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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 families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Beach nearby
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Lift
Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4BE, United Kingdom

Oban hotel with 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in the lobby
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Beach nearby
    • WiFi (surcharge)
    • Lift
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  • Average hotel - sloping floors in the room, on a busy road, only one lift which gets busy…Sep 19, 2020
  • No parking despite advertising free parking. Breakfast was soulless as you were sat at a…Sep 17, 2020

The Royal Hotel

from £94
  • 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 11-min drive
  • Taynuilt Station 21-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. 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

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (4 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *

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
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
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
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • 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


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

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector 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; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The property affirms that it follows sanitisation practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.

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 (2-device limit, 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.

FAQs for The Royal Hotel

  • Does The Royal Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Royal 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 The Royal 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 staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at The Royal Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Royal Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 2 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Royal Hotel?
    Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants. Nearby restaurants include The Olive Garden (3-min walk), Oban Seafood Hut (4-min walk) and Abbie's Cafe (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 188 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
My stay
Fantastic kocation in the town center yet close to both Rail and ferry services
Thomas John, gb1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Avoid at all cost
The hotel is old rooms are ok beds are comfortable showers are good towels are disgusting. You don’t want to use the towels what really let it down is breakfast and rude rude staff after being ignored in breakfast room for 25 minutes and another couple walking out the staff cleaned tables and still did not serve us after having to go up to staff to ask to be served the staff member where very rude and we eventually got cold burnt toast and our breakfast no sugar for coffee just terrible service
allison, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Hotel bit dated maybe time for a facelift.
Patricia, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
oom change needed.
We had booked a good quality room for which we paid just over £121.00. Hotel doing well with safety guidelines, hand sanitisation, etc, but were given a room on 5th floor which was small, certainly not worth moneybwe gad paid. Contacted reception abd were given another room which was far superior for tge same price. How can a hotel charge the same price for 2 very different rooms? I think that's a very vad policy and needs to ve reviewed. Otherwise, hotel very clean, staff friendly and helpful, could do with a bit of a touch up here and there.
Angela, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Never again
Marcin, gb4 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Good hotel in the centre of Oban
The hotel was open for key workers during Covid19, so the services the hotel could offer were limited. The staff were very helpfull
David, gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
JAMES, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Dog Friendly and great service!
Great stay and staff very friendly. Great dog friendly hotel right in the middle of the town. Highly recommend and both dog and owners happy 😊
Steven, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Not luxury but good overall
Comfy beds, good sized room and big bathroom. Just a little dated and although ‘clean’ there were a few wee bits that could be improved on. Overall, value for the money I paid. Little gripe, advertised as free parking, but this is VERY limited and I was not lucky enough to get in.
Kerry, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Very good hotel and excellent staff. Only small thing was ages for making a bit of toast
ARCHIBALD, gb2 night trip

The Royal Hotel

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