This hotel offers good value for money and is ideally situated to explore the Highlands of Scotland along with Loch Ness and the Great Glen. Only 45 minutes from Inverness Airport with many good golf courses within easy reach. With a few little tweaks this could quite easily become a 5 star review. The beds were extremely comfortable but were let down by the pillows which were hard and lumpy and only about 2 inches thick. The food in the bar and/or restaurant was good but I would classify as basic pub food rather than gastropub food, although the specials on the Saturday night were excellent. (Perhaps specials like this should appear every night!!). Breakfast could not really have been better with a large selection of hot food although I would have expected to see kippers on the menu. I could moan about the threadbare carpet on the stairs but this was minor, the room itself was in excellent condition as was its bathroom, but no soap was provided!! All in all value for money but could and perhaps should become a 5 star review. The staff were incredibly welcoming and service was excellent. The corridors leading to the bedrooms could be confusing with many twists and turns.
- 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, UK