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The Iona Heights Inn

4115 Highway 223, Iona, Nova Scotia B2C 1A3 Canada
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Newly renovated & upgraded! 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, and our newly added Massage Clinic taking same day reservations, all located within the Inn!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Kids' meals
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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JamesSPCummins wrote a review Nov. 2021
Halifax, Canada181 contributions115 helpful votes
I checked in around five on a Saturday, and the cèilidh was already going. Over three hours the party went, with elder locals cramming tables and welcoming tourists into conversation. Great food, we got two different kinds of nachos (it was National Nacho Day, after all), steak frites, and fish n chips. Great local craft beers. Once the live music stopped, over the evening the crowd changed to a younger locals crowd, half the age of the prior set. A sight to behold, this place is popular among and good for anyone of any age. Later on, we grabbed some local wine from the on-site store and site-made choclate from the on-site chocolatier before retiring to the room, past a few youth still up around midnight playing basketball on a lit court. The view in the morning from the balcony (all rooms have them on the second floor, the first floor has walk out doors with porches) is beyond stunning. Fridge in the room, television is solely streaming (no cable), but that is not why you're there. Love this place, worth the hours drive, especially for the Saturday matinee. Also this is Nova Scotia, so we have very few restrictions right now, so most of the questions Trip Advisor asked don't apply here (you can't get into the province if you aren't vaccinated against COVID).
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Hardy N wrote a review Nov. 2021
Nova Scotia, Canada41 contributions9 helpful votes
We arrived between 3:00 and 3:30 on a weekday. When you pull up, be mindful that there is no signage directing you to the office. Have the phone number of the Inn handy; the entrance next to the bar is the actual entrance to the Inn and when I went up to the door it was locked. Our cellphone reception was spotty so we walked down to the liquor store and asked how can we contact the front desk. Eventually we were able to check in. The room was fine, you can tell that some renovations had been done. Be careful if more than one person sits on the end of a bed, ours flipped up. There's no phone in the room to call the front desk, which worried me. If I needed to dial 911 when my cell had no reception I would be in a bit of a bind. Our room had a ductless heat pump mounted high up on the wall. A remote controlled the heat pump. There's a large LED display on the heat pump that you can turn off, we left it on and used it as a night light. We enjoyed the ambiance of the bar and staff were really friendly.
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Date of stay: November 2021
driftwood wrote a review Nov. 2021
Halifax, Canada96 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed here while driving the Cabot Trail. We were pleasantly surprised by the live music in the bar attached to the restaurant. The hotel was clean and the rooms have a fantastic view. The hotel is pretty out of the way for the Cabot Trail, but it’s still worth a stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Kate R wrote a review Aug. 2021
Sydney, Canada1 contribution
Stayed here this past weekend with some cousins. Wonderful place to stay if you’ve never been to Cape Breton! They make you feel right at home. A girl named Grace was at the front desk and she was so helpful. Her name really fits. We decided to stay an extra night because we loved it so much. Thank you all!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Fan of Stan wrote a review Jun. 2021
Eskasoni, Canada2 contributions
Spent a night there in late June, A great place to visit. Room was quite nice . Views of the Bras D'or lakes are amazing. The Pub is a must. We were treated to a surprise visit by an elderly Gaelic singer and his Grandson. The song they sang was awesome. He had a wonderful voice as did his Grandson. Staff are excellent as was the food. If you are coming to Cape Breton, put this place on your list
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Date of stay: June 2021
US$83 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Iona Heights Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Iona Heights Inn?
Nearby attractions include Highland Village (0.3 km), Bras d'Or Lake (7.6 km), and St. Barra st Columba Catholic Church (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Iona Heights Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Iona Heights Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Iona Heights Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Iona Heights Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Iona Heights Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Frolic'n Folk Pub & Grill, Jill's Chocolate Cafe, and Darby's Old Church Kitchen.
Are pets allowed at The Iona Heights Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Iona Heights Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Highland Village (0.3 km).
Does The Iona Heights Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is The Iona Heights Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.