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We hired a river barge as it was on our bucket list. The crew at Anderson were very helpful and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mervyn S
Superb customer service.

Absolutely superb company to hire a narrow boat from. We had a week in April 24 that had... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2024
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Reviewed 4 October 2022 via mobile

Had a week on Fjord Contessa very modern central heating tv etc but so uncomfortable, shower difficult to get and out of, toilet needed to stand on stool . low leather chairs by tv also uncomfortable, dining table just a lift up flat with high folding stools also uncomfortable.
Bed awful. Was glad to get home have hired boats before and not had this experience. Some of the locks were leaking and cracked and badly maintained also canal overgrown in places. The paddles yon the locks were very hard to work many people complaining.

Date of experience: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 September 2022 via mobile

Beautiful excellent boats. Well equipped. Friendly and helpful staff. We would definitely use again. Easy location, plenty of parking and even trolleys available to get your luggage and bar to the boat.
Fabulous canal system too.
Thank you

Date of experience: September 2022
Thank 306dic
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Reviewed 8 September 2022

Had a great holiday on the Fjord Contessa, thoroughly recommended. Great pick up from Anderson boats their team was nice and friendly and gave a detailed explanation on all systems before departure. The boat was easy to operate, neat, clean, tidy, and in excellent condition. Fuel Included in Price!

Date of experience: August 2022
Thank Mr W
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Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

We decided to go on a narrow boat after I had pleasant memories from my childhood. We booked a 8 person boat with 3 double births and 1 double that could be made up. There were 5 of us (70+ down to 2years) and a dog. The boat was well laid out and all the staff at Andersen boats were friendly and helpful. They gave you a run-down of how to operate and check the boat before helping you through the first set of locks.

We had lovely holiday and I would definitely hire a boat from here again.

Date of experience: August 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022

We have been on many canal boat holidays over the years and this one didn't dissapoint in any way. We hired an Anderson boat which was faultless from the word go and totally spotless too. We set off and did the llangollen canal which was absolutely stunning, and as are most canal holidays incredibly tranquil. It's so easy to just lose yourself and put a your worries and stresses behind you whilst you wind your way through such beautifull countryside. And of course the finale of the magnificent Chirk tunnel and aqaduct then the pontcysyllte is awe inspiring to say the least. ( for me personally I found the chirk viaduct and aqueduct totally stunning . Each arch framed a different picture)
Any way back to Anderson boats . It's so obvious right from the word go this is a family run business that takes a whole heap of pride in what they do and how their boats are presented.
And I can't help but feel it makes the whole holiday experience that much better and certainly having a boat that has no issues other than trouble free cruising is a blessing.
THANKYOU ANDERSON BOATS . WE WILL RETURN TO YOU.

Date of experience: August 2022
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