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Deshar Road, Boat of Garten, PH24 3BH, United Kingdom – Show map
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|Deluxe Double Room with Garden View|
|Classic Single Room|
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Ski Storage, Ski School, Ski Equipment Rental (on site)
Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fishing, Skiing, Darts, Hiking, Cycling, Bicycle Rental, Library
Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant With Dining Menu
WiFi is available in all areas and charges apply.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Express Check-in/Check-out, Baggage Storage, Suit Press, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Dutch, Italian, French, Spanish, English, German
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
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Score from 298 reviews Very good
In the Highland village of Grantown-on-Spey, Strathallan Bed and Breakfast lies in the northern region of the Cairngorms National Park.
Score from 59 reviews Exceptional
Situated in Cairngorms National Park, the largest in Britain, and surrounded by lochs and glens and forests, Rosehall Guest House has free Wi-Fi and free parking on site.
Score from 61 reviews Wonderful
The 3-star Academy Hotel is part of the Aviemore Holilday Resort, across from Aviemore Train Station. It offers family rooms and access to the resorts pool, spa and restaurants.
Score from 263 reviews Good
Garden room. Excellent furnishing.
Dining room staff muddled food orders a few times.
Location.Offer for B&B.
Slightly shambolic organisation. Excessively priced food and drink- cheapest wine almost £20! Wanted to charge extra for Earl Grey tea at breakfast! No native Scottish staff.
Very comfy bed
They don't offer an early breakfast option. When Checking out this hotel in the morning, the lady at the desk wasn't going to allow me to check out before a certain time... I had early commitments to make that morning. It was only 7.30am, so I just left the money for my room at the desk. I've never had this problem in a hotel before.
Very comfortable garden room, other areas in hotel require refurbishing which I think there are plans for. Lovely food, although a bit pricey.
Our only complaint was the staff service and communication issues when ordering food.
Good location. Pleasant hotel entrance and public rooms. Very friendly, helpful staff. Nice evening meal. Rooms were clean.
Our bedroom was very ' tired ' and in need of some serious up-dating. This also applied to our en-suite.
Bathroom could do with updating, but it was clean and adequate.
The staff especially restaurant manager
Staff were superb, cheerful and very attentive
Very old and tired, thread bare carpets, in need of a makeover
Had a lovely time food excellent, room excellent, and just very relaxing.
Staff, location, room, food all great thanks
Quality of accommodation, location, amount of choice at breakfast. We only stayed one night but wished I could have stayed longer. Got a good deal on a Sunday night stay.
there was wifi connection but it wasn't very stable there is a nice restaurant. Breakfast was great.
Toilet plumbing wasn't fully functional. way to room through a maze of steps, uncomfortable, especially with suitcases.
1. Location 2. Friendly and helpful staff 3. Price
1. Mattress was on a slight slope and not very comfortable
Lovely evening meal and helpful staff as my partner is gluten free
Saggy carpets in hallway Ripped curtain in room
The helpful staff and general cleanliness of the room. The food and especially the helpful receptionist who gave us lots of information on walks because we had our dog with us. Comfortable bed. Quick response to our problem cobwebs.
Lots of cobwebs all around the room roof. No sheets, as the quilt was very warm I was unable to sleep because of heat. Suggest spare sheet in room or blanket. Due to heat had to open our window and the noise from staff outside with radio and talking was very loud until about 11pmish.
Location was excellent, good airy room with wonderful views
Full English Breakfast wasn't up to standard
The Boat Hotel was a last-minute find on TripAdvisor. It had some great reviews so we took a chance. The location is great and was central to our sightseeing in this area. It is an historic hotel in a historic town/location. Food and service were good...albeit slow (reasons mentioned later). Would we reserve again? Probably but would probably check around TripAdvisor a bit to see if there were any other options we might want to try.
Two things detracted from our stay: buses and apparent age. We arrived about an hour before a German tour bus drove up. I was sitting outside watching the bus maneuver to park. I had an intuition that I should get two more beers for our table. Good thing I did. Service drew to a standstill as the bus passengers poured into the bar and front desk. Later, they filled the restaurant which slowed table seating, meal preparation, drink fulfillment and overall meal service to a crawl. We can't blame them for inviting buses into their hotel; we might do the same if we were hoteliers (it's a tough business). We are just pointing out what happened to us as casual leisure tourists. While our room was appointed nicely and rather quiet lending to good sleep, the hallways, stairways and general upstairs (where rooms are) area was missing attention and investment. Carpets were old, far beyond the look and feel of an elderly but well-cared for hotel. The housekeeper's cleaning bucket was there at the top of the stairs to greet us after checking in and heading to our room. And, a small but indicative item: our room was #10 but ours was the only room without a room number on the door. We looked and looked for 15mins to find our room with no success. We had to head to the front desk and the nice young lady had no idea either. By trial, error and some sleuthing, we all determined that we had reserved a suite which had the suite name (and not room number) on the door. Oh well, no big deal but indicative of small lapses in attention to detail. Oh, and wifi was non-existent upstairs and super slow downstairs.
We stayed two nights booked because they allowed dogs, had nice room and ate at hotel the two nights. Meals were good and served in bar area.
The fact the meals were served meals in bar area there wasn't area to chill after meal with a drink unless you sat in reception area. There was was two sofas in bar but wasn't comfortable sitting there while other residents were still eating.
Warm friendly welcome and cheerful attentive staff. Restaurant quality much improved in last year.
Upper bedrooms a little tired; breakfast OK, but could do with labelling the different jams, and take care that the milk isn't "off".
room deal, location, food, ambiance
price of drinks £1 dearer than others
Beautiful location right next to the steam railway station. Stayed in the Spey suite which was lovely.
The food was over priced and not very good. For example, we were charged £4.50 for "tear and share" bread, which turned out to be the same plain bread which accompanies the soup. Service at breakfast was very slow and disorganised (despite the restaurant not being busy). One staff member in particular was very rude to us in front of other diners when there was a mix up with our room number.
Staff were friendly and were as helpful as they could be considering most had only been there a few weeks and appeared to be not very experienced. Room and en suite were very comfortable and clean, except for the unironed voiles. Position of the hotel was very attractive. Boat of Garten is a very pretty village with the Strathspey Steam Railway running through it and The Cairngorm Mountains behind it.
Did'nt seem to be any senior staff on hand to support and supervise a new staff, resulting in mistakes being made such as at dinner an espresso brulee being served to me without the sugar on top being torched to produce the correct toffee layer. When I pointed this out I received an apology-not from the chef- but from the waiter.No replacement was offered but on my telling the receptionist on our departure the cost was refunded. Had I not complained, nothing would have been done. At breakfast, I was informed that marmalade was not served at this hotel and so I went out and bought my own!!! The toast was almost inedible anyway as I thought it had been made at 7.30am and being served at 9.00am with the result it was like leather and stone cold. Altogether a hotel my husband and I would not bother staying at for a very long time. Not deserving of four stars.
Dog friendliness Comfortable bed
Shower in room 206 poor. Should have been power shower
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