Great Western

Corran EsplanadePA34 5PPObanUnited Kingdom
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About Great Western

Great Western is a 19th-century hotel set on Oban’s esplanade, overlooking the bay.

Guest rooms boast contemporary decor and lots of natural light. 32” flat screen, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi and hair dryer are standard. Some rooms have private balconies and a bay view.

Great Western offers 24-hour reception and concierge services. There is a charge for on-site parking.

The hotel features a restaurant which specialises in seafood. The hotel bar serves cocktails, beer, wine and snacks. Both facilities afford panoramic views of the bay. For a sweet treat try Oban Chocolate Company nearby.

Oban Esplinade, where you’ll find a plethora of shops and eateries, as well as access to the beach, is just outside your door. Oban Distillery and Oban War and Peace Museum are a short walk away. Glencruitten Golf Course, Dunstaffnage Castle, Sea Life Sanctuary and Mull of Kintyre are a short drive away.


Corran Esplanade, PA34 5PP, Oban, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1631)563101 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Location, location, location.

Great Western is smack dab in the middle of Oban esplanade where you can walk to the beach, shops, restaurants, bars and lots of popular tourist destinations.

A great staff welcomes you in.

A warm, personable staff is at the ready and happy to accommodate most any request. The concierge can point you in the direction of great places to eat and all the local entertainments and even regale you with the history of your surroundings.

Fantastic bay view.

The views go on forever and seem to change with the hour depending on which way the wind blows. And if you upgrade to a room with a balcony, you’ll be able to enjoy your own personal slice of beauty without having to leave your room.

Negative Reviews

They have an early check-out.

Check-out time is 10:00 am which makes for an early start and not a lot of time at the hotel, as check in isn’t until 3:00 pm. If you are only there for one night, this makes for a very short stay.

The food is so-so.

The food at the hotel’s restaurant is hit or miss. Sometimes hot food is served cold and sometimes it’s overcooked. Also, at times, the service leaves something to be desired. But luckily, there are lots of other restaurants just outside your door from wh

The hotel is mid-facelift.

The guest rooms at Great Western are in the process of being renovated so be sure to ask for a room that’s already undergone a face lift when you check in.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 452 reviews across the web
7.3 /10
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    7.7 /10
7.3 out of 10 based on 452 reviews