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The Manor House Oban

Gallanach Road, Oban PA34 4LS Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 28/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 28/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 14 hotels in Oban
Travellers' Choice
The Manor House, a superb Georgian House built in 1780 by the 5th Duke of Argyll, offers spectacular views over Oban Bay and the Isles of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull. Our owner run hotel with restaurant combines the manor’s understated but elegant appearance, the traditional values of Scottish hospitality and a highly personalised service. We are here to make your stay a most pleasant and memorable one! Our guesthouse combines excellent and friendly service with the charm of a listed building rich in heritage and character. The Manor House is particularly known for its beautifully restored dining room, which is open to guests every evening. Afternoons can be enjoyed on the terrace with majestic views of Oban Bay and beyond. Alternatively, you can take a stroll through the garden with its Georgian-inspired layout, keeping the spirit of a naturalistic park and pleasure ground alive. In front of the building you can find our private waterfront access and discover the old oyster bed. The open fire in the drawing room invites you to indulge in the opulence of the early years of the house whilst drinking afternoon tea accompanied by small delights. Find us in the adjoining bar, the perfect place for a wee dram to round off an unforgettable day. All our common areas face the garden and offer stunning views over Oban Bay, the adjacent islands, the mountains of Morvern and the Isle of Mull. Our period-style bedrooms are tastefully decorated, and all have ensuite facilities. Oban is easily accessible by many modes of transport. The Manor House is located on the south shore of Oban Bay in an enviable position with gardens accessing the sea and only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, the ferry, bus and rail terminals. Despite its small size, Oban is the largest town in Argyll and The Isles and is known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ and the 'Seafood Capital of Scotland'. The most outstanding feature of Oban is McCaig’s Tower, the Colosseum-lookalike, which stands above the town overlooking the bustling fishing port. Testament to its Gaelic heritage, Oban is considered the home of the Royal National Mod, first held here in 1892, a festival of Scottish Gaelic literature, song, art and culture. Annual Highland Games, the Argyllshire Gathering, are also held in the town. The Manor House is an owner run hotel supported by a dedicated team with strong values. We are proud to be a part of its tremendous heritage and understand the importance of preserving the taste and style of this elegant Georgian house as an integral element of the experience offered. At the same time, we are committed to protecting and preserving our environment. Bowing to heritage and nature, we let this tastefully maintained and radiant manor take centre stage and aim to make it a comfort zone that fits with our commitment to sustainability, sourcing regional products and social integration in Oban, Argyll and Bute and the Western Islands. We are here for you. This is our mission. It drives us every day and is where we take our motivation from. We, the owners, have spent two and a half decades travelling and living around the globe before settling in Scotland, which we found to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Scotland's breath-taking landscapes, rich culture and heritage has worked its charm on us and will hopefully do the same to you, our guests! You are invited to contact us prior to, during and after your trip – we are only too happy to assist, and can do so in English, French or German. We value the benefits of being a local business. We aim to promote and support products and services from local sources within and beyond our business. By doing so, we work in close and trusted partnership with the finest local producers and suppliers, emphasising fairness and sustainability. Excellent quality, freshness of local produce and integrity of the source are a fundamental part of the dining experience we create. Many of our producers steeped in local tradition can be visited while you explore the area, offering rich insights into the customs of the region and bringing you to some of the most amazing places in Scotland.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Room features
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Craig S wrote a review Nov 2021
Dundee, United Kingdom1 contribution
We stayed at The Manor House as an extended family for our Father’s funeral and found the staff and owners to be incredibly thoughtful, helpful and attentive to our needs. The standard of the accommodation was first class and the quality of the food was amazing. The convenient and well placed location of the hotel overlooking the bay made our stay more special and we would have no hesitation in booking again. What sets The Manor House apart though for us was the standard of the service. Thank you for a truly memorable experience.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Daniel Rogger, Owner at The Manor House Oban
Responded 6 days ago
We appreciate your review and positive feedback. Thank you for having taken the time to share your experience with fellow travellers and us, this means a lot to us. We are delighted to read that we could make you feel at home at the Manor House and that you enjoyed our rooms, food and service. Your review is a motivation for us to keep working hard to achieve highest standards possible. Thank you again for having stayed with us.
