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Isle of Iona, PA76 6SJ, Scotland
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Argyll Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Isle of Iona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did enjoy our time on Iona, but there were a few wee things that stopped it being perfect. The evening meals were lovely, and of a very high quality. Most of the food is home grown or locally sourced, which is great and can give you things on the menu that are maybe a bit out of the ordinary.... More

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Nyack, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I think about the 14 day trip we just took to Scotland, Iona and the Argyll Hotel stay with me as an image and in my heart. What a lovely lovely place.The food is excellent and staff attentive. The views amazing. Such a gentle and wonderful place.

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review! More

Syracuse, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by for lunch on our trip back from the Staffa ferry tour. We were greeted by the owner, who seated us and attended all of the lunch guests, along with his friendly wait staff. The soups and salads we had were delicious. We wanted to stay for dinner, but had to catch the last ferry back to Mull... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Debra, I am very pleased that you found our service and food so much to your liking! Thanks for your review and we look forward to welcoming you to stay when you return to Iona. More

Maputo, Mozambique
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here and the food was excellent and the service could not have been better. It is also in a glorious location too and I have no doubt at all that we will be back to stay for longer. Helped to make the day on magical Iona a great experience.

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wayne I am delighted that your experience was so good, and many thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit. More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful place, great food & very friendly, helpful staff. This was the best overall eating experience we can remember as a family. So lovely to be able to dine with our border collie in the north lounge. A highlight of our holiday. Thanks!

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John As dog owners ourselves we know the value of finding hotels and restaurants that are dog friendly! I am pleased that you had such a lovely meal and were well looked after. More

Tiverton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Argyll Hotel is in a great spot by the quay - only a short walk from the ferry. The welcome is great, staff engaging and the rooms, although small, are comfortable. We enjoyed the ambiance a great deal. Dinner with local residents was excellent and the cocktails were super!

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nigel Thank you for taking the time to write us such a glowing review. I am glad to hear that the experience was so enjoyable. More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Iona is a place you might only visit once in a lifetime - and that was how we felt we were treated at the argyll hotel - they won't be back so we don't need to try hard. The location and views are great. The rooms are small but that goes with staying in a period property. We assumed that... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sarah Your description was shocking to us; our welcoming service is what we pride ourselves on, and many guests return as a result year after year. We reserve a table for all guests but unless a time is requested we offer a first come first served system. Existing guests are asked at breakfast for that evening, and am glad... More

Scotland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is old and quite traditional. The view from the front rooms across to Mull are terrific. (These cost more than elsewhere in the hotel: well worth it!) The room we had was not large but adequate. The shower was not for tall people. Bed very comfortable. At night the lapping of the waves could be heard through the... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

I am very happy that your stay was so enjoyable, and the meals were to your taste. I look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit Iona, and thank you for taking the time to review us. More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We awoke to a blaring fire alarm above our heads in our bedroom which sat above the kitchen at 5:00am. When I asked the restaurant manager at breakfast why this had happened his reply was, "It was due to burning toast, if it happens again ignore it". Outrageous. Asking guests to ignore a fire alarm in a hotel???? I suggested... More

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ArgyllProprietors, Manager at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michele I am very sorry that the incident with the fire alarm happened. My comment on the fire alarm which you quote is only partly correct. There has never been a fire here, so my comment was (or should have been) completed by saying that if there was a fire for real then there would be a member of... More

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lunched there and it was fine. Pleasant service and a good cauliflower and cheese soup but nothing particularly startling. Reasonable cheese platter. It needs a little less formality and more warmth to maximize their position.

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bob, I’m sorry you found us too formal and not very warm. Normally this is not something that we are charged with! Many thanks for taking the time to review us. More

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Address: Isle of Iona, PA76 6SJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Iona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Argyll Hotel Isle Of Iona
Argyll Hotel Scotland/Isle Of Iona

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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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