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Four Sisters Boatel

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
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A deluxe self-catering houseboat stay (with 2 doubles, 1 bunk bed and 1 sofabed) in the heart of Edinburgh. Whole boat rental.

Luxury 4 star boatel moored in the Lochrin Basin on the Union Canal in the heart of Edinburgh sleeps 6+2. 

Step aboard this purpose built houseboat and enjoy the feeling of the tranquil waters below you and the city centre around you. Being permanently moored, this boat does not move with the tides or current so you can relax in the knowledge that you will feel as safe as houses onboard! 

Inside you can find 2 double cabins with TV/DVD player (plus wireless headphones), a recess with small bunk beds only suitable for under 10's), plus a sofabed, thereby suiting a large family or 2 families holidaying together. 

There is a fully equipped galley kitchen with breakfast bar and stools, which also doubles as a great workplace if you are on a business trip as wifi is available! The lounge area houses a 32" plasma TV, plus vast DVD library and also a large choice of books and board games to keep you busy.

There is a shower room onboard with toilet and washbasin too and eco-friendly toiletries are supplied. A British Waterways shower block and laundry facilities can be found nearby which you will have access to for the duration of your stay.

Up on deck you can enjoy the city views whilst dining al fresco with the BBQ. Alternatively just sit and people watch with your favourite beverage in hand! 

Locally you can explore the beauty of Edinburgh with its historic castle or take a hike up to Arthur's Seat and enjoy the incredible views. If you prefer a spot of retail therapy then be sure to hit Victoria Street, said to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter! 

Children welcome and dogs welcome on request. Why not book a welcome hamper for your arrival! These range from a simple £10 hamper package of bread, butter, milk, cheese, tomatoes and eggs for 2 people, to a luxurious £50 hamper for 2 that contains all of the previous items plus bacon, oatcakes, fruit juice, chutney, haggis, muesli, fruit, chocolates, shortbread and even a bottle of prosecco! Perfect for those that are celebrating!  Alternatively book a pamper package and enjoy a deep tissue or hot stone massage, a body wrap or even a manicure! 

2 night minimum stay. Single nights offered mid-week off peak only. Price per night ranges from £200-£250 in low season and £300-£400 in high season for up to 6 people. Any additional people are charged at £10 per person per night. 

Room Types

Double
Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Edinburgh