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Visitor Reviews - Oban Caravan & Camping Park

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Oban Caravan & Camping Park
Gallanachmore Farm
Gallanach Road
Argyll   (Browse area)
PA34 4QH   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: +44 01631 562425

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Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 110 Reviews
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Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Raysmiffy 9 reviews from this member

This is the largest campsite I have ever camped in. Impressively though, as big as it is, the grass is kept immaculate. They use cones to keep tents off the yellowed patches from previous tents, and it seems to work well.

The toilets are cleaned at least three times a day, and I have seen the same guy go around the site picking up any small pieces of rubbish. I get the impression he is obsessive with his work, so you could not accuse the managers of this site as having a complacent attitude.

The site has a good atmosphere for me as I feel I have as much space as I need for my large tent, car and trailer.

The only criticism is that you need to go to the reception area at the gate to pick up wifi, where I think they could extend it by using an extender in the toilet block somehow.

The road to get to the place is a bit narrow, with some morons even using the passing places to park their cars, adding to the tension when towing a trailer or caravan.

One of the best campsites near Oban IMO though, all due to the fact that the staff look like they care and at least try to respect that some of the campers have travelled hundreds of miles to get there.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Densey 2 reviews from this member

The site was nicely situated with a nice outlook over the beach. but maybe it was just us but the owner was really grumpy and unfriendly. My husband had a shower and they were filthy, the worst he'd ever been in and people could see in as he was showering and getting dressed, not the best

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: IAM67 2 reviews from this member

This campsite has a magnificent view. We found everything spotless, showers, toilets. There was no water contamination problem. The little shop on site is well stocked. The owners are very friendly. It took us 15 min. To Oban center by bike. Probably 2 by car. We stayed for two nights and everything was perfect.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Oldsoldier 5 reviews from this member

Stayed here overnight during our recent tour of the Highlands. It is an ideal spot for a visit to oban and the surrounding area and has great fishing opportunities from the jetty into the Loch. The site was clean, with what initially appeared to offer plenty of space. However, a lot of the site is sloping as areas are on different levels. The showers weren't that impressive, either too hot or too cold. Reminded me of a shower over the bath trying to get the temp just right. The sinks had modern non touch sensors for the taps, however they need adjusting as you can only wash one hand at a time!

The staff were friendly and the groundsmen were busy making sure the site remained tidy. The grey water waste was not ideally located on a slope as it required huge accuracy when dumping the water otherwise it ran down the road.

Would we stay again? Probably but only because there is little alternative in the area.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Campermaid 20 reviews from this member

I thought this site was lovely, even though the showers were a bit old. I am horrified to read of the water contamination on the other reviews. I was there in July and my hubby fetched the water and he never mentioned contamination! I am hoping it was resolved when we were there. He was quite ill later in our trip! I drank the water too mind, and I am ok.

Anyway, besides that it was beautiful and they had free wifi too. Which if you go anywhere in the Highlands you will realize is very rare. So make the most of it while you are there.

The site is just a short drive into Oban, where we got the ferry to Mull the next day. So cant complain.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Rangeyboy 3 reviews from this member

Returned to this site after a break of three years. We had 18 nights on Barra prior to booking in for 12 nights so it was convenient for the ferry terminal.

We like the site. Facilities are basic, the showers could be better and the old toilet block needs titivating up. However, we took the view as long as we can get a warm shower that would be sufficient. If the amenities are the most important thing on a holidaymakers itinerary then these will fall way below standard. CC and CCC sites are much better served by large heated toilet blocks. The grey water waste disposal area means having to lift the wastemaster off the ground to a level of a foot to sixteen inches, not the best. The water contamination notice didn't trouble us. The water at Gallanach has always been dark peaty colour. We never drink from the onboard tanks anyway (and we do sterilise them between trips). We use bottled water for drinking. Showering and brushing teeth caused no problems.

For location and views the site ticked all the boxes. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The weather was pretty atrocious at times and as well as the site owners, we pulled a few people off the wet muddy grass with our 4x4.

We will be back. We love the Oban area and the site suits our purpose. We know what we are getting and we use other more luxurious sites throughout the year, but to allow us to visit Oban and environs this site is a good base for which to do that.

It is unfortunate that some people found the site not to their liking. I would recommend the site to anyone: be aware the water may be dark in colour (hopefully this years contamination problem has been sorted - was it down south last week people were being told not to drink domestic water supplies??)the toilets are basic but the showers do work and grey water disposal could be better. Minor details for a glorious view of the sound of Kerrera and the islands.

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