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The Iona Heights Inn

4115 Highway 223 | Iona, Iona, Nova Scotia B2C 1A3, Canada (Formerly Highland Heights Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed 3 nights in this newly renovated and spotless Inn. Was on the second level and spent one whole morning on the new large balcony in an Adirondack chair sipping coffee and taking in the beautiful view of the Brad D'or lakes. The balcony's were renovated with glass siding,composite flooring and have an unobstructed view!! The rooms are spotless and... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a hard time figuring out whether this hotel is the Highland Heights Inn or the Iona Heights Inn. HIghland Heights no longer exists but their website is still active. If you are interested in staying at this hotel, make sure you search for Iona Heights Inn. We are looking forward to our stay in this beautiful area.

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Brighton, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

On a bluff over Bras d'Or Lake. I based an entire motorcycle trip around staying here and trying their seafood chowder and discovered the Cabot Trail.... 195 mile loop around the northern part of the island. I was not disappointed by either. I highly recommend if you are planning a trip around the island to stop in for at least... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This inn did not respond to repeated phone or e mail attempts to contact them.. We ended up staying nearby, and saw that it appeared deserted; not at all as depicted on the website.(We were there mid June) Some rooms on top front would have fairly good views. Restaurant was closed. What happened?! It is a beautiful area, but VERY... More 

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Iona_Heights_Inn, Owner at The Iona Heights Inn, responded to this review

Grand re-opening coming summer 2015! Newly renovated & upgraded! Jill & Dan Franklin are the proud new owners of this beautiful property, and can't wait to accommodate their guests. Centrally located, & close to everything. 7 lower level rooms with 2 double beds, 13 upper level rooms with a balcony & 2 double beds, & 1 upper level suite with... More 

Old Lyme, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Here's to planning your 2014 summer vacation to Cape Breton and making the Barra Strait Inn your lodging destination! The Barra Strait Inn and the surrounding Bras d'Or Lakes region is my favorite place on earth to escape to a kinder gentler way of life. (let me preface this by stating I traveled extensively as a flight attendant for decades... More 

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Midlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I love this place. Susan is an amazing host, the views are incredible and the rooms are lovely. I was travelling around Canada and stayed in some nice hotels but the barra strait Inn was the best place I stayed. Would love to visit again.

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Littleton, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

On a 3-week trip away from Colorado, we booked the Barra Strait Inn because of the reviews on TripAdvisor and because we were tired of motels in cities. We agree with every review I have read - with hospitality, comfort and views being our most favorite aspects of the Inn. Susan was away, so her very delightful and down-to-earth sister... More 

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Miramichi, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

With our first step through the doors, we were greeted by the warmest person I have ever met, Marlene took care of like no one has ever done before. For our breakfast we enjoyed fishcakes, beans, eggs and the best coffee. We enjoyed chatting with other patrons and invited our family members from the area to join us for and... More 

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had an amazing time during our 4 day stay at the Inn. We were there around mid-late august and it was absolutely beautiful there! I loved everything about it. The view was breathtaking, service wonderful. We really enjoyed the live music after our delicious dinner. And during the days we explored all the nearby tourist attractions and the owners... More 

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Besides garbage left behind tables and what seemed to be unclean comforters ( sheets smelled fresh though). The Customer service I experienced from the Manager and/or owner was absolutely terrible. I felt as though paying a hundred dollars for a "tidy" room without a working Tv or Wifi was a bit much. As a customer care professional I know that... More 

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