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1 room, 2 adults

The Royal Hotel

2-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 1,270 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fantastic service
Great location
Vibe is not too good
More comfort would be nice

The Royal Hotel

from £63
  • 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
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English

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
  • In-room safe

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
  • The Royal Hotel Oban
  • The Royal Hotel Hotel
  • The Royal Hotel Hotel Oban
  • The Royal Hotel Hotel
  • The Royal Hotel Hotel 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 184 reviews

Very good 8.0
Friendly and helpful staff, clean room. The only thing that was annoying is that it was impossible to open the window ( for safety reasons) so no fresh air...
Simona, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Oban stay
I was very pleasantly surprised when I arrived as some websites had stated it was a 2 star and there were some not so good reviews. They were wrong. I managed to get a parking space at the back - there aren't many - and was welcomed by very friendly reception staff. I had a single on the top floor and it was small but had everything I needed for one night and was very clean. There was a full length mirror and hairdryer which are my 'must haves' and the shower was over the bath so room for shampoo without scrabbling on the floor. There was some noise from people passing in the corridor outside and opening and shutting door, but nothing that kept me awake. I didn't book direct, but if you do wifi in the room is included, otherwise £5 or use the free wifi in the lounge. I had a full breakfast included in the price which was plentiful and hot. Overall I would recommend this hotel. The only really picky thing would be that the shower gel smelled a bit masculine but really nothing I could complain about at all.
Fiona, gb1 night trip
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

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