The Manor House

Sit on the terrace of Leslie and Margaret Crane’s ‘relaxed, friendly’ Georgian stone mansion overlooking Oban bay, and watch the ferries slip out of the harbour, bound for the Isles. More

Contact details

The Manor House
Gallanach Road
Oban
Argyll and Bute
PA34 4LS
Scotland
01631 562087

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11. 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year except 25/26 Dec.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 1½-acre grounds, access to nearby gym and golf, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

traditional in bar and dining room.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

allowed by arrangement, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £125–£260, D,B&B £205–£340. Set dinner £44, all dishes available à la carte.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Sit on the terrace of Leslie and Margaret Crane’s ‘relaxed, friendly’ Georgian stone mansion overlooking Oban bay, and watch the ferries slip out of the harbour, bound for the Isles. A former ducal dower house, the traditional hotel has ‘lovely, cosy Scottish decor’– winged armchairs, gilt-framed pictures, a grandfather clock. The ‘well-appointed bedrooms’ (some small) are made welcoming with fruit, biscuits and flowers; five, overlooking the harbour, contain a pair of binoculars. The food is highly rated, Guide readers report, ‘from the hearty Scottish breakfasts to well-balanced dinners’ that make use of local produce. Informal lunches (West Highland fish soup; veggie risotto) may be taken in Nelson’s bar. In the dining room, chef Shaun Squire’s daily-changing menu, preceded by ‘delicious canapés’, might include West Coast scallop ceviche, chilli and mango salsa, cucumber gin granita; apple and apricot-stuffed pork, truffle mash, Stornoway black pudding. The harbour and ferry terminal are within easy walking distance: book a ride on the early ferry to spend a day on the Isle of Mull – the ‘helpful staff’ have plenty of local knowledge and are happy to advise.

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The Manor House
Gallanach Road
Oban
Argyll and Bute
PA34 4LS

Guest comments

'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
'Ideally located near the ferry terminal, but completely quiet, with fantastic views towards the harbour and the city front. Generous free parking. Stylish interior, charming staff and most of all: excellent dinner (+ wine list) … obviously THE posh place for dining out in Oban. Our room was a bit cramped, but others seem to be larger. All in all an excellent experience. ' - Christian Bartoschek - December, 2013

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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.