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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here. It's easy to find. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the B&B hostess. The room was clean, nicely decorated, and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. Iona is a beautiful place and if we go back, I'd stay here again.

Thank Jean K
Gregory, Michigan
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Upon our arrival we were greeted and shown to our room. The room was, at first, uncomfortably warm from the afternoon sun but opening a couple of windows soon remedied that. The room was clean with some lovely features like woven blankets that I would love to have at home! The restaurant is currently up for sale and closed each... More 

1 Thank leitourgia
Ottawa, Canada
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81 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My wife and I recently stayed three nights at Martyrs Bay Rooms while visiting the Isle of Iona. Martyrs Bay Rooms is not exactly your typical B&B it is a bit more like a small motel (using North American terminology) that is clean and simply presented with no plush extras. The big plus is the location which is mere yards... More 

Thank caperOttawa_Canada
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

It is very easy to find and must be owned by the owners of the shop, bar and restaurant nearby. Friendly staff who were able to provide gluten free options for breakfast. Had good sleep but had to put the heating on as the closed window was not veery good in keeping the heat in....

Thank GrisyGer
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stayed 4 nights in mid august. The positives were: friendly and helpful staff, location, comfortable bed, good bathroom/shower, good breakfast. The negatives were: small room with little storage space, no lounge/sitting room (breakfast room wasn't set out for anything but breakfast but could be adapted), no drying room (essential on rainy days - there is a laundry for staff use... More 

1 Thank Tomdicconharry
Forsbrook, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We stayed as a family in two twin rooms, our children are teenagers. We found this b and b a real gem of a find, lovely clean rooms, tv, wifi, ensuite and we were served breakfast by Catherine. She even made me porridge. We had large picture style windows and enjoyed watching people walking paths and you could see the... More 

Thank Cath E
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

A few years ago this could have been viewed as one of the worst B and Bs on the planet. The breakfast, left by your door the night before covered in cling film, was particularly grim. However, improvements have been great. These are nice, smart, well cared for rooms and breakfast was simple and lovely. Catherine is a delightful host... More 

Thank GeorgeCasley
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great stay with the most welcoming of staff! Ideally situated just as you get off the ferry. Rooms spotless and very comfortable. Restaurant just across the way for delicious lunches and meals. Will definitely return!

Thank ladderanne1930
Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The place is almost adjacent to the jetty where the ferry docks. The room we had was very good. Everything we needed was there. It is not large but perfectly adequate. Breakfast was great. The staff there were friendly and helpful. There's not a lot to say, really. One interesting point is that there is a convector heater directly underneath... More 

Thank MorrisGeoff
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

We had four nights here and it was an excellent base for exploring the island and a trip out to Staffa. It's very close to the jetty, central to the village and only ten minutes walk from the Abbey. We had a very warm welcome, and while the rooms are modern and functional they are well-furnished and very comfortable -... More 

Thank Peter C

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We have just completed a refurbishment of all our rooms.All rooms now have en-suite shower rooms, Freeview TV's and tea/coffee making facilities ... more   less 

Additional Information about Martyrs Bay Rooms

Address: Village Hall Martyr's Bay | Isle of Iona, PA76 6SP, Scotland (Formerly Finlay Ross)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Iona
Price Range: £60 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Martyrs Bay Rooms Iona, Scotland
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“Request rooms (7-10) as they are further from the main entry thus avoids most of the noise from persons entering and leaving.”
 of 5 bubbles caperOttawa_Canada, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The twin bed rooms looked bigger than the doubles.”
 of 5 bubbles Tomdicconharry, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had room 5 - twin ensuite - and were very satisfied.”
 of 5 bubbles petercS4095RG, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Our room was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles orchardo, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Rooms 2,3,5,7, and 9 have whole or partial sea views. 7 is the largest room, with 2 tub chairs.”
 of 5 bubbles DBR43, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
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