There are some great places to stay in Oban no matter what budget you are working with. My Voyage Scotland lists its top picks below!
Deriving from the fascinating Gaelic language, the name Oban means “little bay”. But when it comes to having an amazing Scottish break, this is a place that is very big on attractions!
Set on the west coast and surrounded by beautiful shores and stunning countryside, this is a harbour town that’s ideal for a relaxing holiday. But for the perfect holiday, you’ll need the perfect accommodation.
There are so many lovely choices of accommodation in Oban, you’ll be spoilt for choice! From hotels and guest houses to charming bed and breakfast establishments, you can be sure you’ll always be met with a warm welcome.
To make your decision a little easier, we’ve rounded up our top picks of camping sites, guest houses and hotels in Oban!
Hotels in Oban
With many different hotels in Oban, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for cosy and charming or pure luxury, there’s an Oban hotel for you! Check out our top picks below.
There are many great hotels in Oban, however, our star pick has to be The Royal Hotel.
If you are looking for location, this hotel in Oban is just 550 yards from its railway station and ferry terminal, making it an excellent choice for older travellers.
If you are looking for traditional Scottish hospitality, guests are treated to evening entertainment, where of course, all the great Scottish tunes will be played.Check Online Availability
Dungallan Country House
If you are looking for luxury accommodation in Oban you will find it at Dungallan Country House. This choice is on the high end of our budget range, but guests truly get what they pay for at this world-class guest house.
Enjoy the finer things in life while looking out on Oban shores, indulge a cocktail at Dungallan’s exclusive bar and take in the views or cosy up by an open log fire with a traditional malt whisky – the choice is yours!
Oban covers all ends of the scale when it comes to accommodation.
Travelling on a budget? Not a problem, Oban Backpackers has you covered.
This hostel in central Oban provides guests with a shared kitchen, a cosy common room, and an area to store luggage.Check Online Availability
Take a step back in time at the Columba Hotel and romanticise about the past in this unique hotel in Oban.
This hotel in Oban was built between 1865 and 1901 beside the stunning port area in the town.
Guests rate the Columba hotel for its regal rooms and wonderful service.Check Online Availability
Muthu Alexandra Hotel
Located between the Old Oban Baptist Church and the Bishop of Argyll & the Isles, The Alexandra Hotel boasts one of the best locations in the whole of Scotland.
With spectacular views across Oban Bay, you can enjoy spectating seabirds, seals and colourful sunsets!
This Oban Hotel offers guests bright and comfortable rooms, all of which are equipped with essentials to make your stay even more comfortable. The hotel restaurant uses only local ingredients and seasonal produce for truly delicious dishes.Check Online Availability
Perfectly located in the city centre of Oban, The Scot is a boutique, family-owned hotel that offers a relaxing and comfortable place to unwind. It’s the perfect base for exploring everything that Oban has to offer.
The Scot Hotel boasts stylishly decorated bedrooms with luxurious private bathrooms and sumptuous beds for a perfect night’s rest. Enjoy complimentary toiletries, free WiFi, and Freeview TV during your stay.
If you want to sample amazing Scottish cuisine, don’t forget to visit the hotel restaurant for tasty dishes including full cooked breakfasts and yummy evening meals.
Oban hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Why not enjoy a pre-dinner drink in The Scot Bar and sample the amazing range of beers, whiskies, and wines that are available?Check Online Availability
The Perle Oban Hotel
Hotels in Oban don’t get much more luxurious than this! Located in the harbour town centre, Perle Oban is a beautiful, luxury hotel & spa that boasts amazing views.
Oban train station and the ferry terminal is within walking distance, making it the perfect base for exploring the Highlands. This Oban hotel has 59 rooms, all unique thanks to the shape of the Victorian building.
For the ultimate luxurious hotel break, The Perle Oban Hotel also offers room facilities such as private bathrooms, Bose sound systems, Nespresso coffee machines, 100% cotton sheets and complimentary L’Occitane toiletries.Check Online Availability
If you’re looking for charming, friendly, and cosy hotels in Oban, take a look at The Lancaster Hotel. Family-owned since 1963, they aim to make sure your holiday is as pleasant as possible.
All the hotel rooms feature TVs, trouser presses, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and electric blankets for those chilly nights.
This Oban hotel also has two bar areas if you fancy kicking back with a drink and a charming dining room that serves breakfast to get your day started!Check Online Availability
Falls of Lora Hotel
Originally built in 1886, The Falls of Lora Hotel is a beautifully appointed building with a cosy lounge and dining room.
Why not relax in the bar while you sample some of the many brands of whisky available. The bistro offers an extensive à la carte menu, featuring only locally sourced produce for the tastiest dishes.
