Have had a lovely Holiday, Thank you both for the KINDNESS you have showed me. The meals have been very nice, have enjoyed each. The Boats was very nice and COMFORTABLE.
Thank you from
– Jean and Arthur Bignell – 25th May
Thank you for a relaxing week with delicious meals and the care taken for our comfort.
– Chris Senior & Kay Rumney – 25.05.21
Fine food, fine weather, good companionship
What else could we want?
– Michael Todd – 02.06.21
Wonderful Trip Again!
Excellent food as usual
Thank you for looking after us so well
All the very best for the future
Love and best wishes
– Janet & Dave –
Really enjoyed my trip on the Thames, and seeing you both again.
Thank you for looking after us so well.
– Joyce –
It was worth waiting for!
Another marvellous trip
– Doreen –
Got here at last, well worth the wait, really nice trip, enjoyed every minute and enjoyed lovely food
– Lisa – 8/6/21
Gordon and Dorenda
Thank you both for your utter professionalism and hard work. You do so much to make our experience an absolute delight.
It has exceeded our expectations by a long way – the variety of things seen makes it such a joy. Every day brings something different. We can see us joining you to do something like Abingdon to Windsor.
A very big thank you and hope that you manage to get to New Zealand.
All the best
– Martin and Yvonne Warner –
17th June 2021
Our second trip aboard Kailani and the standard remains top-notch!
Many thanks Dorenda and Gordon for your continuing hard work and professionalism. It has been a super trip round London and you even organised the weather!
No doubt we will see you again on another trip, so until then many thanks again and hope you continue to enjoy safe sailing.
With best wishes
– Brian and Marion Voakes –
6th July 2021
Having a lovely time as always
Cyril & Olive Bolster
14th July 2021
Thank you for a magical time on the River Thames – wonderful to be near the source!
We’ve enjoyed the slow travel, peace and quiet and tranquility, as well as the terrific menus and wine and info on the journey.
Congratulations on running a very good boat and trip – we’ve loved it.
– Sally Burgess & Neil Thornton –
Abingdon – Lechlade – Oxford July 21
3rd trip and you have not disappointed. Gordon – how you manage those tight bends on the upper reaches of the Thames!
Dorenda – wonderful food, as always.
Superb holiday, many thanks for a wonderful time.
– Philip and Jane Crisp –
22nd July at Abingdon
What an enormous relief to come out of lockdown etc and enjoy the peace and beauty of the river and most importantly to be FED!
A splendid change all round and which has done us all good. Thank you both!
– Margaret and Ken Harry –
My first trip on a canal boat and i’m sure it wont be my last! Beautiful scenery. Tranquil and is so peaceful.
Thank you both for all your unstinting help and assistance.
The food was delicious, as Mum wrote, such a treet not to have to cook for oneself!
– Rachel Harry –
Abingdon to Guildford
4th time on Kailani
Wonderful as usual
– Ian & Pat Turner
Guildford to Henley 7th – 13th August 2021
Gordon & Dorenda
Here we are again! Wonderful hosts, great views, shame the weather was a bit off!!
Food was lovely as always Dorenda, and Gordon kept the wine flowing!
Thank you for your kindness and care. Look forward to October
– Love Janet & Mike James –
Henley to Kingston 14th -20th Aug 2021
Our first trip on canal boat. Lovely experience – all we could need and especially wonderful food.
Weather was cold to start with but then redeemed itself.
Gordon and Dorenda were excellent hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
– Norma and JohnVeitch and Phil & Avril Humberstone –
Quite simply – SUPERB!!
Thank you for everything
– Jackie & Andrew Love August 2021 xx –
Kingston to Kingston 24th – 30th August 2021
We have managed to get here at last and well worth the wait.
we want but we will try.
We have had wonderful accommodation, food, company and the sights we have seen.
The weather kept fine for us which helped.
Thank you Gordon & Dorenda for all your hard work looking after us and making us so welcome.
– Rodney & Pat Hodgson –
Kingston to Ware 1st – 8th Sept 2021
Another great cruise, thanks for arranging the wonderful weather!
The extra Bow Rivers trip was most interesting with extra views of the Olympic Park.
To walk around Limehouse Basin was a joy.
Dorenda and Gordon excel themselves with the care and service they offer their guests. Lovely meals, good chats, fun at locks, relaxing evenings and superb dinners.
Thank you both so much for putting up with us again!
– Dorothy & David Brewer –
KINGSTON TO PONDERS END SEPT
Perhaps (no certainly) the best ever of the many I have enjoyed on Kailani over the last 9 years.
Just sad that it may be the last. So a big ‘thanks’ especially for the surprise Bow Back Rivers bonus
– Alan Sanders –
Ware to Kingston – September 9 – 13,
For Dorenda and Gordon and for guests who follow us and Kailani trips; we after decades of expensive travel have never been cared for or shared a more lovely four days.
This has been a focused, skillful adventure directed by professional guides of exceptional quality.
Our very best wishes for all your efforts on our behalf
– Joe and Kathie Jennings –
Dorenda and Gordon exceeded our expectations in every way. Our accommodations were equal to the best hotels we’ve stayed in. The personal and personalized service was equal to or exceeded the attention s of our best luxury cruise experience.
The meals were thoughtfully, lovingly and exquisitekly prepared and served.
The days routines were wonderful and comforting. I will sorely miss mid-morning coffee and cake and afternoon tea. And a wake up call of superbly made coffee brought straight into your room! Heaven.
I am so very grateful to have travelled the River Lee and had Dorenda teach me the locks. I absolutely loved every single minute. (You were so amazingly patient!) And you both, thoughextremely busy, always took the time to stop and have a chat – always making us feel at home and cared for.
What an educational, luxurious, delicious, slow paced, yet exciting, never the same scenery twice, historical, unique and unforgettable voyage.
– Gratefully Chuck and Kathryn Elias –
The Kailani is pristine. The food gourmet. But your personalities and indulgences will be remembered forever.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday!
– Kathie Jennings –
Kingston – Kingston London Ring
2nd trip with the best holiday Hotel Boat in the country.
Everything 5* as always, including the weather this time.!!
‘May your future continue where the tide and wind takes you’
– Adrian & Kibby Selden Sept 21 –
14th to 20th Sept 2021
First time on a hotel boat, had a great time, food excellent, I want to kidnap the chef, we are making plane to abduct her! (We will be back)
Thank you for a great holiday
– Terry & Jane Haines from Barnsley S Yorks
PS (the scones are to die for)
Kingston to Kingston
We had hoped to show our American friends London from the water but covid intervened.
We loved every minute of the journey seeing familiar sights and new buildings.
The Thames in London was brilliant.
The food and drinks was excellent as it was last time we came on Kailani 2 years ago.
Looking forward to our next visit.
– Barry & Jenny Hunt –
And Conkers !
Little Venice to Kingston
Thank you so much for an amazing 4 days.
Saw an awful lot of duckweed and very expensive flats!
– Pat Johnson –
Kingston – Bulbourne 30/9 – 5/10/21
Superb as always – Thanks again!
Thank you for looking after us
We wish you good luck!
All the best
– Love from Janet & Dave Devereux xxx –