History of the hotel barge
Built in Belgium in 1938, the barge, or "péniche" as it is known in France, is one of only 160 examples of its type. Starting life as a commercial barge transporting a cargo of coal, cereal and wood, it became a hotel boat in 1986. Max bought the barge Wine & Water in 2013 and executed a complete refit throughout making it the luxury hotel that you can experience today. Flooded with natural light, Wine & Water is both centrally heated and air-conditioned.
On board facilities
The saloon has a dining area, lounge with sofa and armchairs, bar with bar stools and an open plan kitchen. Guests have use of a television, DVD player, music centre and laptop with satellite WiFi Internet access. All suites are double with either queen sized or twin beds. Bathrooms are en-suite with a toilet, shower and washbasin. Bathroom essentials such as a hair-dryer, shampoo, soap, and body cream are provided together with towels, which are changed every day. A laundry service is also provided. The sun deck is equipped with a dining table, sun loungers and a jacuzzi. Bicycles are provided for the use of guests, free of charge.