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The Four Sisters Boatel

Lochrin Basin | Union Canal, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9NY, Scotland (West End)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nantwich
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely place to stay if you have kids. It's fun and unique! The area is great: very quiet and pretty handy for town. However the organisation of the stay was really poor. We booked online using a credit card and received email confirmation saying we could pay the balance by credit card. On the day before our... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boatel staff are very helpful, comes with all amenities, even has games, dvds, books, tele in each bedroom, located near tesco express and two restaurants with bars and outside eating. Great location to walk into Edinburgh, has new we trims just of location you can use if there is a large party, end of the barge you can sit... More

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Worth that little bit extra for an unusual experience. Had always fancied staying on a houseboat so couldn't resist this option despite expense for 3 of us (boat has 2 double rooms, child bunksx2 plus sofa bed in lounge). Great furnishings including quality bedding, towels, robes, and TVs in all rooms. Kitchen well equipped with utensils and pans. Oven and... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We booked The Four Sister Boatel for 5 nights and wished we had book for more nights The Boat is so central right in the middle of the city . The Bedrooms where fantastic and so Clean The owner Cam was so lovely to me and my family and i dont think i could fault a thing We are from... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I'm giving this a very good instead of an average simply based on the unique experience of staying on a houseboat, which we had never done before. While we enjoyed our stay, we found it to be like camping. That is, it's a boat so there are quirky things you have to deal with that you wouldn't in a regular... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My wife and I arrived to a friendly welcome from Cam & Buster and were given a very detailed lie of the land (or water in this case). Then just in case you don't take it in it's all in a leather binder on the boat for you to refer to. We couldn't fault the premises as it had everything... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We spent a week here and it's the perfect base for the Festival. Two adults and two kids slept very comfortably, excellent on board facilities, and plenty of shops cafes and restaurants nearby. Very warm welcome meant we felt at home straight away, and people are fascinated by the fact that you are staying on a boat in Auld Reekie!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We stayed here for a week during the Fringe and it was fantastic - you won't find anywhere else like it. So luxurious - I don't think I've ever seen so many pillows on a bed! The kitchen is very well equiped and the bathroom, although small, has everything you need. The two cabins are compact as you would expect... More

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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Enjoyed a fantastic stay at the Four Sisters Boatel over two nights. Skipper Cam was very warm and friendly ehen we arrived an hour early and gave us a guided tour of the boat and explained heater for the shower etc. The boatel is extremely well equipped with flat screen televisions and all mod cons. A very nice touch was... More

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skippercam, Owner at The Four Sisters Boatel, responded to this review

Ahoy boys, thank you so much for your kind comments and I am so glad you had such a nice time on board The Fur Sisters Boatel. I did hear that the Madona concert was not what was expected and I hope this didn't marr your trip but I suppose as avid fans................ I really appreceate you takeing the time... More

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and loved it. The shower is small and the bedrooms are snug... but that's part of the fun with living on a barge. Staying in this location gave us a great sense of fun, but also we could pop round to the shops, catch a taxi (or 10 - 15 minute walk) to the... More

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skippercam, Owner at The Four Sisters Boatel, responded to this review

Ahoy Sally & Shipmates, thank you for taking the time to write such nice things about your stay and the photos look fab! I know space is tight in the shower and we do hope to change it to a wet room after the season to make life aboard a little more comfortable. Most of our taller guests use the... More

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Address: Lochrin Basin | Union Canal, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9NY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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The Four Sisters luxury 4 star Boatel has 2 double cabins a set of child sized bunk beds (5'4" x 2'6")and a double sofa bed in the lounge (for larger groups) for your sole use. She is moored in the city centre within walking distance to all major attractions. The tariff quoted is for the entire boatel with use of all on board facilities :) ... more   less 
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