Oban has long been a favourite holiday destination for holiday makers from Scotland and further afield. Oban is a bustling little seaport on the west coast with fantastic views out to the isles. Ferries run from Oban to many of the western isles of Scotland.
Oban has a good town centre and excellent facilities including supermarkets, leisure centre and loads of gift shops for those all-important souvenirs. Places to eat and drink are plentiful in Oban as are places to stay. We’ve listed a few hotels in Oban here.
The Caledonian Hotel in Oban is a fantastic looking hotel, occupying a prime location right on the harbour. Views from the hotel are amazing, over the harbour and beyond to the islands. If you are staying here you are right in the centre of Oban and will have all facilities immediately at hand. Reviews of the Oban Caledonian report a spacious pleasant hotel with reasonable prices.
The Oban Bay Hotel is another hotel very near the centre of Oban, this time on the Corran Esplanade with panoramas over the water and beyond. It is a 3 star hotel graded by Visit Scotland. Prices at this hotel are resonable and reviews are generally good. It has a massive 80 bedrooms. Pre-booking car parking space seems to be recommended though if you are to avoid a long walk to your car.
The Columba Hotel stands at the other side of the Harbour from the Caledonian and is another large Victorian hotel in Oban. It is central and very handy for a drink at the excellent Oban Inn across the street.
The Palace Hotel in Oban is another central oban hotel with good views from many rooms. Some of the rooms were upgraded for 2008 – probably best to get one of them if you can. Good Prices.