dining al fresco on deck
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lounge area
shower room
breakfast bar
galley kitchen
fully equipped galley kitchen
dining area

The Four Sisters Boatel

Luxury floating 4* accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh City Center

Excellent! 4.7/5 (3 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. hair straighteners provided
  2. hair dryers providede
  3. in Edinburgh City Center
  1. Luxury 4* ammenities
  2. free bikes

Houseboat summary

Fancy something a bit different for your accommodation?

A first for Scotland, The Four Sisters Boatel is luxury, four star, self catering, accommodation located in the very heart of Edinburgh city centre and has been awarded 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board.

The Four Sisters Boatel offers a unique experience for the discerning traveller that even the kids will enjoy.

The luxurious Four Sisters Boatel is located in the heart of Edinburgh, just minutes from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. The Four Sisters is a permanently moored wide-beamed barge tucked away in the Lochrin Basin.

The Four Sisters Boatel offers excellent self-catering accommodation making it a superb base for exploring the delights Edinburgh has to offer.

Houseboat description

She is a purpose built, permanently moored, static wide-beam houseboat, so don’t worry if you haven’t got your sea legs, there are no currents or tides andsea/canal sickness is not an issue.

A massive55' by 10' 6" with 6' 4"of headroom, she can sleep up to4 adults and 2 children under 10 years comfortably. A double bed-settee is also available in the lounge area to accommodate larger groups.

The Four Sisters Boatel is within walking distance of many of the delights Edinburgh has to offer.Whether you’re a culture vulture, shopaholic or a disco diva,TheFour Sisters is the ideal location to meet all of yourholiday needs.Built for purpose, she is not your average houseboat.

The Four Sisters Boatelis a houseboat with adifference and a first for Edinburgh.She is a wide-beamed boatmeasuring 55' by 10' 6” , with 6' 4" of headroom and sleeps up to4 adults and 2 children comfortably. A double bed settee is also available to accommodate larger groups at an extra cost of £20 per additional person per night.

She is permanently moored in Lochrin Basin and may be accessed via Lower Gilmore Place or Fountain bridge. [please check our contact page for directions].

She comprises:

2 double cabins ( Plasma TV/DVD player with wireless headphones)Lounge with double bed-settee.Fully equipped galley kitchen with breakfast bar and stools.Recess with small bunk beds.

Shower room with WC/WHB.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit


Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2
Number of single beds: 2


The shower room on board comprises of a toilet with macerator flush, 15 inch squared electric shower and WHB. There is also a heated towel rail and all toiletries are provided for you.


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city


The Four Sisters Boatel is within walking distance of many of the delights Edinburgh has to offer. Whether you’re a culture vulture, shopaholic or a disco diva, The Four Sisters is the ideal location to meet all of your holiday needs.


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Washing machine

Linen provided
Towels provided
Dining table & chairs


Music system / CD player
WiFi / internet

DVD player
Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai
Terrace / balcony

Sun loungers
Beach / sport equipment

Heating / cooling

Central heating


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops
Close to the ariport

5- 10 mins walk to Edinburgh Castle, The Old Town, Princes Street and the Grassmarket.

General information

Free parking
Pets allowed

Child friendly

parking is available at the rate of £12 per 24 hours.

Activities nearby

Swimminig / watersports
Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking
Amusement park / water park
Skiing / snowboarding


About the area

Edinburh City Center location

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Houseboat owner


The proud owner of The Four Sisters Boatel

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken

3 Reviews - The Four Sisters Boatel

Excellent! 4.7/5

  1. Suzan - England

    14 Aug

    Well equipped, cosy, fun

    As you would expect, it is cosy which can also feel a little cramped sometimes and bathroom is small as again you would expect.

    Great location, a bit different from a hotel, very well equipped, cosy, fun. Weather was good so enjoyed sitting on deck. There are showers separate from the boatel which we used, they were very clean and spacious.

  2. Derk - England

    02 Sep

    Highly recommended houseboat

    Excellent location close to Haymarket Railway Station. Very clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.

  3. A B

    22 Dec

    Absolutely loved it!

    Absolutely loved it, really cosy and terrific location. Natalie was also great. The surrounding bars and restaurant were also excellent. Very friendly staff in Zizzi.

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