With 37 rooms, this Oban hotel has a range of accommodation options to suit everyone. All the rooms have private bathrooms with either showers or shower attachments, and each one is kitted out with essentials to make your stay even more pleasant.
Expect complimentary hospitality trays, central heating, TVs, hairdryers and direct dial telephones that incorporate baby listening facilities for families.Check Online Availability
The Great Western
Boasting a prime location on the Oban Esplanade, The Great Western Hotel is just a stone’s throw from the shops and the harbour with beautiful views over Oban Bay. The Western Isles and Glencoe are also nearby.
As a guest of The Great Western Hotel, you can enjoy the live entertainment as well as relax in the comfortable bar or lounge area. This Oban hotel also offers a variety of bedrooms to suit all styles and budgets, from single rooms to family rooms, there’s something for everyone.Check Online Availability
Bed and Breakfast Oban
If hotels in Oban aren’t really your thing, why not try bed and breakfast? Early risers will love waking up to a full breakfast each morning to kick start the day. Check out some of our favourite guest houses below.
Good food, quality accommodation, and front row sea views are on offer at McKay 4-star guest house.
Perfect for couples that are exploring Scotland with no strings attached, this romantic retreat is exclusively for adults.
Peace and quiet are both on offer here as the guest house is located 15 minutes’ walk away from the town centre – sit back and relax at Mackays.Check Online Availability
The Kilchrenan Inn
Located close to the shores of Loch Awe and nestled between the mountains of rural Oban, Argyll and Bute, sits the Kilchrenan Inn. Formally an 18th-century trading post, The Kilchrenan Inn has been carefully refurbished and offers luxury whilst still retaining its historical charm.
Just a short drive from Oban town centre, the Inn is surrounded by some of the best walking and cycling routes in Scotland.
Dine in the restaurant and sample some fine Scottish food, and relax with a drink by the log fire before retiring to your cosy and comfortable room. Don’t forget to head downstairs in the morning for a hearty breakfast to get your day started!Check Online Availability
Offering comfortable accommodation in Oban, Ardvaich House is the ideal base for a Scottish weekend break. The guest house is just 500m from Corran Halls and located 6km from Dunstaffnage Castle, perfect for history lovers!
All the rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and satellite channels, as well as a kettle, complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. Free WiFi is also available for guests to use.Check Online Availability
Inverasdale Bed and Breakfast
Inverasdale bed and breakfast is perfectly situated in a peaceful location that still offers easy access to Oban town centre. It has a relaxing home-from-home feeling and a high level of service is offered, plus a warm welcome to get your holiday started.
There are three rooms available including a single and double so there’s something for everyone. Each room includes free WiFi, toiletries, and a well-stocked hospitality tray!
Don’t forget to start your day with a full cooked breakfast in the bright and comfortable dining room. Lighter options are also available, as well as vegetarian dishes.Check Online Availability
Gramarvin Bed and Breakfast
Looking for comfortable and friendly Oban guest-houses? This wonderful bed and breakfast offers cosy rooms and is within easy walking distance of Oban town centre.
All the rooms have hospitality trays and flat-screen TVs. They each have a private bathroom with a shower and complimentary toiletries. Enjoy a continental breakfast in your room, or you can opt to take away and dine al fresco!Check Online Availability
With a perfect location on the Oban Esplanade, Glenburnie House offers exceptional bed and breakfast services with beautiful sea views across the Bay.
The accommodation has 12 en-suite bedrooms, all of which have been carefully decorated using only the best fabrics and beautiful colour schemes, whilst still keeping lots of the building’s original features.
Spacious and cosy, the rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and hot drinks trays. There’s also off-road parking.Check Online Availability
Ronebhal Guest House
One of the few Oban guest houses boasting a spot on the shores of Loch Etive, Ronebhal Guest House is a 4-star establishment just 5 miles from the picturesque town of Oban.
Inside the Edwardian property, you’ll find a warm and relaxing atmosphere along with comfortable and spacious bedrooms. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with a powerful walk-in rain shower for a luxurious experience.
Enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast each morning, made from only the best and locally sourced ingredients. This Oban B&B also boasts the VisitScotland’s “Taste our Best” award.Check Online Availability
Holiday Cottages Oban
If you want the freedom to come and go as you please with complete privacy, an Oban holiday cottage is a perfect choice.
These self-catering accommodation options provide the perfect base for exploring and enjoying everything Oban, Argyll & Bute have to offer.
Situated in Oban town centre, this apartment is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Perfectly located for those who want to discover the west coast by day and enjoy the restaurants and bars by night.
It’s also in a great location if you want to explore Argyll and the Highlands. The accommodation has 2 shower rooms and 3 bedrooms allowing it to sleep up to a total of 6 people. It’s the perfect accommodation for family or group holidays.Check Online Availability
Esplanade Court Apartments
This beautiful apartment accommodation in Oban, Argyll is located in a fantastic spot overlooking Oban Bay.
