Stunning sunsets, a ruggedly romantic history and the best of Scottish wildlife (not to mention a horseshoe bay, fairytale castles and lovely gardens).
Oban has got ‘heavenly mini-break’ written all over it.
With this in mind, how about treating a special someone to an Oban hotel escape as a Christmas gift?
Today’s Big Deal for a one or two-night stay at the historic Royal Oban Hotel with breakfast and optional dinner and fizz.
In other words, everything you need to cosy up together in comfort between now and March.
Hotel close to the harbour
The Royal Oban Hotel is the ideal base for sightseeing, coastal walks and, as it is near to the ferry terminal and harbour, a day trip to Mull or Iona.
Based in a 19th century building, the hotel stands in the centre of town and offers traditional Scottish hospitality in modern surroundings.
This Big Deal has three options:
Option one is for an overnight stay for two with full Scottish breakfast.
Option two is for an overnight stay for two with full Scottish breakfast and a three course set dinner each.
Option three is for a two-night stay with full Scottish breakfast each morning, a three course set dinner on the first night and a glass of fizz each.
You can make the most of this offer seven days a week until the 31st of March 2019 (excluding some festive dates).
Children and dogs are also welcome, which you can arrange directly with the hotel.
The Royal Oban Hotel has 91 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, TVs, hairdryers, direct dial phones and tea & coffee making facilities.
Rooms are decorated in a traditional style with cosy splashes of tartan. Some also offer a lovely view of Oban Bay.
Three course meal
With options two and three, you can enjoy a three course meal for two from a set menu.
The Morvern is a 170 seat restaurant that overlooks the Town Square and serves an excellent selection of Scottish cuisine.
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.
If you or your partner are golfers, then nearby courses include Glencruitten, Craignure and Dalmally.
Other highlights include Dunstaffnage Castle, historic Inveraray Jail and the colourful coastal garden of Arduaine.
A recent guest at The Royal Oban Hotel posted this rave review on TripAdvisor:
‘Have just returned from 2 nights at the Royal and would recommend this hotel. The rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean and lovely and warm, had a great night’s sleep in the very comfortable bed. Breakfast had a fantastic choice of both hot and cold food and was delicious. Entertaining provided free of charge on both evenings and the hotel staff could not have been more helpful and all were very pleasant. Yes the hotel is old and has creaking floorboards and a very old lift but for the price paid I was pleasantly surprised and would certainly stay here again.’
Romantic Christmas gift
Island hopping, wildlife spotting, whisky tasting…a trip to Oban can be as busy or as chilled out as you want it to be (and no one will judge if you just want to cosy up in your hotel lounge bar together).
Whichever kind of mini-break you want, this is a Christmas present designed to put a huge smile on the face of your other half.