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15-19 Spencer Road, Derry BT47 6AA Northern Ireland
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#28 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Derry
The Iona Inn is a family run business comprising of 12 rooms of various sizes all en suite. The Iona can accomodate up to 28 people and has quickly gained a reputation as a friendly and helpful spot with many returnees. The iona is situated in Derry City and is close to all attractions eg city walls(6 mins walk) city centre(10 mins). perfect for the overnight or weekend tripper.cead mile failte
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Breakfast in the room
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
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Megan wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions
We popped in for a night on a road trip. The room did well enough and the staff was so friendly. We very much enjoyed our stay and the location was very convenient. However, the website advertised parking availability, and that was not the case. Be aware travelers with rental cars that you’ll have to pay at the car park a ways down the road or take your chances with street parking.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Chris S wrote a review Jun 2022
Epsom, United Kingdom27 contributions13 helpful votes
We booked here for one night at the last minute following a change of plans. The street on which the inn is located is not particularly promising. Fairly shabby and a busy road. Welcome was perfectly pleasant. Parking is available at a public car park nearby and is 50p per hour during working hours. It was quiet but on returning to the car the following morning, we discovered a huge pile of human excrement that a reveller from the previous evening had left behind the car. I won't share a photo! The inn was also fairly shabby and could really do with some TLC. Our room was large and at the front of the property so we faced the full blast from the road. Double glazing kept a lot of the noise out, but it was fairly noisy so choose a room at the back if this is a problem for you. Beds were comfortable and clean and bathroom was functional but again quite basic. Breakfast was fine. I has the full Irish breakfast and it was quickly served. Location is pretty good. You are very close to the river and a five minute walk across the bridge takes you to the centre of the City. We paid £89 for the night and that included breakfast. We were also advised by locals that the pub next door was not very welcoming so gave it a miss. Overall I wouldn't personally stay there again as it was a little too shabby for me to enjoy it but if you just wanted a well located place with parking and a decent bed, it would be OK. We also have to accept the challenges that lockdown has placed on small businesses so I can understand that it is not easy or cheap to keep places in tip top condition
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Date of stay: June 2022
David W wrote a review May 2022
Dublin, Ireland19 contributions49 helpful votes
We stayed here for a stag party. The owner was very helpful and friendly, great location just a few mins walk from city centre. The rooms are relatively basic but they are nice clean rooms with everything you’d need. The breakfast was good quality also. B&B was Great value for money, throughly enjoyed our experience and would happily return.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Make sure you stay and get the full Irish breakfast
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Sean Hurl wrote a review Mar 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
After a wee detour trying to find the Inn (memo to self charge your phone!) was given a great welcome by Tonya who put me at my ease. Was shown to my room with a fresh clean bed and spotless en-suite shower room. situated very close the river and close to the Green Walk and Cycle path and the City Centre is just a three minute walk across the Bridge. PROS: The Host - The Breakfast - Clean Room - Location for access to all the City has to offer. CONS: The road is a bit noisy and may disturb lighter sleepers, furniture in room a bit run down. Corridors a bit untidy with additional bedding etc I should have sampled the Guinness in the attached bar too
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Date of stay: March 2022
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shannonjohnlennon wrote a review Feb 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom2 contributions
Nice friendly hotel staff very helpful nice breakfast lovely room all you could ask for five minutes walk to town centre bar next door very friendly will be back later in year def good place to stay xx
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Samantha C wrote a review Sep 2021
5 contributions
The lady at check inn is very nice and breakfast was good but that's the only good points . Our room stunk of cigarettes even though it's no smoking ,we couldn't sleep till 1am because of the noise from what turned out to be a lock in at the pub attached to the rooms , tried to find someone to see if we could move rooms couldn't find anyone .woke up exhausted and was glad to get home for sleep
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Samantha wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions3 helpful votes
What a lovely surprise, lovely friendly welcome. Spotless room/shower room, very comfy bed. Few drinks in the bar chatting to locals and even a tinkle on the piano. Soon every was chatting. Four generations have run the business. Relaxed and comfortable. A two min walk to the Craigavon bridge and straight into the heart of Derry .. Definitely will be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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anarchivist60 wrote a review Sep 2020
Springfield, Illinois1 contribution
This was a wonderful find for us! This place is a great value for the price with comfortable rooms, delightful staff and good food. We had been traveling for about 10 day at the time we stayed here. When we asked for a place to do a little laundry we found there was nowhere nearby but Tanya, the owner, said they could do it for us. Well, the next day Isobel, one of the employees, had done our laundry and would not accept any kind of payment!! We tried to give her 10 pounds and then five but she would not take single pence. So generous and a good cook as well. The breakfast was very good, a great value. The Iona House bar next door was an added bonus, it even had a coal fireplace for the cool October evenings. Meme, another staff member, deserves mention as being very helpful when we had questions at the hotel and is excellent bar staff at the Iona House as well. We came in by bus from Sligo and it was a bit of a walk to get there but I was sick at the time which made it difficult. However, it is very close to the new train station and as we were taking the train to Belfast when we left, that was quite convenient. It was easy walking distance to the walled city and for walks along the riverside. Overall, a great place to stay, good location with a caring and attentive staff.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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rwbIreland wrote a review Mar 2020
ireland10 contributions15 helpful votes
This little place is perfect for a little break in Derry.Rooms are clean and comfortable but could use a little tlc,breakfast awesome,staff super friendly especially Brenda and Darren in the bar,locals extremely friendly too!For value for money and location,this is the perfect spot
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Amanda A wrote a review Feb 2020
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom35 contributions15 helpful votes
The Iona was perfect for us (family). It is in a Very convenient location, walking distance to the city centre and good for exploring Derry. Sparkling new train station so convenient and perfect for exploring the causeway coast. The rooms are very spacious and very clean. Easy to get to, wide staircase easy to manoeuvre children. The food exactly what one needs and more. All topped up with a large tub of nutella which pleases children and adults alike. The Scrambled eggs, I rate 5*. Irish fresh milk makes tea as it should be. The staff: where do we start: very hospitable, very welcoming, very helpful all you need really and always on the spot! Anything one need: ask and it is provided. The pub next door: proper traditional and interesting even to little children. Worth a visit and there's always something on. We will certainly be back! Thank you!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Iona Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Iona Inn?
Nearby attractions include Bennigans Bar and Jazz Club (0.5 km), St. Columba's Church (Long Tower) (0.3 km), and Craigavon Bridge (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Iona Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Iona Inn?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Iona Inn?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Iona Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sooty Olive Restaurant, The Sandwich Co, and Oscars.
Is Iona Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Derry.
Are there any historical sites close to Iona Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shipquay Gate (0.9 km), The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall (0.9 km), and Bishop Gate (0.8 km).