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Balmoral Hotel

2-star2 stars
4 Craigard Rd, Oban, Scotland, PA34 5NP, United Kingdom

No-frills hotel in Oban
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Very reasonably priced, and welcoming/helpful host. Nov 13, 2020
  • Good value for money, in the heart of Oban, and with friendly and flexible management. Sep 17, 2020

Balmoral Hotel

from £60
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Basic Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

What’s around Balmoral Hotel


  • Loch Linnhe - 40-minute walk
  • Oban Distillery - 1-minute walk
  • St. John's Cathedral - 2-minute walk
  • McCaig's Tower - 6-minute walk
  • Oban War and Peace Museum - 7-minute walk
  • Oban Ferry Terminal - 9-minute walk
  • Glencruitten Golf Club - 17-minute walk
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds - 21-minute walk

Getting around

  • Oban Station 5-min walk
  • Oban Connel Ferry Station 8-min drive
  • Taynuilt Station 16-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 6 rooms


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning on arriving outside normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • No on-site parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 31-inch TV
  • Housekeeping - weekdays only

Balmoral Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Balmoral Hotel Oban
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  • Balmoral Hotel Hotel Oban
  • Oban Balmoral Hotel Hotel
  • Balmoral
  • Hotel Balmoral Hotel
  • Balmoral Hotel Oban
  • Balmoral Hotel Hotel
  • Balmoral Hotel Hotel Oban


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

FAQs for Balmoral Hotel

  • Does Balmoral Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Balmoral Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Balmoral Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Balmoral Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Balmoral Hotel.
  • Are pets allowed at Balmoral Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Balmoral Hotel?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Balmoral Hotel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Kitchen Garden (3-min walk), George Street Fish Restaurant & Chip Shop (4-min walk) and Aulay's Bar (5-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 6.0 From 85 reviews

Very good 8.0
Budget central location thats a bit dated
The Balmoral offered a good location in Oban centre with an ajoining bar downstairs. The bed was comfortable and the sheets were fresh and clean. The shower also worked well. However, it must be stated that the rooms are fairly dated and it could do with a large overhaul to bring them into the current day. Certain areas need a bit of TLC and fittings and lights need checked as there were a few that didnt work. Overall, this is a good place for someone or a group on a budget who want a great location, friendly staff/bar and something a bit more private than a hostel room.
Frazer, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good value, central hotel
This hotel offers very good value and is well located in Oban. The owners are very nice and helpful. There is a friendly and quiet bar there. It is not a fancy place but it is clean with good amenities for the price. I have now used it twice and certainly intend to do so again. Very handy for train station and ferries.
Lesley, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Friendly staff, big room, all facilities, good location, no complaints so full marks
Iain, gb2 night trip
Poor 2.0
Disgusting ,indescribable, broken windows filthy shower and bathroom place should be shut down.
gb1 night business trip
Good 6.0
I have stayed here several times as it suits my needs when in Oban ie arrive late and leave early for a ferry. If you ate looking fir Something fancy thisbus bot thenplace for you but if you eant something clean and basic then its acceptable.
gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
The place needs shutting down. It’s disgusting and unsafe. It is actually called Balmoral Inn. Too many bad things to say, needs inspecting and closing.
gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Balmoral hotel
Good hotel for the price nice location.
Matt, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great value for money. Very comfortable. Best deal in oban
Tam, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
A bed for the night. Friendly helpful host. No frills
Lynne, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
My husband and I were not happy about balmoral we had to go in the bar to get the key for are room , there was horrible smell and carpet was ripped. In the room was a small electric fire which was not very big to heat up room paint and wood falling off the window. Sockets in the room were not workin as to make a cup of t had to unplugged the tv to get kettle to work. Shower was too small I couldn’t get in it. After all the room was an absolute joke
gb1 night romance trip

Balmoral Hotel