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Oban Bay Hotel

Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AE Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 17/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 14 hotels in Oban
Travellers' Choice
Enjoying a prime position on the seafront, the Oban Bay Hotel & Spa has great views to Mull and Kerrera. For guests looking to relax and get away from it all, the hotel now offers an outdoor hot tub, spa treatments, along with a small sauna and steam room. In addition, Oban Bay Hotel has a comfortable bar and lounge area and outdoor terrace from which you can watch the world go by.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking nearby
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Aerobics offsite
Canoeing offsite
Raquetball offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Afrikaans and 5 more
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Iain L wrote a review 11 Oct
Woodstock, Canada8 contributions2 helpful votes
A nice hotel rooms in good condition food and service were exemplary. Very clean staff very good and attentive. Beautiful view over the bay from the front porch reception helpful and general rules under COVID well handled
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for room with sea view
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GrannySue wrote a review 10 Oct
2 contributions
Fantastic stay with lovely comfy room decorated to very high standards and great bathroom with hot power shower. Staff professional and helpful at all times. The views from the terrace were amazing and we had our breakfast and evening meal there most nights. The quality of the food was excellent although typically restaurant prices as were evening drinks but it was worth every penny for a bit of luxury. Dogs are welcomed and the staff were great at making ours feel wanted .Excellent location and easy walk into Oban . Parking at the back of the hotel so make sure you remember everything you need out of your car
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Sally-Ann N wrote a review 9 Oct
Farnham, United Kingdom134 contributions83 helpful votes
I was very disappointed with this hotel. It was a great location but very dated. Our room was tiny and the heating didn't work. The door handle fell off in the bathroom and the shower was rubbish. The restaurant was good and served good food with an excellent Manager. We stayed in 18 hotels on our trip in Scotland, this was the most expensive and the worst!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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953travel1 wrote a review 8 Oct
London, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
We chose to stay here as it looked liked the nicest hotel in Oban. The photos are very deceiving.. the photos look great online, but it doesnt even show half of how the hotel really looks. The first room they gave us smelled as if the room was a smoking room, the second room they had given us was a bit smaller, but smelled a bit better than the other. But never the less, still grotty. It wasnt the most comfortable night I had. The hallways also smelled very dull. I will not visit this hotel again, definitely not worth the £160 p/n rate!! Shame really. I was so uncomfortable, we cancelled the second night, and went straight onto our next location. I hope this hotel has the renovation it really needs, or atleast show their true pictures online.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
andrew232 wrote a review 6 Oct
Windermere, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
booked in for a three night stay.oban bay is a fabulous hotel in a great location offering wonderful views across the bay.food is fantastic and the staff could not have been more helpful.will hopefully be staying again some day.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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US$114 - US$322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oban Bay Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Oban Bay Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Oban War & Peace Museum (0.6 km), McCaig's Tower (0.8 km), and Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oban Bay Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Oban Bay Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Oban Bay Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Oban Bay Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oban Bay Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Etive Restaurant, Food from Argyll at the Pier, and Coast Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oban Bay Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Oban Bay Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Oban.
Are pets allowed at Oban Bay Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Oban Bay Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Czech, and Bulgarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Oban Bay Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (4.6 km) and Gylen Castle (6.5 km).