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The Boat House
Reviewed 4 January 2014

A last minute booking made after seeing the weather forecast was good enough to drive up from Penicuik to Cairngorm to ski. We arrived late (no problem at all for the owner) and received a friendly welcome from the owner and his dog, Poppy. Room basic but warm and good tea and coffee facilities allowed us to fill a flask of chocolate for our ski trip. Bath and shower was a bonus. Breakfast was hearty and freshly cooked to order at the time of our choosing (helpful when wanting an early start to get on the slopes asap). Would stay again as good value and friendly.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Having had a brilliant time staying at this hotel during a ski-ing weekend break in Aviemore last season, I have always intended going back. In the interim, knowing their high standards I booked a 2 night break through social living for my parents as a special treat. They have just returned and a really fantastic time. They had a huge gorgeous room and thoroughly enjoyed their meals both nights in the restaurant. The icing on the cake was the helpfulness and professionalism of the staff who all ensured they had an amazing customer experience.

Unfortunately my parent's printer had developed a fault and I was on a weekend break in Warsaw so couldn't fix it, they had to turn up at the hotel without a printed copy of their voucher and they were a bit worried about this. The Reception Manager on their arrival was fantastic and extremely understanding and I was able to forward the voucher on my return. Outstanding as my parents are in their early 70's and though sprightly, if they had been made to feel awkward about the voucher it would have ruined their trip - THANK YOU for your understanding and outstanding customer service. Strongly recommend this hotel and now looking even more forward to my return visit.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Came up for Aviemore half marathon and stayed here with wife and 2 girls for second year running. Harry (owner) and Poppy the dog very nice and great breakfast. Very convenient for Aviemore and many local attractions. Room clean and comfortable and wifi so important for girls!
Will stay again next year if able to run again!

Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

This was my last night's accommodation on my walk over the Speyside Way. I had been so pleased with all my choices & this was no exception. Clean room, great shower & a smashing breakfast as well.- I was most comfortable - also good wifi. Add to this, a quiet location & a great night's sleep & you get a very happy woman! Good value too as a single traveller occupying a double ensuite room - I would happily stay here again if in the area. Oh, and eating out at Anderson's Restaurant in the village is a must as well - wonderful food! Thank you, Harry (and Poppy the dog) for an enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Room 2 has a four-poster bed - very comfy!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

The Room there was small due to the Kingsize Bed,but it was ok for me.The Bathroom is en suite and spacious,with a powerful Shower.Everything was clean and the Towels were changed daily.
Breakfast was excellent and plentyful,could have got more on request,but it lasted until 2pm anyway.Staff there is nice,helpful and welcoming,and the Owner knows a lot about Weather forecasting and provides with good Advice about the surrounding Area.
Because Boat of Garten is a small Village,it is of course very quiet and there is not much Traffic as well.
I would recommend this Guest House,especially for Travellers,who like to walk or bike in the Cairngorms.Of course,it must be good for Wintersports as well.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

Not to be confused with the boat HOTEL. Private off road parking. Lovely room, best shower I've had all week. Really nice bed. Friendly staff and a banging breakfast. And brilliant wifi! Will be adding this one to the favortes and visit it again! Thanks all

  • Stayed: September 2013
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theboathouse, Owner at The Boat House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2013

we are please you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope to see you again someday

kind regards

Harry

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

This was the first night stop on a week long tour of Scotland this August. It was a pleasant start. The staff are friendly, the breakfast is huge, the room was adequate and it was at a reasonable price

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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theboathouse, Owner at The Boat House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2013

we are glad you enjoyed your stay

regards

Harry

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Address: Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, Aviemore PH24 3BN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Badenoch and Strathspey > Aviemore > Boat of Garten
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Boat of Garten
Price Range: £57 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Boat House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly family run guest house located within the Cairngorm national park near to ski,golf, fishing,wildlife, rspb ospreys,steam railway, climbing, and everything Aviemore and the Cairngorms has to offer etc the list goes on pet and child friendly etc. 1/2 hour from Inverness airport with good bus and rail links too. ... more   less 
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