Argyll Hotel Iona Ltd

Small Hotel

Isle Of Iona, Argyll and Bute, PA76 6SJ

    On the beautiful Island of Iona the Argyll Hotel is a real home from home. We are 3 minutes walk along the village street from the ferry. The abbey is 10 minutes walk beyond us, so why not enjoy some food on your journey either to or from there?

    Welcome to the Argyll Hotel on Iona. We are a family run business with friendly staff and a great restaurant. Our aim is for you to feel at home as soon as you arrive so that you can begin your relaxing break.  The oldest part of the hotel is 160 years old and it retains a lot of its original character. The North and South lounges both face the sea and you can read a paper after breakfast in front of a real fire, or play chess and have a drink in the evening.The North lounge is undergoing renovation and has exposed the beautiful pink granite and local wood has been used for skirting boards and windowsills, which continues the decorative style of the hotel. Relaxed and comfortable

    The main dining room has gives access to the sun lounge both of which have internet access. This lounge looks directly onto the sea and is a favourite haunt for those who want to hide out for a few hours, knitting, reading and a chance for a coffee and a brownie or a scone in the afternoon. In the evening there are some dining tables where you can watch the changing colours of the sea with a candlelit supper.

    We have 16 bedrooms should you want to stay for a break. There is no single supplement for accomodation. Well behaved dogs and children are most welcome. Because of the age of the building our rooms are all individual and are mostly described as 'cosy', which means on the smaller size. The single rooms have been upgraded this winter and have a brighter and contemporary feel.

    Being away from it all is the feeling of the Island and each kind of weather brings its own beauty. For us it is never the wrong weather, just the wrong clothes so come prepared! Lots to explore outside or plenty of places to cosy up and relax.

    3 Restaurant with Rooms
    Green Tourism Gold Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    28 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    We are open for lunches from March on certain days one establishment will always be open on the Island. Open from 28th March 2016. Evening meals for pre-booked groups of 8+ between 28th March and 8th April.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Courtyard and Garden View Double
    £99.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Double with adjacent facilities
    £85.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Garden View Single
    £70.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Luxury Sea View King
    £175.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Rear View family
    £115.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Sea View Double Room
    £151.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Sea View Family Room
    £151.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Sea View Twin Room
    £151.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Fully open from April 1st until 18th October. All prices are room rates inclusive of cooked breakfast. There are lower prices for low season and 5+ night stays. Additional guests age 12+ in a family room are charged at £40. Camp beds are available £20 per night. Cots free.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Hotel Breaks


    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available We have a limited children menu. We encourage children to pick from the adult menu. We do not do chips at all.
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Drying Facilities Wet clothes can be dried on request.
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available Please ask at reception
    • Ironing Facilities Please ask at reception.
    • Laundry Service Available If resident we offer a wash and dry service charged by the load.
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire In the North Lounge we light the fire when season or weather requires!
    • Lounge
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Toilets We only have 1 public toilet but public toilets are nearby.
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Swedish Massage Both massage and reflexology are available by request

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden Benches on the front lawn for guests and non-residents using the facilities.
    • TV Lounge Situated in the West Lounge.
    • Television The only television is located in the West Lounge.
    • WiFi Only available in the dining room and sun lounge.

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Public Parking Nearby No visitor cars are allowed on Iona. Disabled passes for cars can be obtained from Argyll and Bute Council. Public car park in Fionnphort is free and safe to leave your car.


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available Inclusive in room rate
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dairy Free We offer both soya and almond alternatives. Goat products also available
    • Dinner Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal Available Pre-booking essential as we are often fully booked during the season. Seating times 6.00, 6.30, 7.00, 7.30 and 8.00pm. Only 10 diners per half hour as all food is cooked fresh to order.
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free All baking is done on site. Our gluten free bread is available. Oatcakes and some cakes and desserts also gluten free.
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Organic Food All baked goods and dry goods are organic and as much garden produce as possible. Meat is often local rather than organic as we can guarantee the provenance. Local fish and seafood available in season.
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Restaurant If resident we recommend pre-booking your dinner time to ensure that you can be guaranteed the time requested
    • Tea & Coffee Available Teas and coffees are available all day from 10am-4.30pm for non-residents.
    • Vegan Meals Available One starter and main on the menu is always vegan. Due to our location menu variations are limited.
    • Vegetarian A vegetarian starter and main course is always available. If staying several days menu variations are limited but we do our best to help.
    • Vegetarian Food Available Lunch and dinner options are available.

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access Limited access in the dining room and sun lounge is available.
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents From 10am all day.
    • Picnic Area

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Coach Parties Welcome We can cater for group lunches by prior arrangement with the tour company with a set menu. Please call reception.
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome Phone direct for availability and group booking information.
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome Well behaved dogs can stay in all rooms and use all lounges except the dining room and sun lounge.
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement Up to 2 well behaved dogs are welcome to stay. Pets are allowed in the North, South and West Lounges but not in the dining room.

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Road Directions

    To reach us by road you can take the ferry from Oban to Craignure or Lochaline to Fishnish and then drive your car to Fionnphort where there is a free car park on the left at the top of the village. The ferry crossing is then about 7 minutes but visitors cars are not permitted on the island. We recommend that you take your car and unload at the bottom of the hill and then drive up and park the car.

    Public Transport Directions

    Trains and buses come direct to Oban from Glasgow. A bus meets the ferry from Oban 3 times a day most days and brings you straight to the ferry to Iona.

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 1


    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • There are separate shower units:
      • fitted with support handrails
    • Baths fitted with support handrails available
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • bath with shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    20% off
    Valid 18 Apr 2016 to 22 Apr 2016

    Spring offer! 20% of all room rates for accomodation available between 18th-22nd April only when you phone to book and quote Visit Scotland April offer.

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