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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My grandparents visited here this weekend they liked the sea view and the standard of there room but the management how ever is a Joke there's only one lift my Nanna & friend got stuck in the lift luckily managed to get out then the lift broke completely . they were on the 3rd floor and my grandad who has...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Mam and Dad are currently staying at this hotel,upon arrival they were giving room on 3rd floor ,nice sea view ,rooms are lovely .However the lift broke down on Friday ,it's now Sunday !and still not been fixed .My Dad has not been out of his room ,due to walking difficulties, this is totally unacceptable! I must praise the...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and myself thoroughly enjoyed our weekend here. It was great value for money especially with the drinks vouchers you get with your stay. All the staff were very friendly and extremely hard working. Even when they are extremely by busy they still manage to have a little chat to you. Darren has made sure all his staff are...

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am very pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us. I thank you for your kind words on how the hotel is run. We do pride ourselves on the customer care we provide to our guests. I will pass on your kind comments to the team. We hope to see...

Darwen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 4 days. The hotel is very central. Had a lovely room overlooking the bay. Nice size room and clean. The food was good with something for everyone. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the restaurant staff - nothing was too much trouble for them. The entertainment was very good and worth staying in for. The...

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pamela, I am so pleased to read your kind comments. I will pass these on to our hotel team as they do enjoy reading them. I do note your comments regarding lift. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Darren Moyle

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice hotel looking over the bay .pity about usual Scottish weather...stayedhere for one night breakfast was good couldn't fault our room ,only thing that rattled me was hotel charge £5 surcharge to park your car in there own carpark.what aJOKE...receptionist couldntreally explain apart from been a surcharge..

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Fiona, Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do charge £5 for priority parking at the hotel and clearly advise this before booking. This ensures you have a parking place conveniently at the hotel as parking within Oban is very limited. Kind Regards Darren Moyle

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got home from a brilliant coach holiday with Shearings. We had a five day break and enjoyed everything. apart from the weather. Despite the rain our driver, Garry, was a star. Hotel staff were great.

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Simone for your review. I am so pleased to read you enjoyed 'everything' about the your break....apart from the Rain! I hope if your return to us, you experience better weather. Kind Regards Darren Moyle

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just spent 5days at the great western in oban its got beautiful sea views food lovely and he staff were out standing nothing was to much for them we went with shearings Garry was our driver he was brilliant full of information and a exceptional driver couldn't fault him at all credit to shearings .

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Gillian for your kind comments about your stay. I am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Darren Moyle

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled with National Holidays for a four night mid week break, the hotel itself is in need of a little tlc but was clean and well maintained. The staff are the stars especially the dining and bar staff who seem to work tirelessly. The food wouldnt win any awards but was good homely food, breakfast was a self service...

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for your honest review. I am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you return in the near future. Kind Regards, Darren Moyle

Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic spacious room overlooking the oban bay with tea/coffee facilities ensuite bathroom and TV we were made really welcome the staff were really friendly as for the food and good choice at breakfast time with either full cooked breakfast or cereal /porridge . The hotel is a short walk from the town centre for the transport links

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. I am pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Darren Moyle

Dunfermline Fife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice warm welcome friendly staff good food, entertainment. Nice room spacious only fault bed was little high had to jump and push onto it but awkward at night getting up to b/room.great view of sea front.not much clothing space if staying more than 2 days but above all would revisit and recommend too.This was a late booking in on the...

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DarrenMoyle, General Manager at Bay Great Western Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. I am so pleased to read you enjoyed your stay us and received the warm welcome we pride ourselves on. I will pass on your comments to the hotel team. Thank you again Kind Regards Darren Moyle

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a prime location, right in the centre of the curving esplanade, just a pleasant walk from the shops and harbour, stands Oban's Great Western; a hotel proud of offering space and comfort, as well as magnificent views of the bay (remember to look out for those memorable sunsets!). Ideal for a relaxing holiday, the activity on the bay can simply be watched from the welcoming lounge and cocktail bar, while it's also an ideal touring centre. With Glencoe, serene lochs and the Western Isles on the doorstep, there's a myriad of sightseeing opportunities. And with coast and country walks, angling, sailing, diving, bird-watching and a whole host of other leisure pursuits at hand, you should never be at a loss for something to do. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Great Western Hotel

Address: Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5PP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Price Range: $105 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Great Western Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 79
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Great Western Oban
Great Western Hotel Oban
Hotel Great Western
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“Book a room facing the front of the hotel for the wonderful sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles highlandlass160, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Seaview rooms are extra but we thought it worth paying.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulN438, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“room number 215 premier room high bed though lol great views”
 of 5 bubbles Scottyshe, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra for the sea view looking over the Loch, town & port, it's worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles Y1727HSmichaelc, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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