Guest Reviews

Experiencing River Dream Boatel through the words of our delighted visitors. Join the chorus of happy reviews and discover the enchantment of a Murray River getaway like no other.


“Had a lovely time on the beautiful Boatel. Great weather, beautiful hosts, gourmet foods, stopped at a few wineries. Beautiful bedrooms all with en suites. Very clean and very comfy.”

Sophie Conlan (Jennifer Britney)

“Wooooow 😍 how good was this boat, fabulous πŸ‘Œ had the most amazing time!!! It’s so spacious and clean for sure I’ll be back, thanks to cheryl she was an amazing host.”

Chris G

“7 Stars would be more appropriate. Seriously the BEST houseboat experience EVER!!!

The Opulence of the Great Gatzby Era in Modern Boatel Luxury”

Ros Lechte

“We spent 5 nights on the beautiful Boatel Luxury with friends. The boat was luxurious and so comfortable. Cheryl and Alan were fantastic to deal with and answered any question we had. We had so much fun and the cooking and living areas were great places to sit and watch the river go by.”

Sonia McNamara

“I’m not often lost for word’s but, “WOW BOATEL!”.
As an Architect, I admire the flowing glass lines and the seamless ‘marriage’ between silent technology amidst a serene environment. Not 5 Stars; All the ‘stars in the sky’ BOATEL deserves, in my considered opinion. Thank you for helping my marriage and relationship with my children on our recent ‘Voyage!”

Steven Williams

“Amazing experience and a luxurious way to spend 5 days with family on the beautiful Murray River. Boatel is truly outstanding and we loved every minute of it. 5 star amenities and Boatel’s layout, including 5 double bedrooms with ensuites, made for a most memorable holiday. Cheryl, the owner, goes the extra mile to make sure your holiday is one in a million. Would recommend this in a heartbeat to anyone wanting to relax with family or friends.”

Tessa Richardson

“We just got off the Boatel. It was absolutely fantastic. Beautiful decor and the kitchen had everything anyone would ever need in it. The bathrooms and bedrooms were spacious and lovely and clean and the bed very comfortable. There isn’t one thing lacking on this boat. Huge BBQ which we used every day. Highly recommend having a trip on the Murray River on the Boatel. Thank you.”

Donna & Greg Kirkham

“Staying on the Boatel and cruising the Murray River is an unforgettable experience that I highly recommend everyone to feel for themselves!!!
I am extremely grateful to be able to use this beautiful vessel as accomodation for my Murray River Golf Retreats and It always brings a smile to my face when you see people truly appreciating how amazing the Boatel truly is!!”

Wade Hooper

“My husband an I with a group of friends spent a long weekend on Boatel in September 2019. It was amazing! A 5 star hotel on the Murray River! Bedrooms and ensuites are extremely well appointed, kitchen had all you could ask for! Yigal’s 5 star lunch was beautiful. Stunning weather, stunning location and very stunning boat. So much so, my husband is going to book Boatel for his annual golf trip with the boys.”

Nicola Sportelli

“We recently stayed on Boatel for 3 nights , what a fabulous experience it was . The boat is exactly as it promised, large bedrooms all with own fully appointed en-suite . Upper deck is all about entertainment. Loads of room for 10 adults to lounge , dine and relax on the back deck ! The boat is easy to mange on the water , even for the inexperienced driver . We would definitely recommend a stay on board . Super easy to book and organize. Highly recommended.”

Kerri Sartori

“Pure luxury still does not do this house boat justice. From the moment I walked onto this floating palace all I could say was WOW!!
From the opulent staircase, to the panoramic roof, the full size, high end kitchen and over sized bedrooms each with their own en-suite what more could you want. Everything has been decorated tastefully with quality linen. This truely was the best experience and the only way to enjoy the Murray River, sipping wine on the back deck while watching the amazing sunsets.”

Deanna Wood

“Cruising on the Boatel was certainly an experience to remember. The attention to detail on the boat itself was amazing. Every little item you require is there, at your fingertips. A great variety of wine glasses, many different types of crockery and cutlery, every cooking utensil you can think of, lavish bed linen, towels, robes too – there was even a barbeque on board. King size bedrooms and beds, and each room has its own ensuite. All this before we even left the port!
The Boatel travels very smoothly on the Murray River, and is as easy to steer as a car. A truly unique, fantastic way to holiday and travel.”

Linda Smith

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