Island of Mull accommodations

We are going to be in the Oban area for two nights and I think we may want to stay In Mull as we want to take a boat tour to Lunga to see the puffins. Suggestions of where we should stay? We are two couples looking for two rooms ensuite. Which side of the island should we stay on?

Posted by Pamela
New York City, NY, USA
3300 posts

I stayed in Tobermory when I visited Mull. I liked it. The town, I like the Mish, I liked the shops. The only thing bad about it, is that is that it's a drive from the ferry. I stayed at a guest house near the Western Isles Hotel. I think it was the Park Lodge Hotel. Bear in mind that it was a strange time. I was there for 9/11. I ate a couple of meals at the Western Isles Hotel. The room at the Park Lodge, was nice. At that time there was no TV in the room, but they did have a VHS player. ; ) On 9/11 itself I was down seeing Staffa and Iona. By the time I got back to Tobermory the owner/manager of the guest house was sitting in the lounge watching the news and the seeing the towers fall over and over. I went down to the Mish in search of Americans. There were none, but the TV was playing and playing the fall of the towers on a humongous screen. I heard from a friend that they still have that big screen. (It was floor to ceiling.) But with all that I still recommend Mull and the people there. It was welcoming, reassuring and friendly. Pam

Posted by Marissa
Livermore, CA, United States
7 posts

Wow! Thank you Pam. 9/11 was truly a tragedy. I hope you did not loose any loved ones.

Posted by Pamela
New York City, NY, USA
3300 posts

It was indeed a tragedy and the Scots were terrific. I didn't know it at the time, but a work colleague was on the plane from Boston that flew into the tower. I've since visited the memorial and touched his name on the wall. Doug Stone, made sure I was taken care of financially when the method of paying me changed. He left behind a loving son. I'm always glad to have the chance to think of him and how kind and professional he was and say a prayer or two for his son, who I hope is doing well as he grows and matures.