St Tropez is sultry and Copacabana is chic but, when it comes to coastal beauty spots, we know which we would keep.
Scotland’s West Coast offers stunning sunsets, romantic history and fantastic wildlife.
Just over two hours from Glasgow by car and on the world famous West Highland Line for guests arriving by rail, Oban is an easy destination for a short, seaside getaway.
See it all with today’s Big Deal on a two night mini-break at the Columba Hotel on the North Pier in Oban.
Victorian charm, modern comfort
Right in the heart of Oban, the Columba’s Victorian charm and warm welcome have enchanted generations of visitors and holiday-makers.
Overlooking Oban Bay and out to the scenic islands, the hotel is well placed for exploring the town, the surrounding countryside or the islands.
Available seven days a week, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a two consecutive night stay in a double or twin room at the Columba.
As well as a buffet breakfast each morning, the offer includes a three course set meal in the hotel’s Columba Restaurant on one night.
An a la carte menu is available at an additional cost.
A bottle of house wine will be served alongside the meal, while a late check-out to noon means that you won’t need to rush your final morning.
With lifts to all floors, the hotel is home to 49 well-appointed bedrooms. Sea views are subject to upgrade fee.
Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel, including in all guest rooms.
Along with comfortable beds and complimentary toiletries, rooms feature flat screen TVs with digital channels, hot drinks facilities and individual heaters.
Scotland’s natural larder
As you might expect of a hotel in a Scottish Highland setting, fresh local produce is the name of the game in the hotel’s kitchens.
The menus change regularly but typical dishes might be the Argyll seafood platter with crisp salad leaves and lemon or the prime sirloin of Angus beef cooked to your preference.
See & do
As well as being the departure point for ferries to Mull and beyond, Oban and the surrounding area are packed with great things to see and do. From a tour of Oban Distillery to a Seafari adventure via whale watching, you won’t be bored.
The Columba Hotel has won lots of praise over the years. These recent extracts are from enthusiastic TripAdvisor reviews:
‘The hotel’s location is perfect. Overlooking the harbour and ferry terminal in the centre of town and a short walk from the rail station. Clean and comfortable room overlooking the harbour and the town’s waterfront. Good breakfast and friendly and polite staff.’
‘Great weekend. Great hotel. Fantastic location. Brilliant breakfast. We enjoyed the Rio bar and the room was clean and comfortable. We’ve stayed in other Oban hotels and this was the best by far. We will stay again!’
Christmas gift idea
With vouchers valid from early January to the 30th of March 2016, this offer would make a fantastic Christmas gift.
Who wouldn’t want a romantic West Coast break to get 2016 off to a fine start?
Or you could simply treat yourself and look forward to a quiet couple of post-Christmas days rambling around Oban with the Columba Hotel as your base – bliss!