Overview of The Iona Heights Inn

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4.3 / 5Excellent
404 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Free airport shuttle


Explore the area

Popular LocationHighland Village Museum1 min walk
Popular LocationGilbert H. Grosvenor Hall43 min drive
Popular LocationAlexander Graham Bell National Historic Site44 min drive

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    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 248 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Premium Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Lake View

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 248 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Comfort Room, Lake View

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 2497 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
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About this area


Located in Iona, The Iona Heights Inn is near the beach. Highland Village Museum and Orangedale Railway Station Museum are cultural highlights, while Gillis Point Lighthouse is a local landmark.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Highland Village Museum - 1 min walk
  • Gilbert H. Grosvenor Hall - 43 min drive
  • Bell Bay Golf Club - 44 min drive
  • Bell Bay Golf Course - 44 min drive
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site - 44 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney, NS (YQY) - 72 min drive


  • Frolic & Folk Pub & Grill — 1 min walk

About this property

The Iona Heights Inn

3.5-star, family-friendly inn near Bras d'Or Lake
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free inn has a fitness centre and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, spa services and a business centre. All 21 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Guests will also find premium bedding, hairdryers and ironing boards.
The Iona Heights Inn offers 21 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with pay-per-view films.
Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. This Iona inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in June 2015.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free 24-hour return airport shuttle
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–1:00 PM: CAD 4-16 for adults and CAD 4-12 for children
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar

Things to do

Arcade/game room
Concerts/live shows
Evening entertainment
Fitness centre
Spa services

Family friendly

Arcade/game room
Dry-cleaning service
Free babysitting/childcare
Free rollaway/extra beds
Corner/local shop
Laundry facilities


Free newspapers in reception
Gift shop/newsstand
Corner/local shop

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room
Business centre
Computer station
Conference space (500 square feet)


Picnic area


Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - hot stone
Massage - prenatal
Massage - sports
Massage - swedish
Massage - Thai


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Free rollaway beds
Premium bedding


Free toiletries
Shower/bathtub combination


Flat-screen TV
Films for purchase
Premium channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Access via exterior corridors
Connecting rooms available
Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 3 PM and 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 19


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 25.00, per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of CAD 25.00 per stay
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds!
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 4 and CAD 16 for adults, and CAD 4 and CAD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Pet deposit: CAD 25.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: CAD 25.00 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Iona Heights Inn
Heights Inn
Iona Heights
Highland Heights Hotel Cape Breton Island

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Guest reviews

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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

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    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

    It was ok, nice dining room very little light upstairs Service was not the best gave uo on getting a beer as we waited too long

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    Staff is very friendly. View is amazing. There is restaurant, convince store and liquor shop.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019