Moored in Sheffield’s Victoria Quays, just a short walk from all the city centre attractions, HouseBoat Hotels give you the full boating experience with one big difference – you don’t have to learn to steer it. Whichever of the two 42-foot long boats you choose, they’re not going anywhere, so you can relax and enjoy the impressive comfort of this charmingly different way to stay in South Yorkshire.
Fitted out in light oak, both HouseBoat Hotels are cosy and rather stylish, not to mention centrally heated. At 10 feet wide, ‘Laila Mai’ and ‘Millie Grace’ are surprisingly spacious, and each incorporates a double bedroom as well as a good-sized bathroom with a shower, electric flush toilet and basin.
Each boat can accommodate up to 4 adults, and the dining table in the galley cleverly converts to another double bed. With room for an additional child on the comfy sofa, HouseBoat Hotels are suitable for family trips as well as solo city breaks and group get-togethers.
Wondering about cooking? No worries there – you’ll find a 4-ring hob, fridge and plenty of kitchenware, as well as a hospitality tray stocked with tea, coffee, milk and biscuits. You can also order a continental breakfast or the ingredients of a Full English to start the day properly and, as you’re static, it’s easy to pop out and experience Sheffield’s diverse dining scene too.
For entertainment, there’s a flat-screen Freeview TV, music system, books, magazines and games on board, and you can enjoy sitting out up front and taking in the view. Venues including The Crucible, O2 Academy and the Showroom Cinema are within a 10-15 minute stroll, and the Sheffield Arena is within a 10-minute drive. Easy…
The owners can even arrange for subsidised entry to the nearby Hilton Hotel’s Health Club, and with Sheffield Railway Station and the stores of Orchard Square just half a mile away, everything you could need is easily accessible… yet Victoria Quays remains a pleasantly tranquil spot. You might like to take a peaceful walk along the towpaths or a boat trip along the historic canal.
Special occasion packages including champagne, chocolates and flowers are available too. So, why not take someone on board a HouseBoat Hotel and show them a Sheffield they weren’t expecting?