Booking was easy, quick and efficient. The hotel, however is not easy to get from the major access of the M4, unless you are familiar with the area, it does however have plenty of free parking space. From the outside it is has a modern look and feel to it, with the Toby Carvery very close by.
The Reception was quick and easy with most internal facilities explained, including their ‘good night’s sleep guarantee’. The internal ambiance of the entrance matches the outsides modern approach and looks.
The Room, on the 3rd floor was furthest from the reception end faced out over the Toby Carvery extraction fan system and their rubbish bin area – I wonder if this had something to do with the window being locked shut (the question was not really answered by those on reception). The room itself was a good size, very clean, warm and had a decent shower – though the use of this did steam up the ‘locked’ window. I was not overly disturbed by the noise from the Carvery bin area – however this may become a concern on warmer days/nights as there is no air conditioning only heating in the room.
Wi-Fi is free for the first half hour – after that there is a charge of £3 per day. Why they cannot be free and included in the overall price, as with most chains these days, I still cannot comprehend. It also has to be said that during this stay it had a tendency for the connection to drop out every few minutes.
Breakfast starts at 6:30 am, ideal for those on business needing to get sorted and out early. It is on site within the actual Inn and ‘full English’ was cooked to order. The food is good and there is a good variety of help yourself choices with eggs and porridge to order. As with most such hotel chains no one was able to answer the questions on local sourced though.
Recommendation – yes I would use it again as it met my business needs. Again, this is one of those places that “does what it says on the tin”. However I would be very unlikely to use it if my visit had been for private/personal reasons.
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- Relax and unwind in peaceful Caversham, close to the banks of the River Thames and the marina ... more less
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