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The Old Manse Guest House
Ranked #14 of 94 Oban B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

This guesthouse provided a very good stay: nice comfortable room, very helpful and pleasant owner and a good breakfast after a good night's sleep. Good value too. The high position means it provides some views as well, but it proved rather hard to find (blame the subversive SatNav!),and easiest to leave the car and walk into town. We'd happily recommend the Old Manse as the place to stay in Oban.

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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Stayed here for four nights in October very central location the house is lovely and was easy to find we had a room with lovely views over the bay, very big rooms the hosts are a lovely couple very friendly very helpfull and food what can I say you won't go home hungry they had all normal breakfast items but also a special board every day will go back here soon

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Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We found the owners very pleasant and the gardens and grounds beautiful. Close enough to town but steep hill.

Off street parking, but need to be pointed out that entry to accommodation is down steps at back if property. We are a middle aged couple and had to make several trips to unload suitcases, other bags etc, down the steps (no rails), then up the stairs to our bedroom. The owner couldn't help us as he had hurt his back. Unfortunately no ground floor rooms were available.

Our room was dated and unfortunately the bed and pillows were uncomfortable. Room was very warm and stuffy but we couldn't leave window open at night because of outside noise.

Fresh flowers in room and rooms made up each day.

After being out for a day, we came back late afternoon to find master key in our door with room unlocked - it was explained that they had to go and buy toilet paper and were going back into room soon, but even so, I think that's pretty irresponsible.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We stayed one night at the Old Manse at the beginning of a trip to the Highlands and Islands. Simon greeted us and could not have been more welcoming. Our room was lovely, with a spectacular view of the harbor below. We were leaving early to drive to Fort William to catch a train to Mallaig (also highly recommended!) and Simon was kind enough to leave us breakfast (delicious pastries) the night before. We loved the Old Manse and you will too. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay at The Old Manse. Simon and Anna are superb hosts.They make you feel very at home and comfortable and nothing is too much trouble. Cannot fault the accomodation and surroundings. Breakfast time is a dream...Anna cooks up such a delicious array of food...spoilt for choice ..and Simon is the perfect host, providing a relaxing and very jolly atmosphere to start your day! Would not hesitate in recommending a stay at The Old Manse.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We only stayed 2 nights in this beautiful old house! I wish I had taken some photos from the garden but it was raining and I ran out of time! We had adjoining rooms with 1 bathroom. On hind sight I should have booked 2 rooms. Regardless, the rooms and bathroom are clean which is the most important. The location is good as we could just walk to the town centre. Oban is beautiful. Again I wish I had time to explore the town! Simon and Anna, our hosts are wonderful. Breakfast was good set in a beautiful dining room over looking the garden.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights at the beginning of September and had a lovely stay. The hosts were very friendly and offered fresh coffee on arrival.
The room was lovely and comfortable and clean but the bathroom was a little on the small size.
Breakfast was lovely and nothing was too much trouble.
The views from the property were stunning just a shame our room overlooked the car park but I suppose someone has to.
It was in a perfect location just a short walk from the town which was down hill so just be prepared to walk back up hill.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Old Manse Guest House

Address: The Old Manse Dalriach Road, Oban PA34 5JE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Oban
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 94 B&Bs / Inns in Oban
Price Range: $135 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Manse Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fine victorian villa in its own beautiful grounds which has been lovingly restored to provide first class bed and breakfast accomodation. Stunning sea views, peaceful gardens and only 2 minutes from town.Off road parking for all. Free Wi-fi. Freshly cooked breakfast from a varied menu from porridge and pancakes to fish and full Scottish; we are happy to cater for all diets. Nothing is too much trouble to help you enjoy a relaxing break. ... more   less 
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