Oban was originally going to be the film location for Pirates of the Caribbean but Johnny Depp vetoed the idea on the grounds that nobody would ever believe the Caribbean was that beautiful.
You can see what Depp missed out on thanks to today’s Big Deal with the Oban Bay Hotel & Spa.
Recently refurbished, this lovely hotel on Oban’s picturesque esplanade is the perfect spot from which to discover Scotland’s West Coast.
All the rooms have just been restored to the highest standards. They all feature a private bathroom, hairdryer, TV and tea & coffee making facilities.
The hotel’s Rannachan Restaurant specialises in fresh, local seafood and organic produce, all served with a smile. They source their fish from Willie Fish whose family-run shop is well known locally for supplying maritime marvels fresh off the boat.
As well as an out door hot-tub with one of the best views in the world, the hotel has a mini-spa which offers treatments such as aromatherapy, reflexology and massage. Use of the sauna, steam room and massage chair is included in the deal.
Alternatively, you could just chill in the looooong sun lounge and gaze at Mull, Kerrera and the Firth of Lorne.
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 or boat trips.
How lovely is it? This is what Tripadvsior member Safetytrace had to say:
‘We were delighted with our spacious room, very comfortable bed and contemporary decor. The view was by far the greatest feature though!’
Eat your heart out, Deppster. If you want a comfortable base from which to explore Scotland’s stunning West Coast, today’s Big Deal is:
£85 per couple for dinner with wine, bed and breakfast for one night in a twin or double room at the Oban Bay Hotel & Spa; a 65% reduction on the standard £245