Columba Hotel - Oban

The Esplanade, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 5QD  show map
 3 stars
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Columba Hotel - Oban

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Snack bar

Lobby bar

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

Columba Hotel is located close to a local beach. The family-friendly hotel represents Victorian architecture in Oban.

Due to the prime location of Columba Hotel, guests have direct access to Loch Linnhe, Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery and Glen Nevis. The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

Columba Hotel offers a wonderful view to its guests.

Columba Hotel can be reached in 90 minutes by car from Glasgow International airport.

Rooms

There are 50 guestrooms featuring standard family room and standard twin room equipped with cable TV, climate control, Wi-Fi, large windows and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms feature views over Oban Bay and Little Bay. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a bathtub and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a delicious cold buffet breakfast is served. There is a restaurant serving Italian dishes on site. Spirits, wines and whiskies are offered in the sky bar. Lochnell Arms Hotel are situated in a mountain area, about 500 meters from the venue.

Services

Guests can take advantage of a meeting room, a copier and a catering service along with room service, laundry and 24-hour security provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   50.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • No parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Room view

  • Sea view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

The Esplanade, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 5QD

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City Center
  • Oban
    600 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    50

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Rooms and availability

Columba Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Double Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Twin

Columba Hotel photos Room
Standard Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Family

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • John Street Studio100 m
  • Highland Art Studios100 m
  • Kranenburg & Fowler Fine Arts300 m
  • Puffin Dive Centre800 m

Popular areas

  • City Center500 m

Places of interest

  • McCaigs Tower400 m
  • Lochaline Social Club400 m
  • Dunstaffnage Castle4.0 km

Amusement

  • Mitchells Amusement Centre200 m

Museums

  • Macdougall Collection1.5 km

Theaters

  • Highland Theatre & Cinema200 m

Local attractions

  • Torosay Castle Gardens14.5 km
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    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      50

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedObanColumba Hotel

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

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    3 stars
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    Oban Youth Hostel
    3 stars
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    The Inveraray Inn
    3 stars
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    Columba Hotel Reviews

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

    Average guest rating

    7.4out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 459 reviews

    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 Columba Hotel - Oban Oban location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    The Esplanade, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 5QD

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Oban
      600 m
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      50

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedObanColumba Hotel

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

    Use Badge