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“Ok hotel, friendly staff.. not a great location”

Central Reading Hotels
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Central Reading Hotels
Ranked #5 of 17 Reading B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 10, 2011

I chose this hotel because it was on the North side of Reading and I needed to get Sonning Common first thing in the morning.

Plus points: Staff were very friendly, the rooms were hygenic, the shower was good (instant heat and nice and powerful), TV with quite a few channels if you're into that, it was very reasonably priced.

Negatives: You have to check in before 9pm, which was a pain for me because it meant I had to check in before going out and the traffic in this area can be REALLY bad. Delayed my evening plans by 2 hