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The Boat Hotel

Inverness-shire, United Kingdom

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The Boat Hotel

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Very good family hotel. Close to parking areas and train stations.

Arriving at The Boat Hotel for the first time can be 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 wining 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.

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.
Hotel Address:
  • The Boat Hotel
  • Boat of Garten
  • near Aviemore
  • Inverness-shire, PH24 3BH
  • United Kingdom

Location Summary
Nestled in a tranquil picturesque setting deep within the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, near Aviemore.

Directions to Hotel
Boat of Garten is easily accessible from the main A9 road, with nearby connections for bus, rail and air travel. The village lies six miles north east of Aviemore, between the B970 and the A95.

Travelling by car from the South (Edinburgh, Perth) on the A9, turn right off the A9 at the Grantown on Spey / Carrbridge junction (North of Aviemore). Follow the signs for Boat of Garten / Strathspey Steam Railway.

Travelling by car from the North (inverness) on the A9, turn left off the A9 at the Carrbridge / Grantown on Spey junction. At Carrbridge follow signs for Strathspey Steam Railway (B9153).
Note Bene
A trip to the highlands is hardly complete without getting on the whisky trail and sampling some fine Scotch whisky. When staying in Aviemore why not take a trip to nearby Speyside Distillery Company in Kingusssie or the Tomatin Distillery, located in the Monadhliath Mountains just south of Inverness. Connoisseurs can enjoy guided tours and of course a wee dram (or two!).
Banquets & Meetings
Meeting & Events facilities for up to 65.
Fine Dining On Site
2 AA Rosette Bistro & Bar Dining.
Child Programs
Child Friendly Hotel near Landmark Forest Adventure Park.
There is an abundance of choice for golf enthusiasts staying in the Aviemore area.
Set at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, the Rothiemurchus estate offers stunning scenery and a huge range of outdoor activities. Guests of the Boat Hotel are ideally placed to explore the stunning scenery and enjoy family walks through the spectacular woodland setting.
Skiing Snow
Close to the Cairngorm Ski Resort.
Theatre Museums
Discover the history and heritage of the Highlands at the Highland Folk Museum, situated just twenty minutes’ drive from the Boat Hotel hotel.
Recommended Rooms
Deluxe King Room at the Boat Hotel offers contemporary luxury; we have introduced our own modern design theme to create real boudoirs of luxury for enjoyment. With King bed and a large ensuite with deep soak bath tub, rainfall shower and free standing sink. The Deluxe King rooms are individually decorated and occupy great positions within the building, all offer views across the glen towards the mountains. It is the perfect space in which to immerse yourself in beauty of the Cairngorm National Park or sink into a deep, restful sleep.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pets Allowed
Available Activities
  • - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Skiing_snow
    - Theatre & Museums