little I can do...

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

great weekend again and met some great people,entertainment every night and sunday night was hilarious will definately return ,maybe in better weather but what can you expect for feb,even took trip on boat over 2 mull and that was fun,dont go on a sunday tho cos public transport not on lol

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ruby, It’s great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us again. We do hope to see you again soon, and hopefully the weather will be better for you! Kind Regards Darren

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Well there have been good and bad reviews on thjs hotel we arrived on monday 6th for four nights a full coach all friends so makes a difference. The staff are very helpful and friendly and will go out there way to please you , food is excellent both at night and the buffet breakfast . The entertainment on all...

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Graham, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am so pleased to read that you and your group have enjoyed their stay with us. I will pass your kind comments regarding the staff to them. I do note your comments regarding some of the rooms, and am pleased to say that more rooms will be...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Had a 5 day break at this hotel with national. It was a long journey but worth it when we got there. Lovely hotel with views. We had a sea view room and we could watch the ferries going in and out. The room was lovely and clean, think it had just been up graded. Staff were very helpful and...

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ann, Thank you for your kind review...I am very pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Darren

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Stayed at this hotel on a Shearings Holiday to celebrate birthdays in our group. We received a warm welcome from the staff and am pleased to say our requests and special needs were taken into consideration as we were allocated lovely rooms on the first floor next to the lift. Our large room had a bay window overlooking the bay...

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased to read that you and your group enjoyed your stay with us so much, especially as it was such a special one for you. I will pass on your kind comments to the staff who will be equally as pleased. We hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards...

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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a prime location, right in the centre of the curving esplanade, just a pleasant walk from the shops and harbour, stands Oban's Great Western; a hotel proud of offering space and comfort, as well as magnificent views of the bay (remember to look out for those memorable sunsets!). Ideal for a relaxing holiday, the activity on the bay can simply be watched from the welcoming lounge and cocktail bar, while it's also an ideal touring centre. With Glencoe, serene lochs and the Western Isles on the doorstep, there's a myriad of sightseeing opportunities. And with coast and country walks, angling, sailing, diving, bird-watching and a whole host of other leisure pursuits at hand, you should never be at a loss for something to do. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Great Western Hotel

Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: $100 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Great Western Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 79
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Great Western Oban
Great Western Hotel Oban
Hotel Great Western
Bay Great Western Hotel Oban, Scotland
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“Book a room facing the front of the hotel for the wonderful sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles highlandlass160, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Seaview rooms are extra but we thought it worth paying.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulN438, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“room number 215 premier room high bed though lol great views”
 of 5 bubbles Scottyshe, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra for the sea view looking over the Loch, town & port, it's worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles Y1727HSmichaelc, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for a table to dine at in the main dinning area”
 of 5 bubbles jeffngrace, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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