We stayed for three nights in an estate room. The bathroom had been refurbished but not the room which was fine but let itself down on some details. There was a bracket to hold a bed drape but no drape was in place. This was not a problem but more serious was the total lack of pillow or mattress protectors. The bed was very comfy but the room was too hot for comfortable sleep.
Our price included breakfast but when we went down the first morning we found chaos and were sent away to wait as everyone had arrived for breakfast at the same time and the tables had not been set. This did not happen on the other two mornings. Breakfast was served by very friendly people although their full Scottish breakfast did not include lorne sausage or potato scones. I am not sure why breakfast came garnished with pea shoots.
The hotel is ideal for exploring the Cairngorm National Park and we were able to visit all the places that we planned. The service in the hotel lacks polish although all the staff are charming and helpful. Perhaps some training is required.
The hotel only has one disabled parking space which appears to be reserved for the managers car which meant my husband had to drop me off and then take the car away to park it while I waited for him. Unfortunately the two seats provided were often taken.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boat Hotel Of Garten
- The Boat Hotel Boat Of Garten, Scotland