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Oban hotel Our family run, comfortable and friendly 3 star hotel on the romantic coast of Argyll in the Scottish Highlands with the finest sea views on the west coast.

We pride ourselves on offering the very best in service, tranquil accommodation, tasteful decor and a gourmet dining experience (our restaurant has been awarded two Rosettes by the AA every year since 2000), all set amongst the stunning romantic scenery of the Scottish West Highlands.

All our rooms have magnificent sea views over Asknish Bay towards Jura, Shuna and Scarba which will take your breath away.

Loch Melfort Hotel Accommodation

A Scottish Country House with 25 individually styled bedrooms – choose from the original Main House or Scandinavian style Cedar Wing.

Loch Melfort Hotel offers a choice of 25 spotlessly clean bedrooms all with stunning sea views, ranging from luxury suites, superior rooms and standard rooms, each with its own individual style and charm. Many of our bedrooms are dog friendly and accessible for those who require no stairs. We also welcome children and have baby-friendly and family friendly rooms.

Master Bedroom and Junior Suite
The largest rooms in the house are the Master Bedroom and Junior Suite which offer wonderful panoramic views over Asknish Bay towards Jura, Shuna and Scarba.

Refurbished in February 2009, these rooms are elegantly decorated in rich colours and fabrics, and furnished with fresh flowers, local landscapes and antiques. These were the rooms originally occupied by the owner of the house in times gone by.

The emphasis is on relaxation so in these rooms you’ll find plenty of plump cushions and either cosy armchairs or sofas. King size double beds are standard, dressed with Egyptian cotton sheets and cosy duvets.

DVD players are a feature of these rooms and you’ll find a comprehensive selection at reception. Fresh fruit and lifestyle magazines are included to help your stay be even more comfortable. Due to its’ size, the Junior Suite can accommodate up to three children under 12 on extra beds without compromising your comfort.

All our rooms have information personally supplied by us about local attractions, walks and gardens to visit. We can also book specific excursions that we have arranged.

Complimentary newspapers are available daily in the lounges. A guest internet computer is available in the reception area.

Main House Bedrooms
As well as 2 Suites in the Main House, we have 3 other cosy rooms with king-size beds, which can be made into double or twin bed rooms. Enjoy stunning views from the windows across Asknish Bay over to the Sound of Jura. All our main house bedrooms were given a face-lift during 2009.

Cedar Wing Bedrooms
We have 20 ensuite bedrooms in the Cedar Wing, all individually designed and each with either private terrace or balcony overlooking the stunning views.

These rooms are all bright, spacious and comfortable with a full range of facilities, including tea trays and colour TVs. We continue to roll out our refurbishment programme, upgrading the Cedar Wing rooms to Superior rooms.

5 of the ground floor bedrooms are specifically available for our many guests who like to bring their dog with them – the immediate access to the gardens via the terrace is always welcome by your faithful friend!

Family Friendly Rooms
We are always happy to have children to stay and can accommodate them comfortably in your bedroom for a small supplement.

Our Junior Suite can take up to 3 extra beds in it, our Master Suite 2 extra beds and our other bedrooms one extra bed and a cot. We aim to make your stay as easy as possible, so baby-listening is available, baby monitors can be borrowed from reception or a babysitter can be arranged with prior notice.

Toys, books and games will be put in all rooms when children stay to make their time with us more fun and give you a bit of peace and quiet!

A child-friendly menu for under 12s is available daily in our Bistro, or well-behaved children are welcome to dine in our Asknish Bay Restaurant.

Children will love our newly opened playground next to the Bistro complete with swings, slide and plenty of climbing! Children are welcome to visit our three Highland Cattle; Campbell, McDonald and Dougal, especially at feeding time, when they help feed them hay with parental supervision.

We also have ducks on our pond, who are happy to be fed a bit of bread, or our newly arrived hens. Why not have a freshly laid egg for breakfast?

Accessible Bedrooms
In 2009, one ground floor bedroom is being converted into a Disabled-friendly room, meeting Disability Scotland regulations in order to provide increased levels of comfort for those that need assistance.

Our other 9 ground floor bedrooms are available for those people who do not wish to climb stairs. All our public rooms are accessible by wheelchair, including our Restaurant, bistro and lounges.

The Perfect Holiday Break for You and Your Dog
Loch Melfort Hotel is a dog-lovers paradise and we are very happy to welcome well behaved dogs. Not only do 10 of our 25 bedrooms have direct access out to the hotel grounds and coast beyond, but we are also located in the most magnificent area for long coastal or hill walks.

The West Coast of Scotland is a perfect location for a short break with your dog. And if you don’t feel like moving too far away from Loch Melfort Hotel don’t worry as there is plenty of space in the grounds around the hotel to exercise your dog.

