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Oban hotel Welcome to the gateway to Argyll and the Isles where the romantic luxury of the Oban Caledonian Hotel beckons.

The Oban Caledonian is Oban’s landmark building. This luxury 3 star hotel rises from the water’s edge, commanding breathtaking views over the sheltered bay of Oban to the romantic hills and islands of Scotland’s magnificent west coast.

Gaze seaward as the sun slips behind Hebridean hills and a friendly Highland hospitality unfolds. Oban is the perfect gateway for exploring Argyll and the Isles, discover a castle or two or sail to Mull, Iona and the Inner Hebrides.

The Oban Caledonian Hotel Accommodation

The Oban Caledonian is the perfect base for your break in the Highlands of Scotland and offers wonderful short breaks, midweek and weekend breaks, B&B and fantastic food in unique and spectacular surroundings.

Captains' Rooms
Follow in the footsteps of the great travellers of the past and seek out one of these large well appointed bedrooms. Refurbished within the last year, these rooms boast magnificent west facing views over Oban Bay to the Hebridean Island of Mull and the mountains of Morvern. A suite is also available at a supplement of charge per person, per night.

All Captains' Rooms include:
. Premium position with bay and sunset views
. Luxury bathroom with selected toiletries
. Sleigh or captains bed
. Bathrobes
. CD Player, radio and television
. 12 o'clock check out
. Iron, ironing board & hairdryer
. Travellers Store - stocked with teas, coffee, sparkling water, fresh fruit and home baking
. Complimentary Newspaper

Ocean View Rooms
Premium Ocean View rooms guarantee uninterrupted west facing views as above with feature bed. All have a distinct character and have been fully refurbished within the last year and are standard in size.

All Ocean View Rooms include:
. Telephone
. Television
. Tea and coffee making facilities
. King or double bed
. Bath and shower

Standard Room
Most standard rooms are of a similar size and standard to Ocean View rooms but have a view to McCaig's Folly or the Soroba Hills; some are more compact but have an Ocean View. Two disabled rooms are also available.

All Standard Rooms include:
. Telephone
. Television
. Tea and coffee making facilities
. King, double or twin beds
. Bath or shower

Eating out in Oban is a diverse experience with many award winning restaurants, cafés, bars, bistros and seafood restaurants. Guests at The Oban Caledonian can choose from two of the best dining experiences in the town.

The Restaurant Caledonian is a Victorian dining room, carefully restored with chandeliers and ornate plaster. Each day our chefs create a fine dining menu which skillfully reflects the best of Scotland’s larder. All of our dishes are freshly cooked using care and imagination, a fusion of modern and traditional Scottish and International cuisine.

The Café Caledonian boasts wonderful views of the bay, a menu for all day dining and a cosmopolitan wine list. The Oban Caledonian’s two restaurants present the best of what is on offer in the Argyll area.

Weddings & Romance
A traditional Scottish wedding set in the Highlands is the stuff that dreams are made of and we invite you to make your timeless vow of commitment in one of Scotland’s most romantic settings.

Enveloped in panoramic views of mountains, lochs and islands the sheltered setting of Oban has for centuries captivated artists and poets. The historic Oban Caledonian Hotel is a luxury 3 star hotel offering stylish, contemporary comfort and service.

Various dining areas and a wide selection of room options, make it a hassle free venue solution to host your distinctive Highland wedding. Weddings can be held at one of the beautiful local churches and civil ceremonies can be arranged by contacting the local Registrar.

The staff at The Oban Caledonian love hosting weddings and a dedicated Wedding Planner will help to plan your perfect day from start to finish.

Business Facilities
Where earth, sea and sky meet and great minds come together. Whether you need a meeting space on short notice or have an annual meeting schedule The Oban Caledonian Hotel provides the flexible solution.

All our options and facilities are tailor made for your ease of use, from boardroom set ups to delegate room choices and menus. To ensure all your requirements are met you will have a dedicated Conference Specialist. We ensure that your conference is handled by our professional and friendly staff from start to finish.

At the hotel you will find 59 refurbished comfortable 3 star bedrooms sleeping 115 delegates all with their own private bathroom, colour TV, radio and direct dial telephone and Free wi fi internet access is available to guests in all public areas of the hotel.

Even in the smaller detail you will discover our flexible approach towards meeting your needs. If you need extra photocopies or documents typed, let us know and for a nominal fee we will take the strain away from you. We also offer fax and e-mail facilities.

Local Area
Visit Oban to find out why it has been described as one of the most scenic travel destinations. The sheltered port of Oban (“little bay” in Gaelic) is surrounded by breathtaking views of earth, sea and sky, which have enthralled artists, authors, composers, and poets for centuries.

Known as the gateway to Argyll and the Isles, Oban is the perfect starting point for your own journey to discover the enchantment of the west coast of Scotland. Oban has always been known as the traveler’s rest. As a small town with a resident population of circa. 8,500 this unofficial capital of the West Highlands often swells with large numbers of visitors.

Oban is renowned for its fabulous views, the ocean promenade, islands all around, ancient monuments and castles, and outdoor activities such as diving, hiking, fishing, bird-watching even whale spotting.
Queen Victoria even gave the town of Oban the royal seal of approval when she described it as "one of the finest spots we have seen".

