Best Western The Queens Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Great views from bedroom. Lovely touch is the Iron Bru, Scottish Tablet and Tunnocks on the coffee tray. Really welcoming. The front desk were extremely helpful in arranging for us to have the same room when we returned several days later. The hotel is well located and a short walk into the centre of Oban gets you to the Seafood Shack at the harbour. Good coffee shops on the seafront and good quality traditional shop nearby. The hotel; has a fine restaurant with good service.
We found it difficult to locate the Best Western restaurant on a dark and rainy night because we did not know that it was embedded in the Queens Hotel, which was itself clearly identified by illuminated signs. Entry was through a large, welcoming and comfortable bar area, and we were led into the restaurant. This was clean and smart as you would expect from a Best Western hotel, but we were the only diners at 19:30, and this remained so until we left after the meal. We soon found out why. Service was friendly, helpful and efficient, but the food was diabolical. It was British Standard hotel fare, one grade up from prison food and two grades up from hospital food. It must take years of training to achieve carrots which have been boiled to death and yet are dry, rock hard and covered with white powdery calc. Couple this to ballistic-grade Brussels sprouts and an unrecognisable meaty abomination and we felt quite fortunate to survive.
Just returned home from staying at The Queens for 2 nights. I booked a single room & couldn't fault it in anyway at all. Everything spotless, friendly service, great breakfast & fabulous location. Having breakfast while looking out to the sea...can't be beaten. Would definitely stay again & highly recommend it 👍🏻
Lovely king size bed, lovely clean bathroom - - good breakfast - friendly staff - limited parking but the receptionist did all he could to squeeze us in however if you wanted to leave early in the morning it could be a problem getting out. A good 15 minute walk to the main areas of Oban
The Queens Hotel is situated in a long line Hotels on the Esplanade overlooking the Sound of Kerrera. With its twin pointed roof looking like bishop’s hats it really stands out. The reception is welcoming and even though we called late from the train to reserve dinner there wasn’t a problem. The bar is very cosy as is the lounge with chesterfield sofa’s and comfy armchairs. They best seats are by the bay window with a great view so just sit and what the ships and weather change every few minutes. The carpet throughout is a green tartan and like the rest of the hotel is scrupulously clean. The dining area is quite large but not too imposing and the staff set out the tables for different sized groups, (one group was over 20 people which was good for us as we had to sit in a bay window). The food is amazing and I would recommend you try everything. There isn’t a lift from the first floor but the staff will help to get your luggage to and from your room. Our room on the third floor had a bay view between the between the buildings and was a wee bit small but we don’t live in hotel rooms. The bath has water jets, I prefer air bubbles but hey it’s still whirl pool. There is a lot of pride in the Queens Hotel and it shows throughout
So I spent two nights in the Queens Hotel, Frida and Saturday. Arrived at 5pm and found there was very limited parking, 10 cars at most, so had to try and find a space on the street, which ain't easy with so many hotels on this small stretch of promenade. Check in was easy enough. Room allocated was a single when company had booked a double. Now a couple of phone calls later and it was all sorted and I moved to a lovely double room on the top floor of the annex. However, had I been staying in the single I'd have been far from happy. Tiny room, tv on wall at right angle to small single bed so no way to watch in comfort, wardrobe that was no more than 12 in wide and a table crammed with yes kettle and hair drive but no space to actually sit and write at. One of the poorest single rooms I've encountered on my travels. On the other hand. The double I moved into was spacious, airy and bright. Extra large comfy bed and spa bath. A great room to spend a couple of nights in. Plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space if like me you like to get your clothes hung up. The bar was small and welcoming. Food a mixed bag. Steak pie, pieces of steak in a dishwater consistency gravy and soggy warn chips. On the Saturday delicious fish in a crisp batter with delightful hand cut chips as fresh from the flier than you could wish for. Breakfast is buffet style. Again mixed review. The first morning the batch cooked sausages had been overdone and where a dry unpalatable mouthful. The following morning everything was cooked to perfection. Who knows, maybe a different chef, timings correct ? As for the staff, could not have been more helpful during my stay and are a credit to themselves and the hotel. So a very mixed bag all in all.
Arrived here last Friday for a two night break.We were prepared to have to park on the street after reading reviews saying the car park is small.We were happy to do this and managed to get a space across from our sea view room. The hotel isn't huge,but has stunning views from the front and is spotlessly clean and cozy.Our room was spacious and very comfortable with all we needed. The bathroom again was very clean and modern,but the shower was the only small let down,hardly any pressure,but did the job.This was situated over a Jacuzzi bath which we didn't have time to use. Breakfast was excellent,plenty choice and cooked fresh. The staff are all professional and friendly so overall a great choice,just wish we'd been staying longer,but we'll be back without a doubt.
Stayed here on Sat 21.10.17 - The room was clean and tidy - Friendly hotel staff - Good Breakfast - Room was rather small - The shower just about got enough water out - Room was quite a trek to get to - Not much parking on site, so be prepared to park on the street opposite, It is free though - About a 10 minute walk into the centre of Oban, if that
The hotel was welcoming on our visit to Oban, even though it was dark & raining when we arrived.The price was right which included breakfast. The bar offered a good selection of beers on tap & a selection of wine from which to choose from. Dinner in the dining room was very good. The service was as equally good. Breakfast was also very good with a good selection of hot foods to choose from. We received a warm farewell on departure. Well situated in the township of Oban.
Enjoyed my stay here. The location was good being near enough to the centre of Oban. My room was spacious, nicely decorated and very comfortable. Reception staff were very friendly but bar and breakfast staff not so welcoming. The food in the hotel was very good and plenty of choice at breakfast. Would stay here again when returning to Oban.
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65% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 961 reviews