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The Boat Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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scotland, uk
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Visited with family group. It was busy for a weds night, good sign, but managed to get table. + Good choice,.+ Decent prices, + flavoursome fresh food, + nice location next to river, + clean and tidy. The only negatives were slight difficulty ordering with waitress whose English could have been better...and the food when arrived was lukewarm, not hot...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tried here for lunch the other day as we were passing through Aboyne and had never been before. We weren't disappointed as it was really nice inside and what we had to eat was excellent. They could only offer soup or sandwiches for some reason, but that didn't matter as we didn't want a lot anyway. My husband had pulled...

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Thank JWellingtonWimpy
UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived we were made welcome. Check in was the easiest we have ever had, very organised. Our room was exactly as expected, as per the photographs we'd looked at on line with all home comforts. We ate in the restaurant and we weren't disappointed. They have themed nights for food, Tuesday is pie night, Wednesday fish...

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Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this venue on a number of occasions I am sorry to say I think it has deteriorated It is very expensive for a pub venue The food is ok The service is ok May not be top of our list to visit in future unless it improves

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Thank PeterRubbish
Adelaide
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for an overnight stay just outside Aberdeen and stumbled across this lovely Inn. Our room was one of 2 newly renovated ones with the most comfortable bed we had during our entire Scottish Road Trip. There was an issue with our hot water which the staff were most apologetic for and offered a generous discount for our...

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Thank DeDe61Adelaide
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were a group of nine who should have booked given our size but the very welcoming young staff quickly put two tables together and made us feel at ease. The menu was fairly small which I like as it shows the food will be freshly cooked and the variety suited our party. The restaurant had a cosy atmosphere with...

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Thank Linda A
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Visited on a Sunday for lunch and had not booked but got a table without any issues, but staff did say they were going to get busy and they were not wrong. Place filled up quickly but there was plenty staff on and service was excellent. good menu and the food was excellent. will be back.

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Thank 668John
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Dropped in whilst in Speyside for a long weekend. Nicely done interior. It was busy for off season, good selection on the menu. We had the fish and chips and the fish platter. The platter was well presented and a good selection of fresh fish. Will hopefully be back.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Overpriced food and accomodation - below average food - rubbish and not very attentive service - very unproffesionaly managed - made to feel unwelcome and then ripped off and overcharged when checking out - definitely not to be recommended!!!!!!!

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1Thank Mandy W
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Just having breakfast in the Boat, everything about our stay has been flawless. Friendly welcome, great food, lovely room overlooking the river. Room is well appointed with a nice from bed, spotlessly clean and supplies of tea and coffee. Food is tasty and with very generous portions. Can't ask for better. We'll be back!

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Boat Inn

Address: Charlestown Road, Aboyne AB34 5EL, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Aboyne
Price Range: RM516 - RM623 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“We have not stayed here, just eaten.”
CambridgeIan, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for river view.”
Manxstar, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 7 and 8”
163jeanm, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“great room at sensible money”
520albertf, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“not sure as we only ate here - didn't stay.”
SirErnest, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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