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BB Listing - B051/0108

List of Hotels, Caravan Parks, Bed and Breakfasts and Bunkhouses

These are a selection from the Local Area and Tourist Information Centre

Updated January 2012

We also have available our waters edge accommodation at the PUFFIN DIVE CENTRE site. This comprises three self-catering houses each accommodating up to seven people. Please refer to the separate brochure for details. It is reasonably easy to find accommodation in Oban, however please bare in mind that Oban is a tourist town and there are some weeks during the year where there are simply no beds! Puffin Dive Centre is most willing to help any Puffin Dive Centre student or customer find accommodation or arrange it for you. There is accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets.

Bunk Houses including the back packers and similar, sometimes have relatively good low cost overnight accommodation, but may not suit all expectations. Bunk Houses at approximately £10 per person per night. Cheap and sometimes cheerful, although expect to share unless you wish to pay the whole nightly rate for the twelve man room. There is very little separation for male/female split. Requires own bedding/sleeping bag and are sometimes a little below standard. Only recommended in the warmest of weather - occupant must provide sleeping bag/bedding and almost no facilities are available for cooking/eating.

Bed and breakfasts range from relatively cheap and sometimes cheerful through to quite expensive and equal to some hotels. The tourist information office can provide listings although it is fair to say that many good bed and breakfasts are not affiliated with the tourist office. Bed and Breakfast approximately £20 upwards - these vary tremendously in price and quality, we have a few diver friendly Bed and Breakfast/Guest Houses which we would recommend. They have proved to be value for money and to a good standard, although you may have to request special meals times to fit in with your diving. Several places, which fall into this category, will close during certain months of the year; be sure to ask this when enquiring.

Hotels have star ratings provided by various organisations and the bench mark may not be easily determined. The price is a partial guide and due to the shortage of accommodation during certain holiday periods, premium prices may be charged giving a false indication of quality. Hotel type accommodation is available from approximately £35 per night upwards, in a variety of hotels in Oban from the big to the small. Prices will vary from hotel to hotel and throughout the year depending on the season or local events taking place. Watch out for yachting or racing weekends, these are very busy and accommodation is tight. Some hotels will also close during certain months. The benefit of the hotel is that most house their own dining restaurants and bar lounges so it's not far to walk after the last drink of the night. Puffin Dive Centre can supply you with the names of some hotels with good reputations.

Caravan Parks range from touring to static and have their own opening season which may not follow a logical pattern. The more easily accessible Caravan Parks tend to have an increased one night population and may be found to be sometimes noisy. Caravans are available locally, sleeping up to six occupants, with prices ranging from £50 to £90 per night.

Puffin Dive Centre books on behalf of clients a number of accommodation providers. The accommodation is not approved nor endorsed in any way - it is merely a reference from a tourist office site. Should users of accommodation have an experience they would wish Puffin Dive Centre to be aware of for the benefit of other clients they should make the details known in writing.

Over the years Oban has become a diver tourist destination and occasionally some divers have had difficulties with establishments rules - it is practical and beneficial to point out to accommodation providers at the time of booking that your needs may be relative to diving ie. Early starts and the possibility of a late finish should be mentioned thus avoiding any loss of good will on either part.

Please consider breakfast and meal times in conjunction with Puffin Dive Centre boat and training start times, ensuring compatibility.

Some providers of accommodation will not accept diving equipment in rooms or premises and alternatives should be sought.

