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Mrs. McDonald's Bed and Breakfast

Scotland
Mrs. McDonald's Bed and Breakfast
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You couldn't wish for finer hospitality. Margaret is warm, friendly and helpful - including lifts from and to the ferry. You can rely on comfortable beds and wonderful breakfasts. Well placed for the Abbey and the glorious North beach. Great value.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Margaret MacDonald was very helpful, meeting our ferry, driving us to her place and pointing out all the interesting spots on the way. It was a mini tour. Her B & B was quiet and comfortable. The view was perfect: looking out over a field of her sheep grazing, with the sea in the background. Her breakfasts were hearty and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Margaret the b&b owner is a warm and friendly person but respects your privacy. The rooms are comfortable and clean with good facilities and I felt very relaxed and slept really well. I can guarantee that after one of Margarets lovely breakfasts you will not want to eat again that day. One of the personal touches I loved was that... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The BnB has several good things- It's location. Located just a little walk from the ferry terminal it is just short distances away from Iona Abbey, main restaurants and the Dun I hill (this is situated right behind the BnB). - Mrs. McDonald's hospitality, help with where stuff is in Iona is great. - The breakfast is done at a... More 

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Croydon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have stayed at Mrs McDonald's B&B for the past week whilst attending a retreat on the beautiful Isle of Iona. It is a short walk from the town centre and has rooms with amazing views over the bay where you can watch the seagulls fish at twilight. Margaret is a very warm host and provides a very delicious cooked... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

May partner and I had the pleasure of staying with Margaret MacDonald for three nights in the spring of 2015. She was warm and welcoming and helped us out in terms of picking us up at the ferry, giving us information about the island and generally taking care of us. Her hospitality was generous and hearty. As someone who longs... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I stayed only one night with Margaret in the spring of 2014 with two companions. We had come to Iona on a retreat which accommodated us elsewhere for the duration of our stay. One of my companions comes to Iona every year and Bishop's Walk is always her first choice. Our two rooms were in a separate wing, recently renovated,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I have never felt more welcome in a b+b before. Margaret's b+b is without doubt the best on the planet! The breakfasts are AMAZING! You'll not go hungry after one of these beasty feasts, and all cooked to perfection. The rooms are lovely and clean with a beautiful view over the sound towards mull. And her local knowledge is next... More 

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Loch Lomond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Bishop’s walk was recommended to me by friends. It sounded ideal for my planned three night stay so I rang the owner, Mrs Margaret MacDonald, and made a booking. She did explain the double room I would be in had no sea view. Fine by me. Why anyone would want a sea view when surrounded by water I fail to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Margaret McDonald is the consummate host. The review form forced me to pick a time for when we traveled but didn't include the option for March/April 2013, so I picked a year later. We actually stayed with her for Holy Week in 2013, which began at the end of March, so lots of things on the island weren't up and... More 

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