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Lochrin Basin, Union Canal, Edinburgh, EH3 9NY, United Kingdom – Show map
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Fishing, Cycling, Massage, Bikes Available (free)
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and charges apply.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges apply.
Grocery Deliveries, ATM on site, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Hair/Beauty Salon
Paid WiFi, Newspapers, Shops (on site), Convenience Store (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, Designated Smoking Area
scotmid (547yrd) tesco (109yrd)
Stockbridge Sunday (2miles)
Arthur Seat (1miles)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 10 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 2.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
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The location was ideal and it had the novelty factor for the children.
It was not as clean as I would have liked. It felt a bit rundown. It was a bit like 'glamping' for the weekend.
no way was this botel 4xxxx no toaster so kids got no toast grill did not work and had to be cleaned full of old fat microwave did not work please can i get some refund
It's a boat
the half full bottle of massage oil in the bedroom
Location was great, really pretty canal boat, cosy with plenty of extras such as massage chair, books, games, DVD's and CD's. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants.
The toilet facilities were a bit unusual but being on a boat understandable and there was a wash block if people are uncomfortable with it. WIFI didn't work which was hard with teenagers.
Original break away in lovely, cosy accommodation
Having to put toilet roll in the bin but understand that it's necessary
The massage chair was a nice touch. Also we were allowed to store our bags on board after checkout until our departure which was helpful and kind.
Like others have said the shower room and bunk area smell none too fragrant. The sofa bed is painfully uncomfortable - don't expect a good night's sleep.
Great location, clean boat and first in class customer service
Fun staying on the canal. Grocery store was very convenient. Boat was very well stocked and lots of nice touches.
Location, staff friendliness, uniqueness of the accommodation.
The idea of the boatel. It is in the heart of Edinburgh. It is very close to Tesco, cash machines, Main Street and 20 minutes walk to Edinburgh castle. It is warm.
The spider nets inside the boatel
Booking.com did not have parking information.
Great location, fun being on a boat-something a bit different, very relaxing massage chair, comfortable beds in the double rooms. Friendly service from the "Skippers"
The smell of the septic tank under the child's bottom bunk.
It was unusual, and unique. Never stayed on a boat before. Kids excited. Great location for exploring Edinburgh. Walk to Castle and loads of restaurants, Tesco's close by. Nice to have kitchen facilities, two bedrooms and living space. Good selection of DVDs.
Bit cramped, buts that's boat living for you. Dont go if you suffer from Claustrophobia!
Bedding had small dead flies, other bed full of crumbs. Cleanliness was poor
Loved the houseboat overall, it had lots of facilities and the location was great. It was very cosy and comfortable and a unique experience.
Didn't like the toilet, only human waste to be flushed...toilet paper (after use) to be binned (not pleasant). The smell in the childrens bunk bed area wasn't too good.
Close to Edinburgh attractions, very functional and charming, staff always ready to help
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