The Columba Hotel is based in the heart of Oban, where it overlooks the ocean from its vantage point on the North Pier. The distinctive redbrick building dates back to the 19th century and still retains much of its Victorian charm. The hotel is well placed for exploring the town, the surrounding countryside and islands such as Mull and Iona. It is also just over two hours away from Glasgow, making it handy for a beachy Highland getaway.
The Columba’s 50 bedrooms are decorated in a contemporary art style and have views of the harbour, sea or hills. Each has a comfy bed, complimentary toiletries, flat screen HD TV with digital channels, free WiFi, phone, hairdryer, desk, hot drink making facilities and individual heaters. The hotel has a lift to every floor and there is also a laundry service. Guests pay a supplement for a sea view room.
Bar Rio is the hotel’s friendly and relaxed, Italian-themed eating spot. Mains include a range of pastas, pizzas and gourmet burgers, plus traditional Scottish favourites and grill items.
Although menus can change, expect Chef’s Choice dishes such as the rigatoni Salvatore with chicken and king prawns, the Royal Scottish burger with mature cheddar and bacon, and the Pizza Rio meat extravaganza, as well as classics like steak and ale pie, beer-battered haddock and fresh fillet of Scottish salmon. There is also a children’s menu available.
The cocktail list has plenty of choice and includes classic concoctions, champagne mixers and mocktails.
Scotland’s West Coast offers stunning sunsets, romantic history and fantastic wildlife. As well as being the departure point for ferries to Mull and Iona, 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 will have plenty to entertain you. Activities include sea fishing, scuba diving, pony trekking, canoeing, kayaking, hill walking, mountain biking and treasure hunting. Nearby golf courses include Glencruitten, Craignure and Dalmally. Other highlights include the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, Dunstaffnage Castle, Inveraray Castle, historic Inveraray Jail and the colourful coastal garden of Arduaine.
50 beautiful contemporary art decor rooms with views o the harbour, sea and the hills
Flat screen HD tv’s, work desk/dressing table, iron/iron board, telephone, hairdryer
Coffee and tea making facilities
Laundry service available
All public areas are accessible – lift to all floors
Bar Rio – food served daily 12:00 – 21:00
Family rooms available with free cots
Complimentary wi-fi available throughout
Limited reserved guest parking available, Pay & Display car park located next door
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