One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A waterside hotel with facilities for mooring boats.
- ‘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.’
- ‘You have a choice of over 60 carefully selected Bratislava hotels, botels, pensions, apartments ranging from budget to luxury.’
- ‘The botel offers 86 basic but comfortable double rooms and suites.’
- ‘Buffet breakfast is served in the botel.’
- ‘The Resort includes lakeside boatels with lofts, cozy cabins, and luxurious rooms - some with Jacuzzis - within the facility's modern hotel complex.’
- ‘There were boatels too that provided services like docking and renting of boats for boating, water-skiing and skin-diving lessons.’
- ‘These seafood restaurants and boatels have since been relocated to facilitate reclamation works.’
- ‘Also, I've heard a lot about the botels, and people seem to like them, but I've never experienced one.’
- ‘The botel offers an accommodation in comfortable single and double bedded cabins and apartments.’
- ‘Our covered boatels will ensure that your vessel is cared for year round.’
- ‘The botel can offer our exclusive saloon for conveying business conversations and conferences.’
- ‘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.’
2A ship moored at a wharf and used as a hotel.
- ‘The proprietor, Bob Blanc, has plans to construct what he calls ‘boatel’ units - simple accommodations for the yachties using the marina.’
- ‘We are very proud of our new 'boatel'.’
- ‘Today, it's the home of rent-a-party-barges called ‘Boatels.’’
- ‘The hotels on the water are called botels.’
1950s (originally US): blend of boat and hotel.
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