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Welcome to The Wessex Rose Luxury 5 Star Hotel Boat

Wessex Rose 5 Star

As featured on Channel 4′s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces!

The Wessex Rose 5 Star luxury wide beam hotel boat offers you fully crewed all inclusive cruising in en-suite cabins on a purpose built hotel barge, the perfect choice for your next UK canal boat holiday. Why not join us for a totally unique and relaxing experience on one of our cruises along the Kennet and Avon Canal and River Thames. Whether you’re looking for a short break or longer holiday we have a cruise to suit you. Our route selection varies from three or four night short breaks to seven or nine night holidays exploring some of the most beautiful waterways and attractions Britain has to offer. To find out more about the facilities aboard the Wessex Rose and our cruise selection:

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Wessex Rose Hotel Boat

Whilst our scheduled cruises run from April to October, we offer additional special cruises and the Wessex Rose hotel boat is available for private charter to suit your occasion.

We want you to have a fantastic cruise on the Wessex Rose hotel boat and a large part of this will be enjoying the beautiful waterways that we are sailing on.

It goes without saying that Inland Waterways are a wonderful place to see nature first hand and the Kennet and Avon is no exception.

Each cruise on the Wessex Rose hotel boat begins at a mooring chosen for its convenient proximity to a main line railway station, other public transport and car parking facilities.

David and Karen provide an outstanding service which compliments the beautiful experience created by them

Gary Sira (guest April 2014)

We would highly recommend the Wessex Rose. David and Karen ensure that all guests have a wonderful time. The attention to detail - remembering each guests personal preferences - is particularly impressive.

Gill Riley (guests May 2014)

Fantastic holiday, superb food, wonderful hosts, all we could wish for and much more

Angela and Roger Tingey (guests June 2014)

The trip was a joy throughout. Great accommodation, perfect hosts, clean and tidy, wonderful food and drinks on demand for the thirsty.

Ron Scott (guest July 2014)

This cruise exceeded my expectations in every way. All of our party (aged from 30-90 yrs) had a wonderful experience. You turned my dream of a canal holiday into a fabulous reality.

Phillipa Stickland (guests August 2014)

Amazing few days, so relaxing. The boat has everything you would want and Karen and David are excellent hosts.Food was fantastic. Coming again next year.

Bev Le Marquand (guest September 2014)

Thank you both for a fantastic cruise, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We appreciated the excellent food and first class accommodation and would have no hesitation in recommending the Wessex Rose to anyone.

Dave and Val Preece (guests October 2014)