(bəʊˈtɛl) or


1. a waterside hotel catering for boating people
2. a ship that functions as a hotel
[C20: from boat + (hot)el]



a waterside hotel with dock space for persons who travel by boat.
[1955–60; b. boat and hotel]
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Its site includes The Corrugated Cottage, built by the Women's Land Army in 1940, and the Boatel, a shed created from an upturned boat.
Shedcation' destinations the Boatel (main picture), and (clockwise from top right) Owl House, The Corrugated Cottage, Maid of Dekkin and Pool House
2 Barge holiday in the city The new luxurious Four Sisters Boatel is berthed in the heart of Edinburgh, just minutes from Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle.
Stay at the newly-renovated De Barge Boatel - a barge complete with port-holes and canal views - now a three-star hotel with a seafood restaurant.
For accommodations in Ventura, contact Four Points Hotel Ventura Harbortown, 805-658-1212, or Boatel Bunk & Breakfast, a 35-foot Chinese junk docked in Ventura harbor, 805-598-2628.
Twelve West and The Loft were the main feeders into Fire Island, which meant that their regulars would visit, stay in the Boatel, or find shares at Pines houses.
You can stay on the water at the luxurious, floating Boatel, Belgium's only boat hotel.
A night at Boatel puts visitors within a stone's throw of the forest and raises their excitement level as they anticipate the splendour of Kakum.
Rodwell's recollection of conditions inside the Boatel on Fire Island where he was a waiter in 1966 and 1967 hardly suggests a liberated zone of gay sexuality: