Oban Columba Hotel
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Oban Columba Hotel

North Pier, Oban Town Center, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 5QD
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    Oban Columba Hotel Reviews

    7.7
    Very good
    /10
    (39 reviews)See what guests said
    8.8
    Excellent

    "Perfectly located, very close to the Oban distillery, views..."

    Josie

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    November 16, 2016

    7.8
    Very good value for money

    Things you’ll love about Oban Columba Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 340 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Bar

    • Elevator

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.1
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    Exceptional location
    Value for money7.8
    Location rating9.1

    Rooms available at Oban Columba Hotel

    7.5
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Single
    Single
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Family
    Family
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Twin
    Twin
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 2 single beds
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    Double
    Double
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 double bed
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    What people love about Oban Columba Hotel

    • 8.8
      Excellent
      Staff 

      "Staff were friendly and helpful."

      Josie

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      November 16, 2016

    • 6.4
      Good

      "The room itself had a nice sea view and was fine."

      Anne

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      September 6, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Bathroom

      "Bathroom was clean and spacious."

      Heather

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      October 8, 2016

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    6.4
    Good

    "The front desk receptionist at check in was nice and very he..."

    Anne

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    September 6, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "I recommend gros Hotel for ord comfort, cleanliness, quietne..."

    Gianni

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    July 15, 2017

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    Agoda Reviews (39)Booking.com Reviews (1942)
    7.7
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    10
    Cleanliness7.7
    Facilities7.1
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality7.5
    Service7.2
    Value for money7.8
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    6.4
    Good
    Anne from Denmark
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Good”

    This was our last night in Scotland, so after having slept inAirBnBs we wanted to up the luxury a bit. The front desk receptionist at check in was nice and very helpful. The room itself had a nice sea view and was fine. The shower on the other hand is a different story...at 10.15 am (with check out at 11) I tried to take a shower, and tried being the word. One of the original levers had fallen out and had been replaced with a screw of some sort? The dial that controls the temperature was obviously broken and had no impact on the actual temperature and you could spin it around indefinately which was scolding hot! So alas, I had to “shower” in the sink. I had expected the staff to be polite and remorseful about the shower in a £114 night hotel, but the receptionist that morning said it was our own fault “and had we called reception, she would have shown us how the shower works” - and had I not been late I would have loved an intro to the complicated worlds of showers...

    Reviewed September 06, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Paul from Belgium
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Old style charming hotel”

    This is an old style but charming hotel. Conveniently just a 5 minute walk from train station or bus stand. And similar for the ferries, if you would decide on island hopping. The elevator is old style too, with grilled iron doors which need strength to open and close, luckily the breakfast buffet is good and one can get enough energy there :). Breakfast room is stylish from olden days with thick carpeting and white linen table cloth and a nice view on a pier and the sea.

    Reviewed April 12, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Gianni from Italy
    Family with teens
    Family
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Nice and quiet Hotel in thé City center”

    I recommend gros Hotel for ord comfort, cleanliness, quietness and closeness to city center (on the pier). Breakfast was excellent too.

    Reviewed July 15, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    SANDRINE from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Family
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    Nice stay”

    Nice breakfast, quite bedroom, clean, ideally located, staff really helpful

    Reviewed April 21, 2017
    3.6
    Shaun from Singapore
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Not recommended ”

    We have a small hiccup when checking in, as agoda did not pay the hotel even though we already paid via agoda. The staff refused to let us check in before paying again. Although he weren't rude, his attitude is nonchalant and lack of empathy to travelers who have drove long distance in a wet and cold weather. We managed to settle it by giving a simple call to agoda Room wise - it is dated and worn. The wood on the window panel has rotted, carpet in the common area is torn, and there is a stench in the lobby from the nearby men's toilet. The only consolation is that it is next to Ee-USK which serves excellent lobster and seafood.

    Reviewed November 28, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Josie from Australia
    Business traveler
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    Great Location”

    Perfectly located, very close to the Oban distillery, views over the water. Staff were friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean, well equipped, and very very large. Would definitely return if I was in the area again.

    Reviewed November 16, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Heather from Australia
    Couple
    Twin
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    Convenient location”

    We booked at short notice after rescheduling our ferry travel. Our room was large, and looked out over the water. Bathroom was clean and spacious. The lift is small, but meant that we avoided many stairs. No problems with WiFi. An short walk to the ferry and train, as well as to cafes and restaurants. Our couple comprised one mature adult and one young adult.

    Reviewed October 08, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Dave from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    Comfortable stay”

    Not enough car parks

    Reviewed September 23, 2016
    4.8
    BONNIE from Canada
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

    Quite shabby”

    Worn out carpets and furniture. Uninterested service.

