There’s a real alternative to hotels and B&Bs now and it’s boat accommodation.
Picture this: you’re browsing your favourite travel sites, leafing through a Sunday paper or two. You’re shortlisting a few hotels and trying to imagine what’s going to make them that little bit different. What’s the special something that will make this trip more memorable than the last?
Well now you know – it’s staying on a boat!
You can research forever and not find a hotel that can offer the same experience.
“I booked a night on a boat as an unusual gift for my son and his wife. It excelled all expectation from first contact to handing back the key. John and his wife went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. The boat was stunning, beautifully clean and well equipped. If you are looking for a unique place to stay look no further than a stay on this beautiful 5* boat accommodation at a reasonable rate.” Susan, Beds on Board guest, May 2017
The boat accommodation experience
You’ll love booking boat accommodation for so many reasons. You’ll have a great night’s sleep, being rocked with the gentle lapping of the water. The fresh air and open skies will refresh and revitalise you. The relaxed pace of life and the pacifying pop of the cork from your favourite bottle will end the perfect day.
Were you researching the perfect celebration spot? Or a base to explore a new city? Or did you want to find somewhere tucked away from the usual routine? Renting boat accommodation can answer all of these and even better than that – you’re guaranteed water views!
Always water views
You don’t need to research to know that where there’s boats there’s water. And where’s there’s water there’s water views. So whatever boat you book, you will always have water views with Beds on Board. You can also expect to be in some great locations with shops, quayside cafes, bars and restaurants to tempt you off the deck.
Boats for under £150 per night
So you have a new option when it comes to booking unique accommodation, but did you know you can get all this for under £150 per night (and some are much lower than that)?
That’s why we’ve hand-picked a selection of out-of-the-ordinary experiences for under £150 a night, across the UK and Europe.
Of course, we’d love you to check out or Top 20 boats under £150 on bedsonboard.com but here’s a little inspiration…
Houseboat accommodation in Berlin
Is Berlin on the bucket list but you don’t fancy a frantic city centre stay? The H2 Lofts Boathouse is the answer. Anchored at the aptly named ‘Sunset Marina’ in the Forest of Berlin, the houseboat comes complete with a sauna, hot tub, sun deck and panoramic windows looking out over the river. Take a luxurious time out on the water on the doorstep of Germany’s vibrant capital city.
Stay on a boat in stunning Scotland
Closer to home (and a long way from a frantic city break) is Orlik, an authentic deep sea fishing vessel built in Denmark in 1950. Now moored in the shadow of Ben Nevis in Scotland you’ll get access to an area that makes for some of the best walking in The British Isles. The Great Glen Way passes close by with canoe and bike hire available just metres from the mooring. This stunning scotland escape is perfect for those that enjoy connecting with nature.
Convenient Corfu with a difference
For an Ionian Sea marina view on the on the east coast of Corfu, Ferretti 39 is a 12m Italian designed power boat available from £135 per night for a family of four. Gouvia is a traditional fishing village in the heart of Durrell country. The marina has its own swimming pool, bars and restaurants. With Corfu town and airport only 6km away the Gouvia marina is easy to get to and a great base for exploring this stunning Greek Island.
Sassy boat stays in St Tropez
St Tropez is the epitome of chic, and this Sealine F34 moored in the Bay benefits from spectacular marina views. Moored in Marines de Cogolin 34ft fly bridge has access to the marina’s pool, restaurants, shops and beach and a ferry offers easy access to nearby towns. The sunbathing deck is the perfect place to relax before heading off for dinner in Saint Tropez and finally finishing with a nightcap on the deck under the stars.
Luxury boat accommodation in Lymington
Lymington in the New Forest National Park is an idyllic couple’s short break destination and the 50’ luxury Jeanneau yacht moored in Lymington Yacht Haven is a great way to enjoy The Forest but with coastal views. This beautiful Georgian town with its cobbled streets and quintessentially English quayside has plenty of places to eat and drink.
“This was a very pleasant and luxurious alternative to a hotel. The boat is very well equipped but has managed to remain cosy and welcoming. The honesty bar neatly captures the laid back vibe and there are few places more attractive than Lymington in the sunshine.”
Neil, Beds on Board guest, May 2017
Time to book
There, that’s your research done and some time saved. Hopefully you’ve had enough inspiration to delve deeper and book your next ‘boat room’ from our Top 20 today. Visit www.bedsonboard.com