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“Relaxing break away”

Review of Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones on River Wey
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Narrowboat -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Guildford, Surrey, England

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rbournema...
Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing break away”
Reviewed July 11, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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After a warm welcome from Julie on our arrival. We packed our bits and set off with Julie to the first lock. My advice here is to listen to all the information and ask questions as it will only help you to enjoy your holiday even more. Stepping Stones is well equipped, clean and feels very homely. We poddled towards the Thames over a couple of days, stopping at pubs for lunch and secluded banks for diner. Other canal users were very friendly and happy to assist you if you feel the need. The lock keeper at Thames Lock was very helpful and full of knowledge. The Thames is well worth getting onto if you have the time although if you wish to go through the first locks there is an additional charge. A very relaxing break which we will do again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 16, 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review, look forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Julie and Ray
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 11, 2017
Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are very fortunate to be based on such a lovely waterway and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay on Stepping Stones - thank you for the great compliments. Best regards, Julie and Ray
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 16, 2017
Thank you very much for your review, it is great to know that your first introduction to narrowboating was a success. Best regards, Julie and Ray.
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Mike D
Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A RELAXING TRIP ALONG THE WEY”
Reviewed May 27, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Stepping Stones is a top-end narrow boat, one of two owned by Julie and Ray White; comfortable, clean, well-equipped and beautifully finished. Four of us spent two and a half days on the Wey Navigation enjoying fine, hot weather, and seeing lots of wildlife. We got as far as the Thames, turning round just downstream from Walton, then went to other end of the Navigation at Godalming, returning to Guildford just in time to hand the boat back. The boat was very easy to handle after a little bit of training and practice at the first lock (where Julie and Ray got off). The bow thrusters are very useful for turning round! There are plenty of mooring places along the Wey (much less busy than the Thames) with pubs either alongside or nearby - also shops in Guildford, Ripey, New Haw, Weybridge etc. Some surprisingly rural stretches for a waterway so close to London's outskirts. There are enough locks to keep things interesting but not too taxing. Overall: great boat (ideal for 4 adults - 6 might be a bit of a squeeze), friendly owners, and a really nice length of navigation that is mostly peaceful and hassle-free. Highly recommended.

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Jun 16, 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a very comprehensive and honest review, it is much appreciated, best regards Julie and Ray
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sharon g
2 reviews
“Completely Fabulous!!!!”
Reviewed January 27, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Xmas on the Wey/Thames.

Julie & Ray - Friendly and Professional.
Boat, interior, utensils and fitments - Quality.
Quality of service - Outstanding.
Bow thrusters - Fantastic!!!

Thanks once again Julie & Ray, we will be back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 2, 2017
Thank you for your comments, it is the greatest compliment when our customers want to return and we look forward to seeing you again.
Julie and Ray
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Reviewed August 25, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: The ease with which the owners put us - nothing was too much trouble.
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 27, 2016
Dear Mark and Kathy, thank you very much for a great review, we are so pleased that your first narrowboat holiday was such a success. We would love to see you both again and we will be purchasing an iPhone 6 adaptor for the docking station! Best regards, Julie and Ray
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 13, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: The bed
Liked least: As there were only two of us we thought it would be helpful if you could communicate from bow to stern.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 15, 2016
Thank you for your comments, we are so pleased your first (of many hopefully!) narrowboat experience was successful. Hope to see you again, Julie and Ray
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