The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay
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Prices from £110/night
Sexy American Sports Cruiser on the River Thames near Staines and Thorpe Park. Just 25 minutes by train to central London.
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Prices from £214/night
1800's moored barge with modern features offers a relaxing getaway for 6 (+2) guests at Snape Maltings. Dogs welcome.
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Treehouses, glamping, themed hotels, stay on a boat, windmills and lighthouses, castles, unique cottages and much more.
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Selection of beautiful and quirky city centre houseboats in Amsterdam. Book as a couple, family or group.
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Prices from £105/night
A 58ft narrowboat sleeping up to 6 guests, providing constantly changing scenery and views as it cruises. Based near Nantwich.
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Prices from £200/night
A deluxe self-catering houseboat stay (with 2 doubles, 1 bunk bed and 1 sofabed) in the heart of Edinburgh. WHOLE BOAT RENTAL ONLY.
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Prices from £150/night
An unusual and fun way to discover London - 2 beautifully refurbished and comfortable 57 ft narrowboats which are can sleep a couple or up to 4 guests.
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Prices from £143/night
American Motor Cruiser offers a perfect break for 2 couples or a family. Try your hand at SUP boarding or kayaking too! Located near Staines.
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Prices from £212/night
Spacious yacht moored on the River Hamble offers a different kind of staycation for families and friends. Dogs welcome!
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Prices from £198/night
American Houseboat with with hot tub & roof garden located Windsor Castle and Thorpe Park offers a romantic or family break.
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Prices from £136/night
Step aboard this gorgeous boat and enjoy a bed and breakfast stay near Inverness. 2 cabins for 2 adults each and dine in the restaurant.
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Prices from £176/night
Classic French Motor Yacht located on the River Thames between Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Palace. Ideal for 3 couples as all cabins have en-suites.
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Prices from £300/night
Stay on a 60ft classic Motor Yacht in Southampton Marina. Book 1 or 2 ensuite bedrooms, so boat stay for 2-4 guest. Hot tub on board!
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A luxury floating hotel offers quality cabin rooms and suites in central London, Docklands.
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Prices from £122/night
100 year old moored barge offers a romantic or family break for 2+2 guests at Woodbridge. Bring your dog too!
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Prices from £1,495/night
This luxury yacht offers overnight stays for up to 10 guests and is ideally situated opposite the O2 arena. EXCLUSIVE HIRE ONLY.
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Prices from £700/night
Historic London houseboat with wonderful views to Tower Bridge sleeps 8+2. WHOLE BOAT RENTAL ONLY.
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Two comfortable moored houseboats sleep up to 2+2 people each at Victoria Quays, central Sheffield.
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Prices from £150/night
2 luxurious wide beam canal boats for bed and breakfast in Bath, or for self-driving cruising holidays. Dogs welcome.
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5 star accommodation on a yacht in Gibraltar with casino, gym, spa, infinity pool and more. Rooms sleep 2-4 people.
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Floating boutique hotel with a hot tub on the roof. Offering B&B in Reims when not cruising.
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Prices from £204/night
Three unique small ships offering self-catering stays in an idyllic marina location in the Inner Hebrides.
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A unique farmstay motel, in the Waikato area of the North Island, you can stay in a plane, boat, train or Hobbit rooms. Sleeps up to 6 people!
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Prices from £197/night
Enjoy a back-to-basics canal boat holiday on 'William' based near the hub of the canal system in the Midlands. Sleeps up to 12.
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Modern 6-berth 38 ft yacht in historic Lisbon moored next to Monument to the Discoveries with a view of Lisbon Bridge. 2 nt min stay.
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Rooms are built on rafts that float on the River Kwai at this hotel in Kanchanaburi.
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Prices from £35/night
Renovated 2 berth 25' yacht sits in its own field on a private 22 acre nature reserve. Closed in winter.
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A stationary boat hotel, with city or sea views from the rooms, on the IJ river close to the centre of Amsterdam.
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Luxurious yacht moored by the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, enjoys prime spot for views of Table Mountain. Sleeps 2 - 8 people.
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A historic paddle steamer, moored in a scenic spot by the city of Budapest, offers 4 star accommodation.
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This barge turned hotel in Brugge offers 22 cabins, most with views of the canal. Breakfast included.
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Boutique cabin on Dutch barge on the River Saone at Losne. Restaurant quality food served. Perfect for a romantic break.
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Stunning ocean liner anchored in Long Beach offers luxury accommodation and a Princess Diana exhibition. Hot tub included.
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Houseboats located on St Johns river in central Florida - ideal escape from a hectic trip to Disney World.
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Quality boating holidays on canals and rivers around Burgandy, Loire and Canal du Midi.
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Unique boat perched upon a mountain offers a romantic rural retreat for 2 in Villalonga on the Costa Blanca.
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Moored at the pier in the centre of Rijeka, Botel Marina offers a range of modern rooms alongside their on site restaurant.
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A modern, floating hotel built by the island of Klädesholmenon on the beautiful Swedish west coast. With hot tub.
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Charter a yacht with crew and explore the beautiful coastlines and hidden bays of the Greek islands and further afield. Groups of up to 12!
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Elegant 100 yard yacht permanently docked at Riddarholmen Island. With sauna + restaurant serving Scandinavian dishes. Adults only.
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A centrally located hostel floats on the Danube river in Belgrade. With bar, terrace + bbq facilities. Borrow a bike or book a boat tour. Rooms for 5!
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Luxury stay on traditional houseboats in Kumarakom with uncomparable view over the lake. Meals included and staff onboard.
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See the Bay of Islands on The Rock, an overnight cruise vessel, with activities thrown in.
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Luxury overnight cruising amongst the dramatic rock formations of Halong Bay. Hot tub included.
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Floating backpackers accommodation in an idyllic location in the middle of Abel Tasman National Park
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Luxury individual yachts offer an exclusive Istanbul stay for 2-6, in buzzing Bebek on the Bosphorus.
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Take a luxury cruise ship into the Amazon from Iquitos, on the Mekong river or across Indonesia to explore remote areas + discover wildlife
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These traditional houseboats are a tranquil means of seeing the waterways and villages of this region.
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This boatel is floating right in the middle of Toronto, perfect for a couples city break on the water.
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Boutique accommodation on water. Stay on board moored, or charter the boat with a skipper, at Lake Taupo. 2 nt min stay. No children under 12.
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Exclusive, action packed cruises on luxury yachts in Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Pacific NW, Costa Rica / Panama, Columbia River & Galapagos
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Cruise on the river in this luxury vessel hotel based in Mildura for a group of up to 10 in 5 ensuite Staterooms. WHOLE BOAT RENTAL.
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Prices from £149/night
Modern and stylish barge docked in Liverpool's Yacht Club and Marina area offers a great central location for a city visit!