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#1 of 2 hotels in Isle of Iona
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Situated next to Iona Abbey with stunning panoramic views across the Sound of Iona to the mountains of Mull. All food prepared from scratch in our own kitchens making use of fresh garden produce from our own gardens. Free broadband wireless internet. A warm welcome and friendly service.
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Free internet
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Ocean view
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Esther C wrote a review Yesterday
Hitchin, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel is between the ferry and the Abbey. The views are spectacular. The rooms were very clean and well furnished. As with much in Iona the restaurant menu choice was limited and quite pricey, but delicious.
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AnonymousE95766LY wrote a review 18 Jun
Minneapolis, Minnesota1 contribution
I recently stayed here for two nights. The whole experience was delightful. I was met at the ferry and my luggage was transported up the hill to the hotel. The food was excellent. The staff was very friendly. I would happily stay here again and for longer!!
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Response from Rick Johnston, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for such a glowing review. Wonderful to hear you had a taste of the paradise that is Iona and St Columba hotel. It is a real pleasure to share this kind of feedback with the team and we look forward to welcoming you back on another occasion.
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lwrd2022 wrote a review 13 Jun
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This was a once in a lifetime experience for me and the setting, the accommodations, the meals, the grounds, the caring, responsive, ever cheerful staff made it perfect. I can not rave enough about it. If you will be on Iona, St. Columba Hotel is the place where you must abide.
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Response from Rick Johnston, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us, we appreciate you taking the time to share this with us. Thank you for complimenting the staff we are lucky to have the team we do and it is always a pleasure to share this kind of feedback. Iona is such a special place, and we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Cara and all the team at St Columba
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mackenzie425 wrote a review 6 Jun
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Beautiful location close to Iona Abbey with lovely garden area to sit and savour views over the Sound. Beautifully presented food in evening: breakfast choice was more limited but haggis in full Scottish option was delicious. Staff were friendly and very attentive.
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for leaving us such a generous review, always a pleasure to share this kind of feedback with the team. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time on Iona, we hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kindest regards Cara
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amaden9874 wrote a review May 2022
Bury, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
From meeting us at the ferry until departure 3 days later everything was excellent. Staff very welcoming and friendly and restaurant excellent. We had a very enjoyable stay at the hotel. It's location is spectacular
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Responded 3 weeks ago
It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for complimenting the staff we are lucky to have the team we do and it is always a pleasure to share this kind of feedback. Iona is such a special place, and we hope to see you again soon!
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17ourania wrote a review May 2022
Chesham, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Each of my three visits has been so special and I always feel rescued by the kindness of the staff for whom nothing is too much trouble and the simple beauty of the place. The food is absolutely outstanding too.
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for such the lovely, warm review, which we are most grateful for. It is wonderful to hear that you are made to feel at home when you are with us. Our team will be so delighted to read this and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes from all of us at St Columba hotel
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Alistair M wrote a review May 2022
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This Hotel is just wonderful and sitting in the lounge overlooking the Sound of Iona and over to the pink Granite of the Ross of Mull rests the soul and is quite unique. We have been before and will return.
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Responded 20 May 2022
Hello Alistair, Thank you for taking the time to review the St Columba It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Iona is such a special place, and we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Cara and all the team at St Columba
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DAVID M wrote a review May 2022
HOLLAND10 contributions5 helpful votes
Since 1986 we have been guests of the St. Columba nearly 30 times, and always to our great satisfaction . . . with friendly, supportive staff and first-rate meals. I also love the large and serene lounges. And what's not to love about Iona, and the pleasure of the pilgrimage across beautiful, wild Mull?
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Response from Rick Johnston, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel
Responded 15 May 2022
Dear David, Your feedback as a regular Iona visitor is greatly appreciated. Delighted you enjoyed your recent stay and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards From all of us at St Columba
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agronomist46 wrote a review May 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
We came for one night to celebrate a birthday, but we were so well look after and enjoyed it so much we stayed an extra night. What more can you say ! Comfortable room, stunning views and relaxing atmosphere.
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Responded 15 May 2022
Happy Iona Birthday! Wonderful to hear that you were looked after and comfortable during your time with us. We do hope to welcome you back on another occasion. Thank you for the review. Best wishes
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Nancy C wrote a review May 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina4 contributions
The hotel is close to the Abbey which makes evening services (9:00 pm) easy to attend. The lounge area has a large glass viewing area which is perfect for meditation and reflection. The staff and ambiance are without equal.
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PRICE RANGE
US$195 - US$237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
st columba hotel, hotel st columba
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesIsle of Iona
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about St. Columba Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to St. Columba Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Iona Abbey and Nunnery (0.2 km), St. Columba's Bay (3.4 km), and St. Oran's Chapel (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at St. Columba Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at St. Columba Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to St. Columba Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ninth Wave Restaurant, The Creel Seafood Bar, and Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel.
Is St. Columba Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Isle of Iona.
Are pets allowed at St. Columba Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to St. Columba Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iona Abbey and Nunnery (0.2 km) and Marble Quarry (3.0 km).
Does St. Columba Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is St. Columba Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.