The Great Western Hotel

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

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The Great Western Hotel

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Daily buffet breakfast (GBP 14.95 per person)
Front of property
Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, iron/ironing board
Meeting facility

Overview of The Great Western Hotel



Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
Corran Esplanade, Oban, Scotland, PA34 5PP
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Porter/bellhop
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lift
  • Bath or shower

Room options

Standard Twin Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Double Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Triple Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room (with Sea View)

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Single Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Twin Room (with Sea View)

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Basic Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Superior Double Room (with Sea View)

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Oban
  • Craignure Mull Ferry Terminal - 69 min drive

Getting around

  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) - 136 min drive
  • Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick) - 167 min drive
  • Oban Station - 7 min walk
  • Oban Connel Ferry Station - 7 min drive
  • Taynuilt Station - 20 min drive


  • Cuan Mor - 5 min walk
  • Costa Coffee - 8 min walk
  • The Corryvreckan - Jd Wetherspoon - 9 min walk
  • Markie Dans - 2 min walk
  • The View Oban - 5 min walk

About this property

The Great Western Hotel

Located near a train station, The Great Western Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Oban. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Fellow travellers say good things about the overall property condition.


English, Hungarian, Polish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 79 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with 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


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Secured on-site self-parking (GBP 6.00 per day)
  • On-site parking is limited
  • On-site carport

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 7:30 AM–9:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–9:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • 6 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike storage
  • Water sports equipment


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Bike parking


  • Lift

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 14.95 for adults and GBP 7.95 for children
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for GBP 10.0 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night


  • Secured self-parking costs GBP 6.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Great Western Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Great Western Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Great Western 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 are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Great Western Hotel?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at The Great Western Hotel?
Yes. Self-parking costs GBP 6.00 per day. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Great Western Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. There's a charge of GBP 25.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 15.00 (subject to availability). Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Great Western Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, boat tours and fishing.
Are there restaurants at or near The Great Western Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around The Great Western Hotel like?
The Great Western Hotel is in the heart of Oban, a short 7-minute walk from Oban Station and 5 minutes' walk from Oban Distillery.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Pernille, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Liam, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Hotel is a bit tired looking and dated tho was clean. It’s a buffet breakfast which was very basic and not very appetising. Wouldn’t recommend as we won’t be staying here again was disappointing considering I paid extra for sea view and breakfast feel it was way over priced and not value for money
Guy, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Venita, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Geoffrey, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Yvonne, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Puts the "shabby" in "shabby chic"
Surly welcome, terrible lift, room was clean but the bathroom wasn't - shower basin had thick black mould around it (months of not being cleaned), the extractor fan was so filled with fluff it would not spin, and the toilet roll holder was hanging loosely on the wall. There was plaster falling off the corners of the ceiling and the window (with an atlantic facing view on a stormy couple of days) was loose fitting, single glazed and broken. Some of the power sockets did not work, and the table in the room was extremely wobbly. The buffet breakfast was disgusting and so we did not revisit after our first morning. The tv was tiny, and the remote control batteries were flat.
Chris, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Sheena, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great old hotel setting
Great location with great view of the harbor. Good bar/food service, and nice old style hotel setting.
Edward, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Kathleen, 2-night trip with friends
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