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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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Fullerton, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent two nights on the Isle of Iona off the Isle of Mull in the outer Hebrides. The weather for mid-October was spectacular, highs in the low 60s, no clouds, no rain and flat seas. The hotel is one of two on the small island and a reservation is a must. Both also have the only restaurants on the island,... More

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Melbourne
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Iona is a very relaxing place. The stay on the island was helped by the wonderful staff and service at the hotel. From the moment of arrival we were made to feel very welcome by all. The room was nicely furnished and quite spacious. We enjoyed two very good evening meals in the dining room. Like Iona, the hotel is... More

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Buckfastleigh
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for four nights in September, having been to the magical island of Iona before and wanting to repeat the experience. I had not stayed at the hotel before. Location wonderful, staff very friendly and mostly helpful, mainly good ambience. Two areas less than wonderful were: Evening dinners. Not well cooked. The web-site promised locally caught fish, which was... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I’m pleased to read that you appreciated our location and enjoyed some aspects of your stay, but of course are sorry to read that you were disappointed with others. In particular, I am sorry that you were so disappointed with your evening meals and felt there was a lack of... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good light lunch in pleasant surroundings. The food was locally sourced, salad from the garden and home baked bread, just the ticket. If I were to stay on the island I would choose this hotel. The staff were friendly and efficient.

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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 lunch and hope to welcome you back in the future! More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met at the ferry by staff member who took our bags to the hotel whilst we ambled through the beautiful streets to the hotel. Our room was quite spartan, no frills, but adequate and clean. The bathroom was modern and had everything we needed. The hotel was quiet and peaceful, the food great. The hotel is "green" - they grow... More

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

Thank you taking the time to write this review. We’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit! More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for 11 days and was impressed by its management, cuisine, cleanliness, hospitality, and gorgeous view. Its organic gardens provided tasty vegetables, the staff went out of their way to answer questions and the room - while modest - was quite perfect.

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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 with us! More

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

The staff are all friendly and helpful. We had got our dates wrong and arrived a night early but they rang round and sorted rooms out for us elsewhere on the island. My elderly mother was not sure how far she could walk so they let us borrow their wheel chair. The food was excellent, particularly the steak. Stunning views... 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 delighted to hear how much you all enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Iona! More

Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay overall, but are sorry that you were disappointed with breakfast. Our Continental Breakfast (which is included in room rates) comprises breakfast cereals, porridge, yoghurt, fresh fruit, dried fruits, nuts, freshly baked muffins, toast, homemade preserves, fruit juice, tea, coffee and herbal... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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

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Additional Information about St. Columba Hotel

Address: Isle of Iona, PA76 6SL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Iona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
St. Columba Hotel Scotland/Isle Of Iona
Hotel St Columba

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