The Oban Caledonian Hotel

Station Square, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 5RT  show map
 3 stars
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The Oban Caledonian Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs/Baby cots

Overview

Nested in the centre of Oban amid spectacular Scottish surrounding the four-star Oban Caledonian hotel is an ideal base to marvel at the tranquil waters of Oban Bay, the dramatic Hebridean Hills, Scottish Isles and other beautiful Highland landmarks within a short ferry ride.

Originally built in 1882 this elegant castle-like property with spectacular views of the bay and the mountains is a fabulous combination of luxury, comfort, high-standard services and tranquil country ambiance. On the premises the visitors can find a swimming pool, a modern fitness centre and lovely conference and wedding function suites with up-to-date equipment and wireless internet access.

The hotel’s 59 well-appointed guestrooms with stunning views of Oban Bay and the mountains of Mull and Ardgour invite the visitors to indulge in true Scottish hospitality amid scenic beauty and calm atmosphere. They are the excellent home base for leisure travelers to explore the area from verdant Argyll to the magical Isles and the perfect working place for business guests.

The Top Deck restaurant provides an intimate candlelit dining experience serving fantastic freshly prepared local specialties. The hotel’s bar serves a great selection of light snacks and drinks throughout the day.

The hotel is 2.6km from Newcastle Central Train Station and 7.6km from Newcastle Airport.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   59.

Rooms

All 59 elegant guestrooms are divided into standard double rooms with double beds, standard twin rooms with double beds, executive double rooms with king-sized beds and executive twin rooms with king-sized beds.

Each room is equipped with trendy and discrete furniture which combine the highest comfort with up-to-date functionality, a CD/DVD player, a satellite TV, individually adjustable air-conditioning, a mini-bar, a safe deposit box, a trouser press, wireless high-speed internet access and two direct telephone lines. A continental breakfast is included with your booking.

All children under the age of four may stay free of charge when using existing bedding.Baby cots can be accommodated if necessary. Childcare service is possible on site.

Pets are allowed on request.

Dining options

The Top Deck restaurant is a wonderful dining place which offers an intimate candlelit atmosphere and provides delicious freshly prepared traditional local culinary masterpieces. Rich breakfast buffet is served daily from 7am till 10am. The guests are invited for lunch from noon till 3pm and for dinner from 5pm till 11pm every day.

For a more relaxed setting the hotel’s super Cocktail bar with open log fire offers a great selection of light snacks and over 100 brands of whisky to tempt the guests before or after a meal. It is open to visitors daily from 6am till 11pm.

Billabong Bistro offers al fresco dining on the outdoor heated terrace serving European extensive a la carte menu with Asian influence. It is open to visitors from 7am till 10pm every day.

Services

The Caledonian hotel has excellent facilities for all conference and meeting requirements with its marvelous function suites catering from small intimate meetings to larger banquets of up to 130 people. The meeting rooms are equipped with the most up-to-date audio-visual technologies including computers, scanners, printers, projectors, photocopy and fax machines and wireless internet connection.

Leisure

The Caledonian hotel’s fitness centre with modern equipment and indoor swimming pool offer the guests a wide range of treatment procedures and promise an unforgettable relax.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Services

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Bay view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Central heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Station Square, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 5RT

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City Center
  • Oban
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    59

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Rooms and availability

All 59 elegant guestrooms are divided into standard double rooms with double beds, standard twin rooms with double beds, executive double rooms with king-sized beds and executive twin rooms with king-sized beds.

Each room is equipped with trendy and discrete furniture which combine the highest comfort with up-to-date functionality, a CD/DVD player, a satellite TV, individually adjustable air-conditioning, a mini-bar, a safe deposit box, a trouser press, wireless high-speed internet access and two direct telephone lines. A continental breakfast is included with your booking.

All children under the age of four may stay free of charge when using existing bedding.Baby cots can be accommodated if necessary. Childcare service is possible on site.

Pets are allowed on request.

The Oban Caledonian Hotel Double RoomThe Oban Caledonian Hotel Double RoomThe Oban Caledonian Hotel Double Room
Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 260 sq. feet
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These rooms include a TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and a bathroom with free toiletries.

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    Bed type: Double bed
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Oban Caledonian Hotel Oban location
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    Hotel Address:

    Station Square, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 5RT

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Oban
      1400 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      59

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedObanThe Oban Caledonian Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Kranenburg & Fowler Fine Arts - 400 ft
    • Highland Art Studios - 700 ft
    • John Street Studio - 1000 ft
    • Puffin Dive Centre - 2700 ft

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 1000 ft

    Places of interest

    • Lochaline Social Club - 700 ft
    • McCaigs Tower - 1700 ft
    • Dunstaffnage Castle - 2.5 mi

    Amusement

    • Mitchells Amusement Centre - 1400 ft

    Museums

    • Macdougall Collection - 1.1 mi

    Theaters

    • Highland Theatre & Cinema - 1400 ft

    Local attractions

    • Torosay Castle Gardens - 9.1 mi
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      Getting there.

