Argyll Hotel

An ‘informal, warmly welcoming’ place, this low-key small hotel is just the ticket for visitors in search of ‘peace and quiet to experience the magic of this lovely, remote island’. More

Contact details

Argyll Hotel
Isle of Iona
Iona
Argyll and Bute
PA76 6SJ
Scotland
01681 700334

Hotel information

Bedrooms

17. 7 in linked extension.

Open

1 Apr–26 Oct.

Facilities

3 lounges (1 with TV), conservatory, dining room, free Wi-Fi in some public areas, wedding facilities, seafront lawn with benches, organic vegetable garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

contemporary Scottish, ‘gentle’ jazz or country music ‘appropriate to the time of day’ in dining room.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

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

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] B&B per room £71–£195. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

An ‘informal, warmly welcoming’ place, this low-key small hotel is just the ticket for visitors in search of ‘peace and quiet to experience the magic of this lovely, remote island’. In a ‘fabulous position’ overlooking the Sound of Iona, it is owned by Wendy and Rob MacManaway and Katy and Dafydd Russon – ‘charming people’. ‘It’s not some luxury resort with all the mod cons, so some allowances have to be made – that, for us, is the lure of the place,’ fans say. Simply decorated bedrooms in the row of former crofters’ cottages vary in size and shape: there are single rooms, family rooms, rooms with a sloping ceiling, rooms overlooking the garden. The best room, newly refurbished, has a wood-burning stove and views towards the water. At dinner, chef Richard Shwe uses vegetables from local suppliers and the organic kitchen garden, sustainably landed fish, and meat from local crofters. Among the ‘creative, imaginative’ dishes on his menu of ‘great food’, perhaps Mull scallops, Jerusalem artichoke purée, pickled red chillies; roast loin of Iona lamb, rhubarb mustard seed jus, citrus labneh. Breakfast on organic fruit and eggs, Iona hogget, griddled bacon.

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Argyll Hotel
Isle of Iona
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.