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The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant

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Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BN Scotland See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
3.5 Star accommodation
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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 ...More 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. Less
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Free Parking
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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USD 72 - USD 277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Boat Hotel Of Garten
The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant Boat Of Garten, Scotland, UK
United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore > Boat of Garten
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On our final day of our Speyside smooch tour we booked this fine wee cosy establishment last minute. It was exactly what we hoped for from a country inn, friendly smile greeting us at reception, warm cosy fire in the bar, nice whisky selection on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected 'de luxe' rooms and paid £165 for bed and breakfast (single occupancy), so we expected something pretty good. The receptionist had even promised us rooms that had recently been upgraded. Really? Threadbare carpet, dirty windows, tiny wash hand basin, tatty furniture. Oh dear!...More

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Response from Magdalena M, General Manager at The Boat Country Inn & RestaurantResponded 6 days ago

Dear Wanderer801955, Thank you so much for your feedback. Our guests’ feedback is highly important to us in order to improve our service. Please allow us to express our concern about your experience with us. This situation is definitely not in line with our brand...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for one night in this nice little gem just outside of aviemore as we couldnt get something in budget in the main town. Its a nice hotel with clean rooms and in a village location. We loved the view of the little train station...More

Thank Jane A
Response from Magdalena M, General Manager at The Boat Country Inn & RestaurantResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jane A, Thank you very much for your review! We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant! In particular, it is our pleasure to know that you the property's location suit you well. At...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival we have a very cheerful welcome. The staff were very accommodating, as some of our family members were not arriving until very late. We ate in the bar/lounge and had a lovely meal from a varied menu. The food arrive quickly and was...More

Thank David S
Response from Magdalena M, General Manager at The Boat Country Inn & RestaurantResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear David S, Thank you so much for your lovely review and for choosing The Boat Country Inn & Resturant during your recent stay in Boat of Garten. It is our great pleasure to know that you found our staff attentive and both the atmosphere...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to the boat inn to have a sit down meal (party of 16) and it was fabulous from arrival to end. The food was so tastey and there where no grumbles from any of us. We had a 3 coarse meal and...More

Thank Tiegan B
Response from Magdalena M, General Manager at The Boat Country Inn & RestaurantResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tiegan B, Thank you for sharing your experience with us and with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit as a result of our location and customer service. At The Boat Inn, we aim to create unforgettable experiences for our guests...More

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30 April 2017|
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Response from Martin T | Reviewed this property |
Garden rooms all day long
13 April 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
24 March 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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