The Oban Columba Hotel

North Pier Esplanade Oban Argyll Pa34 5Qd United K, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 5QD  show map
 3 stars
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The Oban Columba Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

The 3-star Oban Columba Hotel is situated in the heart of Oban. The recently refurbished hotel represents original architecture in Oban.

This hotel is situated 35.6km away from Loch Linnhe and Ben Nevis. 10 minutes away from Oban city center.

Guests can reach Oban Columba Hotel by car from Glasgow International airport in 90 minutes.

Rooms

A fantastic view over the bay welcomes guests to Contemporary One-Bedroom Double Room, Spacious Suite and Superior Twin Room with a Victorian décor. The property offers views of Little Bay and Oban Bay from the rooms. An electric kettle and coffee/tea makers as well as en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower are available in each room.

Eat

The hotel invites guests to the restaurant to start their day with a delicious buffet breakfast. The lobby restaurant serves seafood dishes. Guests can quench their thirst at Harbour bar with a favorite drink.

Services

Hotel services include 24-hour reception and dry cleaning maintained by friendly staff.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   49.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Services

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

North Pier Esplanade Oban Argyll Pa34 5Qd United K, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 5QD

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City Center
  • Oban
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    49

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Rooms and availability

The Oban Columba Hotel Contemporary One-Bedroom Double RoomThe Oban Columba Hotel Contemporary One-Bedroom Double RoomThe Oban Columba Hotel Contemporary One-Bedroom Double Room
Contemporary One-Bedroom Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 240 sq. feet
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Rooms have contemporary décor, and come with a TV, free Wi-Fi access, tea and coffee-making facilities, and individual heaters allowing you to control the temperature of the bedroom.

Room facilities
    The Oban Columba Hotel Standard Double RoomThe Oban Columba Hotel Standard Double RoomThe Oban Columba Hotel Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 240 sq. feet
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      The Oban Columba Hotel Superior Double RoomThe Oban Columba Hotel Superior Double RoomThe Oban Columba Hotel Superior Double Room
      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds
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        The Oban Columba Hotel Spacious SuiteThe Oban Columba Hotel Spacious SuiteThe Oban Columba Hotel Spacious Suite
        Spacious Suite
        Bed type: Double or Twin beds
        Size: 240 sq. feet
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel The Oban Columba Hotel Oban location
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          Hotel Address:

          North Pier Esplanade Oban Argyll Pa34 5Qd United K, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 5QD

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Oban
            2000 ft
          Airports
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            49

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedObanThe Oban Columba Hotel

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          Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • John Street Studio - 400 ft
          • Highland Art Studios - 400 ft
          • Kranenburg & Fowler Fine Arts - 1000 ft
          • Puffin Dive Centre - 2700 ft

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 1700 ft

          Places of interest

          • McCaigs Tower - 1400 ft
          • Lochaline Social Club - 1400 ft
          • Dunstaffnage Castle - 2.5 mi

          Amusement

          • Mitchells Amusement Centre - 700 ft

          Museums

          • Macdougall Collection - 5000 ft

          Theaters

          • Highland Theatre & Cinema - 700 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Torosay Castle Gardens - 9.0 mi
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            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              49

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            The Oban Columba Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Oban Columba Hotel

            Individual guest reviews

            • Group of friends
              6.2

              The upgraded bedrooms very nice and well equipped.

              It is in need of a reburbishment. The hotel has a lot of areas with dampness especially on the stairs and corridors.

            • Group of friends
              6.6

              Have been going to Columba hotel for over twenty years for short weekend breaks. Quaint old charm about the place with good harbour views. Breakfast excellent!

              Bedrooms recently refurbished but beds sagging and pillows flat as pancakes! Lounge bar not attractive or very inspiring - looks more like a kitchen rather than s warm friendly bar! Harbour bar attached is awful! Good for budget weekend away tho!

            • Family with children
              5.4

              Harbour location and with the town (restaurants, shops etc) very close by. Public car park adjoining (but note charge of 80 pence per hour from 0900 to 1800 each day) The hotel provided one nights accommodation for our family group in a basic but clean room for two adults and one child. The bathroom had a good power shower and the hot buffet breakfast was acceptable. The staff we encountered were pleasant enough.

