Argyll Hotel

Iona Sound, frescoed with gently bobbing boats, provides a tranquil outlook for the row of crofters’ cottages that form this ‘amazing little hotel’. More

Contact details

Argyll Hotel
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, lounges/dining room wheelchair accessible, toilet not adapted.

Background music

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

Children

all ages welcomed (under-4s free (cots), camp beds available for under-12s).

Dogs

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

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

B&B per room £72–£200. A la carte £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Iona Sound, frescoed with gently bobbing boats, provides a tranquil outlook for the row of crofters’ cottages that form this ‘amazing little hotel’. Wendy and Rob MacManaway and Katy and Dafydd Russon are its ‘warm, informal hosts’. ‘This is not some luxury resort – we were delighted with it.’ Bedrooms, some ‘cosy’, might have a sloping ceiling, garden view or wood-burning stove; televisions are eschewed for utter peace and quiet. Wooden benches at the top of the lawned garden that slopes down to the shoreline provide a ‘simply heavenly’ spot to watch the evening sun with a glass of wine. New chef Tom Morley (formerly sous chef) is continuing the ‘creative’ use of locally sourced meat and vegetables (much from the organic kitchen garden) and sustainably landed fish. Vegetarians are well catered for with seasonal dishes, while their omnivorous counterparts might dine on braised beef cheek, pastrami tongue, pesto, Parmesan polenta, crispy shallots. At breakfast, organic granola, garden rhubarb and ginger compote, Iona hogget sausages, Mull bacon, and organic eggs supply solid foundation for a day exploring the island’s wilds. More reports, please.

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Special offers

Three Night 25% Discount Special Offer

25% off accommodation when booking 3 nights or more from the 16th – 26th April 2019. For bookings made after 14th January. Quote: GHG19. Please mention the Good Hotel guide when booking.

10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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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.