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Oban Bay Hotel

4-star4 stars
Corran Esplanade, Oban, Scotland, PA34 5AE, United Kingdom

Waterfront hotel in Oban with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi
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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.

Property renovations and closures

This property is closed from December 24 2020 to April 25 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • Beautiful location with amazing facilities. Staff couldn’t be more helpful and happy, so…May 1, 2021
  • Lovely roomDec 5, 2020

Oban Bay Hotel

from £151

What’s around Oban Bay Hotel


  • On the waterfront
  • Loch Linnhe - 37-minute walk
  • Oban War and Peace Museum - 1-minute walk
  • St. John's Cathedral - 7-minute walk
  • Oban Distillery - 10-minute walk
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds - 12-minute walk
  • McCaig's Tower - 14-minute walk
  • Oban Ferry Terminal - 17-minute walk

Getting around

  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) 109-min drive
  • Oban Station 13-min walk
  • Oban Connel Ferry Station 7-min drive
  • Taynuilt Station 19-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 79 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 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.
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*

  • 2 per room

  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath with shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Rannachan Restaurant – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.


On Site

  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby

Oban Bay Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Oban Bay Hotel
  • Oban Bay Hotel Scotland
  • Oban Bay Hotel Oban
  • Oban Bay Hotel And Spa
  • Oban Bay Hotel Oban
  • Oban Bay Hotel Hotel
  • Oban Bay Hotel Hotel Oban
  • Oban Bay Hotel Hotel Oban


For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards 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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between GBP 14.95 and GBP 18.00 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per pet, per night

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 Oban Bay Hotel

  • Does Oban Bay Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Oban Bay 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.
  • Is Oban Bay Hotel currently open?
    This property is closed from 24 December 2020 to 25 April 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Oban Bay 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.
  • Are pets allowed at Oban Bay Hotel?
    Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of GBP 20 per pet, per night. Food and water bowls are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Oban Bay Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Oban Bay Hotel?
    Yes, Rannachan Restaurant offers local cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Coasters (6-min walk), Taj Mahal (7-min walk) and Coast (8-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Oban Bay Hotel and nearby?
    Have fun with activities such as cycling, hiking and sailing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy amenities such as a sauna and a steam room.

Recent reviews

Good 6.8 From 195 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Staff were very attentive welcoming and helpful, we felt safe due to the current restrictions
Mrs Wendy A, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent all round.
Laurie, gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
This was our third stay over the years as Oban is a nice place to relax. There’s been a lot of money spent up-grading the restaurant and entrance seating but it’s a big hotel and continuously needs upgrades in other areas. Service was okay, but we had a waitress that came across very harsh and sometimes rude. Didn’t explain anything on menu or specials! Might have just been a bad day : ) There was a waiter on aswell who was waaaay more welcoming and friendly and his knowledge was second to none. (I overheard him at another table explaining to a gentleman about the steaks and helping him order what he wanted) Food at night was okay, but did think if it has a rosette it needs a extra lift. It’s just the little things that need tweaked. As the steaks were good, but if finished with sea salt on boards, they would be great. Just little things! If chasing stars/rosettes that’s what’s needed. Would defiantly be back again : )
gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
ice stay
We had a great stay nice clean room and good covid precautions in place, only draw back was the lack of parking.
Elizabeth, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Thoroughly recommended.
I was impressed by the Oban Bay, it’s in a lovely location and has recently been refurbished. Our room (room 7) and bathroom were both beautiful and with a stunning view over the sea and islands. Great food too - the same menus as at the Loch Fyne hotel but cheaper. Well recommended and particularly dog friendly.
gb3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel
The check in was poor, took a long time for each guest to check in, that was my only fault as the rest of hotel including rooms, bar and restaurant were all excellent
William, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great hotel for relaxing break
Spent 3 days at hotel in classic double. Room clean, comfortable and in good condition. Nice shower room. Great breakfast with ample choices on menu. Enjoyed a lovely meal in restaurant on our first night. Staff very helpful and friendly. Lovely views over Oban bay from at front of hotel. Very relaxed atmosphere in all public areas in hotel. Great hotel for couples. Overall enjoyed our stay. However hotel has quite a lot of steps and stairs throughout the building making it a bit challenging for people with mobilty issues. Also very limited parking within hotel grounds and would advise customer to check with hotel to get info on off site parking prior to visit.
Elizabeth, gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Your head waiter was fantastic. There was a drunk lady at the table next to ours and he dealt with her professionally. He gave her a chance to behave but a little later she started again. He then asked her to Move to the bar area. Well done lad.
JohnCarney, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Such a lovely hotel, newley decorated, friendly and welcoming staff. Food was excellent and location was perfect.
Ian, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Basic room. Polite staff. Great location. Would highly recommend
gb3 night family trip

Oban Bay Hotel