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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we have just come back home from another trip on the African queen.if you want great hospitality great food and a beautiful holiday this is the place to go. Andy, Bonnie, Bobby,Cherie looked after us perfectly, met some lovely people on board. The Food is absolutely brilliant,beautiful scenery and just a perfect relaxing holiday. Once again thank you so much... More

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Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
31 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where to begin? We watched the Hotel Inspector's African Queen (5D) show the day before we went so we sort of knew what we were getting into. Our trip, was a four night cruise, first going upstream as far as Wallingford and then back downstream to Henley-on-Thames before returning to base at Mapledurham. The ship is great except for the... More

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New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having discovered this experience on the internet we thought it would be an interesting way to end our European holiday, and it was. The hospitality of Andy, Bonny, Bobby and Cherry was fantastic, they work hard to make sure everything is as it should be and are always smiling. We had the largest cabin in the back of the boat... More

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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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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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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