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Mrs. McDonald's Bed and Breakfast

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Joliet, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

A true shelter. Margaret McDonald made us feel like we had finally arrived home after a long, long journey. She picked us up at the ferry landing, fixed delicious meals, treated us in every way as if she had been waiting just for us and, at the end, regretted our leaving. I suspect she makes everyone feel this way, but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Margaret undoubtedly is a great hostess. She picks you up from the pier from the ferry and welcomes you warmly to her large and comfortable home. Her kitchen becomes yours for the duration of your stay. Her breakfasts are amazing and her kindness refreshing.

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Breakish, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Thank you for a lovely stay at your place Margaret. Your warm welcome, the spotless and cosy house with our 'room with a view'. Waking up to the wind and sunshine and the smell of a tasty breakfast. Our conversations over the breakfast table from mother to mother, the sharing of stories. Your helping hand for getting ready for the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I was picked up by Margaret at the Pier, I was taken to her home overlooking green fields with a magnificent sea view. Margaret was the perfect hostess, friendy and extremely helpful. Going out of her way to ensure that I had information that enabled me to attend Mass at the House of Prayer on a special Holyday. Room was... More

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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a night after a couple of very busy days work. Margaret is the perfect hostess, instantly making you feel at home. Lovely breakfast. Left feeling relaxed and revived. Would love to come back and spend more time exploring the island.

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Greenville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

With a sense of great anticipation, our travels to Iona and Margaret MacDonald's Bed and Breakfast, did not disappoint us. The views surrounding her peaceful home are breathtaking, as was waking up to sunrises over the bay and mountains. If ever I could find a place to rest and refresh, this would be my choice!! Margaret is such a welcoming... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I stayed at Margaret's for four nights with my small son and would definitely recommend. The house was in a good location just up the road from Iona Abbey (and a great spot for hearing corncrakes!) Margaret picked us up from the ferry. The house was spotless and the views over the Sound of Iona stunning. Tea and coffee was... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We stayed with Margaret for one night ,she is a very warm and friendly person. . She made us feel very welcome, the room was very comfortable and we had a good night sleep. Margaret lives at a sheep farm and I got to bottle feed a baby Lamb which made the stay even more enjoyable. She cooked a lovely... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Very disappointing. Reviews said spacious and clean, we found neither. Mrs. McDonald asks for money up front so if you are not happy you are stuck! We had front room facing the Sound of Iona, lovely view but the room was very cramped and the shared bathroom freezing cold.

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Margaret M, Owner at Mrs. McDonald's Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that you don't agree with other reviewers and that you were disappointed during your brief stay. I run the bed and breakfast from my home which is a traditional farmhouse. Although I can't offer en-suite bathrooms or purpose built facilities, I do try to offer clean, comfortable rooms, a warm welcome, and - as other reviewers... More

Adelaide, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

What a wonderful place to stay. Margaret was very warm and friendly and we had a good laugh. She's the most amazing cook, the night time meal was delicious and the breakfast was just as good. Amazing hospitality, nothing was too much trouble. I would definately stay there again.

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Also Known As:
Mrs. Mcdonald`s b&b
Mrs. Mcdonald`s Hotel
Mrs. Mcdonald`s Hotel Isle Of Iona
Mrs. McDonald's Bed And Breakfast Scotland/Isle Of Iona
Address: Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Iona
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Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Isle of Iona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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