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St. Columba Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Isle of Iona, PA76 6SL, Scotland
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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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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the fourth time we have stayed at St. Columba so I thought it time to write a review. With only 2 main hotels on the island and what seems to be ever more visitors you might expect those hotels to become greedy and complacent but that is not our experience. Most of the rooms are on the small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff at the St. Columba Hotel treated us like extended family. From the helpful answers to emailed inquiries months prior to our arrival, to hauling our luggage from the ferry without being asked, to offering to dry my soggy boots in the boiler room (which worked very well), they were all wonderful and kind and helpful. The food was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 June 25, 2015

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 June 23, 2015 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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Doha
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

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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