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The Boat 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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Stayed 1 night on the last leg of a 3 day Highland trip. Boat of Garten is a small village with little in it apart from a few shops,houses, a good golf course and the Boat Hotel. Arrival at the hotel was fine albeit it was not easy to park my car in the small car park as it was... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We stayed here just the other day and thought it was such a beautiful little place. We arrived, everything looked lovely, got taken up to our room....tired carpets, bathroom we could barely fit into, cross legged if you needed the loo it was that confined, shower hose perished, grotty bathroom floor. The bed was comfy though. We then went for... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff briliant, food excellent, hotel....oh dear, tired, dirty, carpets thread bare, very dangerous for elderly or children, could easily slip on a steep staircase. As I say greta staff and food but cant recommend staying here.

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Glasgow
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Normally when I wrote a less than positive review its great food spoiled by bad front of house. This is opposite. Service fab. Food average at best. Beautiful steak obviously cooked in cheaper than cheap oil. Food ok but not at all exciting for the price.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A hotel perfectly situated and an executive room size wise perfect. The room required about £100 spent to upgrade the bedding and removing the mould around the bath and then it would be an excellent hotel with fabulous food. The seafood experience we had was second to none including London. I had the Softshell Crab wow!!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a deluxe double room for the wife and I, on arrival staff were very friendly and polite. Room is very nice had a corner room with very large windows over looking garden. Food in the restaurant was amazing!! Recommend the pan fried chicken yum! Not looking forward to going home tomorrow gutted!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't stay here just stopped for something to eat. The food was mouth-wateringly excellent made for fresh local produce. The young man, Matthew, who looked after use is a credit to the hotel. We will definitely go back - this is Boat of Garten lil'gem.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We reserved a room here for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for a one night stop over travelling to the Orkneys. The car parking at first appeared bad, but there was a second car park accessing the room areas at a different level, and also limited parking at the front main entrance. We were greeted and welcomed on arrival, but as... More 

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EDINBURGH
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two nights hear in April. We had good weather and were able to walk part of the Speyside Way we had not done before. It was easily accessed from the Hotel. The hotel was good and the staff were friendly and helpful. Our package included dinner bed and breakfast and the food was good. Also included was a... More 

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edinburgh
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from a two night break , had a lovely time , room was clean ,food was excellent , had dinner both nights , staff were excellent , the barman makes a great cocktail , would stay again , handy for the strathspey railway station just outside hotel

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