A historic, lakeside B&B with high-quality rooms and mountain views, Barcaldine Castle offers a chance to live like a Scottish laird in times gone by. Along with open fireplaces, secret staircases and four-poster beds, you’ll get glorious views and genuine charm.
The Perle Hotel
This elegant hotel sits on Oban’s waterfront in the heart of the city. Its grand, heritage exterior is complemented by a decidedly contemporary interior which blends the high ceilings and period details with plush drapes, light wooden floors and feature lighting.
These clean lines and vibrant tones continue into the rooms, which are spacious and attractive. All come with a Nespresso machine and Bose Bluetooth speakers, and have tall windows which bathe the rooms in natural light and, in some cases, offer sweeping views across the bay.
The hotel restaurant serves Mediterranean fare at lunch and in the evening, while the hotel’s cafe-bar, Brew & Co, serves hot drinks and snacks during the day and cocktails in the evening.
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Each of the 59 rooms is decorated in a chic, modern style with clean lines and designer touches complementing the period details. A palette of bright teal and dark blues set against crisp whites and steely greys reflects the oceanfront location. Large windows let in lots of natural light and sea view rooms overlook the ocean towards Kerrera. All rooms have Wi-Fi, a Nespresso machine, Bose Bluetooth speakers and a large flat-screen TV. Bathrooms feature Mediterranean-style tiling and a powerful rain shower.
Situated next to the railway station in between the two ferry piers, Perle Oban Hotel is conveniently placed in the heart of the town. It overlooks the bay, providing views towards Kerrera Island. Due to its central location it doesn’t have a car park, although the concierge can recommend nearby options.
Food and drink
Breakfast is served in the hotel’s main restaurant BAAB, which has attractive wooden floors, high ceilings and tall bay windows. For lunch and dinner the menu is eastern Mediterranean in style with Greek, Turkish and Levantine cuisine. Chargrilled meats and seafood are matched by a range of meze and speciality desserts. Brew & Co is the hotel’s coffee shop, serving hot drinks, cakes and pastries throughout the day and cocktails in the evening.
This is a beautiful hotel with a wonderful location, and we love the views across the bay. This is our top choice in Oban.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
An attractive historic house just 15 minutes’ drive from Oban, Knipoch Hotel is in a scenic location surrounded by hills, a loch and leafy gardens. Its period details, antique furniture and large fireplaces give it great local character.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore the castles and fortifications of Scotland’s west coast on this full-day, private guided tour which takes in an Iron Age fortification, a ruined medieval castle and an extravagant 18th-century mansion set on the shore of the country’s longest sea loch.
Explore the coastline of western Scotland where narrow channels of water produce rushing tidal races and the Corryvreckan whirlpool, the world’s third largest, which is a magnet for marine life including whales, sharks and porpoises.
Explore the prehistoric burial cairns, stone circles and standing stones in Kilmartin Glen south of Oban. The region was inhabited for more than 5,000 years and with 350 sites of interest has the richest concentration of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland.