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“Great base for holiday on Mull”
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Your arrival at Craignure by Calmac ferry Colourful Tobermory harbour - children will know it as Balamory
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35 reviews
Your arrival at Craignure by Calmac ferry
Colourful Tobermory harbour - children will know it as Balamory
the kitchen which leads off the living room
view from the master bedroom
the study area of the living room
the downstairs loo and shower
staircase to the bedrooms and upstairs bathroom
The second double bedroom
Upstairs shower
The 'Peploe' in the kitchen is oil on canvas. Presumably a student's copy as it cost only £10!!
On the wall is a facsimile of the letter Mendelssohn wrote from Mull.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Tobermory, Isle of Mull, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Very good - based on 35 reviews
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LoubyLou1...
Parbold, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good location but tired and needs updating”
Reviewed November 1, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Stayed here in May and had already booked and paid for this visit in October, otherwise wouldn't of done so. Plus point this property is in a great location, right on the harbour and well equipped. The approach via the outside stairs is very unwelcoming, and yes part of these stairs are shared by other properties and the items that are left on the stairs are from them, but even just sweeping them on the parts that solely go to the property would help. Upon arrival, the cleaner was just finishing and where she'd cleaned she'd done a good job, but this was just touching the surface...the windows in the lounge were filthy, we cleaned them ourselves.,,,so once you looked beyond the surface it wasn't very clean, underneath the rug in the lounge was filthy, It's a shame as the property is really very tired, and in need of some tlc. For example the upvc double glazing in the front windows was blown, and needs replacing, The stains on the bathroom ceiling were still there from our previous stay in May. The arrival note/instructions say the garden is a work in progress, but looking at comments in the guest book, this has been ongoing for a while. You are spoilt for choice of rental properties in and around Tobermory, and we have stayed in many properties over the years and unfortunately this one falls short of the standards of the others, in this day and age people expect a higher standard, at least to the standard of their own house. Could be a great property, if some time and money were spent on it.

Date of stay: October 2016
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Liked least: The tiredness of the inside of the property, badly needs updating
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Diane T
2 reviews
“good location in the town”
Reviewed October 30, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

not what we expected to find the approach to the property is untidy and a not a good impression was had. it was not as clean as i would of like to have found how ever it was well equipped.

Date of stay: October 2016
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Liked best: location
Liked least: the dirtyness of the stairs and it could do with a paint out
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Oct 31, 2016
As you will see, this is quite out of line with other responses we have had.
We are unable to do anything about the neighbour's garden or indeed her broken window.
As it happens, we cleaned the house ourselves before your visit so are very surprised at your comment.
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ItLivesIT...
Lewes, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great base for holiday on Mull”
Reviewed September 5, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

A perfect location right on the main street on the harbour. All the family settled in straight away and we did not feel the lack of anything (though with the views and walks on Mull, we didn't try the TV!

Literally a couple of minutes from the main eateries along the waterfront and the Co-op supermarket for provisions, so stress-free from the point of view of having a temporary home to venture out from to explore the iland.

Date of stay: August 2016
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 6, 2016
So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Please come again - there is so much to see and do on Mull - all year round.
Marilyn
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stuart191...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Perfect location”
Reviewed August 30, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed for a week in August. It's the perfect location to enjoy Tobermory - and the rest of Mull. The only thing between the house and the sea is the Mull ice cream shop. Parking was easy too. Super close to all shops and restaurants - and 50m away from the fish and chip van which is a must. The house itself is great and very good value. A nice front room and kitchen area with everything you need. Two good front bedrooms with views of the sea.

Date of stay: August 2016
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 31, 2016
Thank you for your positive review. Do come back again
Marilyn
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sibcee
Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed May 12, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Thankyou for a lovely stay. The house was clean, tidy and well equipped. The location is perfect, very convenient with a view of the water.

Date of stay: April 2016
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TheMMs
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“The white house in the heart of Balamory”
Reviewed April 8, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The kids were enchanted, the house was perfect for our needs as a base with a cosy lounge that the pics did not do justice too - plenty of space and a lovely fire. The views from the windows were fabulous and the surrounding area is wonderful to explore. My only gripe was the lack of sharp knives. But that gave us a great excuse to eat from the fish and chip stall on the pier more than once. Visited the Mull theatre, which was a great bonus to our trip - check out their programme.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The lack of sharp knives
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
Apr 9, 2016
Thank you for a positive review.
I love the house and am thrilled when other people like it to.
I will look into the knife situation. There should be steak knives and a knife block with kitchen knives.
Please come back again
Marilyn
PS yes all the pictures need updating if you took any I would be glad to see them.
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Ryan J
Inverurie, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Toll a Balla - Highly recommended”
Reviewed August 8, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

My family including an 18 and 23 year old had a lovely week staying in this house with our two dogs. The house is very well equipped, comfortable and in a brilliant location on the harbour. Set back from the street it never felt busy but we overlooked the harbour and were in a minutes walk of all the towns amenities. Very happy to recommend it to anyone.

Date of stay: July 2015
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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