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The Regent Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The terrible reviews on this Hotel are spot on,we walked into our room,and promptly walked out,they couldn't even to be bothered to flush the toilet in our room,mould everywhere,wardrobe door hanging off,windows leaking and not shutting,bed obviously from the local skip,ive visited nicer public toilets,,,Dont waste your money...

This hotel isn't just tired , it's exhausted. Room we had was looking over the bay which was lovely but the old iron windows were so draughty that whatever heat we had was going straight out the window . Bathroom was archaic and the bath was chipped . Quite dirty too. Staff were very nice and the food was good which is the only reason I have given it two stars. So sad to see what could be a lovely retro hotel left to rot. Not good 😞

Upon arrival i made my way through the smoking area convieniently located at the front door of the hotel to find out there was no parking so had to move the car which meant another few trips through the tobacco tunnel. As soon as you walk in it smells and feels old and tired but as i got there late it was too late to book anywhere else. Tried to sleep in the old dated room but the noise from the banging doors and creaking floorboards put a stop to that (as did the uncomfotable bed). Got up early the next morning to sample breakfast but sugary orange juice, cold toast and soft cornflakes just isnt my thing, i did cast an enquiring eye over the cooked breakfast but couldnt quite chip away any chunks of the block of scrambled egg. A truly shocking place to stay that i couldnt get out of quick enough with absolutey zero value for the ridiculously high price. please avoid

Arrived on Monday with a coach trip, lovely sea view room was clean and tidy, nice cotton sheets but could do with a hell of a makeover. One thing we did notice there was no fire drill plan on back of door to tell us where to go in case of fire, a bit scary, no hotel welcome, not much entertainment, food was ok, our neighbours up above us were very noisey every night,banging around at 3.00am in morning, we complained no consideration. Bathroom not very clean and no plug in sink it was broken, and a small lift for that size of hotel was ridiculous. I'm sorry but wont be coming back.

Stopped with a party of 31,on arrival there was no welcome from the staff, even after booking and paying for porterage we were informed that there was no one available. We were a party of OAP's we had to carry our luggage across the main seafront road in the pouring rain, then up 15 steps just to get into reception. The Hotel is certainly not disabled friendly with no ramp and too many steps. The reception staff and one of the duty managers were rude, arrogant and just ignored any complaints with a shrug of the shoulders and walked away. Certain of our parties rooms were virtually uninhabitable, after 3 days of complaints they were finally moved to other accommodation. There was no hot water in many of the rooms, and if your shower worked at all, all you got was cold water. Most of the taps dripped or leaked and on occasions when turned on all you got was coloured water. This was certainly one holiday which all of our party wished had never happened. How this Hotel gets 2 Stars from the Scottish Tourist Board I shall never know.

We were with a group of 100 people. First impression was understaffing so took a while to get room keys. They knew we were coming but seemed surprised and overwhelmed. Food standard though was consistently good served by attentive staff. Our room was fine but heard other room were below standard.

Stayed here for the weekend with a friend. Our twin room was basic but up-to-date and clean with everything you would need. We also had an amazing view of the water to wake up to in the morning. All staff we came into contact with were polite and helpful. We had a drink from the bar one evening and prices were reasonable for a hotel, you can even sit outside in their patio if it's a nice night. Parking could be a slight problem for some people. There is pay and display right outside between 9am-6pm (max stay 2 hrs) and you pay 20p for every 10 minutes. Luckily our timetable worked out okay for us as we were out all day and only had to pay for maybe an hour in the evening and left the car there overnight as it is free after the 6pm cutoff. Overall, we had a lovely stay and would definitely return and recommend! The only thing I would suggest is to include breakfast in all rates, we paid quite a bit with no breakfast included. Even a simple buffet would have been great.

What can I say!!! Don't even think about going to this Hotel. Dust literally hanging off the bedroom wall and in the bathroom. This must be a decade's muck. Behind the headboard was even worse. A hoover would have struggled to pick up the lumps of dust. YUK!!! Felt sorry for the staff in the restaurant as they were very helpful and pleasant.

The Look of this hotel gives you an indication straight away of the standard of the Hotel Poor on the outside and even worse on the inside. It should be called the Oban Disgrace. We stayed for one night in room 306 damp patches on the walls plaster coming off the walls mould in the shower room. TV not working reported to reception nothing done about it so Allin all a very poor hotel

When we arrived the receptionist was very unwelcoming. Given key and told where the lift was situated. The existing decoration (wallpaper badly creased in corners), paint falling off the windows, bathroom pipes had been given first aid, the splash trim around the bath was inadequate, the ceiling was all cracked from a leak above. In general the room was horrible although the bedding was fine. When I handed the key in this morning another receptionist all but ignored me and did not even say good morning or did you enjoy. She was probably frightened to ask.

Esplanade Oban Oban Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

The Regent Hotel places you next to St. John's Cathedral and Oban Distillery. This 83-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour front desk. McCaig's Tower and Oban War and Peace Museum are a short walk away.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee.


All 83 rooms provide coffee makers. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of The Regent Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and wedding services. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, Sea View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

55% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 996 reviews