Forgotten your four legged friend's bed? Don’t worry, we can provide you with all the essentials to make your dogs stay comfortable, from doggie beds to food and water bowls. Pet accommodation charges apply.

Be a Responsible Dog Owner
Dogs should always be kept on a lead in public places unless you have been advised otherwise.

Local Vets
Local vets are available in both Oban and Lochgilphead:

Asknish Bay Restaurant
If you are looking for a restaurant which serves great food, including amazing local seafood, and offers exciting wines, specially selected by passionate wine lovers, you will love the Asknish Bay Restaurant at Loch Melfort Hotel.

Choose from freshly caught langoustines, lobster and crab, Islay scallops, select cuts of meat from Barbreck Farm in Ardfern and game in season, all sourced from Argyll suppliers and cooked by our talented team. Add to this seasonal vegetables and aromatic herbs in season and you have true gourmet excellence.

No wonder the Asknish Bay Restaurant's reputation for fine food and friendly, dedicated service is fast growing, making it a favourite with house guests and locals alike - including diners from Glasgow and Edinburgh who appreciate being able to escape the city and find themselves dining in a restaurant with the finest views on the West Coast...

Our food has been consistently awarded 2 Rosettes by the AA since 2000 and we are justifiably proud of this.

When it comes to food for the Asknish Bay Restaurant, we are ardent about sourcing the freshest and best quality local ingredients for our menus, and have sourced some wonderful produce, grown and prepared by kindred spirits who reside mainly in Scotland and close to Loch Melfort.

Almost everything is home-made at Loch Melfort Hotel, from bread, to marmalade, ice-cream and even our very own Scottish tablet, the exquisite local confectionary delight!

We know that guests always like to get a flavour for the food they can expect to be served before they visit. Every day a new dinner menu is devised by the Chefs, offering a 5 course gourmet dinner, including appetizer and soup course, with at least four choices for each course.

Our impeccable, yet informal and friendly service will give you plenty of time to talk to your friends, enjoy the food or simply admire the breathtaking view.

Private Dining
Whatever your reason for dining - catching up with friends, a birthday, anniversary, corporate dining, or simply a romantic Dinner – our chefs will work with you to create a menu tailored to your needs, along with your choice of entertainment.

From light Scottish folk music or a magician to a fireworks display on the lawn, you can be sure to take away special memories of the occasion.

For parties of up to 14 people, the panelled Library Room, situated in the oldest part of the Main House is available all year for special lunches or elegant candlelit private dinners as well as corporate meetings.

In addition, our Asknish Bay Restaurant, with its spectacular views and spacious seating area, is available for larger parties and events.

Remember, at Loch Melfort is also available Chartroom II - next door to the NTS Arduaine Gardens. For garden enthusiasts, sailors or just those wanting an informal place to have a meal and refreshments, the Chartroom II provides a wonderful balance of spectacular views, casual dining and delicious food.

Our legendary langoustines are served daily, along with lobster and crab. All our food, including Highland Beef Burgers and Beer Battered Haddock are home-made and our policy of buying food locally wherever possible applies to all our dishes. Vegetarian options are also available. The Chartroom II directly overlooks Asknish Bay with wonderful views out to Shuna, Jura and Scarba as well as Skerries.

For sailors, why not moor up on one of our four private moorings, available free of charge from April - October and walk up the path from the slipway to enjoy lunch or supper. Our Bistro is also equipped with showers for those sailors who wish to have a clean and tidy up before eating!

Plenty of hanging space for oilys is available and don’t worry about muddy wellies; we’ll soon clean up any mess you leave behind! In the summer why not sit outside and enjoy a drink in our seating area and enjoy a magical sunset or just soak up the sun rays. In the winter, our cosy fire will keep you warm whilst you enjoy the magnificent waves crashing against the rocks in the high winds.

The Chartroom II is family friendly and we serve children’s meals or half portions from our main menu. Highchairs and baby changing facilities are available, as well as a welcome box of toys and games to keep the little ones amused whilst you relax and enjoy the view.

A children’s playground is available in front of the Bistro, so your children can burn some energy whilst you keep an eye on them from one of our new outside tables and chairs. At lunch time why not enjoy watching our Highland Cows, Campbell, Dougal and McDonald, being fed.

When you discover Loch Melfort Hotel, a wildly romantic 25-bedroom Scottish Country House Hotel, with simply breathtaking views over Asknish Bay to Jura, Shuna and the islands beyond, you know you've found somewhere different, somewhere extra special for your wedding celebrations.

We are fully licensed for civil weddings and there is a Church of Scotland Minister available or Humanist Celebrant available locally if you prefer.

