The Camillia Boatel

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

Luxurious self-catering houseboat stay for 6+2 (or request a second neighbouring boat for larger group), on the Union Canal in the heart of Edinburgh. WHOLE BOAT RENTAL ONLY.


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 opulent double bed cabins, an adult size bunk bed room, plus a sofabed, thereby suiting 1 family, friends or even 2 families holidaying together. 

There is a spacious open plan lounge with 43" plasma, freeview, Netflix and Prime and a modern fully equipped kitchen area with breakfast bar and even a swan hatch for feeding the swans and ducks! There is an extra large contemporary shower room 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 or read a book from the onboard selection! 

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.

Why not book a welcome hamper for your arrival! These range from a 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!  Alternatively book a pamper package and enjoy a deep tissue or hot stone massage, a body wrap or even a manicure! 

Minimum 3 night stay. 

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Please note there is another boatel moored alongside: The Four Sisters Boatel - sleeps 6+2 (also here on QuirkyAccom.) Both of the boatels can be hired separately or together to accommodate groups of up to 16. (No stag or hen parties and no groups under the age of 25). When selecting more than 8 guests you are requesting price and availability for both boats.

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s



  • Family Friendly  
  • Suitable for Adults only  
  • By Water  
  • City Stop  
  • Eco friendly  
  • Former Transport  
  • Groups  
  • Stay on a Boat