Stepping aboard through SULA's original teak doors, guests are welcomed into a stylishly furnished lounge. Whether you dream of a lazy afternoon with a cup of tea and a good book or a movie night premier with a glass of something special, the lounge is the ideal space to unwind!
The kitchen is exquisitely compact featuring everything you might need for a short stay and the extendable dining table happily seats two to four diners. Turn the old wheel on the door to the side and you can enjoy the view of passing boats and Gloucester docklands as you dine. Watch your step as you descend the staircase to the lower deck and there you'll find two luxurious cabins and a spacious bathroom. Complimentary WIFI is available in all rooms within the suite, unless you're looking for a digital detox!
The 59 Room is our larger cabin with a king size bed for that extra touch of luxury. Alongside sits bespoke wardrobes with a concealed safe for your party's valuables. A refreshment station complete with a welcome pack and small fridge offers extra in-room comfort. The quirky feature in this cabin is the original wooden ladder that leads up to a restored escape hatch on the top deck.
The 85 Room is a wonderfully cosy cabin with a luxurious double bed and warm ambience. The port holes to the starboard side provide a refreshing breeze and views of the dock's historic warehouses. Bespoke wardrobes sit perfectly to one side and the refreshment station with a welcome pack means a cuppa in bed is but a few steps away!
The shower room sits to the port side featuring a double walk-in shower and reclaimed oak sideboard, converted into a tiled vanity unit. Peek through the portholes and you'll see the dock's historic monument wall, now under preservation. Complimentary towels and toiletries are provided for all guests.
The bow deck is wonderfully authentic and a great place to watch boats go by. It also provides space to store paddle boards and canoes, if you're feeling sporty! Access to the Sun Deck is via a companionway (steep) staircase. From here guests can enjoy a panoramic view taking in the picturesque Llanthony Priory, Cathedral spires and much more. With recliners and a coffee table, it's a beautiful place to watch the world go by, see the sun go down and gaze up at the stars.
When is SULA available to guests?
As LV14 SULA is our home, as well as our business, we invite guests aboard for either a mid-week stay, from Tuesday to Thursday, or over a weekend, from Friday / Saturday to Monday. Our minimum stay requirement is 2 nights.
What's your cancellation policy?
We have a phased approach to cancellations in order to give our guests maximum flexibility.
More than 70 days - Full deposit
57-70 days: 50% of the total cost or full deposit
43-65 days: 60% of total cost
29-42 days: 75% of total cost
8-28 days: 90% of total cost
7 days or less: 95% of total cost
Can I check out later?
Check out can be extended to 14:00 hrs for a nominal fee. Simply select the option during booking or add it at a later date through your personalised guest page, sent with your confirmation email.
Are pets allowed?
You may be aware that we have three lovely ship dogs of our own onboard! As LV14 SULA is their home, we do not accept any visiting pets. The Humber Suite is strictly out of bounds to our playful Wilfey, Boz and old boy Whistler.
Do you offer parking?
We offer complimentary parking for one vehicle with every booking. Additional spaces can be provided for a small fee. Parking is just a couple of minutes' walk along the towpath in a CCTV controlled car park. Registration must be provided in advance.
What's included in the price?
Exclusivity! That's right, the Humber Suite will be all yours, for one price, whether you book for one shipmate or maximum of four. Bookings are subject to £150 deposit within 5 working days of invoice date. Balance is required 6 weeks prior to arrival.
What time is check in / check out?
Guests are welcome to check in from 16:00 hrs and are kindly required to check out by midday. Fancy a wander around the Quays before you go? No problem! We are more than happy to store your luggage for you.
Does SULA have disabled access?
LV14 SULA is a registered historic Lightship and as such is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties. As much as we would love to welcome everyone aboard, the number of trip hazards, sloping floors and steep staircases just are not suitable for some.
Is SULA suitable for children?
Similarly, for the same reasons, access is not suitable for children under the age of 16. We can accommodate babies in arms with a travel cot and bedding, at your own discretion.
We are moored just a short stroll away from Gloucester Quays outlet centre with shops, restaurants, bars and a cinema. In fact, within 200m of the gang way, we have over 15 eateries to suit all tastes. There is also a large supermarket and tourist attractions such as the Cathedral, museums and climbing centre, all within a short walk.