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The Great Western Hotel

3-star hotel in Oban with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi in the lobby

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  • Not worth a penny. Very poor Hotel

    Jun 13, 2021

  • Nice enough hotel, bit old fashioned but clean and the staff were friendly and helpful.…

    Jun 13, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 79 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Snack bar/deli

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lift

What’s around

  • Loch Linnhe - 39-minute walk
  • Oban War and Peace Museum - 4-minute walk
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds - 18-minute walk
  • Glencruitten Golf Club - 20-minute walk
  • Oban Distillery - 21-minute walk
  • St. John's Cathedral - 22-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Double Room (with Sea View)
  • Standard Single Room
  • Twin Room (with Sea View)
  • Superior Double Room
  • Single Room (with Sea View)
  • Deluxe Double Room (with Sea View)

What’s around


  • Loch Linnhe - 39-minute walk
  • Oban War and Peace Museum - 4-minute walk
  • Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds - 18-minute walk
  • Glencruitten Golf Club - 20-minute walk
  • Oban Distillery - 21-minute walk
  • St. John's Cathedral - 22-minute walk
  • McCaig's Tower - 35-minute walk
  • Ganavan Sands - 36-minute walk
  • Oban Ferry Terminal - 37-minute walk
  • Dunstaffnage Castle and Chapel - 3.3 mi / 5.4 km
  • Carn Breugach - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km

Getting around

  • Oban Station 7-min walk
  • Oban Connel Ferry Station 7-min drive
  • Taynuilt Station 19-min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 79 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

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.

Special check-in instructions

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • On-site self-parking (GBP 6 per day)

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Porter


  • Lift

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Great Western Hotel Oban
  • Great Western Oban
  • The Great Western Hotel Oban
  • The Great Western Hotel Hotel
  • The Great Western Hotel Hotel Oban
  • The Great Western Hotel Hotel
  • The Great Western Hotel Hotel Oban

Optional extras

Self-parking costs GBP 6 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

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.


  • Yes, The Great Western 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.
  • 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.
  • Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 6 per day.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Oban Tourist Office (3-min walk), The Little Potting Shed Cafe (3-min walk) and Nories (3-min walk).
  • 8.0.Very good

    Weekend at Great Western hotel , Oban

    The young man who checked us in was fantastic, Clear concise very helpful and friendly. Hotel overall is a bit tired and needs updating. Room was spotlessly clean however and very comfortable. Breakfast was good and only a bit slower than we would have expected due to current restrictions, Very good covid procedure.

    C, 2 night trip, Jun 12, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Oban hotel

    Overall a very pleasant stay , thank you.

    1 night trip, Jun 12, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    An enjoyable three night break.

    Although this hotel is in need of an upgrade, it's location is ideal with a short walk into the centre of Oban and the excellent view of Oban Bay. The seaview rooms are well worth the additional cost. The hot water ran out at times(possibly not helped by the leaky shower). Perhaps not the best breakfast we have ever had but it was certainly adequate. The service was efficient and courteous.

    Robin, 3 night trip, Jun 1, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Rear location, shame about the rooms

    Great location and very grand looking hotel. However the rooms were overpriced and very dated. Quite depressing rooms really overlooking a run down area at the rear of the hotel. For example the tv antenna was passed through the window opening and promptly fell out when the window was opened. That possibility sums the quality of the room that I stayed in.

    Ian, 1 night trip with friends, May 27, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    hotel with climat but staff undertrained

    two rooms booked - one received was a clean upgraded room, another old and tired - that itself was pretty poor. Booking two rooms and paying the same money zi expect them of the same standard. second night woke up by water dripping directly to the bed. When went downstairs to the reception had to practically told the guy there to go and check what's going on in the room above mine. Lad was in panic because how can he interrupt a guest at midnight - well I was interrupted by water dripping right at me so I don't care about guest who did that. Ohh yeah, he put the water on to the bath tub and fell asleep on a bed. When I communicated with the Operations Director about two rooms of two different standard, rather than offering me an upgrade he offered to show me the better room. Seriously, so funny. Pity as the hotel is beautifully located and taking its age, it crrtainly has a character, unfortunately the staff fail on every corner. Find it bizzare taking it's a part if an international brand, so the training should be on a certain level. Overall lovely stay in Oban, besides the time spent in the hotel and that's due to its terrible staff. Hotel's manager should definitely act there.

    Jolanta, 3 night trip with friends, May 25, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Short break

    Stayed at the Great Western hotel for 3 nights Monday to Thursday. My daughter and I were so happy when we saw our room (213). The views out over the bay were awesome. Nice clean twin beds and tea and coffee making facilities. All the staff we met were very friendly and efficient and we felt so welcomed. We had a bit of difficulty with the shower and the housekeeper came immediately- it was something to do with the water pressure and although it was a drawback nothing was going to prevent us enjoying our stay. The breakfast was very good and the service efficient. I found the dining room very depressing though, dark and dreary something that hopefully can be improved. The choice of music was dire, some sort of pop rubbish. Tourists are not looking for 🎵heedurum Hodurum bad Scottish tak the floor type stuff but there is plenty of good quality Scottish music to be had. Please don’t subject your guests to pop music. Show them a touch of class. We found lots to do during our stay and can recommend a visit to Ganavan sands it’s just lovely out there. We also did a very lovely drive of 18 miles to Loch Melfort hotel and Gardens (national trust). It was stunning. A lovely lunch out on the decking with the most fantastic views. You will not be disappointed. In this difficult time of COVID it was so good to do a wee break in our beautiful Scotland and I would highly recommended a trip to the Oban area there is so much to see and the sea air 😀

    Christine, 3 night family trip, May 24, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful outlook over Oban Bay and more less in the centre of Oban, very spacious room.

    Stewart, 2 night business trip, May 19, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Smelly room

    Room smelled really badly of stale cigarettes. Like someone smoked in it daily for a year

    BRENDAN, 1 night trip, Feb 9, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Overall the property was great. Excellent bed, staff great. The only issue was the hot water!! Fantastic water pressure for cold water but just a trickle for the hot. Only stayed one day so didnt worry us too much but would not be enough to wash your hair if anyone is staying extended time.

    1 night family trip, Oct 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great location and great service

    Great location and super friendly service. Even opened breakfast up for us early as we had a ferry to catch.

    Leanne, 1 night trip, Aug 11, 2019

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