The Boat Hotel in Boat of Garten is nestled in a tranquil picturesque setting deep within the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, near Aviemore. This Spey Valley hotel offers beautiful Highland scenery and rural tranquility.
Nearby attractions to the Boat Hotel are the famous 18-hole Boat of Garten golf course and the Strathspey Railway, which takes visitors to Aviemore on a nostalgic steam-hauled railway journey. Due to the hotels proximity to Aviemore and the Cairngorm Mountains, the Boat Hotel makes a great base for skiing & walking breaks.
Each of the 34 bedrooms offered at the Boat Hotel offer something for every taste and budget. Bedrooms range from Classic to King Bed Deluxe Garden Terrace and Four Poster Bed Junior Suite.
The Boat Hotel’s Bistro showcases rustic and seasonal fare and re-imagined classics, featuring vegetables, fruits and herbs grown locally combined with produce sourced from the British Isles.
The Osprey Bar at the Boat Hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere and is the perfect place to meet or relax, as the bar is full of quiet corners.
The Boat Hotel in Boat of Garten near Aviemore, offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.
Unless specified otherwise, prices are quoted per adult per night.
Childrens reductions are available, for more details see our terms and conditions.
Single Room Supplement £15.00
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The Boat Hotel offers warm hospitality and 34 comfortable, individually decorated bedrooms. The range of bedrooms offers something for every taste and budget. No matter how you choose to stay at the Boat Hotel, they aim to make your time more enjoyable and special..
CLASSIC ROOMS - Your Classic Room at the Boat Hotel offers a wide range of amenities. Classic rooms with the emphasis placed firmly on comfort. While minor imperfections such as smaller bathrooms or shower rooms and restricted views make Classic rooms the entry-level accommodation, the have not compromised on comfort that is found throughout their bedrooms. Classic rooms are located across various floors of the hotel, with views towards the back over the village as well as the side across the gardens. It is the perfect space in which to immerse yourself in beauty of the Cairngorm National Park or sink into a deep, restful sleep.
DELUXE ROOMS - Relish in the spaciousness and contemporary feel of the Deluxe rooms. Sumptuous warmth and graceful accents distinguish this meticulously appointed rooms some overlooking the gardens down to the steam railway. All Deluxe garden rooms have French doors with access to a private deck and all bathrooms are fitted with bath/showers, free standing sinks and deep soak bath tubs. There's a high-speed internet connection and 32-inch LCD TV. It is the perfect space in which to immerse yourself in beauty of the Cairngorm National Park or sink into a deep, restful sleep.
Every one of the individually styled Suites reflects effortless luxury, the spaciousness makes them an appealing choice for space seeking couples or families who wish to share the same room or choose one with a separate lounge where the seating area in some can be transformed into a private bed space for two children. Each has its own unique character and unique charm. From free-standing baths in the bedroom, separate lounge and four-poster beds, our suites combine the best of Old World opulence with 21st Century comforts like high-speed wireless internet and LCD TVs.
LUXURY FAMILY ROOMS
You can choose between all sorts of sleeping arrangements for your family:
Book an interconnecting room - you can privately pop in and out and still enjoy your own space. It’s fun, informal and makes it easy to keep an eye on your little ones.
Ask for a cot in one of the Classic, Deluxe or Suite rooms so you don’t need to bring yours! All Deluxe & Deluxe Garden Rooms accommodate fold down beds… perfect for children aged 12 and under.
The Boat Hotel’s Bistro has a goodreputation for food. The menus feature daily Best of British specials and it also almost goes without saying that the chefs uses fresh, local, seasonal produce as the norm.
