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The Kelvin Hotel

1-star1 star
Shore Street, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4LQ, United Kingdom

City centre Oban hotel with 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.

  • room was ok but no breakfastOct 13, 2020
  • Hotel is a little tired, but clean and comfortable. Management have thought out Covid-19…Sep 6, 2020

The Kelvin Hotel

from £85
  • Single Room
  • Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Double Room Single Use
  • Family Room (Sleeps 4)
  • Studio

What’s around The Kelvin Hotel


  • Heart of Oban
  • Oban Ferry Terminal - 5-minute walk
  • McCaig's Tower - 5-minute walk
  • Oban Distillery - 13-minute walk
  • St. John's Cathedral - 15-minute walk
  • Glencruitten Golf Club - 15-minute walk
  • Oban War and Peace Museum - 25-minute walk
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds - 28-minute walk

Getting around

  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) 108-min drive
  • Oban Station 3-min walk
  • Oban Connel Ferry Station 11-min drive
  • Taynuilt Station 21-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

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. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to the hotel bar This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival 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. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No on-site parking

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
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

The Kelvin Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Kelvin Hotel Oban
  • Kelvin Hotel
  • Kelvin Oban
  • The Kelvin Hotel Oban
  • The Kelvin Hotel Hotel
  • The Kelvin Hotel Hotel Oban
  • The Kelvin Hotel Hotel Oban


Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

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; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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 Kelvin Hotel

  • Does The Kelvin Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Kelvin 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 Kelvin 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 The Kelvin Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no on-site parking at The Kelvin Hotel.
  • Are pets allowed at The Kelvin Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Kelvin Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Kelvin Hotel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Roxy's Coffee And Tea House (4-min walk), Aulay's Bar (4-min walk) and George Street Fish Restaurant & Chip Shop (4-min walk).
  • What is there to do at The Kelvin Hotel and nearby?
    Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and kayaking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 124 reviews

Very good 8.0
A key is left out for you and you return it. So you don't actually see anyone. Worked fine. Hotel better than I had expected. Would stay again.
gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
You got what you paid for. The premise is old but clean. Easy check in and check out. Not lucky that has some noisy customers next door. Making loud noise till midnight. Location are good, easy assess to the high street.
Emma, gb3 night family trip
Fair 4.0
The bed was the most uncomfortable i had slept in ,we were in an attic room and the floor was uneven ,had a few bumps to the head ,i dont usually give abad report but definitely was not worth 99 pounds a night.
Nancy, gb2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Did the job
Great central location Good sized family room However in need of TLC, especially bathroom Overpriced given no breakfast or access to amenities
Martin, gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hotal.
Nice location close to town and the ferry. Pleasant welcome with instructions on the stay.
Ved, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Theirs was the best bed that I have slept on in three weeks! Staff was friendly and the little pub lounge was warm and comfy.
gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Would stay here again
Great location, very handy for the ferry and close to restaurants, bars and local shops. Helpful staff too.
Heather, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Cycle trip
Great hotel for our cycle trip
Stuart, gb2 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
The hotel was fine but, a loud generator sound coming
Leeanne, gb1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Reception was poor - self service. No explanation of breakfast arrangements anywhere. Turned out to be not included, but there was no way of knowing that. No one came to the dining room except cleaning staff.
gb1 night romance trip

The Kelvin Hotel