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Visitor Reviews - Oban Caravan & Camping Park

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

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Pitches: 150
Open: April 1st To October 10th

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 97 Reviews
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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Sherrif 21 reviews from this member

Originally booked on for four nights we noticed the sign on the water taps saying water not suitable for drinking and food washing. We intended to spend time eating local fresh seafood which we would have to wash in van so this was a bit of a problem. My wife spoke to the owner raising concerns so he refunded our fees without issue which was very good of him. Not his fault there is a problem with supply he was working to have problem solved. If this had not been the problem we would have stayed on site. I really feel for the owner as it's a lovely site in a great location. We will no doubt return in future

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Parahandy 4 reviews from this member

I arrived here negotiating the single track road with a 'small' tent and camping kit on my motorcycle.

Booked in a Reception £21 for 2 nights. Staff friendly and efficient and clearly used to dealing with touring motorcyclists. I had 3 options where to pitch up but it was suggested it would be better to go on what they call the Rally Field, just across from the main entrance which is a smaller field area off the main site. This was great firm standing for the bike and not too far walk to pitch the tent very near the sea. It was reasonably sheltered by small bushes certainly not overcrowded. I supposed the only drawback was that you had to cross the road and walk up the drive to reach the Toilet/Shower Blocks and no electric hookups but the views made up for this inconvenience. I visited the toilet shower block a few times and the particular one whilst adequate was in need of a refurbishment, No Big deal as I was led to believe there 2 other newish blocks refurbished. Previously mention in other reviews there was a notice on from Environmental Health saying it was recommended to boil the water for personal use. No big deal as the waters always been a bit 'Brackish' I noted there was an additional filter attending to the water.

Noted the usual expected facilities, Shop, Laundry washing up area.

The locations everything here 3 miles from town, my particular pitch was less than 50yrds from the sea there was a sporadic bus service, lots of people seen walking into town and less energetic getting local Taxis.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nxnleon123 7 reviews from this member

Arrived and pitched the tent. Nice campsite with great coastal views. Although we struggled to find any good hikes nearby and spent most of our time in the town centre, which has lots of nice independent stores other attractions such as McCaig's Tower and Dunollie Castle.

However, we were not notified on arrival of the absence of a safe water supply. The staff were all very nice, but it seems a bit odd this wasn't mentioned. There was a sign up on the drinking water tap telling of bacterial contamination, and that we should not use the water to brush teeth, drink, wash food etc. This was quite a big problem, especially as the sign was only on that one tap (and was quite a small sign) but not in the bathrooms. I had to stop a few people who didn't know from using water in the bathrooms.

There were also no recycling facilities on the site and the owner/staff were chucking whole slices of bread into the pond to feed the ducks, which is very, very bad for their health.

Despite these issues, the showers were bearable, although there were queues. The best part was the campers kitchen, with a free to use microwave and gas hob. Wi-Fi was also available near reception.

If the water issue is resolved then I would recommend a visit, although recycling should be improved if possible.

Only £6. 50 pppn.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: DaveG60 8 reviews from this member

Slept in a camping pod which included a sink fridge and oven although only single benches. The site is at the head of a small valley with pleasant walks in the cliff top woods and down to the sea. Much of the shoreline is private but there is a nice little beach by the entrance.

Facilities were a tired and as other reviewers have noted the water supply was not suitable for drinking. It wasn't clear whether the water bottles left by the washing up area contained drinking water or not. The washing up area was outside. As usual there wasn't enough space for changing and the showers were not adequately drained.

The site is on a single track road to Oban which is a busy and attractive port.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Emmbee007 3 reviews from this member

Site is 2miles from Oban along a single track road. There is almost no public transport. Although 2 of the blocks containing sanitary facilities have been refurbished they are very cramped and the water pressure is very poor. WATER - this can not be drunk or used for cleaning teeth unless it is boiled first as it contains bacteria according to an official council environmental health notice.

That said the views from the site are wonderful but I would not consider camping there again, without drinkable water you may as well wild camp.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Prestonians 3 reviews from this member

Visited this site in late September, hadn't pre-book but had no trouble getting a nice level pitch with a hook up and plenty of space, although admittedly it was a quiet time of year.

The site is a little out of town and the buses only run on week days, and as we were only there for a weekend we got a cab into town.

This was a nice tidy site and although the facilities looked a little tired from the outside they were refurbished and clean and well presented on the inside.

Well worth another visit.

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