About this listing
Fancy something different and a first for Edinburgh?
Come and stay with us, we have lowered our prices for the Spring Season!
Try The Four Sisters STATIC Boatel; yes a custom built, floating luxury boat right in the very heart of Edinburgh City Centre. Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor!
She is tucked away in the Lochrin Basin, measuring a massive 55' x 10.6" for your sole use.
The Four Sisters Boatel is self-catering and can accommodate up to five adults and two children comfortably in two beautifully dressed double cabins (bedrooms) with plasma TV's, free view , DVD players and wireless headphones.
A large comfortable sofa in the lounge area with recessed children’s bunk beds located to the stern. The lounge has a 32 inch flat screen TV with free view, Hi-Fi & an exceptionally well equipped high gloss black galley kitchen. (There is even a barbecue for our long hot summers!)
Eco-friendly cleaning products, a hot drinks tray and basic condiments are supplied FREE OF CHARGE. There is a breakfast bar with seating for five guests and a shower room with WHB/WC (normal flush) and a heated towel radiator. Eco-friendly toiletries are supplied as are towels and two fluffy bath robes FREE OF CHARGE.
The Four Sisters is berthed in a Wi-Fi hot spot. Small domestic pets are welcome FREE OF CHARGE.
you will have sole use of The Four Sisters Boatel and all of her amenities for the duration of your stay.
Interaction with Guests
Please arrange a check in time prior to arrival. A skipper will be on board upon you arrival to check you in and show you the ropes! :)
The Four Sisters Boatel Is moored in The Lochrin Basin in The Union Canal on Lower Gilmore Bank right in the heart of Edinburgh's bustling, trendy financial district. Right at the end of the canal in the modern Quay we have the perfect little sun trap that gets the sun all day long. Great for sitting on deck in the summer weather.
30 seconds walk from the Boatel is the bus stop and taxi rank. frequent buses (every 5 mins or so) go into Princes Street, Royal Mile, Grass Market and other. we are a 7 minute walk to Princes Street, Royal Mile, Grassmarket. 5 minute walk from Haymarket train station or £3 - £5 taxi.
Other Things to Note
Please be aware as much as we have striven to ensure life on board is as comfortable and easy as life on land there are a few differences you must bare in mind when booking.
Space is like gold dust. We have cleverly designed the interior to maximize space and comfort however we recommend you bring soft luggage. Hard cases are often difficult to store.
ECO - friendly please :) Being so close to nature we have to be very careful how we dispose of all waste therefore we must ask all guest to use our eco- friendly toiletries/ cleaning products supplied on board when using sinks and showers as they drain directly into the canal! Rubbish must also be disposed of and not left outside as it can blow into the water.
Toilet - whilst we have invested in the best of marine technology on board the boatel the toilet does work slightly differently to your usual. All toilet paper face wipes etc must not go down the toilet. (a sanitary bin is provided).
Safety is crucial. Please always remember you are on water. Use safety vests provided when outside the boatel on deck. Children must be supervised at all times.
Sorry but NO SMOKING is permitted inside but on deck only.
Sorry you may not burn candles.
Sorry you may not wear shoes with heels. (solid oak flooring throught)
Sorry you are not permitted to NOT enjoy your stay infact we will ensure you do!
As we are a very special house boat, we have a standard contract that will be emailed to our guests prior to your stay! Please fee free to ask any questions about this!
The night was fabulous! The location is great for visitors walking to the castle and the Prince's street! The facilities were fully prepared and we really enjoyed it on the boat! The skipper is so nice and humor! I would like to live there when I travel back to Edinburg! Thank you so much!
Great stay right in the heart of the city, fabulous location. We were met by Natalie who explained all that we needed to know and the accommodation was well equipped and very cosy. Thank you!
The reservation was canceled 25 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled 106 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We had a lovely stay aboard the Four Sisters Boatel. Skippers Cam and Natalie take meticulous care of the boat and it's packed with every amenity you could possibly need, down to a huge library of CDs and DVDs and massage oil! I would definitely stay here again for another unique Edinburgh experience!
Comfortable, clean and very organised houseboat!
Skippers Cam and Natalie provided everything we could possibly need for our time in Edinburgh, and ensured a unique experience in a great location.
I'd never stayed on a boat before so this was an adventure. Cam was a doll. Great location & we walked to all the sites......with a market right around the corner for anything you might need. We had a grand time. i'd suggest having a cell as there is no phone on the boat & the pay phone across the street didn't work. Otherwise it was perfect.
About the Host, Skipper Cam
I am Skipper Cam, the proud owner of The Four Sisters Boatel in Edinburgh. Having worked in the Accommodation industry for the last 25 years this is my latest venture. Named after my four daughters The Four Sisters Boatel has been up and running as tourist accommodation in Edinburgh for the last 2 years.
Born and raised in Edinburgh I know the city very well and can show you the best places off the beaten track to visit.
I am a fully qualified skipper and like nothing better than sailing down the Union Canal with my Cockapoo Chester.
The Four Sisters Boatel (Luxury 4* STATIC houseboat)
located in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. Within walking distance to all Edinburgh city centre has to offer. Ideal for the culture vulture, shopaholic or disco diva, make The Four Sisters Boatel your base for your break in Edinburgh.