Four Sisters Boatel

A deluxe self-catering houseboat stay (with 2 doubles, 1 bunk bed and 1 sofabed) in the heart of Edinburgh. WHOLE BOAT RENTAL ONLY.

Key Points

  • Luxury boatel with two double cabins plus recess with small bunk beds.
  • Take in the city views from the deck with outside seating & BBQ.
  • Cook your favourite meal in the fully equipped kitchen then chill out in the comfy spacious lounge area.


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 free wifi is available! The lounge area houses a 32" plasma TV with Amazon Fire TV for smart streaming.

There is a shower room onboard with toilet and wash basin and eco-friendly toiletries are supplied. A Scottish Canals 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 luxury welcome hamper for your arrival! These range from a simple hamper package of bread, butter, milk, cheese, tomatoes and eggs for 2 people, to a luxurious 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! 

Minimum 2 night stay mid week, 3 nights at weekends. Peak season minimum 5 nights.


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Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more




 Hot water



 Shower room





 Clothes rack

 Dining area




 Hot water bottles


 Ironing board

 Plug sockets

 Sofa bed

 Tumble dryer

 Washing machine

Paid Extras


 Decoration for celebrations






 Dining area


 Garden - enclosed


 Private entrance

 Seating area


Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks


 Lake / River

 Local shop


 Pub / Bar

 Pub within walking distance

 Public transport





 Birthday parties

 Can arrange catering

 No loud parties

 Quiet after midnight


 Whole site bookings for group events


 Board games


 DVD player

 iPod dock

 Mobile - Strong mobile signal


 Sound system

 Space for outdoor ball games

 TV - Smart


On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Luggage drop off

 Personal check-in

 Self check-in

 Welcome pack

Safety & Security

 Carbon monoxide detector

 Deep Covid-19 clean

 Fire blanket

 Fire extinguisher

 First aid kit

 Smoke alarm


 Condiments & Oil

 Drinking water







 Kitchenware / Utensils



 Tea & Coffee

Shared Facilities

 Stroll to bathroom facilities

Young Children


 High chair


 Take care - Near water

 Toys, books

 Welcome all ages


 Paid parking

 Parking not alongside accom



 Small site (2-4 accoms)


Is there a normal toilet?

We have a top of the range electric macerator toilet on board however all toilet paper etc must be disposed of into the bin provided to avoid blockages.

Does the boat move?

No, this is static accommodation.

How central is the boat?

5-7 minute walk to Edinburgh Castle

How noisy is the boat?

We are located in a secluded pedestrianised area of the canal and so is much quieter than being on a main road. Weekends an be noisier. You may also hear some pumps operating when using the facilities on the boat.

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 20th June 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Natalie McLachlan from Four Sisters Boatel