Definition of boatel in English:

boatel

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Pronunciation: /bəʊˈtɛl
 
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(also botel)

noun

1A waterside hotel with facilities for mooring boats.
More example sentences
  • 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 can offer our exclusive saloon for conveying business conversations and conferences.
2A ship moored at a wharf and used as a hotel.
More example sentences
  • The proprietor, Bob Blanc, has plans to construct what he calls ‘boatel’ units - simple accommodations for the yachties using the marina.
  • The hotels on the water are called botels.
  • Today, it's the home of rent-a-party-barges called ‘Boatels.’

Origin

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

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