Breakfast offers you a range of cold dishes and freshly baked pastries from the larder. As well as a fully cooked Scottish breakfast, you can order anything from delicate smoked Scottish Haddock to meltingly beautiful Eggs Florentine. If there’s anything else you’d like to eat, just ask as the chef will gladly make to make boiled egg and soldiers…
Food is served from: Midday to 3pm & 6pm to 9pm. Serving all day throughout the summer
Breakfast is served from: 8am – 9.30am
The Osprey Bar is warm and welcoming with a merry atmosphere. The bar also offers an exentsive selection of single malt whiskies, some real ales and a fabulous selection of international wines to sample
Soup of the day with crust bread £4.45
Haggis spring roll, Bruadar crème fraîche £6.95
Cullen Skink, Smoked Haddock and potato chowder £6.95
Home cured organic salmon and buckwheat blini £7.95
Thai style Fish cakes, sweet basil dip £7.95
Rannoch venison Carpaccio, pine nut and rocket £7.95
Foie gras parfait toasted brioche and fruit compote £9.95
Braised lamb shoulder, mash potato, fine beans and thyme jus £14.95
Herb crust Shetland salmon, saffron mash, Baby vegetables and Cray fish cream £14.95
Pan Roast corn fed chicken supreme smoked bacon and butterbean casserole £14.95
Pan seared sea bass, stir fried vegetables egg noodles, crispy cashews £14.95
Hoisin pork fillet, stir fried vegetables and scented rice £15.95
Daube of Scottish beef, fondant potato, roast winter roots and Madeira jus £17.95
King prawn langoustine and scallop linguini, garlic-basil olive oil £22.95
Hand dived scallops, butternut squash puree and crispy pancetta £22.95
Loin of Spey side venison skierlie potato cake, Chantenay Carrots and juniper jus £26.95
Our beef is hung for 28 days ensuring a tender steak every time.
It is guaranteed Aberdeen Angus and is reared on Highland Farms.
Our steaks are served with hand cut chips, grilled tomato and roast garlic.
8oz rib eye steak £19.95 12oz rib eye steak £24.95 6oz fillet £19.95
Sauces-All at £2.95:
Mushroom and red wine, peppercorn, wholegrain mustard
Fresh Raspberry, Cranachan with toasted oatmeal and whisky cream£6.95
Brulee of the day with homemade shortbread£6.95
Warm apple tart tatin with vanilla ice cream £6.95
Saffron and Orange Frangipane tart, Vanilla Ice cream£6.95
Peach Panacotta, fruit coulis £6.95
Trio of luxury ice cream £4.95
Selection of Scottish and continental cheeses £7.95
While you wait
Parsnip and beetroot crisps £2.95
Hummus with pita bread £4.95
Rustic bread and olive oil £3.95
Italian green and black olives £5.95
White or granary bread £5.95 – Soup and Sandwich £7.95
Served from 12pm to 3pm. Please choose from the following:
Mature cheddar, red onion and tomato salsa
Honey roast ham, crispy lettuce and wholegrain mustard
Bacon, lettuce and tomato
Roast chicken with lime and curry mayo
Smoked salmon with rocket lemon caper dressing
Side orders £3.95
Hand cut chips
Linguini, tomato & pesto Genovese sauce £9.95 (chicken or Salmon can be added for £3.00)
Classic Caesar salad £9.95 (add chicken or Salmon £3.00)
Ricotta spinach and mushroom cannelloni, mozzarella and tomato sauce
Fish and chips, beer battered haddock fillet, hand cut chips £11.95
Chicken Karahi- mild blend of spices, rice pilaf and Naan bread £13.95
Aberdeen Angus Burgers and hand cut chips
6oz beef burger £10.95
6oz cheese burger £11.95
6oz cheese & bacon burger £13.95
The village of Boat Of Garten is known as the "Osprey Village" due to when ospreys returned to Scotland in the 1950s the largest number of them returned to this village. There is now a splendid visitor centre for people to find out more about ospreys and other wildlife of the area. The championship Boat of Garten Golf course is next to the hotel and permits can be obtained for salmon fishing on the mighty River Spey
The Boat Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel that welcomes dogs 75 pounds and under, and all domestic cats.
The Paws Please Pet Package includes: a welcome gift for your pet of an organic pet snack, a "Paws Please" door hanger, and nightly pet fee of £5 per pet per night.
The Boat Hotel is set in an idyllic village a short walk from the stunning Loch Garten and the many forest and Lochside walks.
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Directions to the Boat Hotel, Boat Of Garten
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.
Take the A9 and then exit at the Grantown on Spey / Carrbridge junction. Follow the signs for Boat of Garten / Strathspey Steam Railway.
Guests booked on a rate/package including dinner eat from our market menu worth £25pp
Please call Classic Britain on 0845 1306 241 for family rooms.