Accommodation Choices Isle of Mull

Tobermory (Tobar MhoireÊÐ Well of Mary), capital of Mull, is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland, thanks to the colourful houses and a sheltered bay where legend has it one of the Spanish Armada ships sank in 1588 carrying gold bullion, VisitScotland
Iona Abbey is located on the Isle of Iona. The abbey was a focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland since Columba arrived there in AD 563, VisitScotland

Isle of Mull Hotels

Western Isles Hotel, Tobermory

An imposing Victorian hotel overlooking Tobermory, the harbour and bay. With a relaxed atmosphere, it is run by a family with a wealth of hospitality experience.  Enjoy the casual elegance of the Restaurant & Conservatory Bar with lovely views and great food.  There is also a breakfast room and 26 en-suite bedrooms with a variety of sizes with town, harbour or sea views.  A new lift has been installed, otherwise there are 1 to 3 flights of stairs to the bedrooms.  Car park.  A dog friendly hotel.

Tobermory Hotel, Tobermory

Located on Tobermory’s colourful Main Street across from the harbour, with a restaurant for breakfast and dinner, bar and lounge on the ground floor.  There are 15 en-suite standard and superior bedrooms with a mix of rear/inland and sea views.  On street parking is okay in the evenings and most times during the day with a free car park 300 yards from the hotel as an alternative.  A dog friendly hotel.

Salen Hotel

A friendly, family run hotel in the small village of Salen, in a central location midway between Craignure (10 miles) and Tobermory (9 miles). The base of Ben More is less than 4 miles from the hotel.  Guests are welcome to eat dinner in the dining room or in one of the two well stocked bars.  There are 8 en-suite bedrooms and 2 single bedrooms with a shared bathroom.  Pets welcome.

Pennyghael Hotel, Pennyghael

A small, family run hotel by the shore of Loch Scridain in the central/southern part of the island.  Dinner is served each evening using local produce from the area as much as possible.  There is a lounge area and 6 en-suite bedrooms with views of Loch Scridain, Ben More or the gardens.  Fionnphort is a 35 minutes drive from the hotel, from where the passenger ferry goes to Iona and boat trips to Staffa, Fingal’s Cave and the Treshnish Isles.

There are also 2 self-contained self catering cottages within the hotel grounds, each with a twin and a double bedroom, sitting/dining area & kitchen and a bath (Clansman) or shower (Pine) room.  Each cottage has beautiful views across Loch Scridain and, as they face west, you get to experience some wonderful sunsets. 

Isle of Mull Guest Houses and B&Bs

Southern part of the island: It is easy to explore the beautiful Ross of Mull, the Isle of Iona and take a boat trip to Staffa and the Treshnish Isles.  

Ardness House, Bunessan

Rating: 4 out of 4.

4 Star B&B

A welcoming family home in a rural location between Bunessan and Fionnphort on the southernmost peninsula of Mull with spectacular views northwards over the sea.  There is a visitors’ lounge, 3 en-suite bedrooms and a ‘family wing’ with 2 extra sea view bedrooms which share 1 bathroom opposite.  2 and 3 course traditional, home cooked, evening meals available with advance notice, with lamb/beef from the family farm, locally caught fish and home grown vegetables.

Ardness House also have 8 self catering cottages on Mull offering peace and tranquillity in idyllic settings (3 have the Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star rating). 

Staffa House, Fionnphort

Overlooking historic Iona, the house has 4 comfortable en-suite bedrooms.  You can relax in the spacious guest areas which include a lounge with local guide books.  The dining room is set in a lovely conservatory with views west to the Sound of Iona (great for sunsets) and east to Ben More (great for sun-rises). Breakfast and evening meals are served here at a communal table.  Food is locally sourced, often home-grown and organic.  Dogs welcome.

Seaview B&B, Fionnphort

Rating: 4 out of 4.

4 Star Gold B&B

The owners offer you a warm Scottish welcome to their Hebridean cottage built in the 1850s in the heart of Fionnphort village, overlooking the beach just 100 metres away, and a minute’s walk to the ferry to Iona. There are 5 warm, cosy and charming bedrooms named after local islands, 4 with en-suite shower rooms and a single room with a private shower room (across the landing but not shared). 

Caol-ithe Guest House, Fionnphort

A comfortable and relaxing guest house just a few minutes walk from the ferry to Iona.  There are 4 bedrooms, with 2 double en-suite rooms, 1 twin en-suite and 1 twin with private bathroom.  The cosy guest lounge offers great views over the surrounding countryside as far as the Abbey on Iona.  A selection of continental and cooked breakfast items are served in the dining room.  You are welcome to sit in the garden and watch the day go by.  On-site parking.

Achaban House B&B, Fionnphort

In a lovely setting within 6 acres of grassland and woodland, and less than one mile from Fionnphort.  There are 6 bedrooms, 5 en-suite and 1 with private facilities.  As well as B&B, it is available for exclusive-use only with flexible prices for couples and smaller groups.

There is a local pub in Fionnphort which operates a daily waiting list for tables rather than accepting bookings (best to get there early (around 5pm) to request your table) and restaurants or bistro in Fionnphort or Bunessan which should be booked well in advance if you would like to eat there.


Harbour View B&B, Tobermory

Rating: 4 out of 4.

4 Star B&B

In an elevated position within the old conservation area with views from the windows looking out across Tobermory harbour, the ferry, fishing boats and down the sound of Mull.  The house retains the character and charm of the 200 years old fisherman’s cottage with many charming features, exposed stone work and fireplaces.  The kitchen dining room is a lovely room in which to have your breakfast.  It is a short walk down the hillside to the main street.  There are 3 en-suite rooms in the house and 2 cottages behind the house with their own entrance, private patio and each with an en-suite bedroom with garden views.

Copeland House B&B, Tobermory

A detached property in quiet and peaceful upper Tobermory with beautiful panoramic views over Tobermory Bay and Calve Island.  There are 3 en-suite bedrooms upstairs, a breakfast/sitting room where continental breakfast is served with home made bread, pastries, yoghurt, cereals, fresh fruit.  Private parking and a garden.

Strongarbh House, Tobermory

Set in spacious grounds above Tobermory bay and linked to the harbour via a private woodland path down the hill, Strongarbh is a relaxing retreat with 4 en-suite bedrooms with sea or garden views, tempting breakfasts and stylish public rooms in a beautiful period house filled with a varied collection of books and contemporary art. 

Harbour Guest House, Tobermory

Originally an old fisherman’s cottage and one of the colourful waterfront buildings on picturesque Main Street.  There are 9 en-suite bright and comfortable, cosy bedrooms of various sizes located over 3 floors, most of which look out over the harbour.  There is a relaxing lounge area, and the dining room has a large picture window overlooking the bird feeders.

Carnaburg Guest House, Tobermory

One of the original 18th century coloured houses on Tobermory’s Main Street within a row of fishermans’ cottages overlooking the Bay, Sound of Mull and The Morven Hills beyond.  There are 7 bedrooms, en-suite or separate private shower/bathroom, including a single room, 4 double rooms, a triple room and a family room.

We recommend advance table reservations are made for dinner in a hotel or local restaurant, even when staying in a hotel.

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