My girlfriend and I spent two nights at the Iona Heights Inn using it as a home base for our visit to the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton.
I don't think you'll find better value for your money in all of Cape Breton if you're looking for somewhere to spend the night or two.
At the Iona Heights Inn we stayed in one of the better rooms on the second level with a balcony and incredible view of the lake right out front of the hotel.
The room came equipped with two large comfortable beds, a spacious well-equipped bathroom, and everything that you would need for a short-term stay.
Having the balcony was definitely one of the highlights of the room and we were able to watch the sunrise and sunset as well as enjoy ourselves while relaxing with the amazing view right out front.
There's plenty of parking at the property and i found the Wi-Fi to work quite well.
One thing that you'll want to keep in mind is that there isn't much going on nearby to the hotel, there aren't really any grocery stores or restaurants that you can walk to and everything is about 20 minutes away by car.
Thankfully at the property there is a large restaurant where you can grab your meal as well as a small grocery store and even a little cafe that serves locally-made chocolate as well as a variety of hot coffee drinks.
As for the Cabot Trail, we easily did the entire Trail in a single day and the hotel was the perfect place to start and finish the trail without having to rush.
Depending on where you are arriving from you might get stuck paying for a very short ferry ride - I would actually recommend putting into Google to avoid ferries and tolls which is only going to add a few extra minutes to your drive through a much more scenic route.
Overall, I would definitely recommend staying here at the Iona Heights Inn if you're looking for something comfortable, reasonably priced, and that provides a good location for exploring Cape Breton.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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, all located within the Inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Highland Heights Hotel Cape Breton Island