A Staycation with a Difference in the Edinburgh Four Sisters Boatel

Four Sisters Boatel Edinburgh

“his was such a lovely trip, Natalie gave a lovely welcome. The family loved the boat. So comfortable and had everything there u would need. Even straighteners much to my girls delight!”

Did you know that you could stay in a boat-hotel, or boatel, instead of a standard hotel?

These gorgeous  houseboats on the Union Canal in Edinburgh is a stunning example of making the most of your space. Ideal for up to 8 travellers, these 4 star houseboats are a great place to stay for those that have a thriving sense of adventure. Here’s all you need to know to make it happen.

This Edinburgh boatel makes a great city break in Scotland and not just because it’s a little different. It’s a comfortable space which easily sleeps 6 total. Kids and pets are both welcome. The second boat sleeps up to 8. The communal space seats the full family with a flat-screen TV. They’ve even added tea and coffee makers in each room. 

The mooring space makes for a nice terrace and there is room aboard the boat to sit outdoors. Best of all, this boat is right next to the shopping of Prince’s Street, beneath Edinburgh Castle itself.



  • Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • When: Ocotber 2023.
  • Hotel: Four Sisters.
  • Room Type: Deluxe houseboat.
  • Guests: 6 Adults 
  • Board Type: Self Catering

Example Price*

2 nights £580 / 6 people sharing =£97pp

  • Dates: 31st October – 2nd November 2023

More Information

  • Edinburgh is a fantastic destination
  • Moored in the Lochrin Basin
  • Lounge which seats 6
  • 2 bedroom cabins suitable for 4 sharing
  • Children’s bunk beds for another 2
  • Laundry facilities on site
  • Shower room
  • Terrace area 
  • Tea and coffee making in both rooms
  • 9.7/10 stars for 2 people sharing
  • Upmarket area of Edinburgh Quay
  • Free WiFi
  • They allow pets
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Suitable for families
  • Parking included
  • 2nd Boat sleeps 8

For more information about this property and to browse availability and prices, check it out here


A Bit About Booking.com

Many of us have already heard about Booking.com as an astounding holiday provider of some notoriety. We have all seen the TV adverts that promise a delightful stay in an accommodation that suits you. Booking.com are big in Britain, but they also have some international fame. 

Booking.com started life as a small Dutch company. Based out of Amsterdam, this firm grew up in 1996, making it well-established in the digital holiday market. Started in Amsterdam, the founders of Booking.com wanted to provide a fully digital traveling experience. Let’s not forget that the first websites weren’t online until 1995. So we had websites for a single year before someone decided to start a fully digital travel company. The digital world moves fast.

Why Choose booking.com

Nowadays, Booking.com are the name on everyone’s lips when it comes to international travel, and for good reason. They offer a range of foreign and domestic holidays, each with a good price and a high level of customer satisfaction. Looking for a holiday abroad from a brand that has the innovation, know-how, and strength to back you up if things go south? Booking.com is the site for you.

*Any prices shown are correct at the time of posting and based on the examples shown