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Narrowboat -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Worsley, Salford, Greater Manchester, England

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eleanor c
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed 29 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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I booked Queenie for my partner and i to stay on for his birthday. We had such a fantastic time! so much so we are now intending on buying our own boat! the boat was so comfortable and cosy. the lesson was extremely helpful and easy to understand we were on our way to cruising in no time! I would recomend this highly, and would definatley do it again!

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Management Response
9 Jan 2015
Lovely to meet you Ellie and thanks so much for your review of Queenie. Send me some photos when you get your boat.
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Donna1403...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful memorable experience!”
Reviewed 10 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
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Four ladies and a canal boat. Needless to say we were a little intimidated but with reassurance and calm and precise instruction from Hester, we were just fine. I would strongly recommend Gloria as a wonderful, clean, warm and inviting experience to groups or couples. Despite the pouring rain, we had the most wonderful time. :) not one negative, just great fun, outdoors, fresh air and a lovely zone in which to chill out. Go for it!!!!!

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Management Response
13 Nov 2014
Thanks for leaving your review Donna. You didn't seem intimidated by the prospect of taking charge of the boat and in fact you were ace!
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Buj W
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding week”
Reviewed 5 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We have been doing October Narrowboat holidays together for the last 10/12 years and have always hired boats from large companies. Hestor's little company , Star Narrowboats, is an absolute gem of a company . Our stay on 'Gloria' was a superb week from the moment we met her at the Bridgewater Marina . She was exremely accomodating and the boat was immaculate. One of the best features was the fact that it was very well equipped. Believe me we have been on some sparsely equipped boats before!!!!The wood burner made the evenings extremely cosy and the engine purred along majestically!!!All in all one of our most pleasant narrowboat holidays . Cannot recommend this highly enough!! Thanks Hester!!

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Management Response
11 Nov 2014
Thanks for your lovely review Buj and glad all went well. We've completed the upgrade on the settee in the lounge area now - set back further from the fire, easier to pull out into the bed position and way more spacious - so come back next year!! Best wishes Hester.
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h0lidayfr...
manchester
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Brilliant relaxing weekend”
Reviewed 27 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Booked this boat for a long weekend just too see if it suited us. I have only been on cruises never narrow boats. What a fantastic boat it is with everything you should need. The double bed was very comfy with lovely bedding. Hester was very helpful and nothing too much trouble. Would definitely recommend this superb narrow boat especially to anyone that hasn't tried one before.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet and the lovely people you meet on the way.
Liked least: The two steep steps into cabin, could do with couple of handles to pull yourself up with.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
28 Sep 2014
Hello Carole, thanks for leaving your review. I'm glad you had a good trip and welcome back anytime. Best wishes Hester
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Jim73Manc...
Manchester
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful break......off the scale.....thanks Hester and Gloria.”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

My 7 year old daughter and I stayed aboard and were joined by mum and dad. Only stayed 2 nights, staying at Sale and then Lymm before returning to Boothstown marina on Tuesday 2nd September. Gloria is well equipped and for a novice like me, I was happy and chilled within about 30 mins of setting off thanks to all the help and guidance from the hour's "tuition" from Hester. Definitely recommend Lymm. Would stay longer than 2 nights next time and explore the country canal networks more. Hester was fab.....what more can I say ? We all loved the break and definitely will be returning before the year is out. 11 / 10 to Gloria - we're missing you already.

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Liked best: Gloria.......simples !!!!
Liked least: leaving Gloria
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
28 Sep 2014
James, I'm glad it was all worth the planning. You know where we are now, see you again sometime. Hester
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Helen L
Wigan
1 review
“An amazing 4 days x”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have just spent 4 days on Gloria and everything was perfect. The boat is fantastic and Hester could not be more helpful. As we left today we all felt very sad that our small boating holiday had come to an end. We can not wait to return.

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Liked best: The novelty of staying in Manchester
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
28 Sep 2014
Thanks for your review. Give us a wave when you next cycle by. Best wishes Hester
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andy m
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Glorious Gloria”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Glorious Gloria. Says it all. A well fitted holiday home on the canal. We had a fabulous 2 week stay on Gloria whilst completing the Cheshire Ring. Hester did all she could to ensure everything went ahead as smoothly as could possibly be. I would seriously recommend this holiday regardless of length of time you require it.

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Liked best: customer service
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Aug 2014
Thanks for reviewing us Andy. Your response to the holiday that you had with us makes it all worthwhile!
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