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The Boat Hotel

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Egyptian cotton sheets, individually decorated, individually furnished
Egyptian cotton sheets, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of The Boat Hotel

The Boat Hotel

3.5 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Scotland, PH24 3BH

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBoat of Garten Golf Club4 min walk
  • Popular LocationLoch Garten Osprey Centre5 min drive
  • Popular LocationCairngorm Brewery8 min drive
  • AirportInverness (INV)39 min drive

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About this area

Boat of Garten

Located in Boat of Garten, The Boat Hotel is in a rural area and next to a golf course. CairnGorm Mountain and Boat of Garten Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Speyside Wildlife and Cairngorm Reindeer Herd. Enjoy the area's slopes with downhill skiing, snowboarding and skiing lessons, and don't miss out on the sledging.

What's nearby

  • Boat of Garten Golf Club - 4 min walk
  • Loch Garten Osprey Centre - 5 min drive
  • Cairngorm Brewery - 8 min drive
  • Rothiemurchus Estate Visitor Centre - 10 min drive
  • Cairngorm Reindeer Herd - 23 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Boat Country Inn — 1 min walk
  • Andersons Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Nethy House Cafe & Rooms - 6 min drive
  • Rowanlea Bar and the Cairn Hotel - 6 min drive
  • Carrbridge Kitchen - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Carrbridge Station - 8 min drive
  • Inverness (INV) - 39 min drive

About this property

The Boat Hotel

Family-friendly hotel with conference centre and business centre
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a conference centre. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a business centre, express check-in and express check-out. All 34 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and other amenities include Egyptian cotton sheets and coffee makers.
The Boat Hotel offers 34 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. 40-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. This Boat of Garten hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2019.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:00 AM: GBP 12.95 for adults and GBP 6.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Ecotours
  • Evening entertainment

Family friendly

  • Changing table
  • Children's games
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • High chair

Conveniences

  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Golf clubs
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Bulgarian
  • Czech
  • English
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms - 2

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Books
  • Communal living room
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Games
  • Renovated guest rooms – September 2019
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Entertainment

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Mobile key entry
  • Recycling

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: GBP 10
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per pet, per night
Dogs welcome
2 per room
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Day gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee
  • Valentine's Day gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 12.95 for adults and GBP 6.50 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
This property uses geothermal energy
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 25 December
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December
A fee for a mandatory Valentine's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 14 February
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Boat Boat of Garten
Boat Hotel
Boat Hotel Boat of Garten
Hotel Boat
Boat Hotel Of Garten
The Boat Hotel Boat Of Garten, Scotland
The Boat Hotel Of Garten Scotland
The Boat Hotel Hotel
The Boat Hotel Boat of Garten
The Boat Hotel Hotel Boat of Garten

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Overall score and ratings

3.9

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 123 out of 405 reviews
5 - Excellent 30%
Rating 4 - Good. 156 out of 405 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 88 out of 405 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 26 out of 405 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 12 out of 405 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

3.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service
Friendly, efficient staff, welcoming atmosphere in pleasant and relaxing surroundings. I would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent stay with kids
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
No elevator, hard to carry bags up 3 flights of stairs
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful traditional old hotel in a wonderful location next to the spectacular Speyside Highland Steam Railway which has been lovingly restored as well as the station - run by volunteers! We took the railway to Broomhill then walked back through the countryside via Nethybridge. Definately a fixture now on our annual staycation !
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic staff and food
Spent a fantastic weekend here and would definitely stay again. Staff were very nice and the food was excellent, especially the breakfast.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021