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The Iona Heights Inn

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location of the inn is easy to find and on a height with dramatic and stunning views of the lake! It's really a picture perfect location. The weather was stormy, snowy and icy during our stay and probably why we were the only guests at the time! Our room had a great view, was warm and cozy and had...

Thank TripTaker050
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice place with a great little cafe. Only thing lacking are microwave ovens in the rooms. Friendly staff, nice lil chocolate shop n a wonderful view. This is definitely a nice place to stay while you're in Cape Breton. Wonderful museum depicting past housing styles from centuries past with an old fashioned country store.

Thank JaneNJoseph123
Iona_Heights_Inn, Owner at The Iona Heights Inn, responded to this review

Hi JaneNJoseph. Thanks for the nice review. We truly appreciate it! Sidebar: We do have microwaves on request. Cheers for now!

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Room was spotless, modern, lovely bath. Very comfortable bed great view from the deck overlooking Bras D'or Lake. WiFi works extremely well! Pub on site - music & food, delicious! Chocolate maker onsite & an NSLC. We will be back!

Thank PickyoneNovaScotia
Iona_Heights_Inn, Owner at The Iona Heights Inn, responded to this review

Hello PickyoneNovaScotia. Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to give us such an outstanding review. We're super glad you enjoyed your stay here in Iona, and look forward to your return! Cheers for now.

Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We spend one night here during our week on Cape Breton. It is an older motel remotely situated on a hilltop with wonderful views of the lake. The rooms have been recently updated and the furniture is mostly new. The beds are new and still firm, the linens are minimalist. (Think IKEA). The bathroom was basic and the toiletries were...

Thank pengAB
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I attended a friends fundraiser here this past weekend. It was such a great stay! . Check in and check out were very fast and efficient. The room was fantastic, very large and spotless. It had everything you needed: Netflix on the tv, a little coffee maker, comfy beds and pillows and the best part was the white noise machine!...

Thank beckzmaru
Iona_Heights_Inn, Owner at The Iona Heights Inn, responded to this review

Dear beckzmaru, Just wanted to thank you for the wonderfully written review! We're super glad you enjoyed your stay here in Iona, and we too enjoyed all of your kind people attending the fundraiser. What a grand time indeed. Hope to see you in the future. Cheers!

Mount Hope, Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The Iona Heights Inn is in a beautiful location overlooking Bras D'Or Lake at the Barra Strait. The room was a little tired but very clean with lots of space. The hotel had a pub and we were lucky enough to be there when they had a ceilidh. There was a good turnout and it was fun to be part...

1Thank pippili
Rhinebeck, New York
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Booked this accommodation because of the Trip Advisor 4+ star rating... No way! People were nice enough, and it did have a beautiful lake view, but the location is not convenient to anything. The exterior is worn and tired looking. Parking leaves much to be desired. Soundproofing between rooms needs to be better. Bed was super soft. They need a...

Thank LP1247
Iona_Heights_Inn, Owner at The Iona Heights Inn, responded to this review

Hello Linda. Thanks for the constructive critisim, as we are always looking for ways to improve. Couple notes: We are situated directly in the middle of Cape Breton Island, so working as a homebase to do your day's activities, we're not too far from any one point on the Island, and of course we share a driveway with one of...

Wolfville, Canada
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Traveling with three friends, I stayed at the Iona Heights Inn during the Celtic Colours music festival. The Inn makes the most of its location: every room has a view over the lake (those on 2nd floor are worth the extra). In October, you can watch the sun rise while sipping coffee in your room. From 8 a.m. you can...

Thank Anthony532
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fabulous Motel!! Comfy rooms, its own Pub and a Liquor and general store on site! Oh and I forgot to mention the Chocolate shop and Cafe! The staff are great and very friendly. The owner works to and couldn't be more helpful. The Pub does great food and has music Friday and Saturday nights which is really good. The locals...

Thank Graham L
Goderich, Canada
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Kind of in the middle of nowhere but did some back roading around the area and found beautiful beaches and other nice views. Very comfortable bed, large room, great T.V. and as I said, beautiful views from the deck. I had dinner in the attached Pub and it was great, service was fast and staff were courteous. The attached lliquor...

Thank eggsmith3

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Newly renovated & upgraded! Jill & Dan Franklin are the proud new owners of this beautiful property, and can't wait to accommodate their guests. Centrally located, & close to everything. 6 Lower level rooms with 2 double beds, & 15 upper level rooms with a balcony & 2 double beds. All of our rooms overlook the stunning Bras d'Or Lakes Biosphere. Site amenities include Jill's Chocolate Cafe, where she carefully handcrafts chocolate, and brews fresh coffee daily. Also, The Frolic 'n Folk Pub & Grill serving homemade meals, with music on the weekends. We also have The Little Dipper Boutique - a liquor store and convenience store, all located within the Inn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Iona Heights Inn

Address: 4115 Highway 223 | Iona, Iona, Nova Scotia B2C 1A3, Canada (Formerly Highland Heights Inn)
Region: Canada > Nova Scotia > Cape Breton Island > Iona
Price Range: $68 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Iona Heights Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Highland Heights Hotel Cape Breton Island
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“chose top deck level for best views, I had the end room on the unit and it was quite large and was quiet”
 of 5 bubbles eggsmith3, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a balcony room! The view is worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles milamiloche, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Top floor rooms - better views, quieter”
 of 5 bubbles JoanneA856, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good...all have amazing views!”
 of 5 bubbles joanne12342015, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Do not take a lower room if noise bothers you.”
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 of 5 bubbles L0wie, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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