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BELLA
Feb-04-2018 @ 2:34 PM                           Permalink
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Here is one that was up for sale, on its own mooring and close to all the Norwich amenities.
Converted into a one suite luxury hotel.
Near to the football ground when the mega bucks come to town.


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“we have seen the hotel boats a few times on [the Thames] and there is no way the Broads offer the facilities they would require”

We spent a few days in Hungary at the end of last year for the Christmas markets, stayed on a hotel boat (de-commissioned cruise ship) moored in the centre of Budapest. Observations:

Bedroom incredibly small - it’s a boat

Heads consist of a cramped toilet with a shower separated by a curtain - it’s a boat

Cabins riverside get a wonderful vista of the river and its activities, those opposite overlook the quay - it’s a boat

Hotel boats work for the wide rivers of a big city and offer convenience for those wishing to enjoy its history, architecture, museums and culture. Not a typical visitor to The Broads!

Peter

ps Budapest is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Europe, you MUST visit it if you haven’t already, cheap too if you can stomach the palaver of booking a Ryanair flight

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Luise has it spot on with the sea scout boat in Norwich as per Bella's post just add homeless people sleeping next to the adjacent Restaurant boats wheelie bins which always seem to be overflowing - the busy road bridge next door with the drab hotel across the river - Handy for the train station though

Peter

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Posh Boats used to offer skippered yacht charter as do https://www.wherryyachtcharter.org/chartering.php

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There used to be 'boat hotel' back in the 1970s called Cavendish Boatel, but i can't find any info aboat it now

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Wherry Yacht Charters do a weekend fully skippered. I think there were plans to offer mid week and full weeks but they are not available at present.

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There is a world of difference between the wherry and posh boat charters and the type of hotel boat the OP is referring to on the Thames.

          Brian

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The last hotel boat was one of the old Kingfisher fleet boat run by a husband and wife in the mid naughties based up at Wayford I think they didn't get enough customers to want to continue and had issues with the useless Lister

Many Thanks Tim

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During the late 20s to mid 30s a hotel boat called Pauline ran canal style trips with different pick up and embarkment points each week. Based on Oulton Broad she was a large vessel 80' x 14'6" with accommodation for 13 on full board. The Pauline had a launch to access the more inaccessible waters described as picnic trips.

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A few years ago, I was involved in a bit of forum research about the skeletal remains of a vessel at the edge of Barton Broad. It transpired that they are the remains of Pauline. http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=22&Topic=29524&srow=81&erow=91  Start at the link landing and read on.

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)


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