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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The Inn was recently renovated and sits on a hill overlooking the spectacular Bras d'or lakes. The staff makes you feel welcome . The pub has a variety of local brews and has local music on Saturdays. Food was delicious and Jill's Chocolate cafe is also located on the premises for those who have a sweet tooth. Books up quickly...

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New York
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Clean and very comfortable . The staff was wonderful!!!!! There were a few things that needed to be fixed but nothing big and you could tell they were working hard. I would recomend this highly. Also make sure you check the restaurant for dinner and the coffee shop for breakfast!!!!!!

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

Dear postmasterNewYork, Thanks very much indeed for those kind and genuine words. We truly appreciate it. Super glad you enjoyed your stay here with us in Iona. Every day we work on our "To-Do" checklist, and surely we're getting 'er done. Cheers for now!

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for one night in late September. We stayed in an upper level room, it was more expensive but I think worth it for the view. You get a glass walled deck with an upper room. The lower rooms have a pavement pad and if you sit out there you get a view of the parked cars right across...

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This beautiful Inn has a wonderful view and the friendliest staff. They offered us a free sample of their on-site chocolate café and the service at dinner was excellent. We recommend the upstairs rooms... they're a little more expensive but the views are worth it!

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner were given the Iona Heights Inn as a recommendation by someone in Halifax (friend of a friend kind if thing). We booked one of the lower level room for $90 via the phone and completed booking online one day before. As we didn't know we woukd be travelling to Cape Breton, I was good we got...

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Thank junkospud
Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I've stayed at the Iona Heights Inn several times with friends. The view is absolutely breathtaking and the rooms are lovely; you feel like you're in your own nautical-themed cottage. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Definitely stop in the pub for the music and food!

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wonderful little motel right next to the Scottish living village ( a must see). Rooms are clean and quiet. The view from the room is beautiful. To our delight they have a pub restaurant attached to the motel with a large fireplace, nice selection of beer, good food and live celtic music on Saturday nights. The music was fantastic and...

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

Hello Nancy. Thanks for the lovely review. We're super glad you enjoyed your stay here with us in Iona. Just wanted to let potential guests know, that we do in fact have breakfast, 7 days a week starting at 8am. Items include: egg mcmuffins; waffles; bagels; muffins; fresh fruit; yoghurt; hot & cold cereal; etc... You are able to sit...

Upstate New York
Reviewed 19 September 2016

My friend and I spent 1 night at Iona Heights Inn. The setting is lovely, overlooking the water set high on the hill. Pros: Friendly staff Clean room, and comfy beds In-room coffee maker Restaurant open fairly late, with tasty food, and not overpriced. All rooms face out over the water Super convenient to Highland Village Museum (right next door)...

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Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I stopped at the restaurant at the Iona Heights Inn and was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant also serves as a pub and the atmosphere is great. The view must of Grand Narrows must be one of the best on the island. The service was great and considering that there was only one waitress it was very fast. I ordered a...

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Thank Wilfred M
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We booked a balcony level room and were delighted with the unrestricted view we had of the lake. The room was really nice, clean and well decorated and reasonably well equipped though there was nowhere to put anything down in the bathroom. The person who checked us in was very monosyllabic but in our subsequent interactions with the staff we...

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

Hi there. Thanks for staying with us. Just wanted to let everybody know, we do in fact serve breakfast, 7 days a week starting at 8AM. We do a formal brunch on the weekends in the pub as well, 11AM-3PM. Super glad you enjoed your time here with us in Iona. Cheers!

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 3,423 - ₹ 7,336 (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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