Great Western Hotel

, Oban, United Kingdom
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Great Western Hotel

, Oban
3 star

Rooms: 79

Corran Esplanade - Oban - Scotland - PA34 5PP - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 08442510900 / 01631563101
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7/10
Submitted by: Olivia in 15/07/09
  • Age Group: Under 18
  • From: Denmark
  • Traveller type: Cheap Getaway Holiday Maker
I stayed in the Great Western Hotel for a weekend
with my Grandma . It was wonderful . The Entertainment was great Jason Knight the best entertainer ever . The food was also great . I would recomend it and go again
2 out of 2 readers found this review helpful
10/10
Mrs Angela Rusch
Submitted by: Angela in 30/06/09
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: South Africa
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
I had a wonderful time with my parents and step brother.The staff were pleasant and helpful and always had a smile on their face. The rooms were nice and cosy and clean. I loved the entertainment each evening esp Jason Knight...hope you remember me because i will never forget you all. The Barman was also fab in the entertainment room each evening. With love A Rusch. Room 311.

1 out of 1 reader found this review helpful
3/10
Thanks Jason & all the staff
Submitted by: Olive in 24/06/08
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Retired
My friend and I( we are both retired and both widows) have just spent a week at the Great Western. Oh! boy, what a week we had. None stop laughter from the entertainments manager Jason, the trainee manager who has a good sense of humour( remember Dylan I told you that you were a dead man if the water situation could not be sorted? You promptly sent up the plumber to our room and hey presto! problem sorted. All the staff were helpful and most polite at all times and the meals were very good and varied. My only criticism was that our room was rather small and the beds quite dated but all in all we had a wonderful time and we hope we will be back again sometime.
2/10
Very old and dated, musty smell
Submitted by: Jan in 04/04/08
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
My husband and I paid £300 for three nights stay. It was money down the drain. The hotel from the front steps and door was cheap, tacky. It had a musky dated smell all around. The only good thing about it is that it has a first class maintenance man and he did his best. When all the hot water went off, front desk staff gave the impression they couldn't care less. We won't be back.
7/10
AFTER READING OTHER REVIEWS THIS WAS A SURPRISINGLY GOOD EXPEREINCE!
Submitted by: Carolian in 04/08/07
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Weekend Breaker
We booked....... then read the various reviews and worried!

The hotel is in a fabuolous location. Yes, it is "past grandeur!" but was clean and spacious. Our rooms were on the first floor. A double and a single. The sea view was worth the extra charge. The single room had a HUGE bathroom but the one in the double room was so small that the door couldn't open as it was blocked by the wash hand basin. The beds could do with being replaced and the creaky floor boards were sensational! The food was good and plentiful. Only gripe was that the dining room closed at 8pm which is high season doesn't encourage a good tourist image. However they did keep salads for us when we took the 3 Isle Tour which didn't arrive back in Oban untii after 8. The staff were friendly and helpful. We would go back again.
2 out of 2 readers found this review helpful
1/10
Terrible
Submitted by: Derry Fairweather in 10/07/07
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
This hotel is rated as a 3 Star! It definitely should be downgraded to a single star! The hotel is very old and requires a large amount of maintenance. The food quality is poor! We had no hot water one evening and were told it would have to wait until the next day for the maintenance man to look at! Someone should have been on call to deal with this immediately! I definitely would not recommend this hotel to anyone! The Shearings people should take a good look at this situation and remedy it quickly if they wish to stay in long-term business!
8/10
clean, comfy, staff very helpful
Submitted by: Teresa in 19/04/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
I loved this hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good. Room was absolutely spotless and very spacious. I would certainly stay there again. The entertainment was varied every evening. We particularly enjoyed the Scottish folk music entertainment.
1 out of 1 reader found this review helpful
1/10
Gut-wrenching
Submitted by: L. Blythe in 11/08/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Luxury Traveller
This hotel has a wonderful location, fabulous views of the bay and convenient for a stroll into Oban. That's the good bit! The interior is scruffy and in need of refurbishment and redecorating. Don't book if you want a single room as you may get the room I had-cracked washbasin, mildew slimey shower, window opaque with filth. Be prepared to complain and complain and they will move you but not before you have spent a night in the room. Avoid the place if you are a vegetarian. The food is disgusting and inedible. All in all a gut-wrenching experience.

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  • Address: Corran Esplanade - Oban - Scotland - PA34 5PP - United Kingdom
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