Oban Bay Hotel

Corran Esplanade, Oban, PA34 5AE

From £80.00 per person

About

Wishing for wellness by the waves? Let the Oban Bay Hotel be the coastal oasis you seek. Nestled on Scotland’s stunning west coast, it makes the most of its incredible location, with sun decks and lounges offering numerous ways to soak up dramatic coastline panoramas. A place where nature meets luxury, it’s the perfect destination for days and stays of sheer relaxation.

More than just a spot to rest your head, the Oban Bay Hotel is an experience that rejuvenates both body and soul, and its thermal spa experience is the jewel in the crown. Blending traditional Scottish charm with contemporary luxury, a sunken Canadian-style outdoor hot tub, a Swedish oak-barreled sauna, a Roman acrylic steam room and a Zen Relaxation Room are all carefully placed on the Sea Deck to maximise those views across the bay.

Go on a gastronomic journey that takes in the best of the country’s natural bounty. Sink a Scottish malt at sundown in the Atlantic Bar and Lounge, or try the scallops with Stornoway Black pudding in the sumptuous Grill Room. If you’re here overnight, a full Scottish breakfast in the light-filled sun lounge will set you up for a day of exploring.

Outside the hotel, Oban doesn't disappoint. This enchanting wee town has a picturesque promenade featuring an assortment of shops, cafes, restaurants, and bars. A must-visit for anyone looking to unplug and explore the natural beauty Scotland has to offer, ferries offer boat trips to surrounding isles like Mull and the quaint Kerrera, with its ancient castle. No wonder they call Oban the ‘Gateway to the Isles’.

Discover Oban's history at McCaig's Tower, try a dram of whisky at the Oban Distillery or step back in time at the Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds. You could even venture out to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and discover its stunning rivers, woodlands and forests. 

But chances are you won’t want to stray too far from the Oban Bay Hotel. In this tranquil oasis you’ll find two sumptuous treatment rooms, a relaxation room and an entire menu of ishga massages, facials, and wraps to relax and revive you. And just when you thought you couldn’t relax anymore, 76 sumptuous bedrooms and suites await when you’re ready to drift off to bed.

Popular Facilities

  • Swedish oak-barrelled sauna
  • Roman acrylic steam room
  • Canadian-style outdoor hot tub
  • Experience showers
  • Zen Relaxation Room
  • The Grill Room
  • Atlantic Bar & Lounge

Packages

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Bay Taster Spa Day

  • 1 treatment, up to 30 minutes
  • Delicious afternoon tea served in The Atlantic Bar and Lounge
  • One hour use of the thermal facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
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1 Night Indulgence Spa Break

  • 2 treatments, up to 90 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Glass of Champagne and chocolates on arrival
  • One hour use of the thermal facilities
  • Full Scottish breakfast
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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From £245.00 per person

Bay Luxury Spa Day

  • 2 treatments, up to 60 minutes
  • Delicious afternoon tea served with a glass of Prosecco
  • One hour use of the thermal facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
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1 Night Taster Spa Break

  • 1 treatment, up to 30 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Welcome glass of Prosecco
  • One hour use of the thermal facilities
  • Full Scottish breakfast
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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1 Night Luxury Spa Break

  • 2 treatments, up to 60 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Welcome glass of Prosecco
  • One hour use of the thermal facilities
  • Full Scottish breakfast
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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Bay Indulgence Spa Day

  • 2 treatments, up to 90 minutes
  • Glass of Champagne and chocolates on arrival
  • Delicious afternoon tea served in The Atlantic Bar and Lounge
  • One hour use of the thermal facilities
  • Ishga Dream Candle to take home
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
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Details

Towel and robes providedYes, and slippers
No. of treatment rooms2
Dual treatment roomsYes
Product houseIshga
Dress for lunchNo
Spa Accessible accessNo
Minimum age16
Local attractionsMcCaig's Tower, Oban Distillery, Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, Mull and Kerrera
No. of bedrooms76
Check-in time15:00
Use facilities before check in timeYes
Hotel Accessible accessNo
Car parkingFree public parking, chargeable valet parking
Electric car charging pointYes
Pets welcomeYes, £20 per night

Facilities

  • Swedish oak-barrelled sauna
  • Roman acrylic steam room
  • Canadian-style outdoor hot tub
  • Experience showers
  • Zen Relaxation Room
  • The Grill Room
  • Atlantic Bar & Lounge

The Spa & Wellness at Oban Bay Hotel

If your favourite kind of spa comes with super-luxe facilities, fresh sea air and beautiful views, get that robe and slippers on and step right this way. Small but beautifully formed, the Oban Bay Hotel spa is a little piece of pampering heaven. But time spent in this sequestered space offers something more than just sheer indulgence - it’s a wellbeing experience that lingers long after the massage oil’s been washed away.

