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The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant

Deshar Road, 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)
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Fishing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Wifi
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Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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English, Polish
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Earthlyone wrote a review Today
South Ayrshire, United Kingdom4 contributions
Our 2nd stay at The Boat - Thanks & well done to Magda & the team. Everything about this hotel won us over the first time we stayed back in December . Just like last time, every staff member was polite & friendly from the moment we arrived. Beautiful location, wonderful food & very comfortable bed/room! Great selection of local beers on tap. Everyone was so accommodating & we cannot wait to return. Our 3 little dogs were very welcome again, even little food bowls/water bowl for them - this made our hearts smile. Thank you to everyone @ The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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lordpitkin wrote a review 15 Apr
Dubrovnik, Croatia12 contributions22 helpful votes
One of the worst breakfasts I have ever been served. The sausage was burnt black on one side and raw on the other,the meagre slice if bacon was so small and thin that you could see through it-it was like tissue paper,the egg was burnt and the yolk was rock hard.Worst of all was the toast which appeared to have been cooked about 30 mins before everything else and was stone cold and dry,as was the potato scone.To add insult to injury they lumped a 10% Service charge on so it advertised £15 breakfast ended up costing me £16.50 I did not complain as it would have changed nothing,much better to advise people to not eat there. CONCLUSION......Scotland worst breakfast !!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hazel C wrote a review 9 Apr
Glasgow, United Kingdom6 contributions
Another excellent stay with first class dining and friendly and attentive staff. Will definitely be back. Great location with plenty of parking. The staff definitely make the stay very enjoyable and nothing is too much trouble. Look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BigAl24680 wrote a review 9 Apr
Glasgow, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
Stopped in for lunch on a wet Tuesday to get a warming bowl of soup. My wife ordered egg mayo sandwiches (£9), I ordered Cullen Skink with sourdough bread (£12). Service was reasonably efficient, but my soup came with two tiny pieces of sourdough bread, both of which were stale and completely inedible. I mentioned it to the young waiter, who insisted it was meant to be like that, showed no concern for the fact that the customer wasn’t happy, and made no offer to replace it. In my day job, I oversee a 5* Tripadvisor rated city centre cafe, which specialises in fresh soup and bread, so I know when bread is fresh or stale, and especially what sourdough is meant to be like. I also understand the critical importance of good customer service and a quality customer experience. The total bill for this disappointing experience was £23.10, including a mandatory 10% service charge - for a bowl of soup (which was delicious, even without bread), two sandwiches (very nice, if overpriced) and tap water… Too expensive. Some basic lessons. Don’t risk a bad review for the sake of two bits of bread. And treat your customers well - especially if you’re charging them 10% for your service.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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phil k wrote a review Mar 2024
Coldingham, United Kingdom69 contributions33 helpful votes
The positives: the welcome at the door from the lady (she had just come back from Turkey) was excellent and the younger bar man was brilliant (and helped us find a tyre fitter over Easter weekend) - made a great Bloody Mary! The negatives: The food waiter (and older chap) didn’t match the service of the others, no welcome, no pleasantries - food thrown down, no chat. He really is the reason for the 2 stars. The food was overpriced - for example the wrap for breakfast was £16 and was a tortilla wrap with scrambled eggs and 4 slices of roasted potatoes.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Whiskymac wrote a review Mar 2024
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Lovely cosy hotel, with a nice relaxed atmosphere. Room was very nice with a nice large bathroom with roll top bath and large shower. The food was very good, although the breakfast was a good choice, the dining room was a bit cold and lacking atmosphere, but over all a really nice stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharpey4876 wrote a review Mar 2024
Tamworth, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
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Had a lovely overnight stay, booked a Garden room with patio area & wasn't disappointed at all. The room was perfect with a big comfy bed, a fridge & patio doors opening onto a private decked area in the garden at the back of the hotel. We had an evening meal aswell as breakfast & wasnt disappointed wit the food in anyway, it ws all lovely. The staff were polite & very helpfull from the moment we checked in till the moment we left. Would definately stay here again if in fhe area.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mac2045 wrote a review Mar 2024
Inverness, United Kingdom29 contributions18 helpful votes
Booked for a one night stay. Car parking was a bit of an issue as the hotel seemed quite busy but on asking at reception we were directed to a space. Room was adequate although could do with a little TLC in some areas. Service in bar was quick and food was delicious. There was an issue at one point with the open fire blowing smoke back in to the room which was quickly rectified when pointed out. Lounge area and dining rooms nicely decorated and very relaxing. Breakfast room is really nice & great choice of breakfast which again was promptly served. Will definitely return if we are back in the area
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vic Jones wrote a review Mar 2024
Liverpool, United Kingdom8 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a wonderful hotel in a great location....there were over 20 of us on a driving tour and they treated us like royalty....the food was great, the beds very comfortable and the service was wonderful....highly recommend.....in fact it was so good we went back later in the year
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Date of stay: October 2023
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TGCM wrote a review Feb 2024
Sudbury, United Kingdom93 contributions50 helpful votes
After a disconcerting arrival (no-one to greet, unsure where to go, ignored by all staff initially), once we were finally given menus then the service was great. It was half term with 2 big tables but we were looked after and had a fabulous dark horse stout whilst waiting for food (sharing surf and turf) - generous portion. bar staff friendly once got chatting about whisky, would definitely return and recommend to others.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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S$128 - S$195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandScottish HighlandsAviemore and the CairngormsAviemoreBoat of Garten
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 Landmark Forest Adventure Park (4.9 km), RSPB Loch Garten (3.4 km), and Aviemore Kart Raceway (5.9 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 0.5 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.