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Hotel Overview

At a glance                        

  • 79 bedrooms
  • Superb promenade location
  • Panoramic bay views
  • Full range of upgrade rooms available
  • Excellent bar and lounges
  • Seasonal live entertainment
  • Free Wifi in public lounges
  • 24 hour reception
  • Check in 3pm
  • Check out 10am
  • Hotel parking

The Bay Great Western Hotel in Oban sits on the esplanade, offering its guests breath-taking panoramic views of the bay all the way out to Kerrera Island. A charming 19th-century building with so much character, the historic Great Western once provided accommodation for railway passengers travelling on the Western Line. Today, the hotel remains a popular choice with guests - thanks to its marvellous location, high-quality accommodation and warm, welcoming staff.

The hotel has 79 stylish bedrooms with the choice of Standard, Standard Plus, Superior or Premier grades. Guests can opt for a clean, comfortable room with all the usual essentials or an upgraded room with additional comforts, a luxury bed or an exquisite sea view.

The hotel benefits from its own relaxing bars and lounges with on-site live entertainment during the peak season. Kick back and enjoy an evening of superb live performances in the spacious entertainment suite which typically includes vocalists, comedians and special guests to take you well into the night.

Venture out into the thriving port town of Oban and discover all that this destination has to offer with alluring coastal walks and plenty of opportunities for sightseeing.

Spend a morning exploring Dunstaffnage castle before discovering Oban’s fascinating history at the local War and Peace Museum.  Take a gentle stroll through the Ardchattan Priory Gardens and admire Scotland's second oldest inhabited house – or climb your way up McCaig's Tower where you’ll be rewarded with exceptional views over Oban and the Inner Hebrides.

Nestled amongst the seaside streets you’ll find delicious treats in the chocolate shop, a new favourite tipple at the distillery and a wonderful selection of fresh seafood at numerous high-quality eateries. Slightly further afield, there are nature reserves, wildlife attractions and boat tours with the opportunity for visiting some of the nearby islands.


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Room Types

The hotel has 79 rooms split across four room types, offering different levels of facility. All rooms feature a comfy bed, television, en suite and tea and coffee making facilities as standard, with additional amenities in higher graded rooms, please click the individual room types below for more information.


Standard Room


Standard Plus Room


Superior Room


Premier Room

Location & Useful Information


Bay Great Western Hotel

Corran Esplanade


PA34 5PP


01631 563 101

Important information

Directions: Via A85, Dunollie Road: Follow the A85 into Oban, at the first roundabout in town; take the first exit, right. Turn down the first right and then go right at the junction onto Corran Esplanade and the hotel will be 100m down on your right.

The Great Western Hotel has a car park with a limited number of spaces, these can be reserved for £6.00 per day. Advanced booking is recommended. There is a public car park nearby, charges apply

Local Attractions

Dunstaffnage Castle

Once the stronghold of the MacDougalls, this pre-1240 castle stands on a large rock over the Firth of Lorn. It was captured in 1308 by Robert the Bruce in 1308 and until 1469, remained in royal hands. The original curtain wall remains and the battlements offer wonderful views that won’t disappoint

Oban War and Peace Museum

The museum boasts an excellent collection of photographs and artefacts that document the history of Oban and its people through the years.  You’ll find out about the town’s industries, the railway and local landmarks including McCaig’s Tower, before discovering the role that Oban played during war times

McCaig’s Tower

A visit to the tower requires a hearty climb from the town centre but the views on offer are worth the effort. This impressive landmark incorporates peaceful gardens that are perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of town life

Oban Distillery

A trip to Oban wouldn’t be complete without visiting the distillery where the knowledgeable guides will take you on an immersive tour of the whisky-making process

Mull of Kintyre

Well known to be the southwestern most tip of the Kintyre Peninsula, you can see the coast of Northern Ireland from this spot on a clear day. The name will be familiar from the 1977 song by Paul McCartney and the Wings "Mull of Kintyre" which is a tribute to the area from the former Kintyre resident

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