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The Manor House Oban

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Gallanach Road, Oban PA34 4LS Scotland
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  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21-03-28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21-03-28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 14 hotels in Oban
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The Manor House, a superb Georgian House with Restaurant built in 1780 by the 5th Duke of Argyll, offers spectacular views over Oban Bay and the Isles of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull. Our owner run guesthouse combines the manor’s understated but elegant appearance, the traditional values of Scottish hospitality and a highly personalised service. We are here to make your stay a most pleasant and memorable one! Our guesthouse combines excellent and friendly service with the charm of a listed building rich in heritage and character. The Manor House is particularly known for its beautifully restored dining room, which is open to guests every evening. Afternoons can be enjoyed on the terrace with majestic views of Oban Bay and beyond. Alternatively, you can take a stroll through the garden with its Georgian-inspired layout, keeping the spirit of a naturalistic park and pleasure ground alive. In front of the building you can find our private waterfront access and discover the old oyster bed. The open fire in the drawing room invites you to indulge in the opulence of the early years of the house whilst drinking afternoon tea accompanied by small delights. Find us in the adjoining bar, the perfect place for a wee dram to round off an unforgettable day. All our common areas face the garden and offer stunning views over Oban Bay, the adjacent islands, the mountains of Morvern and the Isle of Mull. Our period-style bedrooms are tastefully decorated, and all have ensuite facilities. Oban is easily accessible by many modes of transport. The Manor House is located on the south shore of Oban Bay in an enviable position with gardens accessing the sea and only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, the ferry, bus and rail terminals. Despite its small size, Oban is the largest town in Argyll and The Isles and is known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ and the 'Seafood Capital of Scotland'. The most outstanding feature of Oban is McCaig’s Tower, the Colosseum-lookalike, which stands above the town overlooking the bustling fishing port. Testament to its Gaelic heritage, Oban is considered the home of the Royal National Mod, first held here in 1892, a festival of Scottish Gaelic literature, song, art and culture. Annual Highland Games, the Argyllshire Gathering, are also held in the town. The Manor House is an owner run guesthouse supported by a dedicated team with strong values. We are proud to be a part of its tremendous heritage and understand the importance of preserving the taste and style of this elegant Georgian house as an integral element of the experience offered. At the same time, we are committed to protecting and preserving our environment. Bowing to heritage and nature, we let this tastefully maintained and radiant manor take centre stage and aim to make it a comfort zone that fits with our commitment to sustainability, sourcing regional products and social integration in Oban, Argyll and Bute and the Western Islands. We are here for you. This is our mission. It drives us every day and is where we take our motivation from. We, the owners, have spent two and a half decades travelling and living around the globe before settling in Scotland, which we found to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Scotland's breath-taking landscapes, rich culture and heritage has worked its charm on us and will hopefully do the same to you, our guests! You are invited to contact us prior to, during and after your trip – we are only too happy to assist, and can do so in English, French or German. We value the benefits of being a local business. We aim to promote and support products and services from local sources within and beyond our business. By doing so, we work in close and trusted partnership with the finest local producers and suppliers, emphasising fairness and sustainability. Excellent quality, freshness of local produce and integrity of the source are a fundamental part of the dining experience we create. Many of our producers steeped in local tradition can be visited while you explore the area, offering rich insights into the customs of the region and bringing you to some of the most amazing places in Scotland.
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Paul w wrote a review Jun. 22
Macclesfield, United Kingdom16 contributions3 helpful votes
The hotel itself is in a fabulous location with rooms and its garden overlooking Oban and Dunollie Castle. Our room, like the rest of the hotel, was very tastefully decorated. The dining room is very special again with beautiful views and a cozy atmosphere. The bar was full of pictures of early America’s Cup contests and the naval triumphs of Lord Nelson - so what’s not to like ? Now to the mains. We ate a 4 course meal here which was so good I can’t understand why the chef hasn’t got a Michelin star yet. The reason for this is I believe the place is newly opened and yet to be discovered by the fat French bloke with the tyres. My main was chicken thigh roulade with apricot and black pudding. I can’t rate it highly enough. Breakfast was superb. The Bircher Museli had a charming Scottish twist and the smoked Haddock was simply devine. If this place couldn’t get better, we were met by Simon who welcomed us with a genuine warmth. Nothing was too much for him and he looked after us superbly. The G&T’s we had with local Oban gin again was spot on. We only stayed one night as part of our honeymoon but we’ll be back, and I couldn’t recommend this owner ran hotel enough. I think they may be Swiss which explains the professionalism with which this place operates. Great to stay, great to eat, a superb wedding venue I’m sure, and one of our favourite places in Scotland.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Daniel Rogger, Owner at The Manor House Oban
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much for your detailed review and feedback. We are glad to hear that we could contribute positively to your honeymoon. We will pass your feedback on to our team who works hard everyday to keep the standards at the highest level. Swiss we are indeed, the praise belongs to the team though. Thank you again for your detailed and very encouraging feedback.
