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Amherst Guest House

73 Russell Street, Reading RG1 7XG, England
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Amherst Guest House
Ranked #2 of 15 Reading B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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133 reviews 133 reviews
40 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ist impression - Poor "kerb appeal" ie looks really ordinary; funny smell inside sort of sweet as if trying to cover up a smoking smell; drab carpet; request to pay immediately on arrival and choose breakfast for the next morning; partly done up rooms but awful table and poor blinds spoilt it. Actually - all of the above but nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I stay here most weeks and it is always very pleasant. Cath and Doug are great hosts, the rooms are comfortable and always clean. The facilities provide exactly what I need - free Wi-Fi (that works), free car parking, plus what you don't get any where else (except expensive apartments) a fridge and microwave (and now wine glasses to use... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I've been using Amherst for some months. Usually I'm put up in hotels and after a couple of weeks wait to get in the #1 B & B in Reading, I've stayed at Amherst when in Reading for work ever since. It's 10 or so minutes walk from the town centre and the station is just a couple of minutes... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The friendly welcome, and being made to feel like a real person rather than just a number, was greatly appreciated after a long journey. The room was cosy, clean, and very comfortable with more gratis amenities , such as wi-fi, microwave, fridge, TV, in-room snacks and beverages, than I had anticipated. The breakfast menu gave me a wide selection of... More

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15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

The room was spacious and clean.Didn't have breakfast so can't comment. Good location just short walk into centre lots of takeaways and restaurants and you have a microwave in the room which is handy.Only thing I found annoying was room directly above me the TV was on so loud I had to turn mine up to hear it apart from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Me and my friend stayed at the Amherst on a night out in reading. We was greeted by a very friendly manager who talked us through the ins and outs of the B and B. He let us know that it was very relaxed there and it didn't matter when we got in etc, which was good as we got... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I have been staying at the Amherst most weeks for well over a year now and it is perfect - everything you need from a place to stay whilst away on business - wifi that works, lovely, modern, comfortable, spotless rooms plus brilliant additions to normal - fridge and a microwave. There's an M&S garage within walking distance to get... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I was a student from University of Reading and after I moved out from my dormitory, I needed a place to stay for two weeks to finish my dissertation. I am so happy I chose this Amherst guest house in Reading. The room was clean and comfortable, and so did the en-suit bathroom. I stayed most of my time in... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is by far the best B&B I have had the pleasure to frequent in the Reading area. All rooms are dressed to a very high standard and are spotlessly clean, along within an array of complementaries. Breakfasts are customised to the guests own requirements by way of a tick sheet the night before and I get the impression nothing... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We chose Reading to stay for convenience of train travel to London during our trip through UK. Although a little hard to find, the hosts Doug and Cath were very welcoming and helpful. Lovely clean room and very comfortable bed. We were a little alarmed at finding ear plugs on the bedside tables, but didn't need them (luckily). Wonderful breakfast... More

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Additional Information about Amherst Guest House

Address: 73 Russell Street, Reading RG1 7XG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located only 10 minutes walk from The Oracle Shopping Centre and Reading town centre's restaurants, shops and bars. We are conveniently situated 10 minutes walk from the central train station and buses head into town every few minutes from outside Amherst.All our rooms are en-suite with double beds and are furnished with good quality linen, feather duvets and pillows to guarantee a good nights sleep. Our rooms are equip with LCD TV's with DVD, fridges, microwaves, hair dryers, and generous welcome trays with snacks and beverages. Free High Speed Wireless internet access throughout the building. Free parking is available on request.There is a Marks & Spencers food outlet a minutes walk from Amherst and a Tesco Express a 3 minute walk away.We offer a choice of a full cooked breakfast or lighter healthier options. Good quality clean accommodation with high levels of service. ... more   less 

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