to the isles...

to the isles...

Welcome to Best Western The Queens Hotel, Oban

The hotel sits in a wonderful location commanding breathtaking views over Oban Bay and beyond to the inner Hedrides Isles.

It is believed to have been originally built for the 1st Episcopalian Bishop of Argyll and the Islands as his home in the late 19th Century.  

Best Western The Queens  Hotel has naturally been extended over the years and now offers a variety of accommodation types from standard rooms in the modern Iona Building to the rear, some of which have beautiful bay views (standard pbv) to the large and comfortable Suites in the original old Bishop's House, which have simply breathtaking views over the islands.  

Our fantastic chefs will tantalise and delight your taste buds with dishes crafted from the best of local produce, simply cooked and beautifully presented we hope, offering something for everyone.

The very warmest of welcomes awaits you in this very special place.  


What's on in Oban?

Coastal connection

Coastal Connection  This local family run business ofers an alternative to the ferries with their fast and comfortable cabined 11 metre RIBs.   Available for private skippered charters, island drop off/pick up service and perhaps best of all fantastic wildlife and castle trips.   Visit website

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Majestic Lines

Majestic Lines The award winning Majestic Line offers the ultimate get away from it all break.  Departing from Oban, the fleet of 3 small but sturdy little vessels offer the some of the best Scottish food, scenery, and hospitality available.  With guest capacities of up to 12 these mini cruise ships can reach the most idyllic spots, and get you close up to nature and amazing wildlife Find out more about the choice of 15 exclusive Scottish cruise itineraries and Private Cruise Charter exploring The Hebrides and the West Coast of Scotland on the company's own website. Visit website

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The Oban Distillery

The Oban Distillery was founded in 1794 by the brothers John and Hugh Stevenson.  At this time there was no town as such, and the town gradually evolved with the distillery and the arrival of steamers and the trains around 1880. The distillery only has 2 pot stills, which makes it one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland, yet the name of this single malt is held in great regard internationally. The distillery tours are fascinating and include a tasting - not to be missed.  Visit website

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Seafari Sea Tours

Seafari Adventures Seafari Adventures offers exceptional, award winning wildlife and nature boat trips from their base at Easdale just south of Oban. Experience the famous Gulf of Corryvreckan, up close, the home of the World's Third Largest Whirlpool. These thrilling trips will get your pulses racing not only from the sea spray flying up around you as your RIB dances on the waves but also when you see your first Minke Whale, Grey Seal or porpoise or otter, sometimes almost close enough to touch!  Visit Website

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