The hosts, Alan and Jeanette are what makes this B&B special. They are so warm and friendly, and always ready to help. Alan called tour operators for us and told us about the wildlife on the island. He was funny and charming and Jeanette was very sweet. We were going to town to do some laundry(there is a self-service laundromat near the harbor), and Alan offered to let us use their washer, but we had an entire suitcase full, so we did it in town. Jeanette offered to do any ironing I needed, but we had all wash and wear clothing, though I appreciated th offer very much.
The decor was a little overwhelming, but the bed was comfy. The shower was small but nice toiletries were provided. There were separate hot and cold faucets for the bathroom sink. Wifi reception was weak in our room, but did work.
The breakfast buffet had a good selection and the hot breakfast items were tasty. Jeanette's porridge was delicious, a special recipe from her grandmother. The local bakery's granary bread was very good.
They have a huge cat named Tobermory, who we met in the hallway one morning. Toby has a sister named Tabitha who I met outside the following day. Alan and Jeanette also have two bearded collies, Fergus and Mungo, who I met when we returned from doing laundry, the rest of the time the dogs were outside in the yard since the weather was beautiful and warm.
There isn't much to do in Tobermory itself, so be sure to book a boat tour in advance as they fill up very quickly. If you're planning to drive, be aware that most of the roads on Mull are single track roads only wide enough for one car. Passing places are available but it does take a long time to drive anywhere, though the scenery helps make up for that, especially on the west side of the island. It's a 2 to 2-1/2 hour drive to Fionnphort if you plan to take the ferry to Iona.
There's no off-street parking, but parking on the street was easy to find.
- Also Known As:
- Cuidhe Leathain Tobermory, Isle Of Mull