About the home
Le Sorelle offers the warmth and elegance of a bygone era. Her interior is Art Deco style with oak walls and handmade teak doors and windows . She is the perfect destination for a corporate retreat, wedding or large family holiday while also offering quiet spots for private dinners, reading or music. Come aboard, relax surrounded by gardens, soft music, moonlight.......memory making!
Moored in the West India Dock amidst the sky scrapers of Canary Wharf , endless shopping, fine dining and entertainment, you will be spoiled with easy commuting to all the historic sites of greater London. Within 15 minutes you can be in the Tower of London, ambling through Borough Market or visiting Westminister. The Docklands Museum offers the rich history of the Canary Wharf area and will be home to the German Olympic Committee during 2012. West India Dock will also host the German Olympic Committee's cruise ship Deutschland as well as 2 tall ships from the Dutch Olympic Committee and numerous other super yachts all during the summer of 2012.
With the garden roof retracted you can sun bathe or dine by moonlight with an amazing view of the tallest buildings in London and the O2 Arena. The deck spa accommodates 10+ and comes complete with robes, slippers and towels to encourage a relaxing evening. Le Sorelle's management can also arrange private massage in the garden area as well as in either of the 2 deck suites. We are happy to discuss a full or partial catering package that could include healthy options served as part of a spa experience.
While Le Sorelle is easily self catered you also have the option of hiring her fully staffed for all your needs. Arrangements for transfers, etc. are available on request.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||All directions, 100km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for over 5s only|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||6 Bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 6 en suites and 1 shower room, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Single beds (8), Double beds (5), Dining seating for 50, Lounge seating for 50|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
On entering Le Sorelle you are enveloped in the 6,500+ sq ft of luxury. The warm walnut floors and oak walls in the deck bar/lounge draw you in as your attention is lured to the hand crafted wall sconces and stainless steel details reminiscent of America's Machine Deco Period that gave us the Chrysler Building in New York city. This area has a full bar as well as seating/dining for 18+. Opening the glass wall of doors out to the garden exposes a seating/dining/sunning area for more than 40 that can be individually designed for your needs and extra tables and chairs stowed as necessary. At the forward end of the main garden is the spa garden with lounging/seating/dining area for 12+ arranged as you like. Our large BBQ can be in either garden or we can take it out to the quayside next to Le Sorelle and under the sycamore trees where we can also have dining for more than 100.
Two deck cabin suites each with seating, private dining and queen plush beds offer 5 star luxury and privacy. The baths for these suites include bath tubs for two, 2 hand basins a separate shower in one and a hand held shower in the other, and stainless steel towel warmers. The forward deck cabin suite can also have a private garden with the spa and two massage tables for a complete private spa experience. Otherwise, the spa garden area is accessible for all guests aboard through the main garden. The after deck cabin suite can privately use the wheelhouse and its amazing views across Canary Wharf and over towards the O2 Arena as well as the aft upper deck.
One step down from the bar and just past the private office and deck powder room is the ladder up to the wheelhouse offering the best views. Here there is a table for 10+ and access to the aft upper deck that can be set up for bar/dining or lounging.
From the bar the staircase leads you below deck where you will find the media room on your left. It is complete with a large screen, Bose entertainment system that sends separately programmed music into the deck bar & garden as well as to the below deck lounge and hundreds of books. Next you enter the performance kitchen with its open layout designed so 12+ can be entertained by a chef team or where an entire large family can gather to continue their cooking tradition. It is surrounded by a countertop with bar stools and opens into the dining area with a table for up to 16. Above the table is a full length skylight that allows sun and stars to illuminate your dining experience. The lounge area has further books and serves as the main stage for live music.
Through the double doors at the end of the lounge is an accommodation hall with 4 cabins each with private baths. The baths are fully tiled, have tubs and hand held showers. 3 of these cabins have queen plush beds and 1 has twin plush beds. There is ample cedar lined closet space in all cabins. A laundry with washer and dryer, iron and ironing board and closets with additional linens and towels as well as toiletries are on the hallway. Another separate full bath with shower is next to the laundry. There are also 2 separate powder rooms, one on deck and one below.
Each bedroom is equipped with hair dryer, toiletries, bath robes and all linens, towels and bath mats.
Le sorelle has a self contained staff accommodation in her bow so there is always someone available for any emergency you have or to serve you in a moments notice if you require the fully staffed option.
Available as self catering or fully staffed and catered including all pantry shopping.
Further details outdoors:
Additionally to the gardens on board, Le Sorelle sits on the quayside where sycamore trees shade a beautiful cobblestoned terrace that can be used as an outdoor BBQ and dining area. It is a great place to set up your easel to paint the skyline as well.
Just two blocks away is a hire parking deck that can accommodate any number of cars and is available 24 hours. But no car is ever needed as public transport is practically on the doorstep and a minicab operator is just a block away.
Within a 10 minute walk you will find a Waitrose and Asda. Tesco Express is literally less than 100 mts walk.
Your arrival at Le Sorelle will be welcomed by a manager. If you have arranged for your shopping list to be delivered it will be on board. For those choosing the fully staffed and catered option, the entire staff will be on board to great you and will have all your requirements assigned for the extent of your stay.
Le Sorelle is available year round for corporate and private guests. Reservations should be made well in advance with a 50% deposit due at time of booking. The remaining 50% must be paid 2 months in advance of arrival. Any cancellation during the period 2 months prior to arrival will incur a cancellation penalty unless we can rebook the time with another client.
For full house rentals, we will require a £500 breakage deposit that will be refunded to you within 14 days of your completed rental. Additional charges will be made against that deposit if smoking has occurred on board during your stay. Please advise your guest of the strict NO SMOKING policy on board at all times.