      The hotel is located in the heart of the waterfront city, near the ferry port and the bustling train station, within walking distance of a metro stop. Newcastle Central Train Station is only 2.6km away. Newcastle Airport NCL is within 7.6km, Durham Tees Valley Airport MME is 54.8km away and Glasgow International Airport GLA is 89km far from the hotel.

      Getting around.

      Newcastle Central Train Station is just 2.6km from the hotel. It takes only a 10 minute walk to get there. The nearest airport is Newcastle Airport NCL situated within 7.6km which is about a 10 minute ride by car. The other airports close to the residence are Durham Tees Valley Airport MME situated within 54.8km and Glasgow International Airport GLA which is about 89km far from the hotel. Airport transportation is possible on request.

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        59

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedObanThe Oban Caledonian Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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      The Oban Caledonian Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Oban Caledonian Hotel

      Average guest rating

      6.8out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 215 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Rooms
      6.7
      Service
      8.0
      Dining
      8.0
      Location
      8.3
      Value
      6.8

      Individual guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        6.2

        Breakfast was good

        Parking is unavailable on hotel premises, it is necessary to pay for street parking or pay to park on the train station car park. This will be an expensive add on for people staying longer than one night.

      • Single
        6.6

        Fabulous location. Very good food. Staff were freindly and courteous

        A little expensive for what is a 3 star hotel that needs modernisation. No internet connection which is very dissapointing as i was on business.

      • Group of friends
        7.8

        It was a beautiful spacious room/hotel and very clean and comfortable with a fantastic location.

        Car parking was a problem if not expensive. Also, arial cable on TV was broken and could not be replaced because maintenance do not work at weekend and would/could not replace TV with another. I am not a good sleeper so watching TV during night is important to me, so I was very disappointed at this.

      • Group of friends
        3.2

        Location

        Hotel staff receptionist, awful, never smiled never said anything, looked like a robot. Disgusting dirty rooms, for 118 pounds at nite really a dreadful staying. Never seen any dirtier glass window anywhere in the world.

      • Single
        6.6

        The breakfast

        Double room too cramp, would have made a better single room &glad we were only staying the one night. Window wouldn't stay open & during the summer that is important

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        Friendly and obliging staff. A room at the front without scaffolding would be lovely. Highly convenient location. Breakfast good.

        Lack of easy availability of decaffinated coffee and margarine nowadays generally available without request. Poor vegetarian options particularly on cafe menu.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        The room was of good proportions with agood vista.

        The cookeds breakfast, tea and coffee were luke warm at best

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        The Caledonian Hotel is in the centre of Oban, close to transport, restaurants, shops and tourist attractions.

        Reminded me of "Faulty towers", with aged building.

      • Single
        8.8

        The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The Hotel is undergoing renovation (June 2011), however it seems almost complete. The building is quite old so the rooms are small, however are perfectly adequate. There was live entertainment in the bar the night we stayed. Free wifi available.

        The shower pressure was extremely poor. The temp was fine, but the water flow was unacceptable. The breakfast was quite greasy.

      • Group of friends
        6.6

        The night porter was very helpful and the bar area was good

        Bar staff were poor and breakfast was a bit disappointing

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        The hotel was in an excellent location for the rail station and the ferry.

        No parking

      • Couple
        7.8

        The location is so central and handy to everything in Oban. A great location facing the water and a lovely view from our window. A very enjoyable and relaxing sea side break.

        The pillows needed to be of a much better quality and the shower was difficult to adjust, however it was a most enjoyable stay.

      • Couple
        5.0

        The staff were friendly.

        Room wasn't particularly clean and was in a poor state of repair. Bed was extremely uncomfortable.

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        We had our dog with us and on arrival at room there were two bone shaped dog bowls and a dog bed. Much appreciated by Rusty.

        Scaffolding in front of the window

      • Single
        7.8

        Large comfortable room, good public spaces

        Staff could have been friendlier and more ready to help. Slightly faded condition.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Oban Caledonian Hotel Oban location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Station Square, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 5RT

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Oban
        1400 ft
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        400 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of floors:
        4
      • Number of rooms:
        59

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedObanThe Oban Caledonian Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

      Use Badge