Charter Hotel Boat Willow

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Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK1 4RS

    Charter Hotel Boat Willow is a 65ft hotel narrowboat providing holidays on Scotland's coast to coast canals with the cruising, accommodation and all meals included in the tariff. Centrally Heated with our all weather bow observation cabin.

    Charter Hotel Boat Willow is a 65ft hotel narrowboat cruising the Scottish Lowland Canals between the Firth of Clyde and Edinburgh's city centre. Cruises start and end from our prestigious Falkirk Wheel moorings and, travelling east, take in the Falkirk Wheel, the rock hewn Falkirk Tunnel, High Aqueducts and steep wooded cuttings - all the way to Edinburgh's city centre moorings (10 minute walk to Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile). Or, travelling west from the Falkirk Wheel on the Forth & Clyde Canal (mainly rural and often river like) we follow the Kelvin River Valley, often running alongside the Antonine Wall, and cruise all the way to attractive Bowling Basin where the canal joins the Clyde.

    The three to ten day holiday accommodation we provide combines holiday cruising on the canals with first rate en-suite accommodation aboard. Ours is a private charter boat service so you will be exclusively chartering Willow (with your professional crew  accommodated separately in the aft crew quarters). Our tariffs are fully inclusive of all meals and cruise costs.  Please contact us directly or visit our website for more information.

    Opening Times
    Opening Times 2015
    1 Apr 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

    Cruising Season is between dates shown April to end of October

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    2
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Double Guest Suite - but single person occupancy
    £145.00 per person per night (dinner, bed & breakfast inc)
    Double Guest Suite - couple sharing
    £105.00 per person per night (dinner, bed & breakfast inc)

    £105 per person for full 24 hour period (based on two people sharing our double guest suite). All tariffs include all cruise costs, the accommodation and are inclusive of all meals. £145 per person for full 24 hour period (based on one person occupying our double guest suite). All tariffs include all cruise costs, the accommodation and are inclusive of all meals.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday Guests can assist with use of canal locks. Popular walking options from moored locations.
    • Boat
    • Cabin Centrally Heated en-suite double guest cabin
    • City Breaks
    • Holiday Rentals
    • Hotel Breaks
    • Seasonal Breaks

    Domestic

    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property Central heating throughout.
    • Lounge Exclusive use of our guest suite.
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove In addition to Central heating throughout.
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin Within en-suite in guest quarters

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player Some CDs available
    • DVD Player within guest suite
    • Hi-Fi within guest suite
    • TV In Room within guest suite
    • Television within guest suite
    • WiFi Limited connection to internet via board 3G WiFi (but not suitable for servicing 'cloud data' etc).

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card Payments by Bank Transfer or via PayPal, so any card accepted through the PayPal services.
    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Debit Card Payments by Bank Transfer or via PayPal, so any card accepted through the PayPal services.
    • Delta Card Payments by Bank Transfer or via PayPal, so any card accepted through the PayPal services.
    • Electron Payments by Bank Transfer or via PayPal, so any card accepted through the PayPal services.
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Maestro Card Payments by Bank Transfer or via PayPal, so any card accepted through the PayPal services.
    • Mastercard Payments by Bank Transfer or via PayPal, so any card accepted through the PayPal services.
    • PayPal
    • Solo Card Payments by Bank Transfer or via PayPal, so any card accepted through the PayPal services.
    • Switch Card Payments by Bank Transfer or via PayPal, so any card accepted through the PayPal services.
    • VISA Card Payments by Bank Transfer or via PayPal, so any card accepted through the PayPal services.

    Transport

    • Airport Transport Supplied We can arrange reasonably priced airport transfer through an arrangement with a local firm (an excellent service).
    • Free Parking On-Site Within complex at Falkirk Wheel (out of hours security patrols). Free of charge with windscreen permit.
    • On Public Transport Route Local bus service direct to Falkirk Wheel. We provide free transfer for patrons between Falkirk High rail station and Falkirk Wheel.

    Catering

    • Bar Available We have a small on board bar facility, with a fair and reasonable pricing policy
    • Breakfast Available Our tariffs include all meals - option of cooked or non-cooked breakfast.
    • Dairy Free We can tailor menus to be dairy free
    • Evening Meal Available Our tariffs include all meals - option of two or three course evening meal.
    • Lunch Available Our tariffs include all meals - Light lunch provided to suit weather on the day.
    • Restaurant Dining facility for all inclusive meals provided on board within Willow's guest suite.
    • Tea & Coffee Available Provided free of charge and available on request throughout the day.
    • Vegetarian Food Available We can provide menus to suit vegetarians, but our on board facilities exclude services for vegans.

    Facilities

    • Fax/Email Facilities Limited on board 3G WiFi (sufficient for checking email etc)
    • Internet Access Limited connection to internet via board 3G WiFi (but not suitable for servicing 'cloud data' etc).
    • No Smoking Permitted Unlawful to smoke on board Willow
    • Room Service Available
    • Tuition Available We can provide narrowboat training and consultancy on application

    Location

    • City Centre Whilst moored at city locations (Eg Edinburgh Quay) during cruise.
    • Rural Location Whilst moored at rural locations (Eg Woodcockdale or Auchinstarry) during cruise.
    • Waterfront Location Well we are a boat

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers Smoking is prohibited by law on Willow

    Wedding Services

    • Civil Ceremony

    Road Directions

    We have guest parking facilities within the complex of the Falkirk Wheel. Best access by road is achieved via the Tamfourhill part of Falkirk. We have a map/graphic available at http://www.hotelnarrowboat.com/Guide.html

    Public Transport Directions

    Many of our guests fly in from abroad to Edinburgh or Glasgow airports. In either case we can arrange private airport transfers at reasonable cost, using a local transfer company (we use one particular firm that we have found to be cost effective and provide excellent service). They will pick guests up from the relevant arrivals gate (holding a sign bearing the client name) and bring them directly to the Falkirk Wheel. Prior to arrival, the driver will telephone Willow so that we can meet the car to help with cases.

    For those arriving by rail, ticketing can be to 'Falkirk High' railway station - we will pick up, or drop off, guests using our own vehicle free of charge. Falkirk High station is on the commuter line between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and provides a quick and cheap transfer from either city (less than 20mins - fares of approx £5 - £8).

    Transport within Scotland

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    General Questions

    • Personnel who have contact with guests have had disability awareness training
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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