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The Boat Inn

Charleston Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 6 Aboyne B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Honolulu
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the area to tour castles and picked Aboyne because of The Boat Inn. While I liked the hotel, if I were planning the trip again, I wouldn't stay in Aboyne. If you are in Aboyne for other reasons, by all means, this is the hotel for you. Our room had a great view of the river and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I booked into The Boat Inn for dinner bed and breakfast to celebrate my Birthday. Our room had been freshly decorated in a smart blue colour scheme, and had a lovely view of the River. We often find ourselves looking out on some nondescript car park when we book into hotels so we were pleased to have... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Having eaten at The Boat several times, once a year, in the past, it was never my favourite place but I was keen to see how the new look and ownership had changed it. Much for the better in terms of how it looks and feels! It's much lighter and pleasant to sit in. The drinks are good and the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a cracking place to eat ( and stay) situated right on the banks of the dee, I have had the pleasure to do both but my last visit I just had dinner as I stayed in the Huntly arms hotel nearby due to no rooms at the Boat. The food in the restaurant is amazing and if you... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Been in Aboyne for 4 day's and I am now really gutted to have only found this today, me and my uncle were really down in the dumps as we have had some very below par food. The Boat inn has changed my opinion of Aboyne. The Boat Inn have very welcoming staff (Bar staff even helped me in choosing... More

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Aberdeenshire
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180 reviews 180 reviews
57 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

As a local, we're really enjoying the new look Boat with its new menu. Very lucky to have this on our doorstep and also enjoying the monthly traditional music in The Shed (back bar). The Pine Loft upstairs is a great place if you have a large party as I did recently and The Boat delivered 28 perfect portions of... More

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Aboyne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

As a local we have eaten at the Boat on many occasions always with mixed results , so would not choose to necessarily eat there if there was any other choice of venue in the area . Following the recent re vamp/ re decoration we took some visitors for an early evening drink prior to a meal at home. Although... More

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10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Were reasonably regular diners at the Boat Inn previously but this was our first visit since the new owners have taken over. Feel the Inn has lost the character it had with a modern décor not really in keeping with an old inn. Service was poor with staff apparently more interested in deciding who was going for a break whilst... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Visited on Easter Monday with My Mother and Law and Husband. Food was excellent and service really good. Staff were very helpul when my Mother in Law required additional cushion due to hip problems and made sure she was comfortable before taking our order. My Husband said Steak pie was wonderful. The dining room has a really nice atmosphere and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We went in by for lunch and will most definitely return. We were welcomed with a friendly greeting and the food was amazing I had the steak pie which just melted in my mouth and the mashed potatoes were delicious. My dad opted for the haddock which was both enormous and amazing. My mum chose the soup and sandwich but... More

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Address: Charleston Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aboyne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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