Knipoch Hotel - Oban

Near Oban, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 4QT  show map
 4 stars
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Knipoch Hotel - Oban

 Free Wi-Fi
 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Meeting/Banquet facilities

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Knipoch Hotel is set in a mountain area of Oban next to Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery, Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis. Featuring original architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1592.

The venue is 7 km away from the city center. A church, a museum and a cathedral as well as lakes are in a short distance from the property.

Knipoch Hotel lies within 85 minutes’ drive to Glasgow International airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 20 airy rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi, heating, TV, a safe and a kitchen and featuring a panoramic view over the islands. They also have en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The lounge restaurant provides delicious meals.

Services

Such business facilities as an internet terminal and a photocopier are available on site.

Relax

Sport facilities include horse riding, tennis and golf.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   20.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor parking
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Currency exchange

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Pub

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Individual heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dining room
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 7 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

Near Oban, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 4QT

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City Center
  • Oban
    4.0 mi
Airports
  • Bus stop
    2.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    20

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Rooms and availability

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Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed
Size: 220 sq. feet
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    Standard Ensuite Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 220 sq. feet
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      Triple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
      Size: 220 sq. feet
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        How to reach hotel

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        Hotel Address:

        Near Oban, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 4QT

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        City Center
        • Oban
          4.0 mi
        Airports
        • Bus stop
          2.1 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          20

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        Parks

        • National Trust for Scotland: Arduaine Garden - 2.9 mi

        Local attractions

        • Torosay Castle Gardens - 11.5 mi
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          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of rooms:
            20

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          Knipoch Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Knipoch Hotel

          Average guest rating

          8.0out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 27 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            The location - which was the main reason why we chose it.

            Its exterior appearance looks rather tired and neglected E.G. (attic windows). For 4 stars and the prices charged, we would have expected a little more (Bathrooms were small). The food was very good but it came in hikers' portions and lacked the 4* star treatment but maybe Mondays are the chef's days-off. Far too much advertising on display - a little bit more subtlety here would help. Very much in your face. Move it away from main entrance. Also, maybe a bit of training of staff on how to mix and serve drinks (a bloody mary, for example is not just tipping a tomato juice into a measure of vodka and that's it, take or leave it). Consistency in bar pricing - the same two drinks for two evenings were priced very differently. Maybe a bit more attention to detail, comparable with 4* star hotels elsewhere, would help a lot. And dim the lights a bit in the lounge or use stand lamps. Small, inexpensive changes would make a big difference. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay and have no significant complaints, just helpful suggestions, we hope.

          • Older travelers
            9.4

            The staff were very friendly and helpful, the reception & dining areas were tastefully decorated, the food was excellent and the location stunning.

          • Couple
            7.8

            Lovely dated hotel in a lovely area. Very clean and nicely laid out

            May have been just that night but they seemed to one body short on staffing levels just to mind the bar etc during dinner. Very slight moan though.

          • Family with children
            8.8

            The staff were very friendly and helpful. They made our short stay a pleasurable one. The food was all very good and it was served in a pleasant atmosphere.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            Friendly receptionist kindly offered and took our sodden clothing into the drying room for the night. با تشکر از شما (Thank-you.) High pressure hot and cold taps - the most impressive thermo and fluid dynamics I've ever seen - which was exactly what was needed after an afternoon of travelling in wet, cold and windy conditions. Spacious double bedroom.

            The atmosphere at breakfast was too formal, perhaps people would be less self conscious if there was some background music? It might cheer up the breakfast staff also! The bathroom was a bit dated - not what I expected for the room rate.

          • Older travelers
            5.0

            Old building with a some interesting history.

            Having read the information and seen the images, we were really looking forward to staying here. Really is not a four star hotel. Needs day to day attention (many light bulbs blown in public areas and damaged ceiling in the bar). Quite unkempt in the front. Some of the staff where quite brusque when inviting us into the restaurant. Rooms were quite dated, especially the en suite bathrooms. Looking at the additional services (which we did not use) was quite exceptional, for example, £30.00 cover charge for room service for a 24 hour period. The evening meal choice was very limited and the food quite ordinary. The cheese platter with local cheeses had Brie amongst other non-descript cheeses. The staff did not know what the cheeses where but I am not sure Scotland is known for its’ brie! Everybody in the restaurant was very quiet both at dinner and breakfast, not talking above a whisper. There was also quite a smell of cigarette smoke from time to time which is a shame as it was a non-smoking hotel. Location wise, it is near Oban, however, there is a busy main road between it and the loch, so not an ideal location

          • Older travelers
            6.6

            The quiet location and the oldy world interior, also the staff were very friendly and polite

            Too quiet in the evening, also we dined on our second evening at the hotel and found the food too bland and overpriced, the menu was basic with no steak available as we had booked the evening meal after breakfast without the menu being prepared, otherwise the stay was ok

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            A bit pricey , bathroom decor from the seventies and cold tea at breakfast otherwise very comfortable very friendly lady front of house , enjoyable

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            Couldn't recommend highly enough. Hotel of high standard, beautiful location and relaxed atmoshere with friendly attentive staff. We loved our stay and only wish it could have been for longer. Dog given special treatment and also loved it!! Many thanks.

          • Couple
            5.0

            Rooms were a bit dated in style but very comfortable.

            Although the hotel and rooms were welcoming the whole hotel could do with an overhaul, ensuite very small and looked like it was dragged out of the 1960's. Major communication issue with staff, e.g. was asked to come to the dinner table with "come with me now" . Some of the restaurant staff not very attentive, had to leave whole evening meal as nobody was available to ask for it to be resolved. Menu, breakfast and dinner was very limited although fruit , ceareals, meat and yogurts were readily available for breakfast but not listed on the menu. Evening meals were over priced for what was given. Choices of dishes (4) every evening two of which were fish, always had the same vegetables on the plate, carrots, broccoli, 2 boiled potatoes.

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            Everything. Beautiful historic hotel 6 miles from town in idyllic setting.

            Difficult to find.

          • Family with children
            6.6

            Location, next to a loch and good breakfast.

            The evening meal menu did not appeal

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            Great location the hotel and rooms were warm and comfortable, the breakfast was as expected of a 4 star hotel with lots of choice from the menu. We did not eat dinner in the hotel as Oban is only 15 minutes away and has excellent dining especially seafood which we both enjoy. The surrounding area has lots to offer if you enjoy walking or sailing the hotel has lots of information available at reception and in the rooms.

            A couple of small details the staff appear to enjoy fresh air as the front door was wedged open all day not a major issue unless you wanted to sit in the reception area. The other point was the bedside radio alarm had no reception at all possibly the arial need connected.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            From the moment we arrived for a very last minute...much needed 3 night break..we knew we had chosen well. Staff were very attentive and food delicious.... Dog was welcomed too so we will definitely go back.....

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            Quiet location but with easy access to Oban. Friendly staff and super food - local, fresh produce cooked to pefection in great surroundings. Comfortable rooms.

            Tiny bit cold in the hotel but that probably had more to do with the Scottish summer than the hotel....

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Knipoch Hotel - Oban Oban location
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          Hotel Address:

          Near Oban, Oban, United Kingdom, PA34 4QT

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Oban
            4.0 mi
          Airports
          • Bus stop
            2.1 mi
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of rooms:
            20

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedObanKnipoch Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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