The Royal Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, WiFi
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Overview of The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel

2.0 star property

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Room service
Argyll Square, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4BE

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMcCaig's Tower3 min walk
  • Popular LocationOban Ferry Terminal6 min walk
  • Popular LocationGlencruitten Golf Club12 min walk
  • AirportOban (OBN)16 min drive

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About this area


Located in Oban, The Royal Hotel is in the city center and near the beach. Ganavan Sands and Loch Linnhe reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Ardchattan Priory Garden and Wings Over Mull. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving and other activities like golfing.

What's nearby

  • McCaig's Tower - 3 min walk
  • Oban Distillery - 5 min walk
  • Oban Ferry Terminal - 6 min walk
  • St. John's Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Glencruitten Golf Club - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Oban Station - 1 min walk
  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) - 108 min drive


  • MacGillivray's Seafood - 2 min walk
  • Spice World - 3 min walk
  • Coriander - 3 min walk
  • The Corryvreckan - 3 min walk
  • Waterfront Fishouse - 4 min walk

About this property

The Royal Hotel

Eco-friendly hotel in the city center
A bar, conference space, and a restaurant are just a few of the amenities provided at The Royal Hotel. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services
  • A ballroom, a TV in the lobby, and an elevator
  • Wedding services, a banquet hall, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All guestrooms at The Royal Hotel offer perks such as 24-hour room service, in addition to amenities like safes and WiFi.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Coffee/tea makers, heating, and daily housekeeping

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (GBP 5.00 per night)
  • In-room WiFi has a 2-device limit
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 12.95 for adults and GBP 6.95 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service


  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe

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89% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 3 PM - 2 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 4 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 12.95 for adults and GBP 6.95 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: GBP 5.00 per night (2-device limit, rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Royal Hotel Oban
Royal Oban
The Royal Hotel Oban
The Royal Hotel Hotel
The Royal Hotel Hotel Oban

Frequently asked questions

Is The Royal Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at The Royal Hotel?

As of Sep 25, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Royal Hotel on Oct 26, 2022 start from $112.95, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Royal Hotel?

Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at The Royal Hotel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 2 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Royal Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is The Royal Hotel located?

Located in the heart of Oban, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of McCaig's Tower, Oban Distillery, and Oban Ferry Terminal. St. John's Cathedral and Glencruitten Golf Club are also within 15 minutes. Oban Station is only a 1-minute walk.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Royal Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Royal Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Royal Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 95 out of 518 reviews
5 - Excellent 18%
Rating 4 - Good. 221 out of 518 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 138 out of 518 reviews
3 - Okay 27%
Rating 2 - Poor. 45 out of 518 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 19 out of 518 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great location, friendly stuff. Interior fairly old.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Could not get a good look at outside of building because of scaffolding as work being done.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

nigel christopher
Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
the hotel was dated and tired not the best room ive ever stayed in
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location and staff awesome
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Central location but flore boards noisy 11pm to 5am if hotel full with noisy nocturnal guest types or if a late wedding gets hosted. Recommend a request for a quiet part of hotel if possible. Check in receptionist resolved date confusion.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Conveniently located so easy to walk to most places.. very old structure and elevator took forever..
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Not sure if all the rooms are the same but mine was in serious need of a refurb or at the very least a serious spruce up. So, so dated which makes it look dirtier than it probably is. Could not even crack open the window and half the blinds were hanging broken! Considering how much they charge for a room, it’s quite shocking. Yes, it is a very convenient location but come on, a fresh lick of paint and deep clean wouldn’t go a miss there… Thankfully wifi was good and staff was nice which is about the only nice thing I can say about this place.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Traditional and comfortable Breakfast was was really nice and plenty of choice Staff were very helpful.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Anthony C.
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Property was like stepping into a time capsule. It has an earlier Age Charm. The Staff were great. Friendly and efficient. I enjoyed my tome there
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022