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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2008

The Briarbank is a very nice B&B in Oban. Our host Julie was very nice and friendly. The welcoming glass of scotch was most delicious and appreciated. The room was very nice but the four poster bed is a little small for tall people. Our room and the breakfast room were both decorated with Scotland in mind. Tartan carpet and...

Thank Wunderion
Reviewed 3 August 2008

Briarbank is a luxury B&B. Our room was delightful. The bed was very comfortable. Julie and Bob have thought of every little detail right down to a glass of whisky and peanuts waiting for us for each night of our stay. Julie and Bob are most welcoming, wanting everything to be perfect for you. The breakfast was huge and very...

Thank CPPWolverhampton
Reviewed 1 August 2008

I had been recommended this guest house by a friend - was absolutely wonderful - You have got to go here and sleep in the majestical four poster beds. Julie, the owner helped us up the steps with our bags which I thought was really thoughtful as she is only a little lady. we got whisky on arrival - (Which...

Thank janep999
Reviewed 4 June 2008

We stayed at Briarbank in April but we just had to come back for another weekend. The last visit we had we saw a Red Squirrel in the garden we did not see it this time as the trees are now in full leaf. We had a wonderful weekend Julie is so kind greets us with a glass of whisky...

Thank PhilCumbria
Pitea, Sweden
Reviewed 3 June 2008

We stayed one night (May 24) at this charming B&B during our 11 days tour in Scotland. Julie´s B&B (as well as the town of Oban) were one of our highlights. Situated near the centre of Oban with fine viewings, Briarbank B&B is a perfect place to stay. We stayed in the MacDonald room and were very pleased with our...

Thank UDHPitea_Sweden
Cambridgeshire, UK
Reviewed 31 May 2008

We stayed two nights at Briarbank during a two week tour of Scotland. The accomodation and town were one of the highlights of our holiday. The Briarbank Guest House is ideally situated just a short stroll from the town centre. We chose to stay in the MacDonald room which had a four poster bed and was very spacious compared to...

Thank Mark W
Rochester, Kent, UK
Reviewed 26 February 2008

Agree that the accommodation is very comfortable and the breakfast excellent but have to also agree re the "pushiness" of the hosts. I have visited Oban several times before and I know exactly where I want to eat dinner, I don't need a rather-too-obviously-pushy "steer" towards a particular restaurant. This spoilt the whole feel of the stay. If you want...

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Leeming, North Yorkshire
Reviewed 10 January 2008

Very nice and comfortable, really very nice and welcoming, Oban is good place to stay.

Thank Esmeralda61
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2007

Briarbank b&b was a wonderfull place to stay. My wife and me both agree its the best b&b we have ever stayed in. Julie is a very helpfull lady,so too is her husband Bob aswell as both being very very nice people. I feel i must give the breakfast as mention, 'OUTSTANDING'. Thanks Julie, for a really relaxing weekend. We...

Thank mouseg
Reviewed 19 October 2007

We have never stayed in a guest house before and didn’t know what to expect. On arrival we met Julie who was nothing but friendly, polite and very helpful throughout our stay and the same can be said for her husband Bob. I would recommend this guest house to everyone that is going to Oban for a break or even...

Thank FionaAndDavid

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Briarbank Guest House is situated in the bustling harbour town of Oban run by Chris and Joanne Pashley. This romantic accommodation is nestled in a peaceful hillside location with far reaching views towards the hills at Glenshellach and Soroba. All rooms are en-suite with two of our rooms benefitting from four-poster beds. Briarbank has private parking at the bottom of the garden, however due to our hillside location, Briarbank may not be suitable for the elderly or anyone with mobility issues. Wifi is available throughout along with tea/coffee making facilities. Briarbank is the perfect location to explore Oban and the surrounding area. Oban is known as the gateway to the Isles with ferries leaving on a regular basis to Coll, Tiree, Barra, Eriskay and Mull. All rooms feature en-suite toilet and shower facilities with two of our rooms, The Macdonald Suite and State Room, featuring four-poster beds. Briarbank also boasts a guest lounge and mature south facing gardens to relax in. Briarbank is a short five minute walk from the centre of Oban where many seafood restaurants and bars can be found, along with the busy ferry terminal. Oban is home to McCaig's Tower, which is a prominent tower on Battery Hill overlooking the town giving stunning views over the sea to Mull and surrounding islands. In and around Oban there are many outdoor activities including beautiful walks and, for the more adventurous, sea kayaking. The Oban Sealife Sanctuary is a short drive away and you can also pop into Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel on the way. If you're interested in Scottish history, a trip to Dunollie Castle and Museum is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Walk round the grounds and enchanted woodlands discovering the life of the MacDougals in the 1745 House Museum. If your looking for a sight seeing or wildlife tour Oban has many to choose from including day trips to the islands of Mull, Coll and Tiree. ... more   less 

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Address: Glencruitten Road, Oban PA34 4DN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: $129 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Briarbank Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“I had the room with the four poster bed which was lovely, but the standard of the Briarbank is so good I'm sure any room Is excellent”
 of 5 bubbles onelifewolverhampton, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“McDonald Room with its' four poster bed was good”
 of 5 bubbles spin0ne1324, 31 May 2015 | Read review
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“Loved the MacDonald room!”
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