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All our waste water drains directly into the canal, hence the need to use the eco-friendly products supplied. Toilet waste is contained on board and is disposed of weekly by the crew. Nothing other than human waste may be disposed of in the WC.  Paper must be put into the bin provided. The shower is ceramic, 24 inches square and hot water is supplied by means of a water heater which takes just a few minutes to reach the required temperature. The ceramic WC on board The Four Sisters Boatel is the latest model in boating technology with touch panel flush.

We have tried very hard at The Four Sisters to make your stay on board as comfortable as possible and have had the best and latest technology installed on board to make us as close to an apartment on land as possible, however there will always be some slight differences on board. Please bare this in mind when booking The Four Sisters Boatel.


Scottish Canals has now completed superb new shower block facilities on site where there are three very large private wet rooms with changing facilities free of charge. There are also coin operated laundry facilities for your use. You will be issued with a key to access these facilities on your arrival.
Please Do
Please Don't

- Smoke only on deck.


- Burn candles or smoke below deck.

- Use only eco friendly toiletries/cleaning products provided.


- wear stiletto heels on board.

- Respect other canal users.


- make excessive noise.
- Make full use of all our on-board facilities and have a fantastic time.
- exceed check out time.
- Try to keep our CD and DVD library in order.
 - do not put toilet paper or face wipes down the toilet (only human waste). A small sanitary bin is provided.
- Leave The Four Sisters boatel ship shape (excessive cleaning is chargeable).
We take your safety and security very seriously aboard The Four Sisters Boatel and should point out that there are three steep steps on boarding which are considered unsuitable for the disabled. There are two fire extinguishers and a fire blanket on board and also two small children’s buoyancy vests that should be worn on deck at all times.  Children must be under adult supervision while on board. We have a security gate at the pontoon allowing access to British Waterways key holders only and 24-hour manned CC TV coverage. Built for purpose she is not your average house boat. There are no hores brasses or wood burning stove, but modern high-tech, spacious, self-catering, luxury accommodation.
We guarantee your stay on board the Four Sisters will be unlike any other stay in Edinburgh.
At the Four Sisters Boatel we want to make sure your stay is unique and memorable. We are can cater you any request in advance from catering to manicures and massgaes. If you have a birthday party, anniversary, girls night or any other occasion you can customise your stay to suit you. The Four Sisters Boatel is the perfect choice venue. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and batten down the hatches on board The Four Sisters Boatel enjoy a manicure or bubbles on arrival, we can also decorate the boat for any occasion as you wish. Please send requests in advance by email or telephone.
Welcome Hampers
£10 basic for 2 peopleeggs, bread, butter, milk, cheese, tomatoes.
£20 medium for 2 people - eggs, bread, butter, milk, cheese, tomatoes, bacon, oatcakes, fruit juice, chutney.
£50 luxury for 2 peopleeggs, bread, butter, milk, cheese x 2, tomatoes, bacon, oatcakes,  fruit juice, chutney, haggis,  fruit, chocolates, muesli, shortbread, tablet, fudge, Italian meat selection.
£50 luxury for 2 with alcohol - eggs, bread, butter, milk, cheese x 2, tomatoes, bacon, oatcakes,  fruit juice, chutney, haggis, muesli,  fruit, chocolates, shortbread, prosecco.
£20 prosecco on ice per bottle
£50 champagne on ice per bottle
£20 standard spirits
£50 luxury spirits
£5-£20 balloons and banners
Pamper Packages
Our experienced professional beauticians can be hired on an hourly basis to provide the highest quality treatments from the comfort of your own boat apartment. Treatments as follows;
Massage - deep tissue, sweedish, hot stone, aromatherapy, theraputic- head, neck, shoulder, feet, full body, half body
Waxing - all areas
Body wraps
Spray tans
Eyelash extention/ tinting
Manicure/ pedicure
Shellac nails
Beauty therapists can be hired for £50 per therapist per hour, 2 therapists can be hired simultaniously. All treatments can be mix and matched within the alloted time, for example, 1 hour for £50, 30 minute head massage and 30 minute facial.
Booking must be at least 72 hours in advance, please contact us directly to book, booking is subject to availability.
The Four Sisters Boatel 

Lochrin Basin Union Canal, Fountain Bridge Edinburgh EH39NY