Attractions and Activities
The Oban Caledonian is set in the heart of one Scotland’s most scenic travel destinations. Known as the gateway to Argyll and the Isles, Oban is the perfect origin for your journey to discover the magic of the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland.

With such a wealth of things to see and do here in Oban and Lorn it can be difficult to decide what to do! Many of our guests choose to stay for an extra day or two to allow them to complete their sightseeing at a more leisurely pace.

Excellent ways to relax AND enjoy this magical part of the Highlands of Scotland include:

Spot a whale or dolphin on one of the many day tours and trips to Mull, Iona, Staffa and The Treshnish Isles which leave the harbour every day. Strolling around the Glorious Gardens of Argyll, an outstanding range of plant from home and more exotic locations.

Lazing over a picnic on a beach or a mountainside. Clear air and breath-taking scenery – all for nothing!
Visit the Oban distillery, see the distillers at work and enjoy a complementary dram.

Take a drive through the famous scenery of Glencoe and stop off for lunch at our sister hotel, The Isles of Glencoe Hotel & Leisure Centre. Here you have complementary use of their Leisure Club facilities to refresh you before the drive home by scenic Loch Linnhe.

Oban is an ideal base for the adventure seeker. On foot – outdoor walking for everyone. From leisurely short walks, hiking, rambling through to full on mountain climbing.

On water – by loch and by ocean! Ease your way in with loch cruises, ferry rides and sailing and then move up a gear to rib rides, watersports and wreck diving!

On wheels – activities on 2 and 4 wheels. Mountain biking, rally karting and endless scenic drives.
On horseback – something for all ages! Trekking and riding through the Highland countryside.

Island Hopping
Renowned as "the gateway to Argyll and The Isles", Oban is an ideal base for Island hopping and Island tours. We cannot emphasize enough the variety of views, wildlife, beaches and scenery you will find. The perfect holiday.

No less than 10 islands are within easy reach for a day trip including:

. Mull - with beaches, castles and a host of attractions
. Iona - the birthplace of British christianity and burial place of Kings
. Staffa - famous for Fingal’s Cave and the inspiration for Mendelssohn’s celebrated Hebrides overture
. Lismore - rich in historical sites and wildlife and the perfect island for a day’s cycling

Sail by ferry or choose from the host of private boat trips which depart from the harbour each day.
More far flung destinations include the Western Isles, Colonsay, Islay and even St Kilda. We recommend that you take several days on these islands and stay at The Oban Caledonian at either side of your journey.

For Families
Families love coming back to The Oban Caledonian for short breaks and longer holidays. We have a range of family accommodation and children can dine from their very own menu or try something a little more grown up from the adults menu.

Oban is a great place for family holidays and you will enjoy recalling the memories of your visits for years to to come.

Top child friendly things to do in Argyllshire include touring inside a hollow mountain at Cruachan Power Station and watching the fish, seals and otters at the Sea Life Centre.

Other firm favourites with our guests are sailing over to Balamory (Tobermory), visiting Ganavan or one of the other lovely beaches and of course swimming at the local Atlantis Leisure Centre.

Hotel History
The history of the Hotel is fascinating. Completed around 1882 with the arrival of the West Highland Railway in Oban. The Hotel was originally known as The Station Hotel and was owned by the Campbell family who retained ownership until the 1950's.

During the Second World War the Hotel was requisitioned by the Royal Navy as their base in the town. Oban was a major base for transatlantic Convoys, a large RAF base was established at Connel in association with this and Oban was also the base for the famous Flying Boats.

At the same time as the Hotel was built the Royal Highland Yacht Club was established and the Hotel continues to be the base for this regatta. During the 60's the building was renamed as The Caledonian Hotel and at this time was one of the first Hotels in the Highlands to boast "a motorized lift and central heating".

In 2002 was closed for major refurbishment and now offers stylish, contemporary comfort and service. The hotel has 59 bedrooms, many with fine views over Oban Bay to the mountains of Mull and Ardgour.

The Oban Caledonian Hotel is situated in the town centre overlooking Oban Bay, immediately opposite the Rail and Ferry terminals and close to all facilities.

By Car:
Coming from the South via Glasgow you will travel on the A82 Glasgow to Fort William road to Tyndrum where you join the A85 to Oban.

Coming from the North via Fort William take the A82 and cross the Ballachulish Bridge, when you come to a roundabout take the left hand (Oban – A828) exit. Follow the road across the Connel Bridge and at the T-junction turn left for Oban.

By Train:
First ScotRail runs twice daily trains from Queen Street Station in Glasgow.

By Coach:
Citylink coaches stop directly outside the hotel and there are daily services from Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Dundee.

By Ferry:
Ferries from Mull, Colonsay, the Western Isles and more sail and berth just beyond our front door!

By Air:
The nearest Airports are Glasgow and Edinburgh.

By Sea Plane!
Arrive in style right onto the water. Loch Lomond Seaplanes offer a unique experience to get your holiday underway!

Email The Oban Caledonian Hotel enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com