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The Boat Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here 3 years ago and it was amazing, when we arrived nothing had changed lovely warm welcome from receptionist and the cosy bar still the same. We were a little disappointed when we got to our room as the last time we stayed on the top floor and the room was quite modern and very bright, this room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quaint is not an adjective I use too often but it seems oddly appropriate for this hotel. Nice bedroom and breakfast was reasonable. The service at lunchtime was fairly bad. At dinner it was slow but the staff were very keen to please. The food at dinner was good. We thought it very odd that they did not light the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed 2 nights on a voucher deal, like many others. The highlight was definitely the food and service was also well above average. Our room was not one of the refurbished ones, as we would expect on the deal we got, but the walls are paper thin and the snoring from next door was really aggravating, and the next... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is fantastic, next to a collection of great footpaths and only a stones throw from the golf club. The ski slopes are about 15 minutes away with Aviemore around 8minutes in the car, it is possible to walk there and is a pleasant walk. The bar and restaurant area is traditional and I think it's got the right... More

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just back from a 2 day break at The Boat Hotel with friends. The moment we walked in the front door we were greeted by the cheery receptionist who checked us in. Because one of the rooms was not ready we decided to have a drink in the bar whilst waiting. The barmaid was very welcoming and knowledgable about the... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited from 15-17 April on a Living Social Deal: £179 for 2 sharing for 2 nights DBB. It was a good experience, considering the cost, although we were obviously in a non-refurbished room on the second floor at that cost. The room and ensuite, needed a bit of tlc but the staff were lovely and the food was (obv... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at The Boat Hotel in Boat of Garten. We were there on a voucher deal but did not feel like the owners/staff were snobby about that, as we have experienced in other places. The room was small but had everything we needed and was comfortable. The bistro/restaurant was very good and generous portions meant we had no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a voucher deal but the service didnt reflect that. Nice room, friendly staff (Sean really is a star) a real welcome for Benji the dog - he loved the doggie pack. Had a meal and the food was excellent . We will be going back. Really appreciated the helpfulness and recommendations of all the staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was picked up on a bargain break offer. 2 nights B&B for 2 people for around £100. It's always a pleasure to drive up Speyside, the final version of Paradise once God decided that the Eden prototype had design flaws, and Boat of Garten is a lovely village. The hotel itself is the old railway station restrooms, apparently and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Returning for our 25th wedding anniversary we found all the staff excellent and welcoming. Our Garden room was clean and comfortable and everything apart from the WiFi, worked as it should. The WiFi really needs sorting as in the 21st century some people that connection! Some of the furniture in the foyer could do with replacing, however, the bar, dining... More

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Also Known As:
Boat Hotel Of Garten
Boat Hotel
The Boat Hotel Boat Of Garten, Scotland
Address: Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore > Boat of Garten
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Boat of Garten
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boat Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arriving at The Boat Hotel for the first time can be be compared to returning as house guests of a close friend, where needs are anticipated before arrival and the welcome is genuine.Where else can you wear your Hunter wellies at 8am, golf spikes at 3pm and dress up or down for dinner? But while we offer our guests comfort some luxury and indulgence, this is not a stuffy hotel where you can’t sit on the furniture or let your kids enjoy themselves. Nestled in a tranquil picturesque setting deep within the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, near Aviemore, lies the historic and unique award wining Boat Hotel & Bistro. Adjacent to the renowned Boat of Garten Golf Club we boast 2 AA Rosette food and stylish yet relaxing accommodations with exhilarating views.The Boat Hotel is a place where you can relax and enjoy your well deserved leisure time, then put your feet up.Hotel Highlights: * Dining Options 2 AA Rosette Bistro & Bar Dining * Range of guestrooms including King Bed Deluxe Garden Terrace & Four Poster Junior Suites * Child Friendly Hotel near Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Kids Stay & Eat Free * Meeting & Events facilities for up to 65 * Close to the Cairngorm Ski Resort and adjacent Boat of Garten Golf ClubEvents DiaryWhether you're looking for an active or relaxing break, an inspirational meeting or private dining venue for your next event, planning a fabulous wedding, looking to indulge in a glass of your favourite tipple by the log fire or simply join us for some of the best food in the Cairngorm National Park. The Boat Hotel & Bistro combines historic charm with modern facilities to provide the leading destination and first choice country retreat hotel in the Aviemore area. ... more   less 
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