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Gay Bowie wrote a review Jun. 21
west yorkshire6 contributions8 helpful votes
My late husband and I stayed here regularly over the last few years and it was one of our favourite hotels. This was my first visit without him, but owners Daniel and Beatrice couldn’t have been kinder or more welcoming. I didn’t know the hotel had changed hands but it’s as lovely as ever, the standards just as high, and the attention to detail is heartwarming. Daniel and Beatrice are real hands-on hosts, always in evidence and always ready to do anything they can to make your stay a memorable one. Nothing is too much trouble. When they first took over they considered making the hotel bed and breakfast only, but fortunately they relented (the Manor House without its restaurant: unthinkable!) and the dining room remains as charming, elegant and full of character - with its beautiful panelling and tartan carpet - as ever. Catering is in the hands of an excellent chef and Simon, the Food and Beverages Manager, and the food is delicious and very well presented. My bedroom was beautifully furnished and very clean, the toiletries of a high quality, and the sea views are something you never tire of. I stayed for three nights just because it’s such a lovely place to be, Oban’s a great little town and there’s easy access by ferry to the isles. In the warmer weather you can sit on the terrace or in the pretty garden and look over the water to Kerrera and Lismore; stunning sunsets too. Well done to Daniel and Beatrice and the whole team. I look forward to my next visit in 2022.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Daniel Rogger, Owner at The Manor House Oban
Responded 2 days ago
We truly appreciate you taking your time to write such a detailed review. Thank your for your kind words and compliments which are very motivating for the whole team and will make us work even harder. Every time our guests experience a memorable stay at the Manor House is a good day for us. We look forward to welcoming you again in 2022.
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dollyducati wrote a review Jun. 14
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom105 contributions162 helpful votes
Have just returned after staying Friday and Saturday night at the Manor. We had such a lovely welcome from Daniel and Simon when we arrived and enjoyed a few drinks in the sunshine. Dinner was 4 courses and was delightful, second night we had different choices which was much appreciated as a trip to Oban is not complete without the consumption of scallops! Thoroughly enjoyed and we will definitely be back. I wish Daniel and his team all the best in their new venture. Jamie and Bev, New Galloway
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for your detailed review and stars, glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will be back. We look forward to it!
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karenee1811 wrote a review Jun. 13
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We booked the Manor House overnight for exclusive use and held our small wedding ceremony (15 guests) there in June 2021 - I believe we were the first wedding to take place there under the new ownership of Daniel and Beatrice. The whole weekend was incredible - the owners are so friendly, genuine and accommodating. They made us feel completely at home - even kindly bringing us cold drinks the next afternoon after we had checked out and were enjoying the sun in the garden (we couldn't bring ourselves to leave!) They really went above and beyond! The setting, right on Oban bay, is absolutely stunning - I can't imagine a more beautiful place to get married (especially if the sun shines - which it fortunately did for us!) The food served in the restaurant was delicious and always presented beautifully - all of our guests commented on this. And Simon, who helped us with all the arrangements with the wedding, was an absolute star from start to finish - no request felt like an inconvenience and he was there to help us throughout. Oh and the rooms are very tastefully decorated and comfortable too, many with views over the bay! I throroughly recommend a stay or even holding a special event at the Manor House - we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank you so much for taking your time to review your stay and experience at the Manor House. The whole team was excited and very motivated to make your special day perfect. Thank you for having given us the opportunity. All the best to both of you!
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JudyOswestryUK wrote a review May 2021
Thurso, United Kingdom114 contributions31 helpful votes
We made a detour to return here, last stayed here in September, and wanted to experience the great food and comfort again. It was just as good as before, so came as a surprise to hear it had new owners. They are doing a lovely job of keeping the Manor House good reputation going. They have used the time closed to touch up and renovate the one or two previously tired areas, it’s kept it’s country house hotel feel. Will certainly detour again to stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daniel Rogger, Owner at The Manor House Oban
Responded 3 weeks ago
Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. And thank you for taking your time to review your experience in such detail, very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again at the Manor House.
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PRICE RANGE
US$142 - US$256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeOban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Manor House Oban
Which popular attractions are close to The Manor House Oban?
Nearby attractions include Oban War & Peace Museum (0.7 km), McCaig's Tower (1.0 km), and Oban Phoenix Cinema (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Manor House Oban?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Manor House Oban?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at The Manor House Oban?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Manor House Oban?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Manor House Oban?
Conveniently located restaurants include Etive Restaurant, Food from Argyll at the Pier, and Coast Restaurant.
Is The Manor House Oban located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Oban.
Are pets allowed at The Manor House Oban?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Manor House Oban?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to The Manor House Oban?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (5.5 km) and Gylen Castle (5.7 km).
Does The Manor House Oban have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.