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Hotel Kelvin (Oban, United Kingdom)


Hotel Kelvin (Oban, United Kingdom)

About Kelvin

This 1-star accommodation overlooks Oban Bay and is a grade B listed building that serves as a great base for exploring Argyll and the Islands. Guestrooms at the Kelvin Hotel are en suite and include tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi, and a television. Ironing boards are also available by request. Amenities for guests include a snug bar, guest lounge, and free onsite parking. The Kelvin Hotel offers a full Scottish breakfast with half- and full-board rates also available. The hotel is in the centre of town and includes waterfront views. It is also within easy reach of all transport links including the ferry terminal, the bus, and train stations.

Top amenities

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

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index® based on 797  reviews from:
  • LocationExcellent  (8.5 / 10)
  • RoomsFair  (7.3 / 10)
  • ServiceGood  (7.8 / 10)
  • CleanlinessVery good  (8.1 / 10)
  • Value for moneyGood  (7.5 / 10)

Positive Reviews


Stays are quiet despite the nearby bustle.

Even though the hotel is in the middle of Oban, guests will have to contend with very little noise while in their rooms. With spectacular views overlooking the bay, this hotel provides a great spot for a quiet holiday.


Hotel staff are a good source for information.

Given Oban’s position as a gateway to the Scottish Isles, planning an itinerary to get the most of the area can be overwhelming for people unfamiliar with the area. Luckily, the staff at this hotel are very knowledgeable and approachable and are happy to help visitors find out which spots are the best to see.


Handy location as a stopover accommodation.

For people exploring the area or travelling through it the Kelvin Hotel works as a great stopover accommodation. Not only is the hotel in a convenient spot for the ferries and buses that travel around the neighbouring islands, but since the property is in the centre of Oban, guests will have easy access to plenty of amenities.

Negative Reviews


Faded exterior can be off putting.

With its age, the exterior of this hotel has seen better days. Investing time in the building’s facade can freshen up the property and give a better first impression to visitors.


Some guests find the rooms to be a little small.

Depending on personal taste, some guests find the rooms at the Kelvin Hotel to be on the small side. That is especially true considering the price of a stay. However, with small rooms it encourages visitors to get out and take in the local atmosphere.


Not ideal for people who are less-abled.

Since the Kelvin Hotel is in a historical building, there is no lift for guests. Many of the guestrooms are also on the third floor at the top of a steep stair climb, which can be a challenge for people who are not in the best of shape.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Express check-in
  2. Parking
  3. Hotel bar
  4. Conference rooms
  5. Non-smoking rooms
  6. WiFi in public areas
  7. Hypoallergenic rooms
  8. Free WiFi (public areas)
  9. Free WiFi
  10. Safe distance
  11. Response protocol
  12. Online check-in/check-out
Room amenities
  1. Openable windows
  2. Television
  3. Central heating
  4. Electric kettle
  5. Cable TV
  6. WiFi
  7. Free WiFi (rooms)
  8. Coffee machine
  9. Flatscreen TV
Sports facilities
  1. Golf course
Suitable for
  1. Gay friendly
  1. Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 6:00


Shore Street , PA34 4LG , Oban , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1631)562150 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about Kelvin

  • Is there a pool area at Kelvin?

    No, Kelvin doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at Kelvin?

    No, Kelvin doesn’t allow pets.

  • Is parking available at Kelvin?

    Yes, Kelvin provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at Kelvin?

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

  • Where is Kelvin located?

    Kelvin is located in Shore Street, PA34 4LG, Oban, United Kingdom.