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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Lancaster
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 reviews 3 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

Camarillo, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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

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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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