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St. Columba Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Isle of Iona, PA76 6SL, Scotland
St. Columba Hotel
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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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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of only 2 hotels in the 1 village on the island, this hotel is on the road (lane) that leads to the island's historic Christian abbey: about 300 meters from the ferry wharf. My room (#6) was small with a single bed, and an efficient walk-in shower (confusing tap: my first shower was a cold one): all that I... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately no availability at the hotel so stayed in bed and breakfast on the Island, had evening meal at the hotel, afternoon tea and drinks over several days. Cannot fault the meal, wonderful, local caught langoustines, organic veg, local meat, home baked bread, deserts !! Staff very friendly and polite, excellent service. Will definitely stay at the hotel on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warm, friendly and outstanding service to make our stay extremely comfortable. We stayed a week, and throughout they provided tasty, well presented dishes and helpful advice on all things to do on the island.

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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst I find all Scotland great at customer service, the hotel staff here really are exceptional. The hotel rooms are comfortable but the scenery is the star feature with a large sun lounge wher you can enjoy the scenery in the wet Scottish summer ! Food is locally sourced and the hotel has it's own organic veg plot. Great quality... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hospitality, especially from Dot (manager and an owner in the cooperative) was outstanding - both warm and "can do". I felt right at home when she smiled, knowing my name and the reservation. The location was great, overlooking the water and a brief walk from the ferry (there is no need to hire a tax unless your luggage is... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting St Columba's hotel for twenty years, sometimes with family members. This year, for the first time, we were accompanied by our four year old great grandson. As many people visit the hotel for some rest and relaxation we were acutely aware of the possible conflict of interests. We need not have worried. All the staff good... More 

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Peebles Scotland
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206 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here during a recent visit to Iona .Warm greeting from staff and instantly shown a table and given menus.We both had open sandwiches which were delicious with home baked bread and greens from there own organic garden,There was a good choice of wine but we settled for organic beer which really complemented the food.Give it a go you... More 

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Perpignan, France
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole hotel team was friendly and helpful - we were treated like old friends rather than tourists. Our room - the superior sea-view double - was great; well worth paying extra for the huge room with panoramic windows facing two ways. A good selection of teas, coffees, herb teas with the kettle in the room. Plus shortbread! The hotel... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Iona a number of times a year in the spring and have done for nearly 10 years. On almost every visit we had our lunch at the St Columba hotel. We love the place, especially sitting out the lawn with that amazing view. Until our last visit, the food has always been great...especially the homemade burger! ...we looked... More 

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Templepatrick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

After a recent visit to Iona, we called into St Columba's Hotel. I left a scarf behind and when I phoned two days later they were more than helpful and arranged to forward the scarf to me free of charge. The scarf arrived two later in the post. Louise was the name of the very helpful member staff. I would... More 

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