Cocooned in the comfort of your soft robe, the spa’s bijou thermal area is yours to explore. Nestled on the picturesque Sea Deck with panoramic vistas of the tranquil Oban Bay and the idyllic island of Kerrera, you can soak in the sunken Canadian-style outdoor hot tub while gazing across the water, with a glass of something just as bubbly in-hand.

Just a short slipper-shuffle takes you to the Swedish oak-barrelled sauna, a space that not only infuses you with a rustic charm but also works wonders for flushing toxins, relieving stress, and reviving your spirit. Then it’s time to hit the Roman Acrylic Steam Room. Harnessing the magic of moist heat, it serves as a potent tool for improving circulation and lowering blood pressure.

Conclude your 90-minute session in the Zen Relaxation Room. Whether you're thumbing through a magazine, enjoying companionable silence, or succumbing to a post-sauna snooze, this room ensures you’ll do it all while floating on a cloud of serenity.

But your pampering treat doesn’t end there. After you’ve fully immersed yourself in this sanctuary, you can lie back on a warm bed in a treatment room while a trained therapist uses ishga seaweed-based products from the Hebrides to gently pummel, beautify or soothe you. 

Perfectly personalised, you’ll get a one-of-a-kind experience that will leave you feeling nourished and glowing. But will you go for a salt and oil body scrub, age-defying facial or a foot-recovery treatment? Decisions, decisions.

The Gym & Fitness at Oban Bay Hotel

While there’s no gym at the Oban Bay Hotel, you don’t have to press pause on your fitness plans - particularly if you like your workouts to come with lungfuls of fresh sea air.

Oban is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, whether you like to take it easy on a stroll or you seek more of an adrenaline rush. Try your hand at sailing, hire bikes and explore the coast with the wind in your hair or go diving for shipwrecks in its pristine waters. 

Sea kayaking is extremely popular here, with several local companies providing hire or tours where you can go out and spot wildlife as you paddle.

But there’s no better way to clear away the cobwebs than with a walk amid Oban’s wild and rugged scenery. Lace up your walking boots and take a hike amid the historic attractions scattered ac

Restaurants & Food at Oban Bay Hotel

No matter what you're in the mood for, you'll find something to tempt you at the Oban Bay Hotel. The chefs here are passionate about using fresh, local ingredients, with delicious dishes that showcase Scottish produce to perfection.

The Grill Room

Seafood fan? You’re in the right place. Oban is Scotland’s seafood capital, and you can enjoy the finest, freshest catches of the day right here in The Grill Room’s elegant surroundings. The award-winning space is the hotel's signature restaurant, offering a fine dining experience with stunning views of Oban Bay. Taking its cues from the gorgeous location, you’ll find a real taste of Scotland in all its menus, from local smoked salmon to Josper-grilled Scotch beef steak.

Never eaten Josper-grilled food before? Make The Grill Room the place you try it. This charcoal-fired grill gets up to over 500°C to deliver exceptional texture and flavour. The grilled lobster and farm-assured steaks win rave reviews!

The Atlantic Bar & Lounge

With an expansive sun lounge offering panoramic sea views, this is the place to settle in for the day - or night. The Atlantic Bar & Lounge is a more casual dining option, offering a variety of bar snacks, light meals, and classic pub dishes. Make sure you pick something off the branches of its innovative Gin Tree, or sink a sundown cocktail alongside dramatic views down the Sound of Kerrera.

Spa Location

Oban Bay Hotel

Oban Bay Hotel

Corran Esplanade
Oban
PA34 5AE
01631 564 395

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: ScotRail runs trains six times a day from Glasgow Queen Street Station to Oban (two on Sunday). Coming from London? You can take the Caledonian Sleeper service to Crianlarich and get a free coach connection to Oban (high season only), meaning you can leave Euston at 9.15pm and be in Oban before 9am the next day. 

By bus: CityLink buses run from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Oban.

By car: Oban is easily reached from Central Scotland by taking the A82 which skirts the west side of Loch Lomond. Then you can either come via Tyndrum or follow the A83 through Inveraray. Both journeys take between two and three hours - longer if you get out to admire the scenery.

