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11 rooms from £120 per night
Photo of The Manor House, Argyll

“Charming listed property with stunning views over Oban Bay. Cosy individually designed bedrooms are traditional in style with pretty Toile de Jouy wallpaper and fabrics. The restaurant offers a daily changing menu showcasing the best of local ingredients. Great for exploring the West Coast.”

“Charming listed property with stunning views over Oban Bay. Cosy individually designed bedrooms are traditional in style with pretty Toile de Jouy wallpaper and fabrics. The restaurant offers a daily changing menu showcasing the best of local ingredients. Great for exploring the West Coast.”

Hotel Review

Beatrice and Daniel Rogger became new owner-managers of this historic mansion (built for the 5th Duke of Argyll in 1780) in 2021. They have brought Swiss professionalism to the hotel - everything from the bar and restaurant to bedrooms ticks like a precision-made watch. That alone makes The Manor House stand out in Oban, a transit town replete with unprepossessing B&Bs but a little short of places to spend more than one night before catching a ferry to Mull, Islay or Jura or heading on by road or rail to Fort William or Loch Ness. But stay a little longer to relish Isle of Mull scallops, wild partridge, or local venison in the restaurant, alongside a reasonably priced wine list, and sip a local malt whisky in the cosy bar. Beatrice and Daniel have replaced some slightly dated furniture in some bedrooms, and plan to refresh others, but only the most finicky guest could take exception to the way they are now. Behind the hotel, a well-kept lawn overlooks the harbour – on a summer day, it's a perfect place to watch ferries and trawlers come and go, and sunsets are awesome all year round. Nearby sights and visitor experiences on the doorstep include McCaig's Tower (Oban's magnificent Victorian folly), the historic Oban Distillery, and Dunstaffnage Castle, and the hotel is an ideal base too for day trips and wildlife cruises to the isles of Mull and Staffa. Oban's harbour, Ferry Terminal and railway station are less than 10 minutes walk from the front door.

 

Written by Robin Gauldie

Recommended For

  • Active Holiday
  • With hiking, biking, and sailing all popular local pursuits - this is a good option for an outdoorsy holiday
  • Romantic Break
  • Cosy rooms, roaring fireplaces, fine dining, and wonderful views all set the scene for a romantic hideaway
  • Great walks
  • This is stunning walking country and there are trails for short ambles or more serious hikes
  • Sailing
  • For sailors there is a private 60ft deep mooring in front of the hotel
  • Other Activities
  • Take the five-minute ferry ride to visit the Isle of Kerrera
  • Mountain biking
  • Wildlife Area
  • Sights nearby
  • Foodies
  • Watersports
  • Cycling
  • Restaurant
  • Daily changing menu featuring the freshest local ingredients and highlighting the seafood
  • Pet friendly
  • There is one dog friendly room in which one well-behaved dog is allowed at a rate of £15
  • Views
  • Stunning views across Oban Bay to Lismore, Mull and the Morvern Peninsula
  • Historic
  • The property was built for the Duke of Argyll in 1780
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children over 12 are welcomed
  • Full of character
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Owner managed
  • Romantic
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Beach nearby
  • Seaviews

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Daily changing menu featuring the freshest local ingredients and highlighting the seafood
  • Pet friendly
  • There is one dog friendly room in which one well-behaved dog is allowed at a rate of £15
  • Views
  • Stunning views across Oban Bay to Lismore, Mull and the Morvern Peninsula
  • Sitting Room
  • With fireplace for cooler months
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children over 12 are welcomed
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Concierge
  • Garden

Activities

  • Great walks
  • This is stunning walking country and there are trails for short ambles or more serious hikes
  • Sailing
  • For sailors there is a private 60ft deep mooring in front of the hotel
  • Other Activities
  • Take the five-minute ferry ride to visit the Isle of Kerrera
  • Mountain biking
  • Wildlife Area
  • Sights nearby
  • Watersports
  • Cycling

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What kind of breakfast do you offer? Full Scottish with a large variety of other dishes to choose from

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? The Manor House Restaurant is onsite and offers fine dining to residents and non-residents.

Which are your most popular room types, and why? Sea View Rooms: Due to the waterfront location, all Sea View Rooms have unobstructed view over Oban Bay and the outlying Islands (Kerrera, Lismore, Mull and the peninsula of Morvern)

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