The Caribbean is too hot; Australia’s Gold Coast is too far away and the Norwegian fjords are just too fiddly.
If you want our thoughts then Scotland’s West Coast is the best coast in the world.
Make the most of our dramatic seascape with today’s Big Deal on a two night stay at the Art Deco Regent Hotel in Oban.
With vouchers valid until the end of February 2013, it would make a welcome Christmas gift or simply a peaceful pre-Christmas break for anyone keen to escape the commercial frenzy.
Two night break
Built in the glamorous Art Deco style, the Regent Hotel is an eye-catching building with an enviable location on the town’s esplanade.
This relaxing offer is for two people to enjoy a two night consecutive stay in a standard double or twin room with a 3 course table d’hote dinner on the first night. A full Scottish breakfast each morning is included as is a bottle of house red in your room on arrival.
Option 1 is for a two night stay in the Sunday to Wednesday period of the week. Option 2 is for a two night stay taking place Thursday to Saturday.
The Regent Hotel has over 80 rooms, many of which have fantastic views across Oban Bay to the Western Isles.
Guests can enjoy 24 hour room service, satellite TV, a hot drinks tray and WiFi.
Eat & drink
A delicious three course table d’hote menu will be served to guests on the night of their arrival. Guests will also enjoy a full Scottish breakfast each morning – a great set-you-up for exploring the town or the surrounding coastline.
As well as the Marine Restaurant with its magnificent sea views, the hotel also serves bar food in the Marine Lounge while the Cellar Bar is popular for a pint and watching the footie on SKY or ESPN.
See & do
Known as the Gateway to the Isles, Oban is a busy spot for day trips to the islands. We can also recommend the tours at Oban Distillery and, for adventurous types, the Seafari expeditions which go wildlife spotting on rigid inflatable boats.
The Regent Hotel has its fair share of admirers. This is what a couple of guests recently had to say on TripAdvisor:
‘Lovely place to stay. Very good hotel, well situated in the centre of town only 5 mins walk from train station. The staff were very efficient and very quick on us booking in, our key was issued to us in a matter of minutes. The room itself was very clean and well presented, the bath and shower ran hot at all times. The breakfast was lovely and plenty to eat and drink well worth going to… I will be booking in again in the future and I will be recommending this hotel to family and friends. Thank you for a lovely experience.
‘Service with a smile. Having just spent four nights at the Regent in Oban, I can confirm that the service we received from the staff here was excellent. We weren’t fortunate enough to be able to have a sea-view bedroom, but that made little difference to our enjoyment. The food in the restaurant was excellent (I thoroughly recommend the haggis with breakfast!), and the situation of the hotel in Oban is as good as it gets. So convenient for all facilities – even car parking (which has to be in pay-and-display car parks if you want to park near the hotel itself) was easy to find. I would certainly say that this hotel offers excellent value for money, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others and to stay here again myself.’