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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 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been in email correspondence for over 2 months and was under the impression we had reserved a 2 night break for a group of friends (aged 40-70 years). Have just been informed the African Queen have since taken other bookings for the dates we wanted and I have now been told they don't want group bookings incase they are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Great venue great service no complaints re food and remember its a barge so if you want up to date plumbing and space standards don't book it. Worked great for a group, can't see it being so good for couples. Drinks a sensible price however Bobby and Cherry are priceless, and are adorable. Other than sending 'mine host' on an... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have just completed a family trip on the African Queen with my wife, 92 year old father, my sister and her husband. There were just nine passengers on board with three crew. We had a great time. The passengers were very entertaining and the service and food were both excellent. The Captain was an entertaining "mine host" but could... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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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27 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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
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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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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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20 hotel reviews
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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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11 helpful votes 11 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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Address: Mapledurham Estate, Mapledurham RG4 7TR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Mapledurham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
African Queen Hotel Mapledurham

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