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The Four Sisters Boatel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location and enough room for four messy girls... Tesco express, a few bars and a bakery all within 2 mins walk. It was warm and cosy and we would all tay again! Its about 10-15 walk to the castle and the boat is warm and cosy. Natalie was lovely, she gave us loads of usefull info and allowed us...

1Thank Hayley P
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Although being fairly local we book this place for a night out in Edinburgh earlier in December, largely for the experience of sleeping on a barge and also because of the convenience of the location. I think the important thing, to remember is that this is a canal barge, and one which is extremely well equipped with more facilities than...

1Thank adrianhP7535BK
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Four of us stayed for a weekend for our friends birthday, the boat is in a great location, everything is within walking distance. We had no problems at all while we stayed and even though it was winter, the boat is heated throughout so always warm! Natalie was lovely and gave us some really good recommendations. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We booked a short stay at the Boatel and having been on barges before fully understood what to expect in terms of the accommodation size and facilities. I have never written a review on Tripadvisor before but felt compelled to do so on this occasion. The standard of cleanliness was poor and the Boatel in desperate need of a deep...

7Thank 2016AvaT
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stayed here with our kids for one night. The kids loved the boat with the bunk beds for my son and my daughter got her own double bed which she loved! The boat is well equipped if you want to cook but we got a takeaway pizza from Papa John's along the road which suited us. We had breakfast...

Thank nicthechick28
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Enjoyed a fantastic weekend on the boat with my family. Comfortable and clean with everything we could possibly need. Natalie was great and made us feel welcome. We requested a welcome hamper which was beautifully presented and full of lovely fresh produce. All bedding and towels are provided and it was a real adventure for the kids who loved sleeping...

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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

The location was good, but I would describe the experience more with staying in a travel trailer.Tight spaces.cant really move around in the shower.Lines were old and some of the pillow cases had holes and the bathroom,let's just say we tried to use the bathrooms outside the boat as much as possible,since you could not flush paper and had to...

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skippercam, Owner at The Four Sisters Boatel, responded to this review

Hello, We are terribly sorry you never enjoyed your stay on board and sorry you chose not to speak about this until i noticed this review on-line. We do say to all our guests to please contact us should you have any problems and we leave our personal mobile numbers on which we are contactable 24/7. I know that upon...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Great alternative to a hotel everything you need is.provided great central place to visit town centre Edinburgh town centre just a a short stroll would only suit up to four adults they're are bunk beds for children but very small as is the shower but there are showers close by that you can use

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Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We spent one night aboard and it was great. Lovely and warm , easy to use heating . Great wifi connection. The pictures on the sight might make you think it would be noisy but only zizzi is open, the bars are all closed so despite being on a busy walking route we had a very quiet and undisturbed night....

1Thank magpie_travels
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Felt I needed to write this review after a 2 night stay as we were really disappointed with the stay,so much so we were out and hitting the pub 30 mins after check in.when we arrived there was a guy leaving with a dog which had obviously been on the boat as we could smell it(or so we thought at...

2Thank ddonnamac4
skippercam, Owner at The Four Sisters Boatel, responded to this review

Madam, upon booking I could tell immediately you were going to be difficult to please. And when you arrived with your lack of communication and facial expression I was conscious you already had decided you were not going to enjoy your stay. You will notice another review posted in the same day as this one saying completely the opposite to...

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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The Four Sisters luxury 4 star Boatel has 2 double cabins a set of child sized bunk beds (5'4" x 2'6")and a double sofa bed in the lounge (for larger groups) for your sole use. She is moored in the city centre within walking distance to all major attractions. The tariff quoted is for the entire boatel with use of all on board facilities :) ... more   less 

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Address: Lochrin Basin | Union Canal, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9NY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: RM868 - RM1,944 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Four Sisters Boatel 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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