    Reviewed June 28, 2016
    8.3
    Excellent
    Judith from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Single
    Stayed 1 night in September 2015

    Weekend Business Overnighter”

    Stunning Location, Efficiency of Staff, Comfortable at Affordable Price

    I had a brief but very pleasant stay at the Columba. The owners are obviously working hard to update it and it provided a very comfortable stay away from home on business over the weekend. Breakfast was generous and tasty. The dining area was perhaps a little overcrowded regarding the proximity of tables to each other as a lady of larger build struggled to sit comfortably at the table next to mine however the staff member could have directed her to a more spacious table as several were available. All in all I'd visit again.

    Reviewed September 22, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Brian from United Kingdom
    Group
    Family
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

    The Columba”

    The location, the friendly staff, the scenery.

    The Columba was a really nice hotel to stay in, the staff couldn't do enough for us. Only down side was, we would have been £40 less had we booked direct. But lessons learned. Will stay again.

    Reviewed June 01, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    ian from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Single
    Stayed 1 night in May 2015

    Good value for Money”

    Location, Staff, Price

    Only stayed one night and used the restaurant for breakfast only which was very good. Hotel is in a great location and was excellent value for money

    Reviewed May 19, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    andrew from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

    staff friendly. food amazing. position bang on ”

    staff position food

    Good apart from weather expensive fr upgrade

    Reviewed April 17, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Aron from United States
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in November 2014

    Great location, would return”

    Location, value, breakfast view

    Location is near perfect. It's good value. Clean & comfortable. Would return again.

    Reviewed December 01, 2014
    5.0
    Joe from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Family
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

    Disapointing”

    The very helpful lady on reception

    No more than adequate. Dont believe the parking info. 8 spaces for a 40 room hotel. You need to pay for parking on the peir. £12 day. Very misleading website

    Reviewed October 22, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kathryn from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

    wonderful from start to finish”

    the staff, the breakfast and the central location

    Wonderful, even the terrible weather couldn't spoil it. Every member of staff couldn't do enough for you. They recommend great bars and restaurants. I was shocked at the low price for what i considered to be a pretty good room and my very hungry partner was more than satisfied by the breakfast. Its clearly a busy hotel so the self service buffet breakfast worked well and the staff kept it fully stocked.

    Reviewed January 08, 2014
    7.0
    Very good
    Tony from Australia
    Couple
    Twin
    Stayed 1 night in September 2013

    Interesting”

    location, comfort, views

    Concierge was friendly and informative. Lift was antiquated, but worked. Plumbing in bathroom quite old fashioned. Bar staff friendly and welcoming. Restaurant staff, although courteous and efficient, overlooked a complaint about food (one meal was burnt in places).

    Reviewed September 21, 2013
    7.0
    Very good
    James from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Single
    Stayed 1 night in September 2013

    A Decent if Not Great Hotel”

    Speed of check-in, location, room size

    This is a decent enough hotel for travelers coming to Oban or as a nighttime stopover before heading to the Hebrides - the room was clean and very big (perhaps unnecessarily so), and it had a generously-sized bathroom with a bath and a good shower. I can't really comment on breakfast or the restaurant since my late arrival and early departure stopped me sampling either, but there was a bar with food as well as a normal restaurant available (and a wonderful seafood restaurant next door!) Oban is a small town and everything is centrally located from this hotel, so don't have any worries there. There is also free WiFi, but it's a bit slow. My only real complaint would be the soundproofing of the rooms which is pretty poor (I could hear the guest directly upstairs from me walking around and even the guest next door snoring!). I can't stress enough how minor this is (and certainly it's nothing after some of the hostels and capsule hotels I've stayed in) but it bears noting. To sum up, if you want a decent, reasonably-priced but not particularly luxurious hotel, then this one is worth a look.

    Reviewed September 16, 2013
    3.3
    Andrena from United Kingdom
    Group
    Twin
    Stayed 1 night in September 2013

    We would never stay in this hotel again”

    Close to a superb restaurant called Ee-usk, close to transport - train, bus and ferry and on the sea front.

    Customer service very poor. Our shower didn't work, we called reception, someone, I think the manager came and tried to fix it. We asked for a different room but were told hotel was full when in fact there was a notice outside saying they had rooms for tonight. We asked for an early breakfast, our ferry was at 7.45 and we needed to leave hotel at 7.25. Breakfast was 7.30 - 9.00. We couldn't have an early breakfast. Oban is a ferry port for the islands and the majority of people visiting Oban will be taking a ferry. Unable to give us coffee and toast seemed unreasonable to me.

    Reviewed September 15, 2013
    7.3
    Very good
    Siok from Singapore
    Couple
    Double
    Stayed 1 night in July 2013

    Take care in the bathroom! ”

    Good Location, Reasonable priced, Comfortable room

    The hotel was centrally located in an area where we could get all we need - food, shopping, activities. Room was comfortable but the hot towel racks in the bathroom were really dangerous and unnecessary. I have never come across any hotel bathrooms with heated towel racks. Even though there was a warning sign but people can easily forget since it was a rare fixture. I ended up with a badly scalded burnt mark that is 6cm long and 1cm wide, it was extremely painful. Families staying in the hotel with small children should be extremely careful.

    Reviewed July 15, 2013
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