We have no beef with Barbados and no argument with Andalucia.
For us, nothing beats the sight of the sun setting over Scotland’s spectacular West Coast.
Enjoy beautiful views with today’s Big Deal on a two night break at the Oban Bay Hotel.
With Oban just over a couple of hours drive from Glasgow and under three hours from Edinburgh, today’s offer is ideal for an easy winter break.
Of course, Oban is also the gateway to the islands so today’s Big Deal could be used as a refreshing stop before journeying further.
This offer is available from early January until 24 March 2016 which means that it could also be used as a splendid Christmas gift.
A West Coast getaway is sure to provoke a smile on Christmas morning.
Two night break
The Big Deal is for two people to stay two nights in a standard double or twin room at the Oban Bay Hotel with a full Scottish breakfast each morning plus a six course taster menu on the first evening.
You’ll find flat screen TVs with Freeview in all the ensuite bedrooms along with complimentary WiFi. Tea, coffee and shortbread from Brodies of Edinburgh are provided as well as Scottish toiletries in the bathrooms.
This offer is available seven days a week. There is a £10 supplement for Sat stays.
Fresh & local seafood
The hotel’s Rannachan Restaurant specialises in fresh, local seafood.
Outdoor hot tub
The weather may be chilly but the views are heart-warming; especially when you are sitting pretty in the hotel’s outdoor hot tub.
Alternatively, you could just chill in the spacious sun lounge and gaze at Mull, Kerrera and the Firth of Lorne.
Stretch your legs
If you want to stretch your legs then there is plenty to do in Oban. You could visit Oban Distillery, walk up to McCaig’s Tower or stroll up Pulpit Hill for a superb view out over the town.
Ganavan Sands are not far away and there are loads of opportunities nearby for golf, walking, wildlife spotting and boat trips.
The Oban Bay Hotel has attracted plenty of positive reviews on TripAdvisor. This recent visitor enjoyed the location, the food and the hot tub. They left a long, enthusiastic review which we’ve edited for length:
‘Great hotel in beautiful location. We stayed at this lovely hotel for two nights last weekend. The hotel is lovely if perhaps a little tired in places… Our room was a little tired but squeaky clean. The bed was exceptionally comfortable which is always a plus in any hotel. Facilities in the room were fine, although our shower door was awkward to use.
We had a package which included dinner, bed and breakfast and the restaurant was absolutely excellent. The breakfast was table service, with varied choice of the usual good breakfast varieties including seafood. Dinner was what could only be described as outstanding. We had their six course taster menu and every single bit of it was excellent fine dining cuisine.
The outdoor hot tub overlooking the bay is a little novel. We loved it… All in all, an excellent hotel in a beautiful location, which we’d definitely recommend for your stay in Oban.’
As we noted, this Big Deal on a two night stay at the Oban Bay Hotel would make a fine Christmas gift.
Or you could treat yourself to a short break. The post-festive, back-to-work weeks will seem much less of a slog when punctuated with a West Coast getaway.