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Amherst Guest House

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73 Russell Street, Reading RG1 7XG, England
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I stay at this guest house frequently while working in Reading. It is a very clean, well run place with Nicholai providing all the help and information you need as well as working hard to sort a continental breakfast. It has become a home from home and it is a 10 minute walk into Reading centre with 15 minutes to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

By the time I made it to the Amherst Guest House, I was at the end of my journey and my last few hotels had few basic amenities and little concern for what I needed. The Amherst is a gem tucked away in Reading that is very close to the station. My room was cozy, clean and had attention to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

On 27th September '14 we stayed in Room 5 overlooking the garden, large room and very quiet. Breakfast was well cook. Cath and Doug were very good host. We were able to park on the fore court, but parking permits are available. Good luck to Cath and Doug with your new venture.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed at The Amherst over the Bank Holiday Weekend and was very impressed. We arrived earlier than we should have but we were still able to come straight in and get comfortable. The owner printed a map of the area so we knew where everything was which was helpful and considerate. The bed was comfy and best of all... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoiyed our stay there very much. The room was big- an very comfortable. Ask for "Maple the chicken" ;) Only a few steps away is a small store- where you can buy some food- to have a small meal at the evening. Its lovely there ! Greez

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Szczecin, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very lovely place, atmosphere and owners. Rooms are very clean, very well equipped-microwave, kettle, little fridge,snacks, water, towels, cosmetics. Very close walking distance to shopping street. Very crispy clean bedding, big TV. Food-breakfast excellent choice, very well prepared. I will definitely stay there again. Thank you ! Beata, Poland.

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Reading, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Thanks so much for your hospitality during the last 2weeks. I will definitely be back and recommend your B&B to anyone who likes quality and comfort away from home. Lovely additional touches and amazing coffee! Can't believe you're in the centre of Reading. A real find! Helen

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very nice place. If I was in the area again I would definitely stay again. Well appointed room with a fridge and the added bonus of a microwave should yo need it. Attentive management and a very comfortable bed!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very comfortable and welcoming; went out of their way to allow early check in (I was going to a wedding nearby) and to offer advice with local travel. En-suite double room was spotless, comfortable, and generously equipped with everything you might want - from tissues to a microwave!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I've been using Amherst for over a year now and was very pleased to see that Doug and Cath have generated another award for excellence. Amherst is convenient for Reading town centre, where I'm working, but also provides comfortable clean, well-managed accommodation. Parking is available at the front of Amherst and the breakfasts are effectively as you choose at a... More 

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