After reading very variable reviews on TA regarding dining, tried to book at Andersons but full.
So arranged to eat in hotel and pleasantly surprised. On arrival asked staff to reserve us a window table in the bar/dining area and got very nice table overlooking the steam train. Service was prompt and food excellent. At breakfast , again very prompt service and great breakfast with the black pudding being nicely spicey and the Smokies superb.
Great ambience at hotel with many lounging outside in the sun when we arrived. And this area still in the sun at 8pm.
Unlike many Scottish hotels of this age and location, it does not have a separate public bar for locals, so I can imagine it may be quite different at weekends as no other hotel in town.
Yes our standard room was a bit tired looking and the first floor hall carpet was in a very poor state as others have commented.
But overall we really enjoyed our one night break.
- 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