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Back Brae Lodge location behind the famous Royal Buildings in Tobermory.
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Back Brae Lodge location behind the famous Royal Buildings in Tobermory.
Location below Western Isles Hotel. Kitchen and dining area.
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61 reviews
Back Brae Lodge location behind the famous Royal Buildings in Tobermory.
Location below Western Isles Hotel.
Kitchen and dining area.
Living area.
Living area with partition closed.
Dining and living area.
Double sofabed closed.
Double sofabed open.
Upper entrance.
Some local Tobermory products.
Main bedroom.
Main bedroom with sink.
Main bedroom with full length mirror.
Bedroom
Time for a nap.
Upper stairway.
Lower stairway.
Bathroom with shower and bath.
Lobby and drying room.
Decking by rock face.
Entrances to Back Brae Lodge
Main Street, Tobermory
Elvis the otter.
White tailed sea eagle.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Tobermory, Isle of Mull, The Hebrides, Scotland

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bramley20...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent location, superb setting and first class accomodation.”
Reviewed 26 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Mull is the perfect location for a break, Tobermory is a delightful town with excellent facilities, walks and restaurants. Must does :

1.Calgary beach - walk the a joining cliffs
2. Take the ferry to Iona, visit the Abbey
3, Walk the paths around Tobermory, evening walks are enjoyable as the light changes.

The accommodation is spacious and well appointed with excellent attention to detail, it is situated in a superb location close to the harbour and all the amenities.Parking is trouble free, no fees and close to the accommodation.

Highly RECMMENDED would go back for a further trip.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Mar 2016
Thanks very much for your review!
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jestermoo...
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Perfect location, a place to feel at home, guest comfort highly considered, excellent communication from the owner.”
Reviewed 16 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed here for a week and just before the season kicks off, we had a few rainy days, though this did not detract from the beauty of Tobermory, and we were more than happy to spend time in the very comfortable accomodation. Kenny the owner was very communicative and helpful, and this is reflected in the house itself, as every aspect is considered to make you feel right at home!
Most places were opened, Mishnish and MacGochans had great food, take plenty of cash for the chocolate shop and most definitely do not pass the Tobermory bakery which had excellent bread, venison pie and cakes.
The lodge is warm and fully kitted out for staying in and cooking and losing at trivial pursuit. Plenty of maps and guides to local walks and areas of interest. We had an easy week, a trip to Iona (recommended) and some walks which showed great views on every turn, including some wildlife, otters, seals and Eagles! We were very lucky.
We ate well, walked to some glorious places and got 'home' to a very comfortable and conveniently placed lodge. We will be back, more exploring to do and islands to visit, and Backbrae lodge will be the first place we will look for availability.

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Liked best: Location and consideration of guests.
Liked least: leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Mar 2016
Thanks so much - glad you had a good holiday!
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SunnyJump...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Cosy, clean accommodation in a fabulous location.”
Reviewed 26 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We had a fabulous 4 days at Brae Back Lodge. Kenny was very helpful, and sent a very informative email with all the details we needed to know, so I didn't have to ask any questions! we ended up having to change our booking by one day and he was very accommodating.
The house is lovely - it was exactly as we imagined it by the pictures and description on here - and we weren't disappointed! It was clean and cosy and had everything in it we could possibly need! Also very light and airy but lovely and dark at night - very comfy bed too. The weather was very cold while we were there but we didn't have to touch the heating, it was set perfectly to keep it warm and cosy inside. Plus the massive furry blankets in the bedroom were perfect for making the comfy sofa upstairs even comfier!
We appreciated previous visitors' advice and took slippers, which we'd recommend, although not completely necessary!
The location of the house in Tobermory is great - we could park just around the corner, as the entrance is just a few metres from the Main Street, with the Mishnish pub and several eateries right there, and of course the sea!! Beautiful views are plenty!
Tobermory itself, and Mull, is so beautiful, and there is so much to do and see! We'd recommend the Distillery Tour and a walk around Aros Park, as well as the Tobermory Bakery - all within walking distance. And if you have a car, a trip down the Scenic Route, a visit to Calgary Bay and of course Iona are a must.
Finally, when we thought it couldn't get any better, there was a little present from Kenny in the lodge when we arrived, some local whisky, shortbread and soap, which made it even more special!
We will be back.......

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Feb 2016
Thanks!
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Niall j
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect self-catering accommodation on Mull”
Reviewed 9 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Everything at Backbrae Lodge was great - it was warm, clean, well-finished and found the folders and books about walks etc. in the local area really useful. It's in a great location in Tobermory for access to the local shops, restaurants and bars. If you're looking to visit Mull then I'd definitely recommend Backbrae Lodge as the perfect self-catering option!

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Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Jan 2016
Thanks for your review Niall, glad you had a good stay.
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Jenny M
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“... is what is says on the box !”
Reviewed 30 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

We went to the Isle of Mull for Christmas & found Back Brae Lodge to be a perfect base - very thoughtfully laid out & well equipped with everything from indoor drying & boot racks to shelves full of books, dvds, games etc. Whilst it doesn't have a view, it is less than 50M away, handy for the shops & more importantly the pub. The whole process from booking to leaving was handled very professionally. Would have no hesitation recommending !

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The layout of the living rooms
Liked least: Lack of hot water for a good bath
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
30 Dec 2015
Thanks very much for your review Jenny, glad you enjoyed your Christmas stay!
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