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The Boat Hotel

4.0 of 5 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great value for money. We had two lovely nights, room was a bit tired looking and the staircase to it very creaky but staff were very helpful. Lovely dinner and breakfast. Great base for going walking or skiing. Good parking. Friendly bar staff and all staff in fact. Room 209, it was near a generator or similar but not noisy,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had a lovely two night stay at the Boat Hotel. The staff are so friendly and the service was great. It was snowy and cold during our visit but the hotel and room were fabulously cosy with a lovely log fire in the reception lounge area. The bar/bistro, foyer and breakfast room are lovely and traditional and really welcoming.... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the boat hotel over Hogmanay are we're very impressed .with the hotel service and the meals were first class great choice for breakfast and dinner .the bedroom we were allocated was very spacious and beautifully decorated ..The entertainment on Hogmanay was very traditional just what we all liked our friends are of the same opinion and we... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived very tired after a long day. Too lazy to change for dinner. Ordered room service - which was same as restaurant menu. Absolutely delicious. Stayed in many hotels but have never had room service of this quality and high standard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a 2 night break at the hotel.The bedroom was a little tired looking but the overall experience was superb.The meals were superb and such good value.All the staff were so welcoming,friendly and helpful.We have stayed at the hotel on a few occasions and will definitely be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed in this hotel as a treat after a long day of snowboarding, we had a warm welcome with the fire in the lobby which was lovely and the lady at the reception was very friendly. We received a free upgrade on our room which was perfect the room was large with a nice bathroom -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wunderfull hotel with the most beautifull rooms i ve ever seen!!!Kind and helpfull stuf!They upgrade our room without even ask for it and they gave us all the instructions we needed to have the most unforgetable holidays!The only negative i found was the food which was poor(breakfast and dinner) but tastfull!!!You have to try the sweet desserts!perfect!!!The village and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked on a 5pm deal, £99 for two night, dinner, bed and breakfast. Room was a bit on the small side and furniture and bathroom was a bit tired, but was comfortable. The food in the restaurant was lovely, however a little pricey if you were not part of a deal I thought, drinks also were a bit pricey. Breakfast... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now under new ownership although the staff - bless them - still run around at 100 miles/hour!! What's that old saying - 'less haste; more speed'!! Anyway, that is not meant to be a complaint - the staff and managers are great and very helpful with any request. Breakfast is far more organised than our last stay but the BIG... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked two weekend breaks using a voucher deal as I was planning to spend some time in the area. The location is great for exploring and there is good parking. The first weekend was just before Christmas and the hotel was decorated nicely for the festivities and had a warm welcoming fire. Our deal included dinner which was a... More 

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Address: Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore > Boat of Garten
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boat Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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Also Known As:
Boat Hotel Of Garten
The Boat Hotel Boat Of Garten, Scotland

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