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The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant

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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Len T wrote a review 1 Jun
East Peckham, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
Great, comfortable hotel. Staff very, very good, and food excellent. We had a short break there and really enjoyed it, despite the weather. Check in was easy, and they have a good app for ordering drinks and food, although the staff were always on hand anyway.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Mary C wrote a review 1 Jun
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Having spent a week in Aviemore, this was an excellent place to stay overnight before returning home. The staff, room and food were excellent. Will certainly stay here again (in a Garden Room). Good location for exploring Speyside. Also lots of lovely woodland walks.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Debbie A wrote a review May 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
This is a beautiful hotel in a great location. The staff, room, food and service were fantastic. Room service was quick and very easy to do. The food was lovely and very reasonably priced. Would 100% return.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Steve07B wrote a review May 2021
Linlithgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
We were really disappointed with the hotel sadly and wouldn’t return. There are too many things that could be easily made better and improve the hotel. Pros: Room itself was nice. The four poster bed (if you ignore the black tape holding part of it together) and the bathroom was really nice. The room was clean and had a really nice view too. The staff were all polite and friendly. Cons: Their phone app worked up until the day I arrived, so I couldn’t use it to book in or do anything else. I showed a member of staff then when we arrived. The room had no black out curtains, so I woke up around 5.45am to a bright room and couldn’t get back to sleep. We were led to believe there was a bar. When we went into what be believed to be the bar area, we were then ushered into what
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Date of stay: May 2021
Boxerdogman wrote a review May 2021
Polmont17 contributions7 helpful votes
Currently staying here. Cannot fault the room (which is excellent) or the food. Service is a bit slow but new manager arrived this morning so hopefully he will cure this wee problem. Am I likely to stay here again, most definitely!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Magdalena Mazurkiewicz, General Manager at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your kind review and I am glad you enjoyed your room. We also know that with some training and our new manager, service will tighten up and become faster so we thank you for your patience while our new staff are learning. I hope to see you again in the future.
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US$73 - US$167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsBadenoch and StrathspeyAviemoreBoat of Garten
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