Houseboat Hotels

Victoria QuaysSheffieldS2 5SYUnited Kingdom
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About Houseboat Hotels

Houseboat Hotels Hotels offers guests a unique floating overnight stay in furnished & heated boats, permanently moored in Sheffield's Victoria Quays. Sheffield town centre is just five minutes away on foot.

Each custom-decorated boat offers modern furnishings, a full sized shower, sink and electronic flush toilet, flat screen TV, and tea & coffee making facilities. Central heating is provided.

Guests can enjoy discounted access to a local hotel leisure-club, featuring a swimming pool, steam room, hot tub, and gym. Free parking is available.

Each boat comes equipped with a kitchenette for convenient self-catering. Full English or continental breakfasts are provided, for guests to prepare straight from the boat's fridge.

Houseboat Hotels Hotels are just minutes from the town centre, with Sheffield Cathedral just a 12-minute walk away. National Rail Trains are also easily reachable on foot for local touring.


Victoria Quays, Sheffield, S2 5SY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7776144693 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Gym
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Television

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

A Unique Hotel Stay.

Guests loved the idea of being on a boat, while enjoying all the provided comforts of a conventional hotel room. The boats were described as well equipped, clean and cosy in decor, with good running water and a great heater to keep toasty-warm. Visitors were further charmed in the evening by the reflection of fairy lights, or the sound of rain on the awning roof.

Great Sheffield Location.

Guests enjoyed staying here over and over, not just for the unique experience of a boat stay, but for the excellent location. Houseboat Hotels is just a quick jaunt into Sheffield's vibrant town centre, with the famous Cathedral also just minutes by foot. For those hoping to explore a little further, National Rail is also just a walk away from the boat.

Everything Provided For a Great Breakfast.

No need to worry about missing out on the hotel's breakfast window here; Houseboat Hotels provides guests with a complimentary continental or full English breakfast, kept in the boat's fridge for preparation at one's leisure. Visitors enjoyed cooking in the boat's kitchenette, fully equipped with everything needed for the job, with heaps of fresh food provided for each new morning's brekky.

Negative Reviews

Could Be A Rocky Night.

Some guests complained of the boats rocking back and forth on windy weather days.

Only a Step Up From Camping.

While many guests felt the boats provided equal comfort to a conventional hotel room setting, others guests mentioned maintenance issues creating a "roughing it" feel. Complaints included water that wouldn't get above lukewarm, matches that didn't work, dead lightbulbs, low gas pressure causing problems with cooking, and broken locks on doors lending to security concerns.

A Welcome Was Missed.

Some guests were disappointed that no one was there to greet them upon arrival to the boat. Given the unconventional style of accommodation, and the specific instruction required to use the toilet and other equipment, a welcome and orientation of the boat's bits and bobs would have been appreciated.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 97 reviews across the web
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9.1 out of 10 based on 97 reviews