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Hotel boats

Be pampered with the slow luxuries of life whilst basking in the pleasures of water-travel.
There are many different types of boats and cruising routes to choose from and there's always a warm welcome, whether you arrive in a group or solo.
Hotel boats usually operate with a distinctly intimate 'family' ethos and, as a paying guest, you'll have the privilege of leaving the work to someone else while you spend your days sipping tea (or wine) and soaking up the scenery as it passes by. Of course, if you want to, you can muck in with the crew, help out at the locks and learn fancy rope work. The itinerary usually allows you to plan your day around your own interests. Stay on board, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the towpath or, if you're feeling more energetic, a hotel boat makes the perfect waterways sherpa to carry your load and greet you with supper after a long day's hike.
Go tall-ship sailing in the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Highlands, or select a favourite landscape to drift off in a wide barge or traditional narrowboat pair (one boat with a motor pulls an engineless 'butty').
With a hotel boat holiday, the possibilities are endless...
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European Waterways Ltd
Phone: 01753 598555 Fax: 01753 598550
Caledonian Canal

The Barn Riding Court Riding Court Road, Datchet, Berkshire, SL3 9JT.

Luxury all-inclusive holidays on fully-crewed hotel barges cruising the waterways of England, Scotland, Ireland & Continental Europe. Luxury accommodation, gourmet cuisine, fine wines, escorted tours. A truly unique experience.
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Hotel Boat Kailani Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating  -  07447 051558   -  107 High Street South Milford, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 5AQ   Google Maps Icon

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Grand Union Canal (Midlands), Grand Union Canal (South), Kennet & Avon Canal, Regent's Canal, River Lee, River Thames 

Down The Hatch   -  07809 634635   -  5 Brandon Close, Churchdown, Gloucestershire, GL3 1NU   Google Maps Icon

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River Thames  Eco-Friendly / Green Business
Luxury all-inclusive & fully crewed Hotel Boat breaks/holidays/day hire on the River Thames. Fine food, fine wines. Largest boat of her type on the river. Exclusively for two people.

Hotel Boat Baglady Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating  -  07758 272212   -  8 Canons Drive, Cirencester, GL7 3HP   Google Maps Icon

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River Thames 
Widebeam barge. Exclusively for 2. Day cruises, short & long breaks on River Thames

Tranquil Rose Star RatingStar RatingStar RatingStar Rating  -  07966 248079   -  Thames & Chilterns Holiday Cruises Ltd 17 Buckingham Road, South Holmwood, Surrey, RH5 4LB   Google Maps Icon

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Grand Union Canal (Midlands), Grand Union Canal (South), Kennet & Avon Canal, Oxford Canal, River Lee, River Thames, River Wey 
Widebeam barge. Sleeps 9

Bywater Hotelboat Cruises   -  07775 850098   -  2 Knowle Close Copthorne, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 3LR   Google Maps Icon

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Ashby Canal, Ashton Canal, Basingstoke Canal, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, Bridgewater Canal, Caldon Canal, Coventry Canal, Grand Union Canal (Midlands), Huddersfield Broad Canal, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Kennet & Avon Canal, Llangollen Canal, Macclesfield Canal, Montgomery Canal, Oxford Canal, Peak Forest Canal, River Thames, Shropshire Union Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal, Worcester & Birmingham Canal 
Traditional hotelboat pair. Sleeps 8

'William', Inland Navigators Camping Boat   -  07774 711817   -  Near Weedon, Northamptonshire 

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Grand Union Canal (Midlands)  Dog Friendly
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