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Argyll Square, Oban PA34 4BE Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 23/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#13 of 14 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
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Paid public parking nearby
Public wifi
Paid internet
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Meeting rooms
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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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Peter W wrote a review Yesterday
Beckenham, null, United Kingdom38 contributions32 helpful votes
I stayed at the Royal while on an annual trip with Rail Discoveries and was delighted to have a single room! My room was quiet with good facilities and a nice, comfy single bed! The two dinners we had were both excellent and breakfast was serve-yourself and fine.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: My single room was on the third floor at the rear of the hotel and was quiet.
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Catons wrote a review Feb 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom162 contributions44 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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Darren H66 wrote a review Sep 2021
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As other reviewers have mentioned, this is a very dated and tired hotel which could really do with a serous makeover. One night was one night too many! The only good thing about this hotel was the very friendly lady on reception. Otherwise you would be better off staying somewhere like the Premier Inn.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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George W wrote a review Sep 2021
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Pros :Central to Oban,Clean, friendly staff, reasonable breakfast . Cons: Hotel feels tired ,worn and forgotten .Room a reasonable size but dingy .Very limited parking spaces .Irritating electrical hum in room all night ,could not locate source . Nothing shouts out at me to come back again .
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Date of stay: September 2021
Jan T wrote a review Sep 2021
Keighley, United Kingdom165 contributions86 helpful votes
If I could rate the staff separately from the building it would have been a 5 star facility, they were extremely helpful and definitely went over and beyond expectations to make our stay a very happy one, so thank you to all the staff. The building and rooms are in need of done refurbishment. Our room (216) was dark and dingy and very small. On the plus size it provided two chairs for the occupants to sit in, but not relax they were as hard as sitting on a rock! It’s location is excellent especially for taking advantage of trips to other islands such as Mull and Staffs. Car parking is very limited, although street parking is available and is free from evening until 9:00am. The bar restaurant was excellent, great food and good value. Throughout the Covid measures put in place made us feel safe.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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.
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.
Is Royal Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.