              If you are looking for a smart, swish and up market hotel, do not stay here. It is not luxurious in any shape or form, and the decor and furnishings are extremely faded and worn. The catering provison is basic.

            • Group of friends
              7.8

              I liked this hotel as it was in the centre, handy for shopping and the vew from the room was excellent. I felt relaxed at this hotel.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Good location.to the local amenities and the seaside..Good food and friendly staff.

              My only problem was the lift.We were on the 3rd floor walking diem was fine but would not like to have to walk up.Also lift was very small.Enough room for 2 people if u had cases.

            • Family with children
              4.2

              The location was excellent and the rooms were quite large

              The food was appalling - really dreadful. The breakfasts were dried up, they did not bring fresh food from time to time like normal hotels do, everything was left out for hours, the eggs were hard and powdery, the bacon was impossible to cut. On the 2nd day we tried going earlier but it was the same, like they were left over from yesterday. We were also unfortunate enough to have dinner there before we saw the breakfasts - I had 'beer battered haddock' which was supposedly 'freshly caught'. It tasted fowl, the batter was soft so after one mouthful I removed the batter and tried the fish on its own. It had gone off, it was grey, I doubt it had ever been a haddock as such but whatever fish it was it had been caught a long time ago, probably spent time in a freezer and then been left out after that. It also had bones in. It was disgusting. My husband's steak was leathery and definitely not fresh. My daughter's steak pie was probably out of a tin, that's what it looked and tasted like. The girls who were acting as 'waitresses' had clearly not been trained. One was unable to take our order in less than 10 minutes which was the time it took to write it down after constantly having to repeat each word several times. This particular girl is apparently married to the 'chef'. Mostly the waitresses were noticeable by their absence. They were abrupt and when they were there they stood around talking about the customers. Certainly no one around at breakfast time to ask for something a bit fresher. When I complained about the breakfast on leaving, the woman on the desk said well she knew what I meant about the eggs but if it had been her she would have asked for a fresh egg. But who to ask? And would it do any good? Either someone is deliberately trying to close down this hotel by getting rid of all customers, or the management is seriously incompetent. If the manager reads this, please go and try the breakfast for yourself. Then sack the chef, get a real one and train your...

            • Group of friends
              8.2

              Location and views, had a lovely stay.

            • Older travelers
              8.2

              I loved the location of the Columba Hotel. The staff where lovely and friendly and very helpful. Our room was lovely and looked recently decorated also there was complaints on Booked.net about the rooms being cold but I did,nt find this at all the room was cosy and aslo had a super heated towel rail in the bathroom. The Breakfast in the morning was great something there for everyone also the cooked breakfast was delicious. I certainly would go back to this hotel

              There is,nt a lot of free parking at the hotel itself not unless you pay at the meters which can be expensive

            • Older travelers
              9.6

              Staff at the hotel were a credit, they could do enough for us to make our stay pleasant and we would most certainly return to the Columba Hotel again. Well done 10 out of 10,

            • Family with children
              8.2

              Hotel on a whole nice, we didn't eat evening meal but the breakfast service was excellent food, presentation & service.

              The floor in our room was not hoovered very well-215. As I was accompanied by a 1yr old this was well spotted. Also parking was a problem and again made tougher by travelling as single parent with 1yr old. None of hotel spaces were free & we had to sit and wait for free space elsewhere with more than one trip for luggage required.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              The staff were very friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to help and this included the restaurant staff. Breakfast was excellent with a wide choice of food. We would certainly return at a future date.

              A bit of a cranky lift but it worked.

            • Couple
              6.6

              It's location was perfect

              Fairly crowded w tour bus groups. Wifi didn't function. Restroom very tiny w minimal water pressure in shower.

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              Great hotel. We stayed for a long weekend and this was in the perfect location. Clean, comfortable rooms, nice breakfast and good staff. Hot water plentiful for baths and showers.

            • Single
              8.0

              Comfortable and very easy access from town centre. Nice views from room.

            • Single
              8.8

              Room was warm, clean and comfortable. Though the bathroom probably could have done with updating. The staff were all very friendly. Breakfast choice was excellent.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel The Oban Columba Hotel Oban location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            North Pier Esplanade Oban Argyll Pa34 5Qd United K, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 5QD

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Oban
              2000 ft
            Airports
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              49

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedObanThe Oban Columba Hotel

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

            Use Badge