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Boath House

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#4 of 8 hotels in Nairn
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Family owned and run and famous for style, quality, gardens and fine cuisine. We are situated on the north east coast of Scotland on the Moray Firth Coast and the Grade A listed Georgian Mansion has been restored lovingly back to it's original splendour.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
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Bathrobes
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5.0 of 5 stars
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Historic Hotel
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Sam H wrote a review Mar 2024
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We stayed at three different places on our Speyside trip and Boath House was by far the highlight. The service was fun, warm and of an exceptional standard. The room we stayed in was beautiful, stylish and very well maintained. There are so many little touches that made our trip special - a night in the cosy cinema room and a sauna visit with essential oils so you can choose what you want dependant on your mood. The food was very good, and the drinks pairing was wonderful. Allie was an absolute superstar. Worth every penny and a great place to go to recharge. We'll be back with friends and family soon I'm sure!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Catriona M wrote a review Mar 2024
Elgin, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
Yesterday my daughter took me out for Mothers Day along with my husband who was acting as chauffeur. I decided last minute I would like to go Boath House just on the off chance. They gave us a great welcome and were very accommodating even although we had not booked. I am so glad I did as the whole atmosphere was very relaxing, the decor was lovely and so thoughtful even down to the yellow rose. Thereafter we had really good food which I so enjoyed and will certainly be back. I even got to talk to a Shetland pony on the way out. Thank you to my lovely daughter for taking me out for lunch and very well done to the staff at Boath House for making it such a memorable day. Very well deserved thanks.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Kirsty Thomson wrote a review Dec 2023
Aberdeen, United Kingdom7 contributions
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Fantastic place- we were made very welcome from the moment we arrived. Friendly and attentive staff and the meal was delicious- we had the three course festive menu. We particularly enjoyed the lamb with truffles which was delicious. Great place we will be back!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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JimmyTripAdviso1 wrote a review Nov 2023
Nairn, United Kingdom20 contributions35 helpful votes
Took some visiting friends here in the hope and expectation that the standards previously enjoyed would remain under changed ownership. Sadly this was far from so. The 'Sunday roast' dinners were deemed poor by all - basically a reheated meal with attendant vegetable mush. The standard of table service was abysmal and embarrassing at the staff's evident lack of experience and training. Eg spilling the wine whilst pouring a taste then leaving that glass unfilled after acceptance! Worst perhaps is that we had the decency to contact the owners to convey our dissatisfaction and were asked to leave some time for our concerns to be explored. Well, over 10 weeks on our tolerance has expired as neither contact nor explanation has been forthcoming. Managerial arrogance such as this does not warrant our custom and sadly, we can only record the demise of a once great place to dine and stay. There is much better available in the vicinity.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Ralphbar wrote a review Nov 2023
Amersham, United Kingdom18 contributions3 helpful votes
We’ve eaten here a few times and every meal has been fantastic. Although we were the only diners on our last visit (a Thursday lunchtime) the menu was really interesting and our choices were exquisitely prepared and served - it was like having a private chef at our disposal! This place is a real gem. Our previous visits have been on the weekend and it has been full every time.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Gilli H wrote a review Oct 2023
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom5 contributions
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We have dined many times in the Garden Cafe but not in the Boath House dining room or stayed in the hotel before. What a treat it was. We stayed in room 8, a ‘garden’ room with a separate private conservatory, large wet room and free standing bath within the room. Dinner on both nights was fantastic, wines were great and the lounge has an honesty bar which is well stocked. Candles are lit, lamps are on and the fire is on, all giving a lovely welcoming atmosphere. There is appropriate music, lovely floral arrangements and so much art it is like an art gallery (one of the owners is an artist). All staff were fantastic, discreet but attentive and knowledgeable. A very talented chef and team prepared for us tarts, beef, venison and pasta. Breakfast was also fantastic ranging from home made granola and jam, avocado on toast or full Scottish. Large grounds and gardens with plenty to see including a very unique sauna in the woods! Everything was marvellous and we will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Susan Alice wrote a review Sept 2023
6 contributions4 helpful votes
We visited for a special Saturday lunch with friends . Husband and I have been before and enjoyed the food and surroundings so recommended Boath to our friends . Sadly something was not right when we were there on Saturday. Booked on line and answered the question re food allergies / intolerance . My husband dairy intolerant .It came as a surprise to the restaurant no prep from them .They did adapt dishes but I fear there was dairy somewhere in the food as he has had a bad reaction. Whilst the waiting staff were polite and personable they seem to have little or no training, disappointing for such an establishment . When we visited in July everything was in order, not now unfortunately On the plus side my meal was delicious and the ambiance in the garden was just magical. Invest in training Boat House .
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Date of stay: September 2023
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MG1960 wrote a review Sept 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom24 contributions31 helpful votes
Food was vastly overpriced for the quality and style. Service from young waiters could have been sharper and the trousers could have been smarter. Paying almost £80 for lunch for 2, I'd expect the food to be more impressive than a bowl of pasta with tomato sauce.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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NorthStar00485863907 wrote a review Aug 2023
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We had the pleasure of staying in the most amazing room during our stay. It was incredibly spacious with the most comfortable bedding, but the highlight is the massive bathroom with twin soaking tubs. It can’t get any cozier or romantic than that! The food and service was all incredible and we had the pleasure of meeting the head gardener, Allan. He was the kindest and most informative man, and took the time out of his busy day to give us a tour of the grounds. We learned so much and are so appreciative. We can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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scott_a_stephen wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
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Great experience in a Georgian beauty. Please ignore any negative reviews from people who perhaps are looking to be waited on hand and foot or are more used to tartan and turrets. The Boathhouse under new ownership has turned this beautiful house into a sanctuary of style befitting the modern traveller. Don’t expect a trad hotel experience here, instead expect to be greeted by a host who will be on hand as little or as much as you require. We had the joy of being hosted by Ally ( perhaps spelt Ali, forgive me) who was wonderful from start to end. There is no bar but the most stocked honesty bar I’ve ever seen, was a joy to be left to explore and relax in what is a truly beautiful house whilst allowing yourself to feel right at home immediately. Our room was a grand ( room 3 to be precise) and it was CAVERNOUS! Such a beautiful room that’s been stripped of the chintz and swags the previous owners had lavished upon it. Thoroughly beautiful design that was quietly acknowledging its Georgian beginnings without being twee. The bed was colossal and the twin roll top baths a dream. The restaurant is in the garden, beautifully presented also. The service was slow, a few new members of staff but when food arrived on the table it was delicious. Afterwards it was back to one of the palatial reception rooms where we again were greeted by the wonderful Ally who joined us for a drink and introduced us to fellow guests- such a special evening all in all. A mention must go also to the houses proximity to Inverness airport, a very handy 20 minutes away. Joyous experience and we will definitely return. Scotland could do with more “hotels” that operate in this way. The one and only thing I would suggest is perhaps music within the reception rooms although I realise you will never please everyone with that, but perhaps something quietly playing in the background ( which there was to be fair during breakfast). Love it and will most definitely return
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boath House
Which popular attractions are close to Boath House?
Nearby attractions include Nairn Beach (2.1 miles), Brodie Castle (3.9 miles), and The Highland Weigh (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Boath House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Boath House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a fireplace, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Boath House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Boath House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boath House?
Conveniently located restaurants include One One Two Wine Bar and Eatery, Sun Dancer, Bar and Restaurant, and The Bandstand Bar & Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Boath House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Boath House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ardclach Bell Tower (3.5 miles).
Does Boath House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.