Hotel boat holidays

Hotel boats have been around for years but are one of the best kept secrets of the canals. Step on board for a unique opportunity to enjoy the delightful scenery and relaxing pace of the waterways - without the worries of cooking of the exertions of lock- winding.

Narrowboat on River Soar
Narrowboat on River Soar


What happens on a hotel boat holiday?

Like hotels on dry land, each hotel boat has its own distinctive character and charm. In a narrow canal some boats welcome parties of six or eight, others are more intimate, catering for smaller groups. On our rivers hotel boats can accommodate larger groups. However, all explore the most enchanting countryside the UK has to offer, with opportunities to stop off at places of interest and benefit from the local knowledge of the crew.

From breakfast to afternoon tea and cakes and a wholesome dinner, home-made fayre is the order of the day on board a hotel boat. Boats cruise every day, starting after breakfast and guests can choose between stepping ashore and strolling along the towpath or simply sitting in comfort onboard and watching out for wildlife. If you wish to lend a hand with the working of the boat or locks, you will often be welcome.


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