Argyll Hotel

On this ‘very special’ island off the Isle of Mull, ‘charming’ owners Wendy and Rob MacManaway create a homely, relaxing atmosphere at their ‘informal’ 19th-century former crofter’s cottage, its lawns tumbling down to the rocky shoreline. More

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Argyll Hotel
Iona
Argyll and Bute
PA76 6SJ
Scotland
01681 700334
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

17. 7 in extension.

Open

Apr–late Oct.

Facilities

3 lounges (1 with TV), conservatory, dining room, free Wi-Fi in dining room and west lounge, wedding facilities, beachfront garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

contemporary Scottish, ‘gentle’ jazz in dining room.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

up to 2 allowed, not in dining room or sun lounge.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

B&B per room £67–£185. À la carte £30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other Credits

Good Hotel Guide Review

On this ‘very special’ island off the Isle of Mull, ‘charming’ co-owners Wendy and Rob MacManaway and Dafydd and Katy Russon create a homely, relaxing atmosphere at their ‘informal’ 19th-century former crofter’s cottage, its lawns tumbling down to the rocky shoreline. ‘It’s a lovely place to stay, with a character and charm of its own.’ Two cosy lounges (one with an open fire, the other with a piano) have wide water views – pick a book off the shelves and settle in. Some bedrooms may be ‘compact’, but all have immaculate linens on a wooden bedstead, and views over sea, garden or courtyard. Save space for chef Richard Shwe’s ‘creative’, ‘imaginative’, ‘delicious’ super-local dishes: Mull venison, garden carrot terrine, venison sausage roll, blueberry mayonnaise at dinner; home-made tattie scones and hogget sausages supplied by island crofters at breakfast. Admirers praise the place with a near-religious fervour: ‘We loved sitting in the garden with a glass of wine before dinner, watching the boats and the views across the Sound of Iona – simply heavenly.’ Another fan: ‘Being here makes a committed atheist feel holy!’ (RS, RM)

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Argyll Hotel
Iona
Argyll and Bute
PA76 6SJ

Guest comments

'What a delightful hotel. Perfect service, great imaginative food served by friendly staff. A magical island and a great hotel ' - Richard Macey - October, 2016
'Nice hotel in lovely location. Unpretentious. Laid-back feel. Delicious food, a highlight. ' - AW - August, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • Iona Abbey

    A focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland, with the foundation of a monastic community by St. Columba.

  • Staffa Boat Trips

    Trips to Staffa and Fingal's Cave, looking out for puffins, guillemots, kittewakes, basking sharks and otters.

  • Iona Heritage Centre

    Championing local history, with displays on crofting, fishing and island life over the past 200 years.