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St. Columba Hotel

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San Francisco
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel which had a nice restaurant, but, again, the location next to the Abbey was wonderful for those of us who are getting older and don't need a long walk to get to places. Our sister also enjoyed the sunny lounge room for reading in the morning.

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Thank dihawaii
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6 reviews
Reviewed October 5, 2016

The St. Columba Hotel on the Isle of Iona is, in my opinion, the place to stay while on the island. It is fresh and clean and warm and inviting at all times. The staff go out of their way to ensure each guest is comfortable and has what they need. The restaurant offers gourmet dining with stunning views of... More 

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Thank Nick G
Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post this review. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again on your next visit to Iona! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Dot and her staff are incedibly welcoming, friendly, and helpful. There's a spirit there of family and we liked getting to know the names of the staff, etc. Our room, #12, was one floor up and looked right out on the Bishop's House and the Sound of Iona. It was quiet and comfortable. We attended a weeklong retreat there and... More 

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Thank Mary052010
Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. We're delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to be able to welcome you back again soon! More 

Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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35 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Accommodation options are limited on Iona, with two hotels and a few B&Bs. My mother and I stayed at the St. Columba Hotel, which is in an ideal location for those interested in Iona's Celtic Christian heritage -- right next door to Iona Abbey. St. Columba Hotel is an older building and has a homey, cozy ambience. One of the... More 

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We’re delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I’m sorry it came as a surprise that our room rates include continental breakfast. We try to be clear about that at the time of booking so I’m very sorry that hadn’t been made known to you. I’m glad... More 

Cockenzie and Port Seton, null, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a review not of the hotel itself, but of a must-visit deli/artisan/produce/spirits outlet across the road run by the hotel. With specially selected products - some hand-made using the hotel's own produce - this is an excellent addition to what's available locally. Friendly staff, quality goods, take-away hot drinks ... Brilliant!

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Thank Tom G
Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post this review. We're delighted to read how much you appreciated your visits to The Low Door! More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Ratings are really relative. If I were staying in this hotel in Manhattan, it would be a 3*. But, you must keep the location and other available hotels/B&Bs in mind when rating. On Iona, the St. Columba Hotel us truly the best option. The location is fantastic, located on the water with stunning views. On one side is the Abbey,... More 

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We're delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again on your next visit to Iona. You are quite right - room 5 definitely is 'one of a kind'! More 

Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016

One has to remember location and history of this magical setting so tarif probably appropriate but at top end of value for money . Shame communal were not scrubbed and cleaned to really pristine standards bit grubby could have done with a scrub is scuff marks etc, we were not expecting or wanting international hotel style accommodation. Rooms are clean... More 

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Thank Helen M
Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review, we're delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We work hard to keep the hotel clean and fresh, so I'm very sorry that you found some of the communal areas less than pristine. I'm glad that you found the bedroom clean, and appreciated our views... More 

Rockport, Maine
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016

The rooms are a little small but this is Iona, not Edinburgh, and we were delighted to have an opportunity to stay here. Rooms were comfortable and clean, and the facility has a lovely lounge to hang out in (WiFi was very weak in the rooms but fine in the lounge). A word of warning, in August don't open the... More 

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We're delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our location and our food. I'm sorry that you were bothered by midges during your stay - most of the time we are fortunate to have enough of a sea breeze to keep them at... More 

Sevenoaks, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the St. Columba for a night with our eight year old and we're generally quite pleased. The room was quite basic for the fee charged, however we were pleased that there was no TV! We spent some time in the lounge playing games and enjoying the view. We ate in the restaurant for both dinner and breakfast... More 

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review. We're pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to make good use of the facilities in our lounge and in our garden. At this stage of the year we enjoy seeing the stars appear again as the nights draw in... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 9, 2016

The staff were very nice and helpful, they picked me up from the ferry without being asked and were happy to drop me off again. Their local knowledge prevented me from being stranded on Mull when I nearly missed the only bus service for that day. The room/bathroom was very small and the toilet was very difficult to use as... More 

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Dot_Stewart, General Manager at St. Columba Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I'm sorry that you found the room and bathroom a little small, but glad that you found our staff helpful, and that you were able to make good use of their local knowledge! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated next to Iona Abbey with stunning panoramic views across the Sound of Iona to the mountains of Mull. All food prepared from scratch in our own kitchens making use of fresh garden produce from our own gardens. Free broadband wireless internet. A warm welcome and friendly service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about St. Columba Hotel

Address: Isle of Iona, PA76 6SL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Iona
Price Range: $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
St. Columba Hotel Scotland/Isle Of Iona
Hotel St Columba
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“Ask for sea view”
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“We loved #12 with a view of the Sea!”
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