Originally built around 1882, The Caledonian Hotel is situated in the centre of Oban, overlooking the harbour, amid spectacular Scottish surroundings. During the Second World War, the hotel was used as a base by the Royal Navy, but it has long since been restored, offering all the comfort and luxury you could wish for. Each of the Caledonian’s 59 well appointed bedrooms has a nautical theme, in keeping with the hotel’s seafront location, with many providing stunning views overlooking Oban Bay to the mountains of Mull and Ardgour. Dining is available in Restaurant Caledonian and Top Deck Restaurant and Bar, which provides an intimate candlelit dining experience serving fantastic freshly prepared, locally sourced food. For a more relaxed setting the hotel’s Caledonian Cafe Bar serves a great selection of light snacks and meals throughout the day, with spectacular views of the bay and islands. Complimentary wi-fi is available throughout the hotel.
Many of the Caledonian’s 59 guestrooms are designed with a nautical theme, in keeping with the hotel’s seafront location. Rooms mainly have views to McCaig’s Folly or the Soroba Hills, with a few offering views over Oban Bay.
All Guestrooms Feature:
Dinner is served in the Restaurant Caledonian in an intimate candlelit setting. Here the menu changes daily in keeping with the seasonal and local produce the chef selects and in order to offer guests plenty of variety. Children may dine from their very own menu or try something a little more grown-up from the adult menu.
Caledonian Café Bar:
Enjoy a drink or light meal in the hotel’s Caledonian Café Bar where a modern spacious interior provides various separate areas in which to unwind over a drink or bite to eat. There are well-spaced tables for diners, fireside couches to relax on and spectacular views of the bay and islands. In the Café Bar our menu provides you with a wide range of traditional and contemporary dishes throughout the day.
The Caledonian Hotel is committed to using the freshest food available, sourced locally wherever possible.
On The Map: Oban is located on the west coast of Scotland. It’s protected from the Atlantic by the famous islands of Mull & Iona, which lie just off the coast. Given the amount of ferry traffic from Oban to the various surrounding islands, it’s often referred to as ‘The Gateway to The Isles’.
Your first view of Oban is one you are unlikely to forget. From the north, you glimpse this bustling port from the top of the ‘Bealach-an-Righ’. As you sweep down the hill towards the expanse of the bay, the view opens up before you and one begins to appreciate why Oban has developed into Scotland’s most popular west-coast holiday town. Oban ‘The Seafood Capital of Scotland was a late starter, existing only as a small fishing and trading village until the steamers of the early Victorian era started arriving in the early 1800s. The town lies in a crescent that occupies the hills surrounding Oban Bay, which is protected from all but the most severe of weather by the northern tail of the island of Kerrera. Oban’s most outstanding feature is McCaig’s Tower, more usually and descriptively called McCaig’s Folly. This is the Colosseum lookalike that stands above the town and features in many of the postcards you will find for sale in the shops on George Street. Other notable attractions include the Waterfront Centre, the Cathedral of St Columba, the Oban Distillery & Dunollie Castle.