St Columba Hotel

Let the unforgettable atmosphere wash over you.

An oasis of calm awaits you.

So close and yet a world away.

Welcome to the

St Columba Hotel

A warm Hebridean welcome awaits you at the St Columba Hotel on the beautiful Isle of Iona. The perfect base for you to explore the island’s sacred history and find your own sense of peace and tranquillity. Originally built as a manse, the hotel stands next to the world famous Iona Abbey and ancient Reilig Òdhrain. Enjoy the unfolding views and otherworldly sunrises from our lounge, relax beside our roaring fire, or walk off lunch amidst the unspoilt landscape that surrounds you.  We are open daily from April to October.



Forget the hustle and bustle and switch off completely in your choice of clean and comfortable rooms with beautiful views of the island. All with crisp, fresh linen, private bathrooms and/or showers plus tea & coffee.


Restaurant & Bar

Join us for a delicious meal, made with the freshest home grown ingredients from our organic garden and locally sourced produce, including meat from Maol Farm, here on Iona and seafood fresh from the clear waters around our island. We are also open daily to non-residents for breakfast, lunches and dinners from early April to the end of October, offering a relaxed setting with spectacular views across the Sound of Iona. The bar is open from 11am, serving craft beers, fine wines and malt whiskies including our very own St Columba malt.

Local produce, farm to table, we can offer organic, sustainable, healthy eating to satisfy every taste.

Bursting with delicious light bites and classic treats, our lunch menu offers something for everyone.


Our Drinks menu includes a range of beverages, including delicious cocktails and a wine list. Try our seasonal special whisky or a small batch craft ale.

A great place to stop for artisan treats, picnic items and take-home gifts such as homemade chutneys and preserves or a few fresh ingredients to cook up a storm. Our opening times are Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm. Sunday 11am – 4pm (April to November)

St Columba Larder 

Here at the St Columba Larder we take pride in offering superb quality food and drinks, culinary books and unique gifts for food lovers.




Travel to Iona

Iona is a small island, just off the larger Isle of Mull. The shortest route here is via Oban on the west coast of Scotland where you get the car/passenger ferry to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. You then cross Mull heading west to Fionnphort by bus or car where you will take the foot passenger ferry to Iona.

If you are travelling by car it is vital to book your car onto the Oban to Craignure crossing in both directions.

You can’t bring your car to Iona but you can park near the ferry pier at Fionnphort and we will be delighted to meet you at the Iona side and collect your luggage.

Please note during the summer ferry timetable the last crossing from Fionnphort to Iona runs at 18.15 from Monday to Saturday and 18.00 on Sunday. During the winter months the last crossing is at 18.00 and must be booked in advance.

Useful links:

Caledonian MacBrayne ferries

West Cost Motors bus service



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