The Kelvin Hotel

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Kelvin Hotel

The Kelvin Hotel

1.0 star property
City-center Oban hotel with bar/lounge

7,6/10 Good

285 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
The price is R2 377
Price available on 2022/08/13
Shore Street, Oban, Scotland, PA34 4LQ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bar/lounge
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Digital TV service
  • Hair dryer
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Oban

Getting around

  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) - 108 min drive
  • Oban Station - 3 min walk
  • Oban Connel Ferry Station - 13 min drive
  • Falls of Cruachan Station - 22 min drive

About this property

The Kelvin Hotel

Located near a train station, The Kelvin Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Oban. Free WiFi is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby kayaking. Fellow travelers love the comfortable beds and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 9 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to the hotel bar
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


  • 1 building/tower


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

Also known as

Kelvin Hotel Oban
Kelvin Oban
Kelvin Hotel Oban, Scotland
The Kelvin Hotel Oban
The Kelvin Hotel Hotel
The Kelvin Hotel Hotel Oban

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8/10 Very good

Shelley, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Keiko, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Fine for a night stop.
Hotel only offering room only accommodation, bar & kitchen closed. No staffed reception so unable to pay hotel directly and obtain VAT invoice, even though I had selected the 'Pay at hotel option'. took payment from CC used to secure the booking. Owner contacted by phone to request invoice but was unhelpful. Hotel is basically OK but a little tired and in need of a refurb. Free onstreet parking nearby 6 PM to 9 AM.
John, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Do Not Miss! Fantasitc location, staff and stay.
The propritress was a godsend. I could not figure out how to work the nearby parking meter and she marched across the street with her own change to get me sorted. The lot across from The Kelvin is super cheap and very well lighted. It was not a hardship at all. When our planned island tour was cancelled, The Kelvin Staff rallied and suggested other things to do. They suggested short and long day trips, made suggestions about what to do in Oban proper and took all our worries away. As we were out of clean clothes at the time, the staff helped us find a place to do our laundry. The room was brand new with all new mini-kitchen appliance. The room was clean and fresh. The attached bar is a little slice of neighborhood heaven.
Lauria A, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable, clean and convenient.
Ideal place to stay when catching an early morning ferry from Oban. Self check in was very straightforward, as was checkout. Room clean and comfortable.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I stayed here for 2 nights prior to getting the ferry to the isle of Coll for a wedding and then stayed again for 2 nights when i got back to Coll and i had an excellent stay! Rooms seemed recently decorated, my room had a little kitchen area with a fridge and microwave, kettle etc which was really handy! Great location, within walking distance to the town centre and directly across the road from the train station and ferry terminal! Really couldnt fault the place. 100% would recommend and would stay again.
Colette, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Catherine K, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

william, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Marion, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Bernadette, 1-night trip
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