There is only one way to find out how good a service is, and that is to use it yourself.
So when, a couple of weeks ago, I had a few days in Scotland, it provided the ideal opportunity to see how well Get Back to Me would perform. The result was even better than I anticipated.
I had intentionally made no bookings beforehand and use Get Back to Me to find a B&B each afternoon for that night.
The first day, after visiting the standing stones at Kilmartin Glen, I sat in the car park in mid afternoon, typed ‘Oban’ and ‘5 miles’ into the enquiry box on the Get Back to Me website and within 7 minutes I was booked into a four star B&B just south of Oban, I had been called by the owner, told what the room was like, given directions and, had chosen and ordered my evening meal too!
The highlight of all the B&Bs booked through Get Back to Me was Achnadrish House, on the beautiful Isle of Mull, with the most charming of hosts, Mike and Jane. I had a huge and very comfortable room with a private bathroom, delicious food, a guests’ sitting room with a roaring log fire – yes even in August, and an always full decanter of the local whisky from Tobermory. Mike was a font of local knowledge, he booked me on a boat trip, advised me on things to do and places to eat.
Mull is magical, but more of that in the future.
Here are some essential links from Mull.
Made on Mull www.madeonmull.co.uk Online shopping for delicious Mull products, cheese, smoked salmon, delicious cheese etc. (That’s my Christmas shopping taken care of.)
Turus Mara Boat Trips www.turusmara.com Fantastic wildlife and sea life cruises and trips to Staffa, Iona and the Treshnish Isles with wonderful commentary and good coffee onboard. I did Staffa to visit Fingal’s Cave and Iona – the ‘Cradle of Christianity’.
Am Birlinn Restaurant www.ambirlinn.com Near Dervaig, and an ideal stop after a Turus Mara boat trip. Delicious modern cuisine, with plenty of very locally sourced fish, shellfish, meat, and the best cheeses ever!
Kalaekilohana Hawaii For those of you looking a little further afield, I met the owners of this beautiful sounding, purpose built B&B on Hawaii www.kau-hawaii.com who were staying at Achnadrish House at the same time as me.