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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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192 reviews 192 reviews
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Boat Hotel sits beside the train depot, and is probably the best choice in the town. Inside the hotel is a bar and restaurant with fine dining. The food was very good and the selection of single malts in the bar was completely baffling in choice. Rooms were comfortable - the old side of the hotel has more charm... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm sorry that not all the reviewers had a good time at the Boat Hotel. My friend and I were very comfortable. We were upgraded to the Deluxe Garden suite, which gave us a private balcony (too rainy to enjoy but lovely all the same) and a view over the quaint Boat of Garten train station. Very comfortable.

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Glasgow
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. The staff are happy and friendly and the food was delicious. The hotel has a lot of character and is very comfortable, and there is lots to do in the area. We will be going back!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought a 5pm voucher for a 2 night break at this hotel. I would say it is a great place for serious walkers and climbers and birdwatchers. However, it didn't really do much for us. The location is great for views and such like, but there is not really anything else in the town. We used it as a... More 

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Gretna Green, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stay in this hotel as we were working in nearby Aviemore and saw a good offer online for a night away. It's in a beautiful area and the room cannot be faulted, it was absolutely gorgeous. With this in mind we were looking forward to a brilliant stay. The trouble started as soon as we met the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is nicely arranged and presented in a beautiful old building. The setting is ideal and the old train station next door was a pleasant surprise. But the Highland retreat promised it is not. The decor is more Motel than Highland. It is crisp and functional, but it should be more cozy. The rooms lack character. The website advertised... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visted that the start of may very nice little village had a nice area to sit outside and right next to the station for the strathspey train journey. Food was nice but did not see the point of having to book a table as we went for a drink before and there was plenty of tables,we paid £60 for room... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here to break up our journey to the west coast. The room we has was comfortable, but I would say that the bathroom definitely needed refurbishment. It was a little dated and scruffy and the shower wasn't the best as it didn't have much pressure. The staff were lovely and breakfast was good, although were... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked as the hotel was supposed to be dog friendly and the on line pictures looked rather nice. We booked a deluxe room which there was really nothing deluxe about it.It did have an old four poster bed that had seen better days and the décor was tired and old and really dreary.The bathroom was a bit nicer but... More 

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Boat Hotel M, General Manager at The Boat Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. Further to our telephone conversation and your feedback I feel the need to write. Firstly I can confirm that you were booked into a Deluxe room. This is a larger than standard size room, overlooks the Cairngorm Mountains and has recently been refurbished to include a roll top bath and separate shower to the bathroom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at the Boat of Garten Hotel. Staff, room and food were first class. Lovely town, great for a quiet getaway. Not far from Aviemore, you can have a nice walk from Boat of Garten to Aviemore and take in the amazing scenery! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.

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