The Ranald Hotel

41 Stevenson StreetObanPA34 5NAUnited Kingdom
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About The Ranald Hotel

The four-star Ranald Hotel is in the heart of Oban just off the A816 near Dunstaffnage Castle.

Guestrooms have en suite facilities with tea and coffee maker, iPhone docking station, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen television. Upgraded rooms add complimentary bottled water and handmade chocolate and some have lounge areas with sofa beds. Cots and extra beds may be available upon request.

This metro hotel has 17 modern guestrooms and a contemporary lounge bar.

A free continental buffet breakfast is served daily in a breakfast room which doubles as a reception area and bar in the evenings. Many items are made to order.

Located a 10-minute walk from Oban’s famous McCaig’s Tower, the Ranald Hotel is in the heart of the town just off the main esplanade. Scenic wildlife cruises can be taken from opposite the Oban War & Peace Museum, which is a five-minute drive away.


41 Stevenson Street, Oban, PA34 5NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1631) 562887 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Staff are approachable and helpful.

No matter what request visitors might have, there’s no reason not to ask for assistance. Each staff member at the Ranald Hotel is down to earth and helpful, making sure guests enjoy their stay as much as possible.

Rooms are compact but comfortable.

With not a lot of space, the hotel has to make do with what it has to make guests comfortable. This results in guestrooms that are smaller than the standard accommodation, but they are clean and well maintained so guests can still easily relax.

The Ranald is a great basic hotel.

Many people who stay here regard the hotel as a basic accommodation, but not in a way that faults the property. Every need a traveller has is covered here, without the additional fluff other hotels add to drive up the price.

Negative Reviews

Parking nearby is a problem.

Parking is at a premium in Oban, and finding a space near the hotel is nearly impossible. There is some metered street parking outside of the accommodation, but the price of leaving a vehicle there during the day can be steep.

There’s no lift at this hotel.

The Ranald Hotel has guestrooms on three separate floors. While the hotel’s website states there isn’t a lift in the building, it doesn’t do an accurate job of portraying how steep the staircases are. Leaving the heavy luggage at home is wise when staying

Some people have a hard time finding the building.

Oban is a popular destination for tourists, which has resulted in there being a fair number of hotels to stay at. For people new to the area, it can be hard to tell one accommodation from the other. The Ranald Hotel doesn’t do itself any favours by having

Rating Overview

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8.1 out of 10 based on 391 reviews