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Mapledurham Estate, Mapledurham RG4 7TR, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband was very reluctant about cruising until I found the ideal solution - a cruise that stays within sight of dry land! A five day stay on the ‘African Queen’ was just right. Excellent meals, comfortable accommodation, and the variety of interesting places to visit up and down the Thames made our trip one to remember. Andy, Bonny and... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The cruise was a joy from themoment we joined the boat to the moment we left it. The sleeping accommodation in the superior cabin was excellent. Food was delightful , every meal being special. The whole journey was well planned and a meal at the Beetle and Wedge a highlight. The visit to Sonning Dinner Theatre was also delightful.

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Cheltenham
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Spent Easter on the African Queen, what a wonderful way to spend Easter. Made to feel very welcome by Andy, Bonny and the crew. Everywhere was clean and tidy. Cabins are not massive but it is a cabin after all and you had everything you needed including central heating.. Scenery and wildlife were wonderful on the trips down the Thames... More

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Denham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have just returned from a lovely two day trip on the African Queen - we were not to sure what to expect - but very pleasantly surprised. We had seen this hotel on the Hotel Inspector and I thought then what a different experience it could be - then it came up on Groupon and was too good an... More

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tonbridge
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Spent last weekend on The African Queen and had a great time.! If you are easily offended and can't take the banter from Andy, don't go ! Personally I think he is a legend, one of the funniest and most amusing people I have ever met. We were also lucky to have had glorious weather and a good crowd on... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Just returned from a lovely weekend on board The African Queen, Kipims review is absolutely spot on. We were a diverse crowd brought together by our host Andy, like he said if you want politically correct this wont be for you but if you go with the flow you will have a great time. Bobby & Cherry are so good... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
26 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Well, What can I say. We'd seen this on 'The Hotel Inspector' and thought it would be fun but never booked. When we got a voucher from a friend for a nights stay at 'interesting hotels' we found it and went for it. I'm so glad we did. I read all the reviews and 99% are spot on. Andy is... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We visited the African Queen, as we had a "Unique Stay" voucher as a present. We arrived not knowing what to expect. We were greeted by Andy, who owns the boat, saying that we were quite young and that they were use to Saga members. This slightly worried us.But as soon as boarded ship, the rest of the group were... More

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baughurst
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This was sprung on me as a surprise break by my wife. We turned up a bit early, please don't, it messes up their preparation. Luckily another couple arrived who kindly gave us a lift to the pub as our transport had left. Despite this apparent bad start the weekend was a blast. If you are of a nervous disposition... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

From start to finish our experience on The African Queen was absolutely perfect in every way. Our cabin was cosy and welcoming, large comfortable double bed with luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets you could literally sink into. The ensuite bathroom with a power shower (constant running hot water) soft towels and marine toilet was a lovely touch. Plenty of storage space,... More

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Address: Mapledurham Estate, Mapledurham RG4 7TR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Mapledurham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
African Queen Hotel Mapledurham

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After a rich and colourful past which includes Holland and Ireland, The African Queen has battled the Irish Sea to come to rest upon the Thames just outside Reading in an area of outstanding natural beauty and historical interest. With comfortable ensuite cabins and bar and restaurant, this is a unique opportunity to stay near Reading in special surroundings whether your visiting for business or pleasure! ... more   less 
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