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The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant

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Deshar Road near Aviemore, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BH Scotland
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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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Skiing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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kgilli908245 wrote a review Yesterday
St Andrews, United Kingdom2 contributions
So good to have a break after the long covid winter. So well looked after at The Inn Boat of Garten. Great room with easy access to outside. Fabulous food. Service excellent too. We had drinks outside on a chilly evening but the outside heaters were wonderful.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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stumac22 wrote a review 4 May
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
The boathouse hotel never disappoints we visit here 2-3 every year and dean and Magda and all the staff have done a wonderful job on the reopening after lockdown Great food lovely scenery and super friendly staff We would highly recommend a holiday or short break here for couples or families and pet friendly too Well done to all the staff for a pleasant anniversary holiday Mr & Mrs Mccabe
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Keira88 wrote a review Dec 2020
Boat of Garten, United Kingdom20 contributions2 helpful votes
We decided to stay at the boat hotel on our wedding night, we live in the village however didn’t fancy stay in our house on our wedding night before going away on our mini moon. The room we stayed in had a beautiful view over the railway, with a modern roll top bath at the window, a lovely bathroom with a walk in shower. It was lovely to bathe in the bath after the wedding specially as we decided to get married during the pandemic. It felt a little bit of luxury after our day. Staff were very friendly when booking and checking in.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Magdalena Mazurkiewicz, General Manager at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant
Responded 22 Jan 2021
Congratulations! I hope you enjoyed your mini-moon. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the room and found our staff helpful. Hopefully, we shall be able to welcome you back soon.
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Fiona I wrote a review Dec 2020
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We stayed with our dog , and ate in the restaurant on arrival. The bedroom was ideal, with a door opening straight outside which was useful for the the dog. Great view of the snow covered Cairngorms. Drinks in the bar, and dinner, were excellent.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Magdalena Mazurkiewicz, General Manager at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant
Responded 22 Dec 2020
Thank you for your lovely review and we hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.
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Libby wrote a review Dec 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom2 contributions
Professional, friendly and helpful staff. The room was perfect and views spectacular. The food was excellent quality, congrats to the chef and just very lovely people. If you want a twin room rather than a huge double bed, make sure you tell them. It was quickly rectified. Thank you, all the staff, for a great stay in a very beautiful place. Oh yes, and I think the WiFi ordering system could be improved. My signal didn’t work properly so a hard copy menu in the rooms would be good. Thanks for a great stay.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 22 Dec 2020
Thank you for your lovely review and we hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
US$73 - US$167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
boat hotel of garten
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsBadenoch and StrathspeyAviemoreBoat of Garten
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include RSPB Loch Garten (3.5 km), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (4.9 km), and Cairngorm Mountain (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Anderson's Restaurant, Route 7 Cafe, and Carrbridge Kitchen.
Is The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Boat of Garten.
Are pets allowed at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Packhorse Bridge (3.9 km), Aviemore Railway Station (7.3 km), and Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle (7.1 km).
Does The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.