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“Loved it, Good value and friendly people” 5 of 5 stars
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Iona Inn
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   15-19 Spencer Road, Derry BT47 6AA, Northern Ireland (Formerly Iona House)   |  
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Ranked #30 of 44 Derry B&B and Inns
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“Loved it, Good value and friendly people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2007

Lovely place to stay, large rooms, clean and great food. I can't say enough about the friendly people, especially in the local that goes with the hotel, they're chatty and can't do enough for you! The hotel staff were great, we were a group of 6 of mixed ages from 11 to pensioners and we were all well catered for.The hotel is ideally situated just a 5 minute walk over the bridge to the city centre, there's plenty of shopping and bars, food is good and cheap, it's also nicely situated for the railway station and you can get to Belfast in 2 hrs. The only downside was the noise from the smoking area at the rear of the bar, but that was just one night and if you can't beat them join them, they are very welcoming!!

  • Liked — The friendly atmosphere
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2007

Stayed at the Iona Inn, Spencer Road, Derry for 3 nights. From the moment we arrived the manager and staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. Must say the regulars to the inn were as well.
The accommodation was spacious and clean, the breakfasts were excellent. Yes you do experince some noise from the road but that is to be expected considering that the inn is on a busy road, but everywhere in Derry is within walking distance of the Iona Inn.
Fantastic value for money we would certainly stay at the Iona Inn again.

  • Liked — friendly staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2006

There wasn't a lot wrong with the Iona Inn, the staff were lovely, the food was great, and the room was huge for the money.

The two main things to mention are to take ear plugs, we were on the front of the B&B and got a lot of road noise, my ear plugs meant I slept straight through not only that, but kicking out time from the Kareoke downstairs, my travelling companion was not so lucky. The other thing is that this B&B has a pub attached to it, run by the same people. Generally we were fine drinking in there, but it did feel very much like a locals pub, and we did get started on by an Irish guy looking for a fight who picked us because of our English accents. So be careful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2004

A group of us stayed in the Iona last November for the Irish Darts Festival. The owners were the most friendliest people we have ever met.
They accomodated us to the point that they even gave up their own bedrom. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The guest house was clean and the meals were plenty. We have booked to stay there again this year. we would definately recommend the Iona to anyone

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Additional Information about Iona Inn

Address: 15-19 Spencer Road, Derry BT47 6AA, Northern Ireland (Formerly Iona House)
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Derry
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Derry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Iona Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Iona Inn is a family run business comprising of 12 rooms of various sizes all en suite. The Iona can accomodate up to 28 people and has quickly gained a reputation as a friendly and helpful spot with many returnees. The iona is situated in Derry City and is close to all attractions eg city walls(6 mins walk) city centre(10 mins). perfect for the overnight or weekend tripper.cead mile failte ... more   less 
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