15 Amazing Boatels

15 Amazing Boatels

17th October 2019

Boats, barges and floating hotels are a fun and unforgettable place to spend a holiday. From stylish river cabins, to cosy houseboats, to traditional narrowboats, if you fancy being ship's captain for a few days, take a look at our selection of 15 nautical but nice boatels around the UK and Europe.

The Harpy Houseboat

Tower Bridge - London

Sleeps 10 adults and 2 small children

An historic London floating home with the postcard view of Tower Bridge - The Harpy is like no houseboat you’ve ever seen!

The Boathouse

Paddington - London

Sleeps 4

Boutique one-room hotel on a barge - escape the hustle and bustle of Central London, while still located in the heart of the city.


London - London

Sleeps 2 per room

Gorgeous B&B on a boat moored between Battersea and Wandsworth in London

Boutique Barges

Regents Canal - London

Sleeps 4

Step aboard these two quirky boutique barges located on the historic Regent's Canal in London

The Good Hotel

Royal Victoria Dock - London

Sleeps 2

The floating Good Hotel is sleek and stylish and is located on the River Thames in London's historical Royal Victoria Docks.

The Lady of the Twizzle

Walton-on-the-Naze - Essex

Sleeps 14

A salvaged, wartime barge in an exclusive Essex marina, complete with a bubbling outdoor hot tub and luxury interiors…

Swallows Houseboat

Beccles - Suffolk

Sleeps 4

Bring the river to life at Swallows Houseboat in Hippersons Boatyard.

The Floathouse

Penryn - Cornwall

Sleeps 6

Gorgeous and eco-friendly floating cabin with wood burning stove and sun deck just thirty minutes walk from Falmouth.

Houseboat Till

York - North Yorkshire

Sleeps 6

Luxurious houseboat moored in the heart of the beautiful and historic city of York, perfect for small groups or family adventures.

Blue Hue

Glasgow - Glasgow

Sleeps 2

Get onto the open waters at Blue Hue, a converted canal boat located on Speirs Wharf in Glasgow.

Marine Cabin Rotterdam

Boerengat - Rotterdam

Sleeps 4-6

Enjoy a comfy and unique stay in an aluminium vessel sat on the water in the beautiful city of Rotterdam.

Reddingsboot Harlingen Boat

Harlingen - Netherlands

Sleeps 2

Lift your spirits with a stay aboard this lifeboat, fun galore for boat enthusiasts and anyone who loves the water.

Galla Houseboats

Berlin - Greater Berlin

Sleeps 4-8

Two comfy, luxurious houseboats on the river in the marvellous city of Berlin.

Salt & Sill

Tjorn - Sweden

Sleeps 2

Dive into fresh, salt water at Sweden’s first floating hotel, situated on the beautiful Klädesholmen Island.

HT Houseboats

Mielno - Poland

Sleeps 2-8

Ingenious luxury floating homes on north Poland’s beautiful Lake Jamno. Take it sailing or stay put with HT Houseboats in Mielno

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