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The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant

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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.
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Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Inverness Airport37 km
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We purchased this stay as part of an itison deal and had to upgrade to a deluxe room as we were bringing children(we were a party of two families). On arrival we were given keys to our rooms and went to rooms. Our room was...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Mhairi H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My sister and I have just returned from a 3 night stay in The Boat and can't recommend it highly enough. The room we had was beautiful and a lovely, warm escape from the cold weather outside. The staff throughout the hotel - reception, bar,...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank holz428
Reviewed 1 week ago

Managed to book a room at last minute without looking at reviews at all, just location and price, and we were pleasantly surprised at how nice the hotel was. Two single beds were made up in advance of our arrival for my children and we...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank heather_1m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked via brilliant Black Friday offer and were blown away by value for money. Both rooms booked very comfortable and spacious. Breakfast was very tasty. Dinner in the bar area was excellent quality and staff very friendly. Great festive atmosphere provided perfect venue for a...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Hill06
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent two nights in this hotel which is in a lovely setting in the village of Boat of Garten. We booked a deluxe room because we thought we were needing a little extra. Some of the rooms look out to the railway and the surrounding...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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April 29, 2017|
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Response from Martin T | Reviewed this property |
Garden rooms all day long
April 12, 2017|
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Response from Lesley M | Reviewed this property |
Roughly a six mile walk, or a few minutes in the car.
Neil M
March 23, 2017|
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Response from Chris D | Reviewed this property |
yes they are Neil my dad has a house in boat of garten and I always see dogs in the bar area. hope this helps
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"book with another hotel"
Oct. 25, 2018
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"Garden view room"
Oct. 23, 2018
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"Garden room every time - we were unlucky with the wasp situation"
Oct. 18, 2018
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"Turn the taps both clockwise for cold and anticlockwise for hot."
Aug. 29, 2018
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US$47 - US$235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandBadenoch and StrathspeyAviemoreBoat of Garten
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