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Greenacre Guest House

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Connel, Oban PA37 1PJ Scotland
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#7 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Connel

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Connel, Oban PA37 1PJ Scotland
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Oban Airfield2 kmSee all flights
Colonsay Island Airport69 kmSee all flights
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Wandering Woods wrote a review Sep. 13
Wincanton, United Kingdom76 contributions23 helpful votes
We booked through Booking.com and had to pay in advance (should have been a red flag) but it was a last minute thing and the pictures looked alright. Epic views. We could see it was basic but the listing of what was available was reassuring. We had our three dogs with us, the rooms were dog friendly (dining room was not but that wasn't a big problem). The beds were uncomfortable, we had a family room so a double and one single. We started sharing the double but both felt every single spring it had so my other half took the single. This has been sat on the edge of that you rolled toward the edge. I had an uncomfortable night. For once I was jealous of my dogs on the floor with their beds from home. The walls were thin, thankfully the other guests were pretty quiet. I see a comment that mentions this isn't really ideal for holiday makers and would agree. It's a one night stop kind of place. It reminded my husband of the places he used to stay in when he worked on the roads and there were a couple of guests with work vans that looked like that's what they were doing (we didn't ask so I could be wrong). The en-suite was shower and toilet in what looked to be a cupboard (but to be fair there was a photo of that) and the sink was in the main room next to the window. There were toiletries and things added as if to add some luxury. It didn't really work. Again not really what holiday makers tend to forget but thoughtful in some way I suppose. We decided we couldn't stay and not sleep well. Having paid upfront for 5 nights this was not a decision we made lightly. We had nowhere else to go at that point, thankfully the pub next door had a room for one night and then we went home early as availability just wasn't there. The reality is, this was more basic than what we expected for £123 per night plus £15 per night for the dogs for bed. It was bed and continental breakfast. We stayed in the pub next door for a night at the same price (plus a dog supplement of £20 for all three) and the difference in the standards was big. A proper ensuite bathroom for one. Greenacres seemed to be the only place that still had vacancies. There was no movement on refunding anything, I offered to cover two nights rather than just the one we actually had and hoped they might refund the rest but no. Legally this is correct and we can't argue it. Morally, you can make your own mind up. I hope they spend the money on better beds, when I explained the issue, I was told they were new and not cheap, I'm not sure expense matters but I'd have been making a complaint to the retailer if I was the proprietor. Lesson learned. Never again. If it was £60 per night, I would say it's ok. It was clean, the view is stunning. It wasn't exactly misrepresented but I would never award it three stars, the 'Award' on the front door is three years old so not exactly current and the front door isn't ever locked apparently so you only have your room lock. I'm not saying don't come here, I'm saying do so with your eyes open (especially if asked to pay up front), you can get a lot better for the money in the immediate area. We had a much better night the day we left for just £5 more that came with a big, lovely, cooked Scottish breakfast.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: The rooms at the front have a lovely view of the sea. Quite a bit of road noise though.
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BandD59 wrote a review Sep. 2019
Yateley, United Kingdom346 contributions196 helpful votes
Despite a few negative reviews that we had seen on some review sites, our experience has been very good. We are on the 5th day at Greenacre and found it very clean, well equipped and with a million dollar view from the front lawn. We sat on their front deck yesterday evening looking out over a beautiful bay whilst drinking wine. Could have been any bay in the Mediterranean. As my photo shows... friendly landlady advised us where to eat and where to visit locally and farther away. She was right. So we are happy to have chosen this place and enjoyed fabulous weather even in mid September.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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J3299OApeters wrote a review Sep. 2019
Kendal, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
Greenacre is situated in Connel only a few miles from the popular holiday resort of Oban but the guest house is not aimed at holidaymakers it is aimed at guests who are passing through for one or two nights . There is no information provided about local amenities or eating places and guests are required to vacate their rooms very early .
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: The rooms at the front have a good view but all the guest houses on this row had the same view
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Tallis wrote a review Sep. 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom460 contributions198 helpful votes
Stayed here overnight before catching a ferry. It was most convenient and took about 10mins to get to Oban. Throughout our stay it was torrential rain and stormy winds, but the house was warm and cosy. Everything was spotlessly clean and although our room was on the small side it was adequate. Breakfast was fine with very good bacon. The young man serving the food was most pleasant. Only one person seemed to be cooking, so there was a bit of a delay when waiting for the cooked part of the breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: A back room is better as is away from the road.
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Kuschel-Elch wrote a review Sep. 2019
Karlsruhe, Germany5 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights on our road trip through Scotland. It is not directly in Oban but approx. 10 minutes away with the car. The view is fantastic, the location very good if you want to explore the area by car, perfect for a day for the isles Müll etc, and another day for Glencoe. It was quiet when we stayed there. The owners seemed very nice. Cannot say anything about breakfast because we chose to eat out every day. The room itself was clean, the bathroom very! small and i think a renovation would be a good idea, at least a solution against the dampness. Apart from that, everything was really nice. They even have an open bookshelf for guests. We are planning another road trip next year and it is likely that we will stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Greenacre Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Greenacre Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Oban War & Peace Museum (6.9 km), McCaig's Tower (6.6 km), and Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Greenacre Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, room service, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Greenacre Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Greenacre Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Etive Restaurant, Food from Argyll at the Pier, and Coast Restaurant.
Is Greenacre Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Connel.
Are there any historical sites close to Greenacre Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (3.3 km).