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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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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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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
Skiing
Fishing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Banquet room
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Lorraine M wrote a review 21 Jan
Glasgow,Scotland85 contributions36 helpful votes
Everything about our stay was very good. Easy check in by friendly staff. Large, clean, room with a huge bath & a view over the railway station ( De luxe room) Breakfast was very good and we ate in hotel both nights we stayed. The food was excellent, I can heartily recommend the cullen skink ! Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Davina2013 wrote a review 16 Jan
Carlisle, United Kingdom59 contributions26 helpful votes
Second visit to this lovely country inn. Rooms are decorated really nicely in Scottish country theme. Friendly helpful staff We had an issue with very poor shower power in our first room and I asked if we could move - they were very accommodating. We moved to a bigger room with slightly better power in shower Good breakfast - half buffet with server selection of cooked dishes
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Magdalena Mazurkiewicz, General Manager at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Davina Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Glad that you found the staff to be helpful and friendly. Glad that we were able to move you to an alternative room with slightly better water pressure. Delighted that you found breakfast to be good.
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DuthieDuck wrote a review 15 Jan
Aberdeen, United Kingdom69 contributions67 helpful votes
There was no hot water the evening I arrived and none in the morning either, so it was a very unsatisfactory stay. The owner deducted a small amount from the bill but didn't explain or apologise for the inconvenience. Very disappointing.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jim M wrote a review 15 Jan
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Nice clean room, overlooking the garden. Facility was dog friendly which was essential for us. Even got a doggy gift bag on arrival (thanks). Tried the food in there bar which we found to be very good, breakfast the next morning was also excellent. We will definitely consider staying again and would recommend to family and friends staying in the area.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Magdalena Mazurkiewicz, General Manager at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant
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Dear Jim Thank you for your review, delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the future.
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Carolyne W wrote a review 10 Jan
Horsham, United Kingdom13 contributions24 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed for four nights over New Year and absolutely loved it. Despite the Covid restrictions in place we had a great time. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and the decor warm and welcoming and our room was modern and very clean. There was a three piece band entertaining us on New Year's Eve and they were fantastic. New Year's Day there was a singer who had a brilliant voice. We had a lovely walk from Boat of Garten to Aviemore and got a bus back to the Boat and also visited the Highland Wildlife Park and walked to the Green Loch. We'd definitely like to return and would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Magdalena Mazurkiewicz, General Manager at The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Carolyne W Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your stay with us at New Year. I am delighted that you had a great time and found the food to be delicious and staff friendly. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed the entertainment both on New Year's Eve and the night of the 1st. The Wildlife Park is always worth a visit as is the Green Loch. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Boat Hotel on your next visit.
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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 HighlandsAviemore and the CairngormsAviemoreBoat 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 Nethy House, Route 7 Cafe, and Anderson's Restaurant.
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.