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The Iona Heights Inn

3.5-star3.5 stars
4115 Highway 223Cape Breton IslandNSB2C 1A3Canada

3.5-star inn in Iona with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Delicious food
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
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The Iona Heights Inn

from €61
  • Comfort Room, 2 Double Beds, Lake View
  • Premium Room, 2 Double Beds, Balcony, Lake View
  • Comfort Room, Lake View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 21 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Free babysitting/childcare


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • RV/bus/truck parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 500
  • Conference space size (meters) - 46
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Frolic & Folk Pub & Grill - This pub serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

The Iona Heights Inn’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: CAD 25.00 per stay

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between CAD 4 and CAD 16 for adults, and CAD 4 and CAD 12 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 25.00 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Iona Heights Inn


  • Highland Village Museum - 0 min walk
  • Gillis Point Lighthouse - 6.7 mi / 10.9 km
  • Orangedale Railway Station Museum - 20.2 mi / 32.5 km
  • Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre - 21.9 mi / 35.3 km
  • Barachois Provincial Park - 23.5 mi / 37.8 km
  • Whycocomagh Provincial Park - 23.9 mi / 38.5 km
  • Coxheath Hills and Trails - 30.5 mi / 49.1 km
  • Gilbert H. Grosvenor Hall - 31.9 mi / 51.4 km

Getting around

  • Sydney, NS (YQY) - 67 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • RV, bus, and truck parking
  • Free airport shuttle

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 239 reviews

The Iona Heights Inn
Sue, ca1 night trip
The Iona Heights Inn
Amazing weekend in the best hotel on cape Breton I
Amazing incredible lovely character homey friendly hotel!! We loved every minute of staying here and were extremely impressed! Very thoroughly happy that we booked here for the weekend. The owner was always available, the entire staff were friendly, welcoming, and helpful. We were there for Celtic colours event but we weren't able to make the event the first night we arrived so instead we hung out in the hotel pub and had an amazing fun time listening to fiddle music and chatting with the locals. The staff and the area are an absolute staple to that hotel and everything about it was 10/10! 5 star treatment. We will DEFINITELY be back!! :)
Mat, ca2 night trip
The Iona Heights Inn
Nice stay
The staff was great, and the food and the bar was great too. We had some great live music which was a huge bonus! Love how high tech the check in/check out process was. Beds weren’t the comfiest, but fine for a night. Furniture in the room had some wear and tear that was a little unsightly but no issues with function. Bathroom windows could use some better privacy stickers or better curtains. Better, heartier Breakfast would be a nice option since there really isn’t any other options near by! Overall, great place to stay. Suggestions for improvements are minor in comparison to how much we enjoyed our stay!
Sydney, ca1 night romance trip
The Iona Heights Inn
Fantastic place to stay.
The owner and the staff were fantastic. View was perfect. Really nice having a great bar and restaurant right on the premises. Will definitely be back.
Steven, ca1 night romance trip
The Iona Heights Inn
Very Good8.0
Very beautiful setting overlooking the lake. Comfortable, clean, and very reasonable price. Owners made you feel very welcome, all service very good.
Janice, ca2 night trip with friends

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The Iona Heights Inn

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