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Argyll Hotel

Isle of Iona, PA76 6SJ, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Isle of Iona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
susan g Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • 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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great welcome from the ferry and shown to our small room, extra for a view of the sea which we decided not to because of the cost. Friendly and helpful staff but inexperience showed as many staff were new and it was the beginning of the season. Everyone there had a small niggle about something not working in their rooms,... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susan, thank you for your very kind comments about the food and the overall feel of the hotel. I can only apologise for any inconvenience caused by our staff inexperience - always an issue for a seasonal business like ours. Similarly the rooms - the little niggles sometimes don't come to light until someone uses a facility. The sitting... More

Paget,Bermuda
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I stayed one week in Argyle Hotel in Iona, last week of June,2012, and being vegan I've never felt more accomodated in every meal I had in their restaurant. The most fresh products from the organic beautifully organised garden on the back of the hotel. From the first day that I commented they made sure to contact me everyday to... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Katerina for your wonderful review! I am very pleased that your stay was so comfortable and that my staff tailored the menus and service to you so well. We aim to make people feel that they are at home with us and with you it seems we succeeded. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next... More

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
33 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Arriving in a storm, we were met on the jetty and our luggage transported to the hotel where a beautiful, warm meal awaited us in a homely restaurant. Close to the abbey but off the tourist route, we relaxed in the comfortable lounges before setting off to explore the island. Some of the rooms only had a bath (no shower)... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kirstine, I am glad that your stay was enjoyable and that you felt so at home. We would love to have you back and thank you for your very kind comments. More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Just returned from a week's stay at the Argyll. The staff and management immediately made us feel like part of their family. The rooms are small, but serve their purpose. You don't want to be on this beautiful isle and stay in your room. Lovely lounges and amazing fresh food. A great value for the money and I look forward... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kathy, what a great write up! I am delighted that you felt at home and we made the stay so good. Your group were all very appreciative of our hotel which was very rewarding. We look forward to you returning soon! More

Canadian in Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The Isle of Iona is remote by central European standards, so our expectations were low. Throughout our one-night stay, the staff really could not have been more friendly and helpful. The dinner we had was one of the most tasty that we enjoyed in 10 days in Scotland!! The accommodation (Room 9) was not large or luxurious, but was comfortable,... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

I really appreciate your taking time to comment, and am delighted that the service and food was outstanding. I agree about the weather too! As regards the shower, we are upgrading more of our rooms over the winter by adding showers and improving lighting. I will make sure that we are more clear about the style of shower (stall or... More

Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms were comfortable. The food was absolutely amazing. We had both dinner and breakfast and we are still talking about how wonderful and well-prepared and beautiful everything was. When we checked in, we were met by Kate, who was extremely gracious and helpful. We really enjoyed our server (David?) who made... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and I am so glad that your stay with us was so enjoyable. I will pass your message on to Kate and David too. We look forward to welcoming you back whenever you return. More

Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We spend a couple of days on Iona in this hotel. All I can say is: The hotel is beautiful, overlooking the water and it's activity. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food is lovely, homemade and their vegetables are from their own garden. Have I mentioned the view? Such a breathtaking place on a beautiful island. The... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marleen Your comments are very much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to review us and I am glad that you had such a lovely time. More

Stafford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spent one day on Iona. We called in at the hotel for a light lunch and were not disappointed. I had the soup, lamb and pearl barley, which was wholesome and tasty. My wife had a huge scone which she happily devoured. We were delighted with the food and would love to go to this beautiful... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Roger, Thanks for taking the time to comment, and I am glad that you and your wife were so satisfied! Please do come back and have a full meal next time you are here. More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Probably the best place to eat on the island - first time I've eaten nasturtiams on my food too! Staff are just brilliant, couldn't do more for you. Our room was a bit on the small side, but the decent bathroom made up for it, even if it lacked a shower. Apparently this is one of the improvements they're planning.... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review Awooga! I am very pleased that the food appealed to you so much. I will also pass on your comments to the staff. The wi-fi offering has increased this year and we will eventually put it throughout I expect. As for showers, yes we would like all rooms to have them (though not all... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

After a very disappointing stay inOban this is just magical . It has such a homely feel , warm and welcoming and sipping the tea and coffee in the conservatory overlooking the bay is a treat. With stormy weather not inviting us outside you can enjoy the 4 lounges with the wonderful range of books. Our room overlooks the sound... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Penny, I am glad that we were able to make your stay so pleasurable. Holidays ought to be good memories so I am glad that we stuck out as one of them. Our garden also appeals to many visitors with its range of produce, though it cannot supply all our needs. Our chefs enjoy using such fresh produce to... More

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Also Known As:
Argyll Hotel Isle Of Iona
Argyll Hotel Scotland/Isle Of Iona
Address: Isle of Iona, PA76 6SJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Iona
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Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Isle of Iona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an owner run small hotel on the stunning Isle of Iona. Fresh local and seasonally changing menu. Fully Licensed and open to non residents. ... more   less 
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