There are also the pretty Churches in Kilninver, Kilmelford or picturesque Craignish, with stunning views out across the sea to Craignish Point.

After taking your vows or church blessing we can arrange for a horse and carriage to take you up the winding coastal road to Loch Melfort Hotel for your reception of 2 to 100 guests. Alternatively why not sail over by boat as a unique start to your wedding reception?

Our Manager, Wedding Co-ordinator and Team give personal attention from the early planning stages through to organising the very finest detail and to supporting you on the day. Our Head Chef also meets up with wedding clients to help create a bespoke menu and Calum will be happy to advise which wines from his cellar would be most suitable to accompany your wedding breakfast and budget.

Samantha Turnbull, our Duty Manager says "Relaxed informality is top of the agenda with emphasis on ensuring you feel totally at ease - almost as if you were having a wedding in your own home, but with all the hard work taken away". Why not come along for a visit. We will be delighted to show you around and discuss what is important to you for your special day.

Meetings and Corporate Hospitality
Sometimes business is done best where business is not usually done.

It's not often easy to find the space and the time to focus on the things that really need to be done. In business, this is especially so. Whether what needs to be done is visionary thinking or team building, or simply creating a better relationship with your clients and colleagues, Loch Melfort Hotel’s unique setting, accommodation and ambience can provide the space to breathe the life back into you and your business.

From formal boardroom to informal gatherings or theatre style arrangements to break out spaces - we can provide all of this whilst ensuring more a sense of home than hotel. And we guarantee that whether a first time visitor or a regular here at Loch Melfort Hotel, the impact of our inspirational space, both inside and out, will remain.

So, if you're looking for an extra special conference venue near Oban you've found it - here!

Loch Melfort Hotel’s 25 comfortable ensuite bedrooms offer all modern amenities required for meetings, conferences and seminars. A choice of 3 versatile meeting and dining rooms – all with natural daylight - offer spectacular views over the surrounding gardens and sea, providing a tranquil, unhurried atmosphere that helps concentration. Stress melts away, as you inhale the crisp country air - leaving the mind free to focus clearly.

Loch Melfort Hotel specializes in fresh seafood, landed locally at Arduaine, as well as local game and meat. If you love fine cuisine and interesting wines, and require a special meeting or conference venue for a discreet gathering, then this is the place for you.

If you take exclusive use of Loch Melfort Hotel, you can relax in the knowledge that the whole House is completely yours – total peace and quiet and no interruptions. Our dedicated team regularly takes care of many prestigious organizations and offers attentive, yet unobtrusive service.

The sought after panelled Library provides a distinctive, relaxed atmosphere for high profile meetings, important corporate occasions and special celebrations.

A range of quality corporate activities and partners' programmes can easily be arranged.

Attractions and Activities
For others, Loch Melfort Hotel is one of the best country house hotels near Oban for making the most of the West Coast of Scotland’s many attractions. Find your pleasure getting out and about, walking, sailing, fishing, painting, taking photos, bird watching or going further afield and enjoying the spectacular countryside and exciting activities on offer in the Oban and Lorn area.

Perhaps, though, the greatest attraction of our gentle wilderness is simply the chance to relax, to take life slowly in an atmosphere of profound calm. The weather is mild, even in winter, and guests at Loch Melfort hotel (and their pets ) are free to wander as they please through the woods and over the hills. The short walk down to the sea takes you to a sandy, pebbly bay, where mooring is offered for boats of up to thirty-five feet.

Getting there from the Information Centre:

From Oban follow the A816 south towards Lochgilphead. The hotel is 19 miles south of Oban and is signposted from the road. Aprox 25 minutes by car from Oban or Lochgilphead.

Getting There by Car:
The hotel is just over two and half hours from Glasgow. For a direct route, follow the M8 West to junction 30, then north on the A82 towards Tarbet. At Tarbet take the A83 and follow the signs for Inverary and Lochgilphead.

At Lochgilphead, take the Oban road (A816). The hotel is at Arduaine, 18 miles to the North and is clearly signposted. From Edinburgh, head North-West to Stirling on the M9 to junction 10. Continue on the A84 to Tyndrum and Oban on the A85. In Oban take the A816. The Loch Melfort Hotel is 19 miles south of Oban on the A816.

Getting There by Railway:
The nearest station is in Oban approximately 25 minutes drive away. There is a direct bus link or arrange pick up in advance with the hotel reception.

Getting there by Aeroplane:
The nearest airport routes are Glasgow or Edinburgh. Glasgow airport is approximately 2 hours drive and Edinburgh 3 hours drive away. Car hire is essential as there are limited public transport links.

Getting There by Ferry:
Oban is the hub of ferry service to the islands.

Email Loch Melfort Hotel enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com