Isle of Iona

Argyll Hotel Ethos


We continue a proud tradition of an ethically run business, striving to limit our impact on the beautiful Iona environment and to ensure that it remains intact for generations to come. Please click here to download our Environmental and Social policy.

Being a Gold Standard member of the Green Tourism Grading scheme validates our ecological/sustainable practices, a part of this being to inform and educate all visitors in how they can help to reduce our impact. A key focus for us is to reduce our use of electricity and water and make the building energy efficient. Watch our news page to find out what is happening right now. From ethical banking with Triodos to the using of only bio-degradable products for all our cleaning and laundry and to links made with our local community, our selection of our suppliers is carefully based on their ‘green credentials’ . We aim to make a difference!

Our food truly illustrates our ethos. All meals served in our restaurant are home made from scratch using the finest local and Scottish ingredients. All bread, scones, cakes and pies are homemade from organic ingredients. Our menus change to reflect seasonally of produce. We continue to develop links with Iona Crofters for meat and eggs and get fish and shellfish from Neil our own fisherman. Our organic garden not only supports bio-diversity but supplies a large amount of our greens, beans, herbs, salads, flowers and fruit, reducing food miles and providing freshness second to none.