Another beautiful sunset from the gardens of the hotel looking across Oban Bay to the Island of Kerrera!
The train service linking Glasgow and Oban has increased from three to six trains a day in each direction.
This is great news for visitors to Oban who now have more flexibility to travel up from Glasgow for the day to enjoy the huge variety of activities Oban has to offer.
The first morning train leaves Oban at 5.21am and arrives in Glasgow at 8.37am. Glasgow’s first morning train to Oban departs Glasgow Queen Street Station at 5.20am arriving in Oban around 8.30am.
With the addition of a new later evening service leaving Oban at 8.37pm, visitors to the town now have even more time to explore Oban or even further afield to Mull, Iona and Staffa.
The Glasgow to Oban train journey takes about 3 hours which, although long, affords spectacular views of mountains, lochs and moorland as it meanders through Scotland’s unique west Highland scenery.
Don’t forget that guests of the Manor House now have complimentary use of the Fit4 gym just 5 minutes walk away from the hotel right in the centre of Oban. Some hotel staff have tried out a Spin class for a great aerobic work out. Find out more details about complimentary gym use for Manor House Hotel guests.
Mother’s Day Lunch Menu
Our Mother’s Day Luncheon menu has been specially created to appeal to all the mums who deserve a special treat. So why not give her (and the family) an extra special day out at the Manor House in Oban this Mother’s Day on Sunday 30th March.
There’s exciting changes ahead for Oban with the recent announcement of a regeneration scheme to transform Oban into a centre for marine tourism and marine science.
The Lorn Arc Project has planned up to £144m of improvements for Oban and surrounding areas including Dunstaffnage, Dunbeg, North Connel and Barcaldine.
Key improvements will include the development of Oban North Pier, upgrading existing road links, renewable energy projects and creating a new business park at Oban airport with a view to enhancing the area’s already excellent reputation as a great place to live, work and visit.
Congratulations to the Oban & Lorne Strathspey & Reel Society who recently enjoyed some fiddling at the Manor House after their 70th Anniversary Dinner, providing a real Scottish atmosphere that filled the hotel.
Our guests were treated to a special sighting this morning from their bedroom windows. A beautiful sperm whale roaming around very close in Oban bay. What a lovely start to Easter weekend.
The Oban Bay Sperm whale left today for deeper, more open waters as it headed out across the Firth of Lorne towards Mull. We wish it well!
Thibaut Repertiore wallpaper was the choice for a new look for Room 3 above the greenhouse.
The Manor House was recently the venue for Mr and Mrs Harrison’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary where all the guests enjoyed a fabulous 3 course lunch in our restaurant.
The Manor House would like to thank Mr and Mrs Harrison for choosing our venue to celebrate their special day.
It’s been a long 9 weeks recovering from what we first thought was a small kitchen fire. Building manager Ronnie Dalgleish directed Oban contractor Owen Hoey repairing the kitchen, two guest rooms and staff accommodation upstairs.
The kitchen is complete and tested. The halls and carpets have all been refreshed and we are ready to open tomorrow Monday 16th July. The 3 rooms, which are at the end of a closed hall, will be finished with complete re-decoration in two weeks.
The fire started when some duck confit ignited. Flames spread to the smoke extractor then into the ceiling and walls above. The Oban Fire Service was quickly on the case and no one was hurt. Smoke was modest and contained in the kitchen and room above.
Our thanks go to manager Gregor MacKinnon, the Manor House staff and the tradesmen who have worked long hours getting everything back into “Manor House Shape”. We appreciate the many calls of support from our Manor House friends and look forward to seeing you soon.
Les & Mags Crane