Parking: Because the Oban Bay Hotel is right on the esplanade, on-site parking is limited to two spaces for electric car charging and two disabled bays. However, on-street paid parking is available, plus there’s a large car park just a minute's walk from the hotel. Otherwise, the hotel offers guest valet parking for £25 per car per day.

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Stay for the view
4 / 5

The room was very nice. We were in the back building, so I got lost a few times finding our room. The view from the enclosed front porch area is lovely! It's about a 15 minutes walk along the water...... Read more

Short Stay at the Oban Bay Hotel
5 / 5

Probably our favourite hotel stay ever. Perfect location and spotless venue. The staff are all fantastic and the Spa facilities are well worth the extra money. The breakfast is crazy expensive...... Read more

Fine dining
5 / 5

Best meal we've had in ages. Head and shoulders above anywhere else in Oban, Mull or many miles around . Service was excellent. Located on harbour seafront . I had venison sausages (which...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a swimming pool at the Oban Bay Hotel?

No, there’s no swimming pool at the Oban Bay Hotel. But with a sunken Canadian style outdoor hot tub, Swedish oak barrelled sauna and Roman acrylic steam room to enjoy, you will still need to pack your cossie!

Does the Oban Bay Hotel serve afternoon tea?

Is it really a spa day if you don’t devour dinky delicacies and slather cream and jam onto crumbly pastry? Served in a fun bird-cage style cake stand every day from 12pm to 5pm, the Oban Bay Hotel afternoon tea includes hand cut-finger sandwiches with classic fillings, sweet treats and tea and coffee. 

Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in the Atlantic Bar & Lounge where guests can enjoy show-stopping views over Oban Bay and the Sound of Kerrera. You can upgrade to Champagne if the occasion calls for it (and even if it doesn’t). 

Gin connoisseur? Skip the bubbles and order a Gin Tree - an incredible contraption festooned with large glasses of your favourite tipple.

Is there accommodation at the Oban Bay Hotel?

Yes there is. At Oban Bay Hotel you’ll find 76 rooms and suites with quirky features like refreshing rain showers, vintage radios and traditional Tunnock’s teacakes to enjoy. Sumptuous suites boast four-poster beds and views of the bay that can be enjoyed from seating areas and telescopes, while even Classic Doubles have luxe touches like cafetiere coffee and elegant furnishings.

What are check-in and check-out times at the Oban Bay Hotel?

Here on an overnight stay at Oban Bay Hotel? You can check in from 3pm, while check-out time is by 11am. Early check-in and check-out is available upon request with a supplementary charge of £10 per hour. For pampering day packages, arrival times vary so do check your booking confirmation.

Is the Oban Bay Hotel accessible?

No, the Oban Bay Hotel isn’t fully accessible at present, but it does have two disabled parking spots.

Where is the Oban Bay Hotel?

The hotel is located in Oban, Scotland's popular west-coast holiday town famous for its seafood. It’s also famous for being the gateway to the islands of the Inner Hebrides. From here you can get boats to Kerrera, the low, green island of Lismore and majestic Mull.

Haven’t found your sea legs? Take to the roads and escape further north. It’s just 40 miles to Fort William from here.

Is the Oban Bay Hotel family-friendly?

While you have to be aged 16 or over to use the tranquil, adults-only spa, the Oban Bay Hotel is family-friendly. Children up to the age of 3 stay free of charge, while children aged 3 to 12 are welcome on a reduced rate. 

And with so much to do here, they won’t be bored. Take a trip up McCaig's Tower for stunning views of Oban and the surrounding area, or go on a boat trip to Mull. 

Little explorers will love Dunollie Castle and Grounds on a clifftop overlooking Oban Bay. Or just stroll along Oban’s bustling promenade and look out at the boats.

Is the Oban Bay Hotel pet-friendly?

Four-legged friends are not allowed in the spa itself, of course, but Oban Bay Hotel is fabulously dog-friendly - well, you are in Scotland, after all. 

For an extra £20 per night, well-behaved furry friends get fresh drinking water and are welcome in most guest bedrooms, reception, the lounge and the grounds of the hotel. The hotel can accommodate two dogs per room, with beds, bowls and biscuits provided on request. And, with miles of sandy coastlines and the surrounding isles to explore, you’ll have lots of options when it’s time for walkies.

Is there a golf club at the Oban Bay Hotel?

Scotland and golf go together like neeps and tatties. So as you might expect, Oban is a paradise for lovers of the sport of kings. While there’s no golf course on-site, Glencruitten Golf Club is just over a mile away. This hilly 18-hole course is bursting with wildlife, with buzzards, pheasants, heron and deer regular visitors.