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Columba Hotel (Oban, United Kingdom)


Columba Hotel (Oban, United Kingdom)

About Columba Hotel

Victorian seaside hotel Columba Hotel in Oban is located directly on the North Pier and is a great base for exploring the Western Highlands. 49 classically furnished rooms, some with hill or sea views, feature flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and coffee and tea making facilities. En suite bathrooms include toiletries, and family rooms are available. Lifts connect all floors in this non-smoking hotel. Columba Hotel offers special rates to those attending functions in the area. There is limited hotel parking with paid parking next door. On site eateries are Alba Restaurant, which offers a table d'hôte menu; Italian fare at Bar Rio; and the Pier Cafe. Seafood is the popular choice in Oban. Known as the Gateway to the Islands, numerous Calmac ferries leave from Oban. World famous Oban whisky is distilled just across the street from the hotel. The city is famous for its drinking, shopping, and kayaking.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool(Unavailable)
  • Spa(Unavailable)
  • Parking(Unavailable)
  • Pets(Unavailable)
  • A/C(Unavailable)
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym(Unavailable)

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 1067  reviews from:
  • LocationExcellent  (9.0 / 10)
  • RoomsGood  (7.6 / 10)
  • ServiceFair  (7.3 / 10)
  • CleanlinessVery good  (8.0 / 10)
  • Value for moneyGood  (7.6 / 10)

Positive Reviews


A prime location in the Western Highlands.

Many say the best thing about this hotel is its location in Oban and in Scotland. With the harbour only a few minutes away, connecting to the islands is extremely convenient. Furthermore, nearly all of Oban can be reached on foot.


Clean rooms with lovely views.

Clean, spacious rooms have the possibility of fantastic sea views. The rooms are classically furnished in homey colours that invite you to settle in, no matter the weather outside.


Amiable staff to assist during your stay.

Staff get top marks for friendliness, willingness to assist travellers, and kindness to children.

Negative Reviews


Feels tired and old.

The hotel might have seen better days and is in need of a refurbishing. Rooms can be cold, as can showers.


Lift doesn't always work, holds only a few people.

The hotel's lift could do with a replacing. Old and a bit rickety, it fits only about two people, and some strength is required to open the doors.


Beds are disappointing, uncomfortable.

The mattresses are not said to always be terribly comfortable. Issues like dips in the middle and two beds pushed together to make a double have been reported by unhappy sleepers.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Entrance hall/lobby
  3. Hotel bar
  4. Non-smoking rooms
  5. Restaurant
  6. 24-hour reception
  7. Snack bar
  8. WiFi in public areas
  9. Room service
  10. Doctor on site
  11. Free WiFi (public areas)
  12. Luggage storage
For children
  1. Cot
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
  5. Central heating
  6. Electric kettle
  7. Radio
  8. Desk
  9. Cable TV
  10. WiFi
  11. Free WiFi (rooms)
  12. Coffee machine
Hotel characteristics
  1. LGBTQ+ friendly
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


The Esplanade , PA34 5QD , Oban , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1631562183 | Fax: +44 1631564683 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about Columba Hotel

  • Is there a pool area at Columba Hotel?

    No, Columba Hotel doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at Columba Hotel?

    No, Columba Hotel doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at Columba Hotel?

    No, Columba Hotel doesn’t provide parking.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at Columba Hotel?

    Check-in at Columba Hotel is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is Columba Hotel located?

    Columba Hotel is located in The Esplanade, PA34 5QD, Oban, United Kingdom.