I booked this hotel because of the great reviews. While it was clean and comfortable, I thought the room was dark and the decor was really out of date - all the fake flowers just have to go, right away! That all by itself would be an amazing improvement!
Still - the area was very quiet, and we had a good sleep. The view out over the lake is very nice. Since the area is so quiet, we really had little option (that we could find) other than eating in the motel restaurant. While breakfast was quite adequate, we were not impressed with the supper (I'm sure it did not help that we had just spent two nights at Wild Caraway in Advocate Harbour - tough to compete). I had a lobster sandwich, which was served on white bread - very forgettable.
It is a nice area of Cape Breton, a little off the beaten path.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barry & Susan and their entire family would like to welcome you this season to the Highland Heights Inn.Come join us in the dining room for one of our home-cooked meals. While you are here, make an evening or two out of it and stay in one of our newly renovated rooms.Looking for a special place to nourish the soul and delight the senses? Discover the Highland Heights Inn in beautiful Iona, Cape Breton.Susan, Barry and their friendly staff will ensure your visit is something to write home about.Each room in the hotel provides visitors with an absolutely breathtaking view of the Bras d’Or Lakes. Fall asleep at night listening to the waves roll in on the shore and wake up to a breathtaking sunrise.From this scenic vista, let us take you back in time when life was simpler. The Inn is the perfect home-base for your Cape Breton Island vacation. A quiet haven centrally located in the Highland Heart of Cape Breton Island.We offer 2 wheelchair accessible rooms (1 double & 1 single bed in each), 28 double rooms and 2 king size units with private bath and lake view. Our dining room features three homecooked meals daily with many traditional dishes passed down from generation to generation. Weekend dining is accompanied by impromptu entertainment. All this at a value you will find no where else on the Island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Highland Heights Hotel Cape Breton Island
- Barra Strait Inn Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia