Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa completes £3m refurb

The Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa has now opened to the public following the completion of a £3m refurbishment. 

The site has renovated 75 bedrooms and bathrooms, and added a “stunning” new sea deck that overlooks Craignure Bay. Luxury new suites and “extensive” landscaping also formed part of the refurbishment.

The refurbishment, which was launched last October, also saw the arrival of the newly launched Oran na Mara Bistro, which provides an “exceptional” dining experience, with a menu that highlights local and seasonal cuisine alongside views of Mull and Craignure Bay, with a new sea deck for al fresco dining.

As well as being granted an official AA four-star rating across the entire hotel, the bistro was recently awarded its first AA Rosette.

The interior of the hotel features leather sofas in muted earthy tones, as well as “roaring fires”, while guest bedrooms feature “calming” blue and green tones and a brand-new contemporary bathroom.

The site has also unveiled its new spa suites, a collection of “generously proportioned, individually designed” suites that have views of the coastline from the first floor, as well as Juliette balconies offering privacy. The Retreat Suites feature their own private hot-tub and decking that opens up onto the hotel grounds, with access to the boardwalk and beach.

Following on from the initial £3m investment, Crerar Hotels committed a further £1m to upgrade its spa facilities, which has seen the creation of ‘Driftwood Spa’. As well as the creation of further treatment rooms, an outdoor spa terrace and hot tub has also been added.

Driftwood Spa also includes a 17m swimming pool, a thermal suite with sauna and steam room, relaxing foot spa, experience showers and a Rasul mud chamber. The four treatment rooms include two couples’ rooms, one single and one seaweed bath.

The investment will also introduce a range of outdoor facilities for guests, including a fairy walk, external ‘Wilderness Spa’ with its own secluded hot tub and sauna and a swim deck.

John De Villiers, GM, said: “We’re delighted to be showcasing the final results of an outstanding refurbishment which has transformed the guest experience at our island hotel.

“From the outset, our goal was to create a small slice of understated luxury that reflects the stunning natural backdrop of the island whilst offering a warm and welcoming experience for all who come to stay. I think we have delivered on that goal and then some.”

He added: “The sumptuous interiors reflect the colours and landscape of Craignure Bay and have been created with true Scottish hospitality in mind, with a food and drink offering at Oran na Mara Bistro, serving the best seasonal produce from the famous west coast larder.”

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