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The Royal Hotel

2-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4BE, United Kingdom

Oban hotel with 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
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From 1,258 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Tasty breakfast
Room is all right
Vibe is not too good

The Royal Hotel

from £92
  • 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 (4 Poster)
  • Superior Twin Room (1 Adult)
  • Superior Double Room (1 Adult)
  • Superior Double Room, Partial Sea View
  • Superior Room, Partial Sea View (3 people)
  • Superior Twin Room, Partial Sea View

What’s around The Royal Hotel


  • Heart of Oban
  • McCaig's Tower (3-minute walk)
  • Oban Distillery (5-minute walk)
  • Oban Ferry Terminal (6-minute walk)
  • St. John's Cathedral (6-minute walk)
  • Glencruitten Golf Club (12-minute walk)
  • Oban War and Peace Museum (12-minute walk)
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds (25-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.) 108-min drive
  • Oban Station 1-min walk
  • Oban Connel Ferry Station 8-min drive
  • Taynuilt Station 15-min drive

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
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter
  • Year Built – 1895
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

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
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

The Royal Hotel’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.

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 186 reviews

Good 6.0
Room was very hot, window was open, cleanliness of room could be better, bathrooom skirintg above the door was thick with dust, both nights stay un comfortable sleep due to how hot the room was
Steven, gbBusiness trip
Good 6.0
Great place to stay
The staff are as always amazing. A busy hotel. Lift is due to be replaced after my visit but it's not a far climb to the rooms. Generally the decor is in need of a refresh which in a hotel of that age and size is no easy task. Overall a great stay. Little bit over priced but due to events on that weekend it was expected. Breakfast is good. Bar meals are great.
Scott, gbOther trip
Good 6.0
The hotel was "tired". Paint all scratched, carpet on stairs going threadbare. The breakfast menu said "fine fresh fruit". It was tinned. Best that can be said is that it was close to th ferry terminal.
Ian, gbRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Central but dated
Traditional hotel. Partially modernised but with work still to do. Lift to be replaced in June 2019. Coach parties form many of guests leading to restaurant being very busy at times relating to their schedules. Twin bedded room was quite small. Convenient location in town centre close to railway station.
Barry, gbRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Needs to be refreshed.
Freddie, gb1 night trip

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