The Boat Hotel (Boat of Garten, United Kingdom)


The Boat Hotel (Boat of Garten, United Kingdom)

About The Boat Hotel

Right beside the Boat of Garten Golf Course near Aviemore, The Boat Hotel is in an ideal location for enjoying outdoor activities. It offers boutique luxury at good value. Each elegantly furnished room is individually designed, and some feature four-poster beds. All rooms have TVs with DVD players, as well as premium bedding. Designed for adventure-lovers, The Boat Hotel offers ski equipment and bike rentals. There's also a cosy library and private garden. Wi-Fi is available throughout. The hotel's bistro serves classic Scottish dishes made with local produce, while the bar has a range of whiskies. A cooked breakfast is included in the room rate. Situated within the Cairngorms National Park, The Boat Hotel has hiking trails on the doorstep. It's a 10-minute drive from the Cairngorm Ski Resort.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Deshar Road, PH24 3BH, Boat of Garten, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.8 / 10
  • Rooms
    Good  7.6 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.3 / 10

Positive Reviews


Family and pet friendly hotel.

When adventure calls, you'll want to take the whole family, including the pooch, with you. At The Boat, both children and pets are welcomed, so you can all explore the Highland wilds together and return to a friendly environment.


Staff pay attention to fine details.

From pre-arrival special requests, to highly attentive, discreet service throughout your stay, the staff here know a thing or two about hospitality. Guests say that there's lots of attention to detail, and know lots about the area.


Picture-perfect setting in the Cairngorms.

Whether you want to spend your days playing golf in a Highland setting, or ski down the mountainsides, the Cairngorms have it all. As a rural getaway, guests rate the location of The Boat for its ease of access and picturesque surroundings.

Negative Reviews


The food does not always impress.

While some guests seem to love the food, some, particularly those who are more discerning about Scottish cuisine, find it underwhelming and overpriced. The included breakfast generally gets the thumbs up though.


Some bathrooms need upgrading.

While many of the bedrooms are immaculately finished, the bathrooms don't always match up. Whether it's low water pressure in the shower or outdated fittings, some bathrooms leave a little to be desired.


Lack of communal areas to sit in.

While the hotel does have some communal areas where you can curl up by the fire or catch up with friends, some guests say that such areas are limited, with not enough seating, so the atmosphere could be improved.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Business centre
  2. Arcade/Video games
  3. Entrance Hall/lobby
  4. Express check-in
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Central heating
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Golf course
  3. Horse riding
  4. Skiing

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


Deshar Road , PH24 3BH , Boat of Garten , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1479)831258 | Fax: +44(1479)831414 | 

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