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St. Columba Hotel

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Isle of Iona, PA76 6SL, Scotland
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St. Columba Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Isle of Iona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a twin room overlooking the Sound of Mull, with a view of the Abbey. We were welcomed at the jetty by the hotel car who transported our luggage up the hill. Our reception was smooth and efficient, the staff most courteous. We were disappointed with the so-called "continental" breakfast: surely for the price we were paying, it... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just had to leave this review as was so impressed with the staff at this hotel.. Visited iona on a hot midgy day trip from mull. Staff at this hotel excellent..... brought our dogs water and we weren't even staying there!!! A big Thank you for looking after us

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post this review. Of course I'm delighted to hear how impressed you were with our helpful staff. Thankfully it's breezy enough just now to keep the midges away, but we'll be happy to welcome you back into the hotel anytime you need a refuge! More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year my sister and I took aged parent in wheelchair to this hotel.Dot and her team were very accommodating and helpful and the chef adapted her food to suit. This year my husband and I visited and had the best room with double aspect. We needed a complete break and got one. I am so glad we payed extra... More

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We’re very pleased that your second visit to the hotel didn’t disappoint and that you enjoyed the wonderful views from Room 5. We’re also glad that you enjoyed our food, and since your stay we have made it clearer on the menu that a side order of vegetables is available.... More

Camarillo, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff at this hotel were so accommodating and friendly. The restaurant was also top notch and high quality. With their own organic garden supplying much of the flowers and salad greens, it tastes so fresh. The hotel is very comfortable and we plan to come back again, and stay longer!

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting this review. We’re delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! More

Midhurst, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are staying on a small island anywhere in the world (and we've stayed at a few) you can expect to pay more than you would in a city, and you will have fewer facilities. If you're not prepared for this you'd better stay home and watch Coast on TV. But if you're prepared for new experiences, you can't... More

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We’re pleased that you enjoyed your time on our small island - exploring the North End, the Bay at the Back of the Ocean and of course spotting the Sheela-na-gig in the Nunnery! We’re also glad that you enjoyed your time in the hotel, and particularly dining in our restaurant... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate lunch here on a sunny Friday sat outside admiring the view. The Fish of the Day lunches were excellent as was the service given by the staff; attentative without being too intrusive. Good price too for the quality of the meals. Would recommend.

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting this review. We’re delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your lunch and appreciate you taking the time to make this recommendation. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The four of us, including adult daughter in a wheelchair, were treated like royalty at the St Columba. It is not a fancy place in aspect: there's some wood paneling and a touch of funky. But meticulous where it counts: elegant simplicity in all amenities, and the care and attention in room prep and making things work was outstanding, comforting,... More

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post this review. We’re delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay! More

Suffolk Uk
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The food was excellent as ever just like the views albeit we didn't have a room with a sea view, but the lounge and dining areas lend to a stunning vista of Mull. Just beware of the slippery Quiet Garden if you happen to walk in the rain. I'd recommend a half day visit to Fingals Cave if you want... More

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post this review. We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Iona and your stay here at the St Columba, and we hope to welcome you back again on your next visit! More

Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at St. Columba Hotel. The staff was very nice and I especially appreciated the prompt email responses to my questions prior to booking. There is no place I've ever been quite like Iona. The serenity and overall ambience is wonderful. We appreciated the close proximity to the abbey and were grateful to attend a worship service... More

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post this review. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to Iona and your stay in the hotel, and we hope to welcome you back again in the future. More

richmond, tx
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were prepared to love this place based on what we'd heard from friends. The staff were friendly and welcoming. It's very close to the Abbey, so if you are interested in participating in worship/conversations there, it's very convenient. But we quickly discovered that St. Columba is mostly catering to study/spirituality groups so individual guests are sort of tucked in... More

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

I am very sorry to read that you were disappointed in your stay with us, and especially that you felt that either a group booking or returning guests were given preferential treatment. We do try hard to balance the needs of all our guests, but admit sometimes this can be tricky and I’m sorry that we didn’t get it right... More

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Address: Isle of Iona, PA76 6SL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Iona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
St. Columba Hotel Scotland/Isle Of Iona
Hotel St Columba

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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. ... more   less 
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