The Ranald Hotel

Our Location

The Ranald Hotel is located just off the main street in Oban.

When arriving in Oban:

  • Follow the main street, George Street, right through until you reach the traffic lights just before you get to ‘The George Street Fish & Chip Shop’ on your right
  • Immediately after the traffic lights, turn left and follow the road round, past The Lorne Bar and you will see The Ranald Hotel on your left with a green canopy

Please be aware that due to our location and size of hotel, we do not have a lift, however our staff are always on hand to help with luggage to and from rooms.

Please note that at The Ranald Hotel, there is no designated parking exclusively for the hotel. There is limited on street paid parking surrounding the hotel which is free between 6pm and 9am Monday – Sunday. There are also a number of paying car parks within walking distance of the hotel. Please see below for full details.

On arrival at The Ranald Hotel, we have Oban guides available for you and our staff are only to happy to help by answering any questions you might have about Oban and the surrounding area.


Parking options – Pay at meter only 


Charges between 9am – 6pm Mon – Sat / 1pm-6pm Sun 

Costs = £1.20 per hour. Maximum ticket given of 2 hours.


Charges between 9am- 6pm Mon – Sun

Costs = £1.00 per hour 


Charges between 9am- 6pm Mon – Sun

Costs = £1.00 per hour 


Charges between 9am- 6pm Mon – Sun

Costs = £1.00 per hour 


Charges between 9am- 6pm Mon – Sun

Costs = £1.00 per hour 


Charges between 9am- 6pm Mon – Sun

Costs = £3.00 per day 


Charges between 9am- 6pm Mon – Sun

Costs = £1.00 per hour 


Charges between 9am- 6pm Mon – Sun

Costs = £1.00 per hour 

We look forward to welcoming you!

Places to Eat & Drink

Known as the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’, Oban and the surrounding area is home to some of the best seafood restaurants in Scotland – one of which is our sister restaurant, The Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant. As well as their a la carte menu, they also offer a special 2 course menu at lunch and early evening (please see times on their website) for just £11.95 per person. Situated right by the sea on the South Pier, we guarantee you will be in for a feast with the freshest catch available.

Book a table at The Waterfront Fishouse prior to arrival by visiting their website and booking online .

For those not so keen on seafood, or if you are simply looking for great gastro food at affordable prices, our other sister restaurant, Cuan Mor, will provide just that. Cuan Mor is loved by locals and tourists alike for the rustic, friendly atmosphere it creates and great hearty food it offers – something for everyone. Please note, advance bookings are only taken for parties of 5 or more, however there is a lovely bar, designed by Ranald McColl, to enjoy a drink prior to being shown to your table by their friendly staff.

Perhaps you’re looking for a quiet night in or a cosy place to go for a drink with friends – look no further than our very own The Ranald Hotel Bar (also our breakfast room in the morning). With the lights dim, the candles on and some light music in the background, it’s the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine or a dram.

Waterfront Fishouse Restaurant
No. 1 Railway Pier
PA34 4LW
01631 563110

Cuan Mor
60 George Street
PA34 5DS
01631 565078

Please contact the individual restaurants if you have any allergies or intolerances and they will do their best to accommodate your request.

Car Parks

Fee Paying Car Parks

Rockfield Car Park: £5 per 24 hours

Tweedale Street: Up to £10 per 24 hours

Pay & Display Car Parks (free from 6pm – 9am)*

Market Street 100m*

Tweedale Street 200m*

North Pier 350m*

Corran Esplanade 750m*

Scotrail Car park – behind the railway station, South Pier (£3 daily charge)

Stoddarts of Oban

Guests can benefit from sheltered parking at Stoddarts of Oban at special rates. Please contact Stoddarts directly and quote “The Ranald Hotel”.

PA34 4HU
01631 564176

Things to do during your stay at The Ranald Hotel

Oban is often referred to as the Gateway to the Isles, the Heart of Argyll but most importantly, in our opinion, it is best known as the Seafood Capital of Scotland. Oban is very fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best seafood restaurants Scotland has to offer – whilst offering guests fresh seafood on our doorstep. If you’re not a seafood lover, there are plenty of other great alternatives too. Oban is not just a Gateway to the Isles, there’s plenty to do and there’s always something for all the family. For further information and to help plan your trip to Oban, please visit

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