The Esplanade Court properties are well-equipped to provide a comfortable stay. It has 1 large bathroom and can sleep up to 4 people, making it perfect for a family holiday.
The accommodation is well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Enjoy a panoramic view of not only Oban Bay, but also the Isles of Kerrera, Lismore, and Mull!Check Online Availability
Located in a quiet and peaceful rural area, Bach is a beautiful detached self-catering property that boasts views across the inshore part of the Atlantic Ocean. This Oban apartment accommodation has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 6 people.
There’s also a spacious open-plan living area and the patio doors lead out on your own balcony where you can eat, drink, relax, and watch the world pass by.
This Oban property also has a natural water supply from its spring! On arrival, you’ll receive a welcome pack to make you feel at home.
If you want to explore Oban, take a look at Clan Cottages. These luxurious self-catering properties offer a relaxing atmosphere that will give you that real homely feeling. You’ll be in the middle of the Oban wildlife and stunning mountains, providing a real sense of peace.
Each accommodation has central heating and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. The cottages can also sleep different numbers of guests so whether you’re on a romantic couples trip or a family holiday, there’s an accommodation option to suit you.Check Online Availability
For those who love camping, we’ve picked out the best caravan and camping sites that Oban has to offer! The perfect way to get back to nature and relax!
Camping sites are perfect places for those who love the outdoors and taking in the fresh countryside air. Take a look at our top caravanning and camping site picks!
The perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries, Highfield Holidays is a small site that will always greet its guests with a warm welcome. It offers a range of both hardstanding and grass pitches, all with electric hook-ups, grey waste disposal, and water.
There are also glamping pods and luxury safari tents, complete with en-suite bathrooms and hot tubs! The pods are also pet-friendly and are equipped with their own dog pods.
Oban Caravan and Camping Park
Been on a search for the perfect Oban, Argyll camping site? Look no further. The Oban Caravan Park is dog-friendly and set in a beautiful location overlooking the Island of Kerrera.
There are lots of things to do and places to see in the surrounding areas. For the whisky connoisseurs, the Oban Distillery is nearby that offers tastings and tours. For the history buffs, Dunollie Castle is only a short drive away.
Loch Awe Camping Pods
Oban, Argyll is home to many camping sites but none quite as spectacular as the Loch Awe Camping Pods. The site offers luxury self-catering pods that are spacious, stylish, and comfortable.
Each one is equipped with a kettle, fridge, and an outdoor decked sitting area. Each pod is also well-insulated, so you’re sure to stay warm whatever the time of year.
Oban camping sites should offer spacious and comfortable spots and that’s exactly what Go Native provides. The charming Mongolian yurt was handmade in Ulan Bator and has beautiful hand-painted features.
On the deck, you’ll find a bench and a BBQ, with breathtaking views down to the village. There’s a pack of kindling and firewood to get you started and a box of games to keep you entertained during the evenings.
Oban Accommodation Self Catering
Self-catering options in Oban are great for travellers that are on the go. Luckily we have found the perfect option for you. See My Voyage Scotland’s top pick for self-catering travellers.
Rowan Tree Apartment
This modern home-away-from-home is our top pick for self-catering accommodation in Oban.
This modern apartment is the perfect base for those spending a weekend or even a week in the town due to its fabulous facilities!
Not only is it fully furnished, but free wifi and toiletries are also available at the Rowan Tree Apartment.Check Online Availability
Our next Oban, Argyll self-catering accommodation is Katie’s Flat, a 4-star apartment located in a quiet residential area. This 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom accommodation is perfect for couples and it’s been decorated to a very high standard.
Using only the finest brands including Cath Kidston, Laura Ashley, and The White Company, this is a true luxury apartment. The kitchen is completely equipped with everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay.Check Online Availability
Min Ghari Cottage
Accommodation in Oban, Argyll should be cosy, comfortable and stylishly decorated. Min Ghari cottage has a master bedroom that boasts a king-size bed with an en-suite plus a walk-in rain shower.
There is a further twin bedroom and all towels and bed linen are provided. The living room is a bright, generously sized open plan area consisting of a high-quality kitchen complete with a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and two fan assisted ovens.
The dining area features beautiful french doors that lead onto a decking area that becomes a glorious suntrap during the summer months. There is free WiFi and also private parking for one car plus street parking.Check Online Availability
The Ranald Apartments
The Ranald Apartments located in Oban, Argyll provide comfortable self-catering accommodation. The rooms are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay.
All of the properties have free WiFi and double glazing to keep you toasty warm. The accommodation is also conveniently close to Oban town centre and local amenities.Check Online Availability