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The Royal Hotel, Oban

2-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
Argyll SquareObanScotlandPA34 4BEUnited Kingdom

Oban hotel with 3 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
Fantastic service
Great location
More comfort would be nice
Amenities are not the best
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The Royal Hotel, Oban

from $42
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Classic Double Room
  • Family Room (3 People)
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Classic Single Room
  • Classic Twin Room (1 Adult)
  • Classic Double Room (1 Adult)
  • Double Room, Garden View (4 Poster)
  • Superior Twin Room (1 Adult)
  • Superior Double Room (1 Adult)
  • Superior Twin Room, Partial Sea View (1 Adult)
  • Superior Double Room, Partial Sea View (1 Adult)
  • Superior Double Room, Partial Sea View
  • Superior Family Room (3 people)
  • Superior Twin Room, Partial Sea View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 91 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-2 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking (limited)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 3
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 1895
  • Elevator/lift

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The Royal Hotel, Oban’s small print

Also known as

  • Royal Hotel Oban
  • Royal Oban


Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night

WiFi is available in guestrooms for GBP 5.00 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Royal Hotel, Oban


  • McCaig's Tower - 2 min walk
  • Oban Distillery - 6 min walk
  • St. John's Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • Oban Ferry Terminal - 8 min walk
  • Glencruitten Golf Club - 14 min walk
  • Oban War and Peace Museum - 14 min walk
  • Ganavan Sands - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km

Getting around

  • Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.) - 125 min drive
  • Oban Station - 2 min walk
  • Oban Connel Ferry Station - 11 min drive
  • Taynuilt Station - 20 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 175 reviews

The Royal Hotel, Oban
You could do much better for the money.
Elevator wasn't working, room and bathroom not very clean, couldn't find service during breakfast, and check in service was not very friendly. And, Wifi not available in room, only in lobby unless you paid 5Pounds per day.
Kristopher, us1 night romance trip
The Royal Hotel, Oban
Very Good8.0
Quaint, cozy little place with great sea view. Age gives it character, but it's also showing its age. Particularly in creaky floorboards...
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
The Royal Hotel, Oban
It was fine. The facility is older. Nothing was bad about it, it was fine for an overnight stay.
A Traveler, us1 night family trip
The Royal Hotel, Oban
Great service at front desk!!
The ladies at the front desk were awesome!!! They could not have been more helpful!! The hotel is old and doesn't have air conditioning, but it does have an elevator!!! We enjoyed a delicious breakfast here, too. They also graciously stored our luggage as went to Duart castle for the day.
Martha, us1 night romance trip
The Royal Hotel, Oban
Not a good stay
We did not have a good stay here. One of the reasons I chose this hotel was because they said they had parking-- they fail to mention that they have maybe 5 spots and it's a first come, first served basis. We were told to pay to park in the street but move before 8 am or we would be towed. Staff were unapologetic and unhelpful. Maybe there is free wifi at reception, but it costs you in your rooms. There was a broken infant cot in our room. Whoever put it there had to have known it was broken. I see that as pure laziness. The toilet seat in our room was broken. The building is old and I do expect quirks that come with age, however, it was poorly maintained and was in need of a good cleaning. Plywood covered holes in the walls and the hallways smelled bad. Breakfast was decent, waiters were kind. Location is great-- close to everything you would need in Oban. I wish our stay had been different. I do not recommend this hotel.
A Traveler, us2 night family trip

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