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Review of The Boathouse Bosham

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The Boathouse Bosham
Ranked #1 of 5 Bosham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Enfield
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Pushing the boat out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Lorraine & Kevin run a very tight ship. The accommodation was excellent as was the breakfast and hospitality. The ensuite, suite was just right with individual access and private terrace leading to extremely well laid out gardens with ponds and water features. A very laid back and stress free environment where nothing is too much trouble.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this little gem to anyone wishing to explore this corner of West Sussex.
We shall return!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Made to feel very welcome by the hosts and their lovely dog in a very convenient location for both Bosham and Chichester, excellent breakfast and most interesting garden to potter around in. Loved the double level layout of the Sail Loft bedroom and the useful self check-in process, most comfortable. Highly recommended and hope to return at some stage.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We tried to organize a "spontaneous" 2 week, road trip to south England! Summer 2009. Found The Boathouse Bosham while searching Places to stay on Google Map! Most of Time, let me say…. the B&B where picturesque and interesting,
but the Boathouse stud out, The Owner,The Room (2 levels), The Bed, The Breakfast, The Coy, The atmosphere, everything was just MAGIC!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

I had to book a room at the Bosham Boathouse at very short notice (same day), and would be arriving very late (1am-ish). Fortunately for me, Kevin was extremely helpful on the phone and everything was in order when I arrived.
The self check-in was perfect for me and the breakfast was only a couple of minutes away from being ready for me when I got up, even though I'd requested a time much earlier than any other residents. Speaking of the food, there was a good selection of high-quality continental breakfast items and my omelette was perfect.
All in all, I had a fantastic experience and would stay here again without a moment's hesitation, for business or leisure! I am struggling to think of anything negative.

Room Tip: All the rooms here are outstanding but, for guests that may be arriving late at night, the Fontwell...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

Exceeded expectations! Stayed in Sail Loft room. Didn't realize room was on 2 levels so pleasantly surprised by how much space we had! Very tastefully decorated and clean. Beautiful surroundings. Very nice hosts who were very accommodating. Bottle of Moet put in room prior to arrival was a nice surprise for my wife........thank you Kevin and Lorraine, also for turning down bed! . Never done self check-in before but good system as straight into room, lights on, radio playing and great guide/instruction folder with personal welcome left on bed. Mentioning the bed.....absolute LUXURY!!!! Thank you again for a memorable time and hope we have the opportunity to revisit at some point in the future.

Room Tip: Sail room fantastic, but not if your disabled
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the boathouse, our room was very comfortable and spacious and the jacuzzi bath was a lovely treat. The gardens were perfect for relaxing in and the hospitality was superb. The location was excellent for exploring and we will be back for sure!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed in the 'sail loft' room for 2 nights. The boathouse is 'self check in' which suited us as we were arriving late. The room was beautifully decorated, more like a boutique hotel than a b&b, had its own private entrance with small seating area outside and all the facilities of a small hotel (hair dryer, tea tray etc). Breakfast was hearty and well cooked, you order the evening before. The owners, Lorraine and Kevin were very friendly and had plenty of recommendations in terms of nearby pubs and restaurants. We even got the chance to enjoy a glass of wine in the garden when the sun came out!

Room Tip: The sail loft is gorgeous
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Boathouse Bosham
Address: Main Road, Bosham, Chichester PO18 8EH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > West Sussex > Chichester > Bosham
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Bosham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Boathouse Bosham 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boathouse is ideally situated for exploring and visiting a wealth of local sites and venues. Historical Bosham Church and Quay are within 2km walking distance. Chichester is just a few minutes drive away, or why not take advantage of the bus that stops a few yards down the road? If you are feeling energetic, you might enjoy the local cycle path from Emsworth to Chichester, which passes right outside. This superbly renovated, six-bedroomed house offers 4 guest rooms. All of these ground floor bedrooms are independently accessed and therefore provide private and secure B&B accommodation. ... more   less 
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