10 Unique Accommodations in Oban

Scotland's Adventure Coast

Looking for a unique place to stay during your next Oban getaway? There are plenty of quirky accommodations to choose from in Oban as well as in the beautiful surround areas. Whether you’re searching for a luxurious boutique hotel, a self-catering villa with stunning sea views or want to stay in a historic Scottish castle – there ae plenty of unique places to choose from when visiting Oban.

Let's explore several West Coast gems for a glorious getaway in or near Oban.


Unique Accommodations in Oban 

Barriemore Guest House

Barriemore Guest House is located right at the mouth of Oban Bay. Enjoy the tremendous views this provides over the town of Oban, Oban Bay and the islands beyond directly from your room or the outdoor terrace. As the guesthouse is as close as you can get to the narrow channel in and out of the bay, there is always something to watch, be it boats, wildlife or the wonderful scenery. The hotel’s rooms range from Suites, sea view rooms, cosy non-sea view rooms with woodland views and a self-catering apartment, sleeping four.  All rooms are ensuite, well furnished and have all the hospitality items you would expect from 4* accommodation.  

Alltavona Guest House

Situated along the esplanade, Alltavona Guest House in Oban offers beautifully designed rooms with sea views. The 4* guest house has a very cosy atmosphere with your hosts Carol and Paul making sure you have everything you need throughout your stay. Located only 10 minutes walking distance from the hustle and bustle of Oban town, Alltavona Guest House provides a comfortable and scenic retreat for guests seeking a tranquil stay in Oban.

Greystones B&B

Built around 1890, the grand baronial house of Greystones B&B is a truly unique place to stay. The elevated location of Greystones provides you with fantastic views over Oban town, Oban Bay and the surrounding islands. Their seafront rooms are the perfect spot to catch one of Oban’s famous sunsets. With elegant contemporary rooms, an excellent a la carte breakfast and close location to Oban town, Greystones strikes a balance between accessibility and privacy, providing outstanding hospitality.

No. 26 by the Sea

Set on the shorefront esplanade, No. 26 by the Sea is a unique, boutique sea view hotel that allows you to relax and unwind whilst being close to the heart of town. Whether you want to indulge in the many luxurious amenities in your room whilst enjoying the fantastic views over Oban Bay or enjoy Oban’s stunning sunsets from the hotel bar on the Sea Terrace, a stay at No. 26 by the Sea will leave you feeling recharged.

Witchwood House

Witchwood House is a stunning period guest house situated on Oban’s residential seafront with an uninterrupted view of Oban Bay and the islands beyond. With an open outlook to the main ferry route, private parking and a mere 5 minutes into the charming town centre, Witchwood House is a fantastic base for your Oban adventure. The accommodation features a selection of large, exceptionally comfortable modern rooms as well as a selection of self-catering options for larger groups and families. During warmer days, you can spend your evenings soaking in the stunning views over Oban Bay straight from the accommodation’s large garden. 

Unique accommodations near Oban

Barcaldine Castle

Are you dreaming of staying at a Scottish castle? For a unique experience, Barcaldine Castle not only provides historical charm but also breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains of Glencoe. The luxury bed & breakfast in the historic ‘Black Castle’ is set on the peaceful shores of Loch Creran and is one of only a few ancient castles open to guests on the Scottish mainland. Barcaldine Castle is the perfect luxury getaway for couples seeking a romantic break in the Scottish countryside. The accommodation is also available for weddings and exclusive hire.

Loch Melflort Hotel

Half an hour north of Oban, Loch Melfort Hotel offers a tranquil setting with stunning views away from the distractions of everyday life. The award-winning country hotel is set in 17 acres of gardens and beach overlooking Loch Meflort and offers a range of comfortable and luxury rooms, most with fantastic sea views. Enjoy the marvellous coastal views from the on-site restaurant and sundeck, tasting some of Argyll’s best local produce. 

Want to bring your four-legged friend? Loch Melfort Hotel offers a selection of pet-friendly rooms as well.

Pierhouse Hotel & Restaurant

Located in the charming fishing village of Port Appin on the shores of Loch Linnhe, the award-winning Pierhouse Hotel & Restaurant offers a delightful, idyllic experience. Enjoy the spectacular views towards the Isle of Lismore and Mull whilst sampling some of Scotland’s freshest seafood at the Pierhouse Restaurant. Spend your days exploring the surrounding landscapes of Scotland’s West Coast before unwinding in the lovingly decorated rooms, some with views directly onto Loch Linnhe.

Ben Cruachan Inn

The Ben Cruachan Inn is situated by the shores of Loch Awe, Scotland’s longest loch, near Oban. The cosy, welcoming atmosphere of the traditional Scottish Inn will make you feel straight at home. Relax beside the roaring fire in the winter or soak in the fantastic views of Loch Awe and surrounding mountains from the hotel’s outdoor deck. There’s plenty to discover during your stay at Ben Cruachan Inn, with Ben Cruachan, the historic St Conans Kirk and Kilchurn Castle all being within walking distance.

Knipoch Hotel

Overlooking Loch Feochan with panoramic views of rugged mountains and tranquil islands, Knipoch Hotel is the perfect place to switch off and recharge. Just a short drive from Oban (approx. 15 mins), this historic 4 star hotel dates back hundreds of years and has retained its cosy atmosphere with oak-panelled walls and open fires. Unwind in one of the elegant bedrooms, each offering picturesque views of either the surrounding countryside or Loch Feochan. The hotel offers a fantastic selection of dining options, from leisurely breakfasts, to local charcuterie and cheeses by the fireside or a table for two overlooking Loch Feochan. 

Whether you’re looking for luxurious hotels, cosy B&Bs or modern self-catering apartments in Oban, discover a wide selection of accommodations in and near Oban on our website. Book directly with accommodation providers to secure the best rates!