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Castlerose on her mooring at Castlefield Basin, Central Manchester
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Castlerose on her mooring at Castlefield Basin, Central Manchester
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Castlerose on her mooring at Castlefield Basin, Central Manchester
View of the Lounge Dining Galley area
Castlerose Dining area set for dinner for six
Another view of the Lounge Dining Galley area towards the back door
Th sofa bed set-up in the lounge
A view of the master bedroom looking out to the front deck.
The house bathroom, complete with flush loo!
Enjoy al-fresco dining on the stern deck enjoying fabulous views
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Boat house -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

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Sue A
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Castlerose - an 'A' listers barge in the Castlefield Basin!”
Reviewed 7 February 2018 for a stay in January 2018

Four female friends (a very well-travelled mix of journalists, food writers, artists, teachers - and mums!) decided that Manchester was the next place for a city break. So, where to stay? Shunning the soul-less, corporate hotels, we dived in to the idea of staying on board Castlerose - a beautiful wide-beam barge situated close to all the amenities of Manchester. What a hit it proved to be - even in the middle of winter!
Yes, it was wise to take hot water bottles - though as soon as the heating and wood-burning stove kicked in, it was the cosiest place you could imagine - with a perfect living area for catching up on all the news. The boat is beautifully designed, with everything you could wish for.
This is a unique, special experience that places you in a very special setting - separate from the hustle and bustle of city life - yet right in the middle of it too!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Mar 2018
So glad you enjoyed your weekend city break in Manchester on Castlerose. Please come again!
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mike j
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 9 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

What a fantastic ,relaxing and luxurious getaway from hectic life ,this was a getaway with a difference .
We started at Castlefield basin with a great venue for a meal at Albert's shed and had a great night aboard the boat with the log burner warming away as we ate
This was a 5 star boat with two beautiful bathrooms and all mod cons with a big double bed and door's opening too a seated area onto the front of the 14ft wide wide beam boat.
We then were skippered by our genial host and owner Steve on a great and interesting journey over aquaducts and countryside to Worsley.
We then returned th next morning back to Castlefield and enjoyed every moment looking at different vista's around every corner.
Would recommend this experience to anybody ,we were a family of 5 and this had the WOW factor,and would have also been very romantic for a couple.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Mar 2018
Thank you for your kind review; so glad that you enjoyed your Worsley Cruise over The Barton Aqueduct on Castlerose. Next time a Cheshire cruise to Lymm perhaps...
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Robbojojo
Garstang, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic Experience!”
Reviewed 17 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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We have just spent 3 nights and 4 days sailing up and down the Manchester Ship Canal on Castlerose. Our 2 young boys have absolutely loved the experience and we have created some really special memories. Skipper Steve was brilliant!

The beautiful boat is really spacious and has everything you could possibly need. The wood burning stove made the boat so cosy. We would definitely do it again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Apr 2017
Glad that you all enjoyed the experience cruising The Bridgewater Canal :-) through the Cheshire countryside, visiting the charming village of Lymm and Dunham Massey Deer Park. Looking forward to exploring a new route with your lovely family next time. Skipper Steve.
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frank M
Oldham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Gem”
Reviewed 26 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Our friend booked our stay as a surprise for us. We would recommend this boat for all ages it's in a great location and plenty to do only a ten minute walk to Deansgate. The boat is lovely and spacious with everthing you need for your stay.

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Management Response
27 Mar 2017
Thanks for the review Frank. So pleased your wife's surprise birthday treat was a winner. Please come again sometime. Steve
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Alexis A
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Miss”
Reviewed 16 September 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I stated on the Castlerose in July with 5 friends and we had an amazing weekend. The boat is beautiful, spacious and has absolutely everything you could need even a wine cooler!

We relaxed on the boat all day and then went to the bars in castlefield which are minutes walk away. It was great being able to walk home and not have to worry about taxis.

The Castlerose was so much more comfortable than a hotel, it was like home from home and a great service from the owners Steph and Steve. I will definitely be staying there again!

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Management Response
20 Sep 2016
Thanks very much Alexis. We look forward to seeing you on-board again.
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Jo G
1 review
“Miss”
Reviewed 5 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed for 3 nights. The boat was absolutely gorgeous and very roomy. We travel to Manchester a lot but had never discovered Castleford. We took advantage of the skippered cruise the owners offer and it was very relaxing.

We definitely hope to return soon.

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Hanieh I
1 review
“Incredible Getaway Experience”
Reviewed 10 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My partner and I were looking for something a little different/special and, when we stumbled upon the Castlerose, it was exactly what we were looking for. When we arrived our lovely hosts made us feel very comfortable as they showed us around the beautifully furnished, spacious, and homely boat. It even has a working fireplace!! The location was perfect - a walkable distance to many of Manchester's main attractions and restaurants.

Highly recommended!

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Management Response
11 Jul 2016
Thank you Hani. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Castlerose is moored in a great spot isn't it!
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