The twin bedded guestroom with    en-suite.The spacious lounge
2 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 private baths
2 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 private baths
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Our Hotel Boat 'Down the Hatch' is a fully crewed super sized wide beam river cruiser, with more space per guest than any other Hotel Boat on the River Thames.
Join us for B&B, B&B Cruising Breaks or All Inclusive Cruising Breaks.
You have a choice of bedroom, twin bedded or super king, both with en suite.
Enjoy 5 star hospitality on a 'one to one' basis, this is the perfect way to fully appreciate Britain's greatest river.
The entire boat benefits from central heating & 4G WiFi.

The space

The large wheelhouse leads into a modern & well equipped kitchen, complete with three Miele ovens, dishwasher & an American style fridge/freezer.
The lounge & dining area is furnished with oak, has two comfortable Italian leather sofas, & the dining table seats six.
The 4K satellite TV comes with an impressive DVD library.
Our laundry room has washing, drying & ironing facilities.
We have two guest bedrooms, twin bedded & super king, with generous wardrobe & drawer space. Both rooms have an en suite with all the luxuries that you might expect from a five star establishment, including quality bedding, Egyptian cotton towels, bathrobes & slippers, 'Dove Care Range' toiletries, hair dryer & tongs.
The entire boat benefits from central heating, 4G WiFi & numerous 240 volt sockets.
For more information, please search for Thames Boat Hotel

Interaction with guests

We are here to help & offer advice throughout the day. Lunch or dinner can be provided on board by arrangement. There are plenty of good pubs, restaurants & other interesting places to visit in town, just 3 minutes walk.
River cruises on board our boat are usually available by arrangement.
Good local transport, Oxford is roughly 20 mins by bus, 10 mins by car.

Other things to note

For more information on our boat & general cruising questions,
please search for 'Thames Boat Hotel'.

Free parking on premise
Family/Kid Friendly

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 7PM
Check out by 11AM

Guests must bring own infant bedding & cot


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Monique User Profile
April 2017
Lovely boat. Very spacious. Graham and Wendy are lovely and friendly. Had a wonderful stay.

Craig User Profile
April 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay on the boat with Graham and Wendy who were warm, accommodating and fantastic hosts. The boat has the feel of a modern apartment with spacious lounge/kitchen and bathroom and the bedroom that we booked is small but comfortable. All amenities were provided and we had an excellent cooked breakfast to top it all off. We stayed overnight at Abingdon, would definitely go back and meet up someplace along the river!

Lucy User Profile
April 2017
What a treat! A luxuriously fitted-out boat, absolutely spotless, lovely hosts, comfy beds and an excellent full English breakfast. And to wake up and sit up in bed and be floating on the river ... wonderful. All the comfort of a really top notch BnB, but with the added bonus of a natural setting. The boat was in Abingdon when we stayed, and there was easy car parking very nearby.

Wendy User Profile
April 2017
Gorgeous boat and lovely hosts. A unique stopover.

Aled User Profile
April 2017
Graham and Wendy were superb hosts, breakfast is outstanding and something you wouldn't expect from a air b&b. Everything is clean, warm and comfortable. Highly recommend.

Catalina User Profile
April 2017
This listing is inaccurate. It is described as having two guest bedrooms which is an absolute lie. The king sized bedroom is occupied by the owners whilst the guest are given this tiny twin bedded room, which I can only compare in size to a chicken coup. The photo of the twin bedded room is taken from the door of the room so you can imagine how small the room is. We are a couple and when we booked we expected to sleep in the same bed, in the big room. There was zero information about which bedroom we had to sleep in. I find the whole description on airbnb to be misleading. Our room was so cold at night, and the mattress so uncomfortable that none of us slept that night. The only good thing about this stay was indeed the breakfast which was excellent. Poor value and disappointing the rest of the experience.
Graham User Profile
Response from Graham:
Our listing is entirely accurate. We have two guest bedrooms, guests may choose either room. Catalina booked into our twin bedded room. Catalina was offered our super king room at no extra cost, she declined. The entire boat has central heating available 24/7. All our mattresses are top of the range hypoallergenic memory foam. The only good thing about her stay, was her departure!
April 2017

David User Profile
March 2017
Comfortable and easy to find. Thames towpath close by for walks. Abingdon town centre close for restaurants and pubs.

Gloucester, United KingdomJoined in September 2016
Graham User Profile

We [Wendy and Graham] are semi retired hoteliers from Gloucestershire. We now live on our Hotel Boat, cruising the River Thames from Oxford to London.
We love the freedom this healthy lifestyle provides, visiting the many great places of interest and making many new friends along the way.
'Life is not a rehearsal'.

Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

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