(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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The city council's development management sub-committee refused permission by the Edinburgh Boatel company to park the vessels outside Boroughmuir High School -- with one councillor claiming the floating hotels could prevent parents from dropping children off at school by boat.
The Boatel is a budget hotel priced at[pounds sterling]141 for three nights- and this includes flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Over the weekend, there'll be boat rides with Boatel Party Cruises, canoeing experiences, hook a duck, classic car display, vintage bus rides, Official Silcocks Fun Fairs and Bennys Bumper Boats.
However, the formation of the compound adjective scarlet-collar, based on the compound family X-collar (Mattiello & Dressler forth.), is more predictable and less creative than the formation of a blend such as boatel [left arrow] boa(t + ho)tel [1950] 'a boat which functions as a hotel' (OED3), after the unique model motel [left arrow] mo(tor + ho)tel.
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And the upturned boat structure which has been christened Boatel, is part of that scene.
Check-in was a breeze, with the cabin keys handed straight to us as we drove on to the ferry - or the "boatel" as the boys called it, excited about spending a night at sea.
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.
There is already a Titanicstyled barge in Albert Dock which can be rented as an apart "boatel".
The Four Sisters Boatel - - is a selfcatering barge berthed just minutes from the castle.
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.