Hotels PDCPost CodeTelephone Website/e-mail Rating
Airds Hotel15mPA38 4DF01631 730236www.airds-hotel.com4*
Alexandra Hotel 3.1mPA34 5AA 01631 562381 www.strathmorehotels.com3*
Caledonian Hotel 2.6mPA34 5RT0871 2223420 www.obancaledonian.comSTB4*
Claredon Hotel 2.5mPA34 4LJ 01631 562522 no website listed2*
Dungallan House Hotel 1.8mPA34 4PD 01631 563799*
Falls Of Lora Hotel 8.0mPA37 1PB 01631 710483 www.fallsoflora.comSTB3*
Kelvin Hotel 2.4mPA34 4LQ 01631 562150*
Kings Knoll Hotel 3.3mPA34 5JH 01631 562536*
Lochnell Arms Hotel 8.2mPA37 1RP 01631 710408*
Manor House 2.0mPA34 4LS 01631 562087 www.manorhouseoban.comSTB4*
Oban Bay Hotel 3.2mPA34 5AE 01631 564395www.crerarhotels.com3*
Palace Hotel 2.7mPA34 5SB 01631 562294 2*
Regent Hotel 2.8mPA34 5PZ 01631 562341 no website listed 3*
Rowan Tree Hotel 3.3mPA34 5NX01631 562991 www.obanhotels.comSTB3*
Royal Hotel 2.6mPA34 4BE 01631 563021 www.strathmorehotels.com3*
Soroba House Hotel 3.6mPA34 4SB 01631  3*

Caravan Parks & Self CateringPDCPost CodeTelephone Website/e-mail Rating
Loch Awe Cabins25.1PA3501763 269558www.lochawecabins.comPending
North Ledaig Caravan Park9.1mPA37 1RU01631*
Oban Caravan and Camping0.1mPA34 4QH 01631 562425www.obancaravanpark.com3*
Oban Divers Caravan Park 0.6mPA34 4QJ 01631*
Self Catering Oban 3.1PA34

Bunk Houses PDCPost CodeTelephoneWebsite/e-mail Rating
Jeremy Inglis 2.7mPA34 5SJ 01631 565065
Backpackers 3.4mPA34 5NZ 01631 562107 www.obanbackpackers.comnone
Youth Hostel 3.3mPA34 5AF 01631*

B&B/Guest Houses PDCPost CodeTelephoneWebsite/e-mailRating
Alt-Na-Craig House1.5mPA34 4PG01631 564524www.altnacraighouse.com4*
Anchorage0.2mPA34 4QH01631 562088no website 3*
Ard Struan 3.5mPA34 5JN 01631 563689   4*
Colryn2.9mPA34 5DQ01631 565144 no websitenone
Corriemar 3.3mPA34 5AQ 01631 564339 4*
Creagdhu House 1.6mPA34 4PD 01631 564796 no website4*
Garragh Mhor15mPA34 4RF01852*
Glenara 2.9mPA34 5DQ 01631 563172 glenara_oban@hotmail.com4*
Glenbervie 2.7mPA34 5JD 01631 564770*
Glen Cottage 3.6mPA34 5JU 01631 563420 3*
Glengorm3.6mPA34 5PH 01631 564386 3*
Hawthornbank3.4mPA34 5JE 01631 562041 hawthorn@aol.com4*
High Cliff 2.9mPA34 4EW 01631 565809*
Invercloy2.7mPA34 5DJ01631 562058www.stayinoban.com3*
Kathmore3.0mPA34 4JF 01631 562104*
Kilchrenan 3.3mPA34 5AQ 01631 562663*
Lagganbeg 3.2mPA34 5PH 01631 563151 no website listed2*
Lower Soroba Farm House3.6mPA34 4SB 01631 565349 cnorman583@aol.comnone
Maridon 2.4mPA34 4NE 01631 562670 no website listed3*
Thornloe 3.4mPA34 5JD 01631 562879*
Ulva Villa 3.0mPA34 4JF 01631 563042 www.oban-guest-house.com3*
Viewbank 3.4mPA34 5PF 01631 562328 no website listed4*

The Tourist Information Centre Telephone Number is 01631 563122

Oban B and B Web
West Scotland Tourist Board Web

This list is provided as a starting point for accommodation.
Puffin Dive Centre cannot make any guarantees for the standards claimed or the quality of service provided.
The list is updated frequently and we would be pleased to hear of any comments regarding suitability or quality of service provided.

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