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New Milford, Connecticut
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I wanted to really like this place. The view from Iona Heights Inn of Bras d'Or Lake is amazing. My family and I (husband, 2 teenagers plus me) stayed in room 19. First impression when walking into the room was the décor was adorable and looked like it was straight from IKEA, but the room was very warm. There were...

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

Hello there. Thanks for staying with us here in Iona. Just wanted to let you know we have replaced the shower in the room you stayed in. Thanks for the heads up! Cheers, Dan

Chapel Hill, NC
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We were really looking forward to this inn based on other reviews, and were extremely disappointed. We knew there was no air conditioning, and it was a hot week, so we were prepared to be a little warm. But what surprised us was that the window in the room only opened about 1 or 2 inches, and there are no...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Iona Heights inn may not look like much, but it is sure a charming place! The rooms are clean and had a nice beach theme to them. We also had a small porch with a decent view. It was good to have a good WiFi signal, especially since this place is pretty much in the middle of nowhere (there's...

1Thank Maela S
Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Room was just gorgeous. Felt very comfy and fresh. We had second floor balcony and having our morning coffee with a view was amazing. The liquor store was unfortunately closed before we arrived so we went to the quaint pub attached. We loved it! We had Jillian as our server and she was so great. She made fancy non-alcohlic drinks...

1Thank Windpipe
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We visit in July spend one night on arrival hotel receptionist very nice and helpful give us all the information.Saturday night there was local live music in the restaurant they charge $10 but we really enjoyed it. As other people mentioned the view from hotel is very beautiful hotel is little old but look like recently renovated and very clean...

1Thank Waseem A
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The hotel takes a while to get to but Boy you are in for a visual treat once you get there. Hotel is located on top of a small hill and gives amazing view of the vista. We went for the Room with Ocean view and no regrets doing so. For $84 CAD this place is a steal. Room was...

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Stayed here for two nights on our driving trip out East. We were given a room with a balcony overlooking the ocean. The view was amazing, and the sunrise was gorgeous. The room was spacious and clean, and the beds were so comfortable. The service was hands down. Everyone went above and beyond with their East Coast friendly way!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The room design is simultaneously relaxing and energizing -- and your sure to get a pleasant night's sleep. It's crisp and modern but has some very pleasing rustic Nova Scotia elements blended in. My room also had a balcony with an outstanding view. There's a nice coffee shop on the property, with good coffee, a nice breakfast selection, and, it...

1Thank KeithDNY
Iona_Heights_Inn, Owner at The Iona Heights Inn, responded to this review

Dear Keith. Thanks so much for that very well written review of our Inn. I feel like we were talked about in a well known travel magazine. That was great! Super glad you enjoyed your stay, and know that if you return in the future, our bathrooms are next on the 'To-Do' list. Cheers for now! Dan

Reviewed 22 July 2016

Wonderful owner named Dan, and wonderful front desk lady. (didn't remember her name0. Staff is so friendly and helpful, and rooms were comfortable and well decorated. A gorgeous view of the Bra D'or Lake. Highland Village Church and Museum is directly above/behind our rooms. It was a wonderful elearning experience to tour these grounds. Overall excellent, and I hope to...

1Thank duhh1234
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This Inn was home base for me for two nights--and it was a true Cape Breton experience. It's quaint charm, beautiful views, and friendly staff made our stay warm and enjoyable. The Inn has spectacular views overlooking the Bras d'Or Lake, and its recent renovations gave it a modern, updated look with a rustic, authentic Nova Scotian touch. It has...

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

Thanks very much for those kind words. We truly appreciate it! Super glad you enjoyed your stay here with us, and hope to see you sometime in the future. Cheers for now, Dan

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Conference Facilities
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: $70 - $151 (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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