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Argyll Hotel

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Isle of Iona, PA76 6SJ, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nipped in here for a quick refreshment and a snack during inclement weather during a trip to Iona. Staff could not have been friendlier and a laid back atmosphere provides a true Scottish welcome. Two snug lounges provide comfortable alternatives to the slightly larger bar/restaurant. Hot soup and a sandwich with ginger beer on the side ... scrumptious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Argyll is a small hotel in converted terrace houses, near the ferry and facing across to Mull. The rooms are smallish, but delightful. Excellent shower room, really comfortable beds with lovely bed linen. The restaurant is one of the few places to eat on the island and is fabulous. It is supplied by an epic organic garden, which can... More 

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manchester
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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A well-positioned hotel with lovely gardens by the sea. Comfortable lounges with TVs and free wifi. Without exception, the staff were delightful. Good breakfasts. Decent restaurant serving local produce.

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

It is always pleasing to hear that the staff are doing such a great job in representing us and serving our guests! Thanks for your lovely review. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel staff and location are fantastic - we have been many times and will always come back to Iona - "a place to recharge your batteries" An amazing place. The food has been exceptional before - this time was not quite up to previous highs.

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Keith Thank you for the comments on the location and staff even though the location is outwith our control! I am sorry to hear that the food was not as good as previous visits - there obviously can be slight variations according to which chef is on duty, as well as differing menus from year to year. I hope... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is great, right by where the ferry comes in -- not that there are many bad locations on an island as small as Iona. The staff are friendly and attentive. The rooms are small but cozy and it's fun to sit on the windowsill and read or watch the boats on the water (depending on the room, of... More 

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments on the location - I agree with you there! Our hotel is not modern in building style, dating from the 1860s, but we do like people to feel at home and take efforts to make things comfy and cozy as you point out. I am glad that you found us so hospitable and am appreciative of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was the coach driver for a delightful group of lady Americans on a spiritual journey of discovery in the hebredes and Highlands. I've stayed in many many hotels up and down the length and breadth of Britain. The Argyll Hotel on iona may be small in size but it has a big heart, Nothing was too much trouble for... More 

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Your party were a joy to host here and we really appreciate your very generous comments! I think you have another booking for next year and we look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks for your review. More 

Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes the rooms are small, but the setting is wonderful, particularly from bedrooms with sea views and on tables in garden over looking sea, the service is excellent, with lovely staff, who are young and attentive, giving it a great relaxed feel and the food is superb. Ate dinner on all 3 nights of our stay and no desire to... More 

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mark I totally agree about the setting and am very happy that the staff impressed you so much! Thank you for your very generous review. We look forward to welcoming you all back on your next visit. More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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95 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Like many visitors, we were enchanted by Iona, and staying at the Argyll Hotel made our time on the island all the more special. This really is the perfect place to stay! We had booked our room from the United States, and the "luxury" ocean-view room was all that was available, so that's where we stayed. I know we paid... More 

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mag We agree about the room being great - it is the newest of our Sea View rooms and we are pleased with the result I am glad to hear that you took the time to investigate the garden and quiz the gardener! Thank you for your lovely comments about the hotel and staff - it's much appreciated. More 

Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our family recently visited the Isle of Iona and stayed at the venerable Argyll Hotel. While the building is old (and that is what gives it it's character) it is well maintained and a comfortable place at which to stay. The included breakfasts were good, and the available dinners were superior. They have their own organically-grown garden. The hotel is... More 

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear William It was a pleasure to welcome you back and your family for the first time. We greatly enjoyed being able to help you celebrate your granddaughter's birthday. Your comments are greatly appreciated and we look forward to your next visit - hopefully without the special ferry services being needed! More 

Charlemont, Massachusetts
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We spent two nights at the Argyll. Our rooms were well appointed, clean and even charming. Scottish breakfast was well prepared and kept us going for the day. Dinner was fine though not memorable. Two days in the island gave us the chance to get a feel for the place and its history. Highly recommend.

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Thank you for your recommendation and for taking the time to review us. More 

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