Definition of boatel in English:

boatel

(also botel)

noun

  • 1A waterside hotel with facilities for mooring boats.

    • ‘These seafood restaurants and boatels have since been relocated to facilitate reclamation works.’
    • ‘Buffet breakfast is served in the botel.’
    • ‘But ZMOS (The Association of Towns and Municipalities of Slovakia) claims that the constitution of a so-called spa fund calculates these specific revenues as the only revenues and that the municipality has expenditures not only for individual accommodation providers, but also on hotels, boatels and motels.’
    • ‘Also, I've heard a lot about the botels, and people seem to like them, but I've never experienced one.’
    • ‘The botel can offer our exclusive saloon for conveying business conversations and conferences.’
    • ‘The botel offers 86 basic but comfortable double rooms and suites.’
    • ‘Our covered boatels will ensure that your vessel is cared for year round.’
    • ‘There were boatels too that provided services like docking and renting of boats for boating, water-skiing and skin-diving lessons.’
    • ‘You have a choice of over 60 carefully selected Bratislava hotels, botels, pensions, apartments ranging from budget to luxury.’
    • ‘The botel offers an accommodation in comfortable single and double bedded cabins and apartments.’
    • ‘All docks, fuel and supply facilities, launching and lift facilities, boat sales and servicing areas, restaurants and hotels, motels, or boatels related to a marina must be a least three hundred feet from any residence except that of the owner or operator.’
    • ‘Accommodations range from botels (floating motel room with dockage for your boat) to full service resorts.’
    • ‘The Resort includes lakeside boatels with lofts, cozy cabins, and luxurious rooms - some with Jacuzzis - within the facility's modern hotel complex.’
  • 2A ship moored at a wharf and used as a hotel.

    • ‘We are very proud of our new 'boatel'.’
    • ‘The proprietor, Bob Blanc, has plans to construct what he calls ‘boatel’ units - simple accommodations for the yachties using the marina.’
    • ‘Today, it's the home of rent-a-party-barges called ‘Boatels.’’
    • ‘The hotels on the water are called botels.’

Origin

1950s (originally US): blend of boat and hotel.

Pronunciation:

boatel

/bəʊˈtɛl/