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

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Debo311
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Thank you Hester”
Reviewed 11 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

As first time boat users Hester guided us through everything we needed to get us started on our trip. From information we needed to read through before the day, to taking us out before our trip showing us the ropes. She made sure after our lesson that we were happy to go ahead and confident to take the boat out alone.
The lovely 'Queenie' was absolutely perfect for us, spotlessly clean, modern and it had everything we needed.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to family & friends and will definitely booking again soon.
Debbie & Tony

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Management Response
15 May 2017
Thanks for your review Debbie (and Tony). I'm glad you enjoyed the boat. Not long now until yours arrives!!!!! Hope I can come over for a cup of tea. Hester
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Forget the stereotypes and give it a go!”
Reviewed 10 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
2
people found this review helpful

Have recently returned from an excellent 2 night cruise on board Queenie, which I'd bought as a Christmas present for the other half who'd always wanted to give this a go. Forget the stereotypes as this being something for just the 'silver brigade' - we went out for our handling session alongside another boat full of twenty something pirates!

The boat is kept in immaculate condition by owner, Hester, who clearly takes pride in her business (she also has another bigger narrowboat - Gloria) and made two novices feel completely at ease as soon as we arrived.

The weather was kind to us but our time on the canal was relaxing, tranquil and Queenie stood out from the many other boats, drawing lots of compliments. We even conducted a rescue mission for some lads who'd lost their dinghy near Sale!

If you fancy a few days away definitely something different to consider and we even got a little parting gift from Hester to remember Queenie by!

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davefrier
Salford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Better than we could have hoped for!!!!”
Reviewed 9 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We couldn't fault anything about our rental of Queenie from our initial enquiry and response right until (reluctantly!!) handing the boat back!! Hester was so helpful and the boat is a credit to her and how she runs things. It is spotless inside and out and although we're not narrow boat experts we didn't see a nicer boat during the whole of our journey!! Hester quickly but patiently showed us what we needed to know to operate and moor the boat before letting us chug away on our own on our little journey along the canal. Our only downside was not booking for a longer period!! We would highly recommend renting from Hester to anyone.

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
15 May 2017
Thanks so much for your great review Dave. See you again I hope. Hester
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Lewis D
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A must try!”
Reviewed 30 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
3
people found this review helpful

I booked the narrowboat for a weekend away with my girlfriend (now fiancé) and it did not disappoint. Although we did not go to far we found several fantastic pubs along the way. Mooring up in castlefield central Manchester the first night it was so peaceful you couldn't believe where you were.

Overall a fantastic experience I would love to repeat and will reccomend to everybody. Hester obviously cares a great deal for the boats and it shows in their condition, you don't quite notice how good condition it is actually in until you see the rest of the boats while on your travels.

Thanks for a great trip, will see you again

Lewis and Hannah.

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hel w
warrenpoint
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Queenie - You're the Bestie!!”
Reviewed 4 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Have just returned from a brilliant 2 night cruise on board Queenie. Hubby booked it for my birthday and he couldn't have chosen a better gift! Kept in immaculate condition by owner, Hester, she has also kindly thought of everything you might need on board - including fairy lights! All you have to do is bring your favourite vino, food and anything else you might want and off you go! Following a handling session, we set sail on our slow motion adventure. It was bliss! Life on the canal is easy, tranquil and quite fascinating. You will feel yourself unwind as the very well behaved Queenie tootles along, drawing admiring glances and compliments from other canal users. We loved her as our own and were so sad to say goodbye.

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Liked best: All of it - can't pick one thing!
Liked least: Not applicable - even changing the toilet cassette was easy!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
9 Oct 2016
Thanks Helen, hope to meet you again one day soon.
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aryan56
Luton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved every minute”
Reviewed 28 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
2
people found this review helpful

I booked a 2 night stay as a birthday present for my partner. It was our first time on a canal boat and we will definitely be booking again. Hester was great and the boat was spotless. Beautiful interiors and spotlessly clean. Really enjoyed cosy evenings with the fire burning too. Would highly recommend.

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Matt C
Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Laughed all the way to the lock and back”
Reviewed 3 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016
2
people found this review helpful

What can I say about Star Narrowboats and the week long holiday we had. Fantastic! We were in a party of 4 and from arriving at the marina to boarding our boat Gloria we had an amazing time. Hestor the owner give us a full brief and accompanied us for the first 20 minutes while we had got use to handling Gloria. It's a beautiful boat well equipped, yes of course it's cozy, it will be it's a narrow boat.

We travelled down to Middlewich and along the the Runcorn Arm (the latter I would give a miss) but on the trip to Middlewich we did three exciting tunnels and a couple of locks. It's a great route as the first lock is a stop lock so it only raises you a few inches and gets you used to locks. I wish we had gone further to Sandbach.

There are great pubs along the route and even a Nando's at Stockton Heath but Lymm is so pretty. Why not take a trip up and down the Anderton Boat Lift, if you dont want to do it yourself with your boat,there are boat trips organised by the lift people.

Plan your toilet duties and taking on water it becomes easy to do after the first time. It's a great way to spend time with friends and we laughed all the way.

Thoroughly recommend Star Narrowboats and if you want a more intimate trip Queenie is a gorgeous boat for two.

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Liked best: Feeling free and drifting along at 5mph
Liked least: Elsan Empty duties as my pirate crew did not share these lol
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
5 Sep 2016
Hello Matt (and friends), thanks for taking time to make a review of your hire aboard Gloria, I loved meeting you all.
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