Despite being over 6,500 sq ft of luxury Le Sorelle is a boat. Therefore, we will cover all safety protocols with you on arrival and you should adhere to all safety regulations to ensure that your stay on board is an enjoyable one. She is equipped with fire fighting cannisters and life vests and you will be made aware of the location of all your safety needs. There will always be a member of staff in the staff quarters at night and one will always be available by phone day or night.
In spite of all the safety protocols we insist that you recognize that children, older adults, handicapped persons, pregnant women or persons with any impairment limiting their ability to keep their balance should never be left alone while on exterior decks or in areas where access is by ladder. This is strictly required to insure the safety of you and your guests and not intended to be a determent to a relaxing holiday. The message is to be prudent about safety so the end of your stay is as pleasant as the first moment.
Our gangway can easily accommodate handicapped access but there is one step beyond that to get into the bar and there are typical boat thresholds at the entrance to every cabin and toilet. If your guest is wheelchair bound Le Sorelle will not be an option. However, if your guest is only partially in the wheelchair perhaps only to sit during the day then the bar/lounge, garden and one of the deck cabin suites might be a fine accommodation. Just realize that while the access to the below deck area is by traditional staircase with a handrail many treks up and down can be wearying for a person with limited mobility.
We expect that any children you plan to have in your party will be identified and counted at time of booking. Le Sorelle management requires that no child under 14 is ever left unattended on an outside deck. While inside make sure that doors cannot be opened by young ones so they remain safely inside until an adult takes them out. All floor surfaces on board are either wood or tile and are very hard. Please watch your young ones at all times.
No smoking is allowed on board Le Sorelle. The quayside offers a smoking alternative for you or your guests.
The South East England / London region
The South East of England is a beautiful land of rolling hills, pastures, castles and manors.
Replete with history from the last two centuries, there are ruins and evidences of invasions and conquests, loves and losses, art and literature.
Beautiful place to visit!
The Central London/Zone 2 / Canary Wharf area
Beginning in Canary Wharf, tour the docks and the Docklands Museum. You can take the walking tunnel to Greenwich and tour the Observatory and Cutty Sark spending the day in all the funky shops and sampling the pubs. Take the DLR right next to Le Sorelle and in 15 minutes you are in the Tower of London, St Katherine Dock and Tower Bridge. If you start there in the morning then after the Tower area visit you can take a good walk past many monuments to the Great Fire, St Paul's, Fleet Street, the West End and down to Trafalgar Square. Buckingham Palace is just beyond. Or take the Jubilee Line to Bermondsey and walk along the Thames and under Tower Bridge past the Mayor's office, the Dungeon, Southwark Cathedral and Borough Market. A little further is Waterloo, the Old Vic, County Hall, across the bridge to Westminister, Scotland Yard. London is full of history and historical places, museums and grand parks.
Lovely day trips to Hampton Court, Windsor Palace, Stratford upon Avon, Oxford, Cambridge and Canterbury. Visit the only chapel whose every window was crafted by Marc Chagal, Brighton, Folkstone, Bournemouth are all just an hour by train.
How to get there
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Le Sorelle is located just 15 minutes by DLR and 10 minutes by car/taxi from London City Airport. South Quay DLR stop is next to the boat. A 7 minute walk away will put you on the Jubilee Tube Line at Canary Wharf with 3 stops to London Bridge station and the Gatwick Express train to Gatwick Airport, or a connection to get to Heathrow Express to Heathrow Airport. Additionally, there is a 24 hour bus service from Canary Wharf to Liverpool street and the Stanstead Express train to Stanstead Airport. If you are arriving by train into London you can arrive at our door by using the DLR stopping at South Quay or just a 7 minute walk away on the Jubilee Line.
Activities near Central London/Zone 2
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
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The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices are inclusive of self-catering, linens and towels, toiletries, cleaning at check-out and mid-week cleaning for stays of 1 week+, all water, electric and gas for 12 persons. Prices do not include 20% VAT, breakage deposit of £1000, parking fees at parking deck or public transport. All catering, staffing and shopping should be arranged 2 weeks prior to arrival with management for agreed fee.
NO SMOKING, NO PETS
Up to 8 single beds can be added to the rooms. Inquire about this via email.
Please email for corporate rates involving drinks receptions, entertainment and seated dinners.
Daily cleaning...............£350 for cabins and lounges (9:00-16:00), kitchen cleaning and later evening not included
Daily chef.....................£300 for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, other out of hours dining not included but can be arranged separately
Daily stewards (2).........£350 for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, other out of hours dining service not included but can be arranged separately
Daily breakfast........................ £15/person+
Our staff prepares sumptuous food from the freshest, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. We will plan menus with you well before your arrival so you can determine exactly what you would enjoy. Our offerings will always be a balanced selection and can be tailored to Kosher, Halal or completely vegetarian as needed. There will always be enough offered to complete a vegetarian meal at any seating regardless of requests. These plate prices would not include more exoctic fare, out of season items or speciality items that might be quite expensive to source. However, we can arrange for anything from anywhere to be delivered in the freshest condition to Le Sorelle and the appropriate price will be added. Water, coffee and tea included in the plate price but alcohol is by arrangement with management.
The bar can be stocked and staffed as you like. We can charge you for bottles and serve what is agreed or we can charge by the drink.
Bar Staff................£25/hour, remember to allow extra time for the bartender to set up your bar and that he/she will be a personal license holder in the UK and is a professional. An hour before service for set up and an hour after service for cleaning is usual. Our staff can mix whatever you desire!
Daily transport can be arranged with a 15 passenger van or cabs to be at your disposal 24 hr or as needed during the day. This should be requested at reservation and cannot be guaranteed if requested within the week of your arrival. Understand that the later you wait to make private transport arrangements, the more expensive they become. Particularly is this the case from May - September.Book
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