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Hawthornbank Guest House

Dalriach Road, Oban PA34 5JE 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 08/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#7 of 101 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Hawthornbank Guest House is a delightful Victorian villa built in 1873. It is pleasantly situated in a slightly elevated position, and has many rooms with spectacular views of Oban bay. We are close to Oban town centre in a quiet residential setting. There is off-street parking and a footpath leads from the front garden towards the town. We have facilities for bicycles and welcome cyclists.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
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Room features
Air purifier
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Private bathrooms
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Catalan
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Kristen wrote a review Nov 2021
Nashville, Tennessee13 contributions2 helpful votes
Everything at Hawthornbank was just as described. Flawlessly clean, beautiful views above town, tasty breakfast and good hospitality. Ian was very nice and caring, but not overly in your business. I'd recommend staying here- the room on the top floor felt like our own little world with a GORGEOUS view.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Top floor room with single beds had an amazing view.
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Roy Little wrote a review Nov 2021
Livingston, United Kingdom168 contributions65 helpful votes
We arrived early afternoon into Oban by train and check n wasn't until mid afternoon. Plenty of places to go for a tea/coffee until we were able to check in. We were met by Ian, who along with his wife Jem, own the place. He has a very friendly manner and showed us to our room, and explained things. Our room faced the carpark at the back and was of a decent size. Quite a few nice wee touches in the room (including sweets) and it was very homely. The bed was of the softer variety. That said, my wife & myself slept very well on it. I'm guessing the house is Victorian, and sits on a prominent part of Oban, overlooking the water. Not too far away from the main street, yet easily accessible. Breakfast was excellent. Varied choices and you fill in an order form the previous night, knowing that it's freshly made each morning. Check out is at 10am. For us it's just a wee bit too early, but it seems to be the industry standard nowadays, given what's happening. Not a major issue, but something most travellers are having to take into account now. Overall, a great stay in a fantastic b&b, and I'd defo recommend the Hawthornbank to any holidaymakers.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from ian clunie, Owner at Hawthornbank Guest House
Responded 1 Nov 2021
Thanks for the review - great to know you loved the location. Obviously, with up to seven rooms to clean and only 2 full-time staff, late check outs would mean the rooms wouldn’t be ready for check ins, which is why 10am is the norm for guest houses. Hope to see you again - for the best price book direct at our website.
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cujimeScotland wrote a review Oct 2021
Hawick, United Kingdom612 contributions299 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights here at the Hawthornbank in Oban and our host Ian was great. The guest house is sparkling clean as are the rooms. And the breakfast in the morning was brilliant too. Parking is available right at the hotel. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from ian clunie, Owner at Hawthornbank Guest House
Responded 1 Nov 2021
Thanks for the review - glad you loved the breakfasts. Hope to see you again. For the best price and most flexible cancellation policy, book direct on our website.
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Fiona J wrote a review Oct 2021
Beverley, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent a pleasant few days here, in a lovely room, which is was beautifully furnished and very comfortable, with a super view of the bay and the island of Kererra. Our hosts were efficient and friendly and displayed a good knowledge of the local area. The house and gardens were lovely and we enjoyed our breakfasts. Reassuring COVID measures were in place.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anita A wrote a review Oct 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom6 contributions7 helpful votes
We had a fabulous two night stay at the immaculately clean Hawthornbank. The guest house is in a great location for walking into Oban where there are plenty of restaurants. The full Scottish breakfast was amazing! Ian was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the local area.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from ian clunie, Owner at Hawthornbank Guest House
Responded 15 Oct 2021
Great to know you found the Hawthornbank to be so clean and loved the breakfasts. Hope to see you again - Book direct for the best prices and most flexible cancellation policy
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US$90 - US$104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hawthornbank Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Hawthornbank Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Oban War & Peace Museum (0.3 km), McCaig's Tower (0.3 km), and Oban Phoenix Cinema (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hawthornbank Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Hawthornbank Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hawthornbank Guest House?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hawthornbank Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coast Restaurant, Oban Chocolate Company, and Julie's Coffee Shop.
Is Hawthornbank Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Oban.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hawthornbank Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to Hawthornbank Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (4.5 km) and Gylen Castle (6.8 km).
Does Hawthornbank Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.