Testimonials 2019

2019 Testimonials

Sandersons Testimonial

Testimonial from Neil and Jen Sanderson

9 – 12 April 2019

What a lovely three days, a great experience to be introduced to canal boating.

The countryside, cuisine and the company were splendid. The food in particular was outstanding – Thank you.

Manning the locks was a good learning experience

                      –      Neil and Jen

+  Buen Camino!

Turners Testimonial

Testimonial from Ian & Pat Turner

28th March to 19th April, 2019   Warwick to Kingston-0n-Thames.

We have just enjoyed a wonderful 22 days on Kailani, as the route went right through from Warwick to Kingston-on-Thames.

It was like an adventure for us as we had never been on the Grand Union Canal before, but had only visited places on the canal on days out in the past.

This is the third time we have travelled on Kailani, and it is like visiting special friends when we meet Gordon and Dorenda again, and we also get 5 star treatment, so we get the best of both worlds!

Thank you both for making sure we had everything we needed to make our holiday perfect!

                    –      Ian and Pat Turner    Broadstairs, Kent   (formerly of Southwell, Nottinghjamshire)

White and Evans Testimonial

Testimonial from Gail & John White and Christine & Robin Evans

April 20 to 26th   London Ring

Excellent!   Best holiday experience. It was even better than we expected.  The beautiful weather at the beginning set the scene for 6 wonderful days.

We have had a lot of laughs, eaten too much exceptional food and seen the most amazing sights on the canals and Thames.

The voyage up the Thames was unforgettable, a unique experience.

We cannot thank Dorenda and Gordon enough for being the hosts “with the mostest”.  They have looked after us above and beyond any other hosts – the food, the wine, the friendship and the laughs!

We can’t wait to tell all our friends about what a great time we have had on the Kailani.

                             –     Gail and John White    Melbourne, Australia

                             –     Christine and Robin from Bradfield, Berkshire (a couple of miles from the K&A Canal @Aldermaston)

Flint Testimonial

Testimonial from Caroline & Giles Flint 1

1/5/19  London Ring.

I was so excited before coming on this holiday.  I thought that it could only be a disappointment. Not at all, it exceeded our highest expectations.

The beauty of the canals, the fresh green of the landscape, the bird song, the scent of hawthorn and bluebells, the gentle chugging of the boat and all this in the middle of the Metropolis.  Extraordinary!

Your kindness and consideration was much appreciated.  The food was amazing!  Huge variety, absolutely delicious, imaginative and profuse.  I’ve never eaten so well in my life.

The beds are comfy and it is so peaceful being rocked to sleep.

Thank you so much.

                         –     Caroline and Giles Flint (London)   –

Testimonial from Harmour's

Testimonial from Rog and Jen Harmour

8th May 2019

What an absolute treat 3 days of great company wonderful food and an ever changing vista of weird and beautiful homes and boats.

A slow gentle p[ace to be able to relax and unwind and take it all in.  A fabulous start to our English holiday.

Thank you both for working non stop to make everyone happy and especially Dorenda for having to work around everyone’s whims and peculiarities with food. You are a marvel.

Thank you again

                   –     Rog & Jen Harmour Australia   –

PS  “DD’s (Dorenda’s Dates)

Crisp's Testimonial

Testimonial from Philip & Jane Crisp

8th May 19

A fabulous 4 day break. Our hosts were amazing, with attention to detail second to none.

Food was “just like a hotel”.  We really could not ask for more.  Very comfy beds and lovely louynge.

We have seen parts of the Thames we have never seen before.

You both work so hard and have made our break so wonderful.  Words are not enough.

           –     Philip & Jane   Daventry   –

Dawn & Tony's Testimonial

Testimonial from Dawn & Tony Dennis

15th May 2019

What a fabulous few days fantastic weather, fantastic food and fantastic attention to details.

We had loved our week and could not have asked for more.

A huge “Thank You” to you both.

              –    Dawn & Tony     –

Sally and David's Testimonial

Testimonial from Sally & David Murch

15th May 2019

Well, what can i say – once again a hugely enjoyable holiday in every way.

We look forward to seeing you both again next year.

Thank you very much.

        –   Sally and David     –

Dawn & Tonys Testimonial for 2nd trip

Testimonial from Dawn & Tony Dennis for 2nd trip

25th May 2019

“Thank you” once again for a fantastic few days – once again nothing was too much problem!

Delicious food, wonderful weather, lovely company and amazing hosts.

A very enjoyable time – Thank You both again

Hope to return next year if you are here!

        –    Dawn & Tony Dennis    –

Alans Testimonial

Testimonial from Alan Sanders

25th May

“I’ve grown accustomed to it now – locking up and locking down” – the Golden Windlass (thank you so much).

Took us through 70 locks all the way across the watershed from Newbury to Bradford on Avon.

Will long remember the springtime flowers, glorious Wiltshire landscapes and bird song galore (including the cuckoo).  Red Kites soaring above, and ducklings and cygnets on the water.

Thank you D & G for making it all possible.

May Kailani long continue to give so much pleasure to so many people.

        –     Alan       –

Lynne & Petet and Anne & Andy Testimonial

Testimonial from Alan S

27th May – 1st June      Bradford on Avon to Bristol

Another superb break – great food and good company.

We said last year we would be back and are so glad we did.

Couldn’t ask for better hosts.

The diet starts tomorrow!!

     –     Lynne & Pete Searle ,  Anne & Andy Orchard    –

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