Tiroran House is set in an amazing location, overlooking a sea loch in a very quiet part of the Isle of Mull, with its own delightful gardens and access to the loch. Add to this charming and helpful owners in Laurence and Katie, ably assisted but Ivana, Matthew and Jacob (Ivana was ALWAYS smiling and cheerful from breakfast to after dinner) and you have a little piece of heaven - particularly when the sun is shining. We even saw a deer and a couple of Golden Eagles from the hotel grounds. (Laurence was also very helpful when the Mull roads punctured one of our tyres - thanks)!
The rooms were very clean and nicely furnished but are not the uniform style of modern hotels so some are better than others. The lounges are comfortably furnished and the dining room is pleasant. Food was excellent, with great evening meals and breakfasts (although Thursday evenings are more rustic than fine dining with a commensurate price reduction). It is necessary to let Laurence know if you plan to dine at Tiroran and to pre-order your choices in the late afternoon. Although this is an unusual procedure for 2012, Tiroran is a small hotel in the wilds of Mull that produces superb meals so it is worth putting up with the system!
Dinner is at 8pm with drinks beforehand in the lounges so the whole experience is more like an Agatha Christie style house party but without the murder! When you have a great group of guests together, from several countries and backgrounds as happened during our stay, the experience can be a delight with very animated and enjoyable after dinner conversation.
Overall, we had a marvellous stay at Tiroran and would stay there again when/if we return to the Isle of Mull.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4 star Visit Scotland and AA rated hotel on the Isle of Mull - The only Country House Hotel on the island and equal distance to Tobermory and Iona - 2 AA Rosette restaurant - Scottish Country House Hotel of the Year 2013 & 2014 -10 en suite bedrooms (most with loch views) -elegant country house dining in licensed restaurant - Very large well maintained gardens and private beach - beautifully comfortable and elegant hotel run exclusively by the owners and staff for the benefit of their resident guests - Tiroran House Hotel Isle of Mull nestles among some of the best land and seascapes of the British Isles. Non resident diners welcome - advance bookings essential ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tiroran House Hotel Isle Of Mull