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The Boat Hotel

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Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH, Scotland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food, friendly staff, could be more available perhaps especially bar staff. great base for local activities. Rooms and decor perhaps a bit tired could do with new carpets in areas. This would really bring the hotel up to four stars plus.

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Thank Mhairi198
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely weekend away through an itison deal, we upgraded to a suite which was worth the extra, four poster bed and fabulous bath! The staff were attentive and the meals were beautiful and plentiful😀 the only point I'd note was that the mirror is so high on the wall you've to stand to do your hair and makeup... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed your break with us. We look forward to seeing you again and if you would like the same room please just contact us directly. I will look into the mirror, literally and see if we can remount it to the perfect height. Thanks for your feedback. Ben More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After booking a deal on itison, a three night stay in a standard room which included breakfast and dinner on the first evening. We were told on arrival the hotel is still being renovated, and that our room was still to be done. Our room was spacious, and very clean. Although it hadn't been redecorated, my partner and I still... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback. Glad that you enjoyed the hotel. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Ben More 

Alice Springs, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After seeing their add in a local paper we booked a two night dinner bed and breakfast package. I upgraded to a suite after reading trip advisor reviews. What a great old hotel. Our suite was spacious and recently renovated with excellent bed and great views over the Speyside steam rail station to the Cairngorms. Bathroom facilities were good but... More 

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

Thanks for your review. The suites we have here are all different ranging from 'old world' with 4 poster beds to more modern configurations with walk in showers, like the one you stayed in. Our new Head Chef is settling in well and looks forward to the change in season to launch our new menu. We hope to see you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The website is very misleading. This hotel is trying hard to deliver high standards...but it's not there yet. We got an upgrade to the garden rooms. Wish we hadn't to be honest. The bed was nice but the pillows were like paving slabs. It was a warm night and the room didn't have any windows only a patio door which... More 

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Benedict G, General Manager at The Boat Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We do encourage guests to let us know if they are experiencing problems during their stay. For the benefit of other guests reading your review, you can purchase a pint for £3.70 and a bottle of wine for under £20 if you so choose. We are a dog friendly hotel and a customer friendly hotel. I... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival at the hotel, it was clear that it didn't look anything like the pictures and looked run down with old washing machines left outside. The car park was also VERY narrow and would cause a problem parking 4x4’s. I was pleasantly surprised once I had walked inside the building as the reception area was nice as was the... More 

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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights as part of an Itison deal and really can't complain. We got an upgrade to the Garden Deluxe Room - lovely big size, huge comfy bed, very clean and nice patio area which is probably brilliant in the summer. Gorgeous views too. The bathroom was very nice too and had probably one of the... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely quiet Hotel, superb staff, delicious meals and a comfy bed. All this and doggie friendly too, we took along our pooch who loved the walks in the nearby woods. A lovely short break with stunning views. What more could you ask for, highly recommend this place, it has it all.

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Forth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful 2 day stay a gift from family.We had a lovely garden room spacious and warm and the best shower I have experienced in any hotel. Food was excellent and staff friendly and efficient.We really liked the relaxed atmosphere and will return.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to secure a booking just after new year using a 5pm deal. I appreciate the rooms for these deals are never going to be the best rooms in the hotel but the room we had was very poor. The floor was so uneven that when you placed items on the dressing table they actually rolled off! Breakfast... More 

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