Had a lovely relaxing weekend staying at this Hotel. Our Suite was very comfortable, although the settee could do with some new foam in the seats and the windows would benefit from double glazing as there was a draught in the evenings but only in the living area, bedroom and bathroom where fine. However, staff provided a fan heater. We understand this is an old building and things take time to put right, but, would think that for cost efficiency it would be beneficial for the Hotel to double glaze the windows when the budget allows. Lots of condensation present in the morning. Wi-Fi in the rooms was non-existent and only worked right next to the reception, however, an Engineer is being called to put this right. No Satellite T.V. Tea and coffee making facilities, plus bottles of water. No safe which, in this day and age most people paying extra for a suite, would expect.
Bed was very comfortable and we both slept well. Bathroom was spacious and well fitted out lots of nice toiletries.
Breakfast room was, again, a pleasant room and the breakfast was good with a selection of cold and hot food and the best coffee we have ever had in a British Hotel.
Hotel was cosy with nice welcoming fires. Restaurant was very good and we enjoyed two evening meals plus wine and drinks,the prices where really reasonable for the quality and quantity. Service was quick and very professional.
Finally, have to mentioned the exception staff they were hard working, attentive, cheerful, polite, helpful and friendly. Lots of much bigger Hotels could take a lesson from the wonderful staff at this Hotel. We were both very impressed and would give them 10 out of 10. A special mention to Annie the lovely Hungarian girl who, like the rest of the staff is a real assess to this Hotel.
All in all we really enjoyed our stay, we would recommend this Hotel. We will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arriving at The Boat Hotel for the first time can 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-winning 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 Club Events Diary. Whether 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
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- Also Known As:
- Boat Hotel Of Garten
- The Boat Hotel Boat Of Garten, Scotland