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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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From 276 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Quick stop-over in Oban, this was a great price for a very central hotel. The woman who…Aug 15, 2019
  • No reception, keys just left for you to collect. No welcome or information available…Jul 28, 2019

The Kelvin Hotel

from £79
  • Single Room
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Family Room
  • Double Room Single Use
  • Family Room (Sleeps 4)

What’s around The Kelvin Hotel


  • Heart of Oban
  • Oban Ferry Terminal (5-minute walk)
  • McCaig's Tower (5-minute walk)
  • Oban Distillery (7-minute walk)
  • St. John's Cathedral (9-minute walk)
  • Oban War and Peace Museum (15-minute walk)
  • Glencruitten Golf Club (16-minute walk)
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds (28-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.) 108-min drive
  • Oban Station 3-min walk
  • Oban Connel Ferry Station 8-min drive
  • Taynuilt Station 15-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
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. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No 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

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


Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.

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

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

Very good 8.0 From 131 reviews

Good 6.0
Disappointed not to have been told Before we started that breakfast was not included
mrs. a, gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Good view of ferry
Very good room, comfortable bed, en-suite good. Very convenient for ferry, train station and town. Couldn't hear much noise from ferry terminal with windows closed, but could when windows were open. This didn't bother us. We slept well.
gbOther trip
Good 6.0
Staff MIA
Arrived 8:30 am to grab the ferry and couldn’t find anyone on staff. Just wanted to park the car for the day. Knocked on a door and “woke” someone who gave us very very vague and very inaccurate parking instructions. There was no one, just a key on a table with my name on it. I found the room to be tired and warn, up in attic space. Not a very good space for the price, however it’s a very great location. when it came time to check in, there was no one, just a key on a table with my name on it
gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Good value and friendly
Perfect place for a quick stop over before or after getting the ferry as it’s so close to the port. Really good value compared to other Oban hotels - basic but really clean, nicely done. Complimentary bottled water in the rooms. Best of all, we arrived off the ferry at 10.45pm and got a really nice friendly welcome - the website said you couldn’t check in after hours but we called them in advance and they were really accommodating. Genuinely much better than expected for the rate we paid, would definitely go back. The dog was allowed to stay too.
June, gb1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
ideal location
Perfect hotel for the ferry from Oban to numerous Scottish Islands. I booked online, key was on a desk in hallway with my name on & I put the key back next morning - didn't see anyone but that's the way the hotel works. Nice large clean rooms with a view of the ferry port.
Chris, gbBusiness trip

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