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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Boat Hotel for a long weekend after an absence of a few years. Still as good as ever. We were given an excellent room overlooking the railway station but we were not disturbed at all by any noise. The room had a four poster bed but looked a little forlorn without any curtains on it. (Maybe they were... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself,husband and granddaughter stayed here for one night in August, before visiting the highland wildlife park the next day. We had booked a garden room which we were delighted with. French doors that open on to an expanse of lawn, Granddaughter loved it! We ate in the restaurant that night and again couldn't fault anything. I would say it was... More 

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West Linton, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really lovely hotel. My room was super clean and comfortable. Good shower, comfortable bed. The staff on reception were absolutely lovely and made you feel very welcome, nothing was a problem. Didn't eat in the restaurant but if it's the same standard as the rooms I'm sure it's brilliant.

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

Stayed on a Sunday night and enjoyed the location. The room had a fabulous big four poster bed and a lovely ensuite with a roll top bath. Lovely breakfast in the morning. The restaurant had a good range of items on the menu and the food was OK. We had to wait a bit between courses as the restaurant was... More 

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Newtonmore, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were not staying in the hotel but went to the restaurant for a very disappointing meal. The menu was surprisingly limited, the service slow and the food was cold by the time it arrived. Presentation was basic and unimaginative. A major disappointment.

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only licensed establishment in Boat of Garten, apart from local golf club. Consequently, has a captive audience with bar prices to match. £4.70 for a pint of local ale is extortionate especially given the unremarkable decor.

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Thank Islinglass
Ormiston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 3rd trip to stay in The Boat Hotel and unfortunately it will be our last. Our previous visits were great, lovely clean rooms, friendly staff and fantastic food. However, on this visit we were extremely disappointed, especially with the food. The variety and quality of food was the main reason we have returned in the past but... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Boat Hotel during a trip to Scotland - Boat of Garten is famous for its RSPB Osprey Centre - unfortunately by the time we visited the birds had gone back to Africa! It's a nice town, the hotel is friendly and our room was ideal from the point of view that it had patio doors out... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and helpful staff but unfortunately we felt that this is a very overpriced hotel. We had a tiny double bedroom ( two single beds pushed together?!) that was barely adequate and only just acceptable with the smallest bathroom I have ever seen in a hotel and dated cheap furniture in the bedroom. This place needs a serious overhaul, even... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Others seemed to be enjoying their stays, but our stay was not great. We had a room looking over the back door to the kitchen and the storage/dumpster, although they must have had rooms with better views. Awoke to the kitchen staff crashing around and cursing at 6am. Room was pretty cramped. "Tired old hotel" is a pretty good description.... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about The Boat Hotel

Address: Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Aviemore and the Cairngorms > Aviemore > Boat of Garten
Price Range: $106 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boat Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 34
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Boat Hotel Of Garten
The Boat Hotel Boat Of Garten, Scotland
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