Choose Oban's landmark building. Rising from the water's edge, the historic Oban Caledonian Hotel commands breathtaking views over the sheltered bay of Oban to the hills and islands of Scotland's magnificent West coast.
Oban is renowned for its glorious gardens, its fabulous views, the ocean promenade, islands all around, ancient monuments and castles and outdoor activities such as diving, hiking, fishing, bird-watching – even whale spotting.
There is no better way to enjoy all of these delights than to stay at the Oban Caledonian Hotel. Located on the waterfront next to the harbour, the Oban Caledonian was originally built in 1882 and it’s majestic architecture is echoed throughout with its bright and airy rooms and lofty high ceilings making it the perfect chic Highland retreat.
The Oban Caledonian Hotel enjoys commanding views over Oban Bay to the Hebridean Islands of Mull and Iona which are a short ferry journey away. Spend you days exploring Argyll and your evenings relaxing with a mouth-watering meal in our Restaurant Caledonian or Café Caledonian whilst the sun slowly slips below the horizon.
Transport links to Oban are excellent and The Oban Caledonian is conveniently situated approximately three hours by car, coach or train from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness, around 2 hours from Stirling and Perth and an hour from Fort William. By rail, the journey is via the world-famous West Highland Line. ScotRail runs twice-daily trains from Glasgow Queen Street Station to Oban.
Relax with stylish restaurants, contemporary rooms and excellent service. This hotel has a distinctly colonial feel which reflects its long-standing role as a base for travellers and adventurers. Downstairs the public areas are relaxed and bright by day and lively and comfortable by night. During the summer months you can enjoy live entertainment from local acts performing both modern and traditional music.
The hotel also offers free WiFi in all bedrooms and public areas.
In the evening, dinner is served in the atmospheric Restaurant Caledonian, where the Victorian dining room has been carefully restored with chandeliers and ornate plaster providing you with a special setting for eating out. The distinctive red high backed chairs create an intimate and romantic setting giving each table the impression of private dining.
The menu changes daily in keeping with the seasonal and local produce selected by our chef.
The informal Café Caledonian is relaxed by day and lively by night, with a relaxing brasserie ambiance. Not only does the Café offer a casual all day bistro menu and cosmopolitan wine list, but wonderful views of Oban Bay.
At the comfortable bar you can choose from great malts or wines while you relax next to the inviting fire.
Whether it’s a bed for the night before you go island hopping or a longer break in Oban itself, we have bedrooms to suit your needs. Standard rooms mainly have views to McCaig’s Folly and the Soroba Hills, and a few more compact but offer views over Oban Bay. Our ocean view rooms have stunning views over Oban Bay to Kerrera Island and benefit from being slightly larger than a standard room, and most have feature beds. Captain’s Rooms have uninterrupted west facing views over the ocean and come with our Captain’s tray stocked with goodies, luxury toiletries, bathrobes, 12 o’clock check out and complimentary newspaper.