Customer Reviews

Comments from 2014 season

“Second time on Tranquil Rose and not disappointed, great week with good food and a relaxing time, thanks to James, Steff and Ollie and my companions”. …. Jenny, Devizes

“Really enjoyed the week, was especially delighted by walking the Thames Path and the delights of the wildlife. A Kingfisher at Hurley was a highlight. An interesting journey on all levels”. …. Sue, Sandford Crediton

“Thank you so much for a really wonderful holiday and all those hours of lovely fresh air combined with delicious food, good company and wonderful scenery. Better than I could ever have hoped.” …. Evonne, Cuckfield

“A very enjoyable trip, with excellent company. So much so, we are going to do it twice next year! Can you cope?” …. Jill, Chichester

“Magic! Thank you James, Steff and Anna. This is my second cruise. See you again next year.” …. Sylvia, Bristol

“We are already looking forward to next year! Many thanks to James, Steff and Anna and to that ‘Grand old lady, Tranquil Rose’.” …. Tony and Ann, Fakenham

“Following our first trip last year, we came again, and if anything it was even better. We are converts, and are making another voyage in a few weeks. Speaks for itself really! Thanks to all the team.” …. Ray and Valerie, Sidcup

“My first trip on a hotel boat and my first on a canal for eighteen years. It brought back many happy memories and created lots of new ones. Wonderful care from all the crew.” …. Marilyn, Buckfastleigh

“Thank you, James and co, for a delightful few days aboard the Tranquil Rose. I am now Tranquil Judy!” …. Judy, London

“Thank you James for inviting me on board Tranquil Rose, and for your unfailing good humour. Thank you Anna for your delicious meals, and for your ready smile. Thank you fellow guests for your good company.” Dorothy, Crawley Down

Comments from 2012/13 season

“As ‘first timers’ we very much enjoyed our insight into the waterways and the time away from the modern world. Felt and appreciated how the whole team worked hard to make our trip a REAL HOLIDAY. Many, many thanks”. Ray and Valerie, Sidcup

“A delightful way to chill-out. I have enjoyed being lazy and eating too much of the excellent food served by Steff and Evan. Even in the rain, the Grand Union is beautiful and the Thames majestic. I shall leave the Tranquil Rose feeling tranquil and ready to take up my hectic life style once more”. …. Susan, Caterham

“A delightful, serene week on this dear lady, Tranquil Rose. The crew were faultless and made our stay truly enjoyable. Food divine and plentiful and even the weather behaved most days with some hot ones! We met with some very interesting co-travellers and that was a bonus. Thank you James, Steff and Debbie for a great time.” …. Katherine and Malcolm, Birchgrove, Australia

“Superb trip – loved crew, company, food, accommodation et al. Really glad I saw your advert” …. Tom, Los Angeles

“A most enjoyable week …. Good company, excellent and varied food, waited upon hand, foot and fingers by the marvellous crew who have become our friends. Thank you all so much – hopefully we’ll be back next year” …. Chris and Fred, Plymouth

“Enjoyable, enlightening cruise with many laughs, wonderful food and a really slow pace of life” …. Margaret, Newbury

“A good time for the walkers, a good time for the more relaxed! We really appreciate the clever food and the trouble taken to ensure a great experience. Thanks to all.” …. Ken and Joyce, Powys

“My first Hotel Boat holiday and what a great intro! Everything’s excellent, crew (James, Steff and Evan) couldn’t have been better fun – food! – must have put on a stone! Thanks for all you did for the four of us.” …. Paul, Chichester

“Yet another peaceful ‘retreat’ on the Tranquil Rose. I have been so well looked after in every way (great food, Steff and Evan) and am ready to face the world again ……. Thank you, all!” …. Muriel, London

“Great holiday, wonderful company and excellent crew – well done Steff and Evan – would recommend this canal cruise to our neighbours and friends. Jolly good job!” …. Alison and David, Canada

“Another excellent holiday on the Tranquil Rose, an appropriate name! Well looked after, hardly dare step on the scales when I get back to normality. Thanks to all, including the excellent company”. …. John, Cornwall

“A repeat of our cruise last year. Everything was excellent as expected. A big thank you … a lovely ‘out of the world’ experience.” …. Ann and Tony, Fakenham

“My first trip on the K&A and very enjoyable. The highlight was coming down the Caen Hill flight; a great experience. Good food and good company make a great holiday.” …. Rosemary, Louth

“A wonderful week with wonderful company. As usual TR lived up to her reputation and we all had a great time. Food was delicious – lots of new ideas for me to use at home – Thanks.” …. Pat, Newcastle

“Never having previously cruised, this holiday has proved a really wonderful experience. Delightful company made it truly special and ‘Tranquil Rose’ thoroughly lived up to its name. It will remain a very special memory.” …. Kathy, Horwich

“Fantastic sights, food and humour, many thanks to all the crew. Way beyond our expectations! A wonderful experience with many highlights. Seeing the Thames this way was great. Could not ask for a better crew and chefs.” …. Stevie and Michael, Michigan

“Just what the doctor ordered!!” …. Hilary

“What a wonderful way to waste time! Perfect, no cooking or washing up!!” …. Josie, Bristol

“One of the most relaxing holidays we’ve had. Thank you for the attention to detail. A very friendly atmosphere.” …. Keith and Barbara, Lytham St. Annes

“Wonderful weather, lovely food – well done girls – most enjoyable company. What more could you ask for, oh yes, and James fell in the canal!!” …. Pat, Newcastle

“Such a wonderful week, we now know how to open and close locks and we are ready to run our own voyage. Thanks also to the cooks for all the fabulous gluten free food.” …. Mary and Graham, Sydney

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