The Manor House

A stone villa built in 1870 for the Duke of Argyll, Leslie and Margaret Crane’s small, friendly hotel looks out over Oban Bay to Lismore, the Morvern hills and Mull. More

Contact details

Gallanach Road
Argyll and Bute
PA34 4LS
01631 562087

Hotel information


11. 1 on ground floor.


all year except 24–26 Dec.


lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 1½-acre grounds, private car park, access to nearby gym and golf, public areas wheelchair accessible.

Background music

traditional in bar and restaurant.


not under 12.


allowed in bedroom by arrangement, not unattended, not 
in public rooms.

Credit cards

all major cards.


per room B&B £140–£270, D,B&B £225–£360. Set dinner £49, all dishes available 
a la carte.

Good Hotel Guide Review

A stone villa built in 1780 for the Duke of Argyll, Leslie and Margaret Crane’s small, friendly hotel looks out over Oban Bay to Lismore, the Morvern hills and Mull. Home in the mid-19th century to an evangelising admiral named Otter, it offers deep-water mooring for those arriving by boat. It’s ‘very handy’ for the ferry terminal with regular sailings to the Isles, say readers in 2018, yet ‘completely quiet’, with ‘friendly staff’. Individually styled, ‘well-appointed’ bedrooms have ‘wonderful views’, especially those overlooking the harbour (binoculars supplied), some have richly patterned wallpaper, all have Molton Brown toiletries. In the public rooms the decor is ‘cosy Scottish’, the walls hung with paintings in gilt frames. In the dining room, chef Gerard McCluskey places emphasis on provenance, with local meat, freshly landed fish, organic fruit and vegetables. Typical dishes include West Coast seafood grill, crushed herb potato, tender stem broccoli, fennel; roast saddle of lamb, heritage carrot terrine, spinach and pea mould. Breakfast brings Stornoway black pudding, oak-smoked salmon, kippers from Inverawe Smokehouse. An ideal base for hill walking and exploring the Hebrides. (Christine and Philip Bright)

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The Manor House
Gallanach Road
Argyll and Bute
PA34 4LS

Guest comments

'Wonderful views from the terrace, and very handy for the ferry terminal. Nice room and friendly staff, let down by the smallest portions of vegetables that we've ever seen at dinner. ' - Christine & Philip Bright - May, 2018
'A very nice, 'old-fashioned' type of hotel. Lovely staff, excellent dinner. Our room was a bit small, but the view over the water as the sun went down was magic. ' - Diana Goodey - June, 2017
'Excellent Scottish country house-style hotel overlooking Oban bay and the regular ferries to and from the Isles. Wonderful views from the well appointed bedrooms. Spacious lounges and bar with equally dramatic views. First class food, from hearty Scottish breakfasts to well balanced dinners making good use of local produce. Very friendly and helpful staff.A few minutes' walk to the harbour and ferry terminal, and the station. A high standard hotel for a relaxing break. ' - - June, 2015

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Tourist attractions

  • Oban Distillery

    Whisky tours and bracing walks.

  • Fishing on Loch Awe

    One of the most popular lochs for angling in Argyll.

  • Stramash

    Outdoor sports, such as sea kayaking, gorge scrambling, canyoning, canoeing and coasteering.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide