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Max @ Reading Number 18

12-18 Crown Street, Reading RG1 2SE, England (Formerly Number 18 Serviced Apartments)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firstly, this is not a hotel! It is advertised as managed service apartments. There is a difference. I booked the night before via a popular late booking service and the price was good. I booked what was described as a Studio for two people. I was travelling alone for business for one night. On the day of my arrival I... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights here (was supposed to be 3 but flight delays made me late) 3/24/2015-3/25/2015. Good luck to you if you're arriving outside of shortened business hours, I lucked out because there was another guest walking into the facility that showed me the secret code to get into the place and to open up the safe deposit box that... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where can I start - stayed here before and the apartment was ok, reasonably up to date and modern, in need of a few repairs, but ok for this prices, this week my previous experience took a turn for the worst On arriving on Monday, the apartment was cold but I thought nothing of it as I was out for... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I had made communication with the hotel prior to my stay. I was emailed information on how to get in and get the room key. This worked like a charm! The apartment was lovely and clean. Updated bathroom with heated towel rack and very warm. Kitchen had new appliances as well. Fully equiped with washer-dryer combo, and dishwasher, newer fridge... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I booked this through Lastminute.com and did not receive the safe number and door combination the hotel said I should have had as I arrived at 7.30pm after a long day at work. I managed to gain access to both after calling a helpful man named Chris. The Apartment stunk of food, was filthy (brown fingerprints on light switches /... More 

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Cutar, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Arrived at about 8.30pm , freezing cold and no one is around. The confirmation email from Lastminute.com didn't explain the checkin procedure. Apparently I should have received an email with a safe combination for the keys. I didn't receive any further emails. Luckily a kind gent who was staying there got me the safe code and my key was in... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Arrived at 6pm and no one around. The confirmation email from Lastminute.com didn't explain the checkin procedure. Apparently I should have received an email with a safe combination for the keys. The communal areas are filthy and the rest of the building doesn't get any better. WIFI was very intermittent and the room was very very tired. All the cutlery... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I wish I did, I would have avoided. Its OK, but the website sets up you expectation that in my experience made the actual visit disappointing. It was dark, noise, bleak, well worn and the best bit my bedroom door handle came off and I had to get a colleague to open the door in the middle of the night... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is what I sent to your contact email address on your web site : Be nice if it got a response directly or if the response here wasn't a cut and paste of other responses to similar issues. Just stayed at your Reading apartments last night (Flat 5) . I doubt very much whether I will want to stay... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My family & I stayed at Max Reading No.18 in May, 2012. Returned last month for a 4 night stay. What a disappointment! Tried to check in @ 10:30 AM, doors were locked, no one in reception. Called the phone number on the door & was told someone would be at reception after 12:00 noon. After getting the key, never... More 

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michellebrownmax, Guest Relations Manager at Max @ Reading Number 18, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback we always like to welcome returning guests. I can confirm that check is from 3pm onwards only, unless an early check in has been requested and confirmed by our reservations team, all our buildings have a key coded door which the access codes are emailed out to all guests prior to arrival this... More 

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