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Frank M wrote a review Nov 2021
Rochester, Minnesota111 contributions75 helpful votes
We fell in love with the Manor House. Beatrice and Daniel, the proprietors, are fantastic and have created a remarkable place to stay. They are always looking out for how they can be of service and helpful. The room and bath were so comfortable and impeccably decorated. Their soaps and lotions are a must. I purchased so much to bring home to the USA with me. We were on an upper floor with a view of the water which was so nice. A very special thank you to Lorna who was always so friendly and fantastic serving us a wonderful breakfast every morning. She is such amazing person in her own right. Also, for David who was so helpful getting our luggage in during a pouring rain with a huge smile greeting us. His knowledge of whiskey is so is amazing. Head to the bar and sitting room with a phenomenal water view with a nice whiskey. The Manor House is a short walk to the harbor and town which is so helpful to leave the car and go on a walk about. Your stay here will be incredible and a must!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Daniel Rogger, Owner at The Manor House Oban
Responded 1 week ago
We are humbled by your review! Thank you very much for taking the time to describe your experience in such detail. We are delighted to read that we could make your stay a special and memorable one. It is always a pleasure to read that we could make you feel at home. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Robert D wrote a review Nov 2021
edinburgh17 contributions14 helpful votes
We had a warm welcome and attentive service throughout our four night stay at this characterful and comfortable hotel. Breakfasts were excellent with a plenty of choice and our evening meal was superb. Unfortunately we left behind a small box of medication which the hotel very kindly posted to our home address (special delivery). All in all, highly recommended for a peaceful and relaxing break.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Daniel Rogger, Owner at The Manor House Oban
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of your recent stay with us. We truly appreciate that you took the time the review your stay and for recommending the Manor House to fellow travellers. We look forward to welcoming you back one of these days. Thank you again for having stayed at the Manor House.
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Lainie-Lou wrote a review Nov 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom65 contributions39 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel in a beautiful location. We chose this hotel as we were traveling with our pooch and I am so glad we did. We stayed for 1 night and out of our 5 day road trip this is where I had the best nights sleep. Our room was small but very comfortable with a beautiful view and chosen for access to the back door for our pooch. The gardens are beautifully maintained with stunning views across the bay and the islands. The owners are extremely hospitable and go the extra mile to look after you. Very friendly staff and an amazing vegan and non vegan breakfast. We will most definitely return.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from Daniel Rogger, Owner at The Manor House Oban
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with fellow travellers and us! We are delighted to read that we could make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Thank you again for staying with us.
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Robert G wrote a review Oct 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
My room was on the ground floor with a pleasant outlook. The room and en suite had all that one might expect in a top standard hotel. Either the Swiss owner or his wife were on duty every day and this increased the feeling that you were staying in a country house as a guest. The food was very good and served by friendly and competent staff. Comfortable bar and drawing room.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: It is quieter wherever you are. Adult son was on first floor which had a splendid view of sea and...
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Response from Daniel Rogger, Owner at The Manor House Oban
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience at the Manor House very much and are glad that we were able to create a positive impression in all aspects. We appreciate your feedback very much. Thank you again for having stayed with us, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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US$142 - US$256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeOban
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Manor House Oban
Which popular attractions are close to The Manor House Oban?
Nearby attractions include Oban War & Peace Museum (0.7 km), McCaig's Tower (1.0 km), and Oban Phoenix Cinema (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Manor House Oban?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Manor House Oban?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Manor House Oban?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Manor House Oban?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Manor House Oban?
Conveniently located restaurants include Etive Restaurant, Food from Argyll at the Pier, and Coast Restaurant.
Is The Manor House Oban located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Oban.
Are pets allowed at The Manor House Oban?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Manor House Oban?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to The Manor House Oban?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (5.5 km) and Gylen Castle (5.7 km).
Does The Manor House Oban have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.