We exceed the 5 star luxury houseboat tradition with a world class holiday experience on Boatel.
Boatel is moored at Renmark in the heart of South Australia. Renmark is within an hour of the Mildura Airport and
2.5 hours from the Adelaide Airport via the beautiful Barossa Valley.
Mildura Regional Airport offers 6 daily flights from Melbourne (50 mins) and 2 flights daily from Sydney (1.5hrs).
We offer transfers from the airport to our Marina and can assist with coach and car hire.
“Call it a floating hotel suite, call it the leviathan of luxury – just don’t call it a houseboat”
“River Dream Boatels promise a new concept in river holidays”
“its operators rightly describe it as being more like a hotel”
“a new concept in luxury holidays”
“there couldn’t be a better or more glamorous means of exploring the Murray”
“floating hotel featuring luxury suites and a personal cinema, among other indulgences.”
“interiors reminiscent of a hip syndey hotel.”
“From the deck of the houseboat, the Outback vista is one of layers of reddened ochre sedimentary rock that form the riverbanks and jut up into the cloudless baby blue skies.”
“There is nothing else in the country that comes close to the River Dream Boatels in terms of style and refinement … Traditionally, a cruising holiday on the Murray River has had a rustic, Huckelberry Finn quality to it. With the River Dream Boatels, Huck has exchanged his fishy dungarees for designer jeans – without sacrificing a sliver of the natural wonders along the way.”
“Light years ahead of most peoples idea of a humble houseboat”
“more akin to a luxury hotel than a houseboat”
“sleek, aerodynamic, ultra luxurious”
“A watercraft that blows standard houseboats out of the water”
“The boatel is a complete shift from traditional houseboat design”
“most luxurious houseboat in Australia”
“The class of boating that merges world class accommodation with the freedom of river cruising”
“You have the smartest thing to hit the Murray in an age.”
“It looks like a transparent Sydney Opera House and is a whole new story in river holidays.”
“This is definitely a new style of boating. Combining world class five star accommodation while enjoying the freedom of cruising the river. On board Boatel every conceivable luxury is at your fingertips including the view.”
“A warm glow peeps from behind the blind, hinting at a golden dawn, persuading me to emerge from under my down-filled doona. The window in my quarters reveals a perfect river scene – a flotilla of pelicans scudding majestically near outstretched river gums in front of a cliff painted vivid ochre.
The air is crisp and clear, with just a little mist rising further downstream. Nobody else stirs, so I press the “blind down” button and snuggle back into to bed.”