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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for three night four days lovely views across the bay. The staff where excellent and very helpful which helped as the lift was broke and we where on the top floor. Breakfast 8am till 9am a bit tight especially if you wanted a little lie in. The breakfast was great no problems and very filling . The staff...

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Wigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shearings are a well organised and user friendly company. Just returned from Bay Great Western Hotel in Oban. The whole experience and quality for money was excellent. A clean and well managed hotel with friendly staff. We stayed in room 112 on the second floor with a fantastic sea view. The room was clean and well presented with daily room...

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1Thank Mercedesbenze2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Loved the location staff and room. Entertainment really good will go again.Try the seal island visit on a nice day. Oban good to visit nice pubs too. Other guest saw otter playing on beach at harbour.

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wakefield
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have stayed at this hotel twice and we love it . Very clean and comfortable, good service from all staff and fantastic sunsets to enjoy. We upgrade to a sea view and can recommend it to make your holiday that extra bit special.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stayed at the Oban Great western for 3 nights and though the hotel in general is stuck in the same time warp as most British, seaside, hotels (where do they find the carpets?). Our room was clean and comfortable. The staff at the hotel were wonderful especially in the restaurant and the bar area is a wonderful place for...

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Biggar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hotel is ok , when we went a few weeks ago the lift was out of order and felt really sorry for the older guests .Menu could do with more variety as been a few times and it's more or less same menu !! , water jugs at dinner could do with ice cubes in them as water is quite...

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

Thank you for your review. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay and will be back next year. We look forward to welcoming you back. Warm Regards Darren Moyle

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here on quite a few occasions. Oban is a wonderful and friendly town. I went on a Shearings tour with a friend from Lille. The price was exceptional. Our driver Gary, friendly and knowledgable about local history, interests etc. Our waiter Daniel (from Madrid) was professional, friendly and very efficient. I certainly recommended this hotel to fellow...

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

Dear John, Thank you for your kind review. Daniel will be pleased you gave him a special mention, and will ensure that he sees this. I hope you welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Darren Moyle

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The only good thing about this hotel is the location and boy do the management know it.We actually paid extra for a seaview room and yes we did have a view -----from a single window in an attic room.Two bus loads of pensioners and the lift was out of order and has been for a fortnight apparently,surely this should be...

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

Hi Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your meals with us. Food will always be a subjective matter as everyone's tastes are different. As you can see from the many other reviews on here, our food is usually highly praised, so I am sorry that you didn't find this on this occasion....

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Had a 5 day break here with shearings our first floor hotel room had a sea view which was a bonus the room was comfortable the bed was divine very clean the bathroom was very clean too. The food was good couldn't fault it Oban is a lovely town we would definitely return. We had some excellent trips out thanks...

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

Hi Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Warm Regards Darren Moyle

Wrexham
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My wife and I stayed in room 308 on the third floor with a sea view. The sea view, however, was limited because the room window itself was small! The lift was not working during our stay.We think also the hotel could do with a makeover. But despite all this we had a brilliant holiday because the food was great,...

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

Thank you for your kind comments. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your holiday with us, and found the food to be good and staff good. I will certainly pass on your comments to them. We hope to see you again soon. 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: $137 - $205 (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
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