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The Boat Hotel

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



3.8 / 5Good
326 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Boat of Garten Golf Club
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Loch Garten Osprey Centre
    5 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Andersons Restaurant
    3 min walk
  • Restaurant
    The Osprey Cafe
    4 min walk
  • Airport
    Inverness (INV)
    46 min drive

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  • Classic Double or Twin Room

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Classic Double Room

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  • Double or Twin Room, Garden View

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Suite Double or Twin Room

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Classic Single Room

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    • Sleeps 1
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About this area

Boat of Garten

Located in Boat of Garten, The Boat Hotel is in a rural location 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. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Boat of Garten Golf Club - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Loch Garten Osprey Centre - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Carrbridge Golf Club - 6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Cairngorm Brewery - 8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Extreme Dream Climbing Centre, Aviemore - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Carrbridge Station - 8 min drive
  • Inverness (INV) - 46 min drive


  • The Boat Bistro and Bar — 1 min walk
  • Andersons Restaurant — 3 min walk
  • The Osprey Cafe — 4 min walk
  • Nethy House — 6 min drive
  • Rowanlea Bar and the Cairn Hotel — 6 min drive

About this property

The Boat Hotel

After a day on the slopes, return to dine at the restaurant and drink at the bar/lounge. Additional amenities at The Boat Hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and a conference centre. All 32 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Other amenities available to guests include flat-screen TVs, Egyptian cotton sheets and coffee/tea makers.



Check-in between 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

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.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 per pet, per night.
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Property payment types

Important information

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 12.50 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 15.00 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 10 (subject to availability)
  • 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 are 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.

We should mention

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 amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: GBP 12.50 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Bike hire
  • Tennis


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Golf clubhouse
  • Golf clubs
  • Golf lessons
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 60 meeting rooms
  • Business centre
  • Conference centre


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

Nearby things to do


  • Adjacent to a golf course
  • Downhill skiing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Rafting
  • Ski area
  • Skiing lessons
  • Sledging
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing

Where to eat

  • The Boat Bistro and Bar – Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Nice place! Loved the pub. Needs a hair dryer in room.

Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019


Very small narrow beds. Breakfast was average and evening meal ok. Staff friendly and welcoming.

Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

5/5 Excellent

The friendly pub atmosphere was great. It's location is relatively central to many points of interest in the Highlands

Stayed 3 nights in Sep. 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Aug. 2019


The staff were nice, but there was not any attention to detail. For instance the shower was broken, there was mould in the shower and the curtains were hanging off of the rail in our room.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug. 2019

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