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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We paid, in full, through Booking.com. We accepted the condition that if we were to cancel we would lose all our money. Just a few days before our scheduled stay we received a message to say that the hotel had cancelled our reservation. Despite several direct requests The Boat Hotel has failed to supply a satisfactory explanation, yet another indication... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ideal location for golf and the Strathspey Railway. Being an older hotel the rooms are hit or miss but comfortable enough. Well stocked bar with good range of whisky and gins. Traditional menu with reasonable food pricing.

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Thank Bill N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have a great experience overall. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed several meals here (from both the market menu and the pub menu) and the food was very good. We tried cranachan for dessert here for the first time, and no other restaurant we visited after could top the Boat's amazing cranachan.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had both a light lunch following a long drive up from Tyneside and a meal at night at the Boat. Both were excellent from a very varied lunch menu so we decided to book an evening meal a couple of nights later.Whilst the menu is not large there is something I feel for everyone. We were shown to our table... More 

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

This is our third visit to The Boat. We have noticed a huge improvement in the running of the hotel in the last couple of visits. We enjoy the garden room with a view over the station towards the mountains. The bed is comfortable and the Wi-fi signal was good. We ate in the restaurant and the menu was fairly... More 

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Thank Strummer1966
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Could someone please explain why this hotels website describes their restaurant as Scottish dining with venison, hare, scallops etc on the menu.....when in fact it is a pub menu with none of these things on it? I contacted the hotel to ask but didn't really get an explanation. Very misleading

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great stay, with a magnificent restaurant! We had the speyside suite and that was very beautiful. Two times a day the steam train passes near the hotel... A real attraction! Also we could see the mountains from our room. Friendly people. Nice food in the restaurant. Really a good choice! Even the bed was very good! Am... More 

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Aberdeen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK. Mistakes happen, but this was terrible. The context... Back in January and February I booked, cumulatively, 7 double rooms, with baths, which would take dogs, in this pleasant country hotel. I booked dinner for all of us too. They assured me I could cancel up to a week before without penalty. Three weeks before, one couple DID cancel and... More 

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

Booked here months ago and reconfirmed 3 weeks ago. Turned up find they had cancelled our booking for 11 people for Saturday on Tuesday this week without speaking to us or e-mailing. They had our number on the reservation but strangely had called someone else entirely to go ahead and cancel. When they eventually acknowledged they had done this is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful overnight stay at this charming hotel. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom had a huge tub. There is a cozy, busy bar downstairs and the hotel staff is very friendly and accommodating. But the most memorable experience was being rescued from a flat tire shortly after we left the hotel. We didn’t know who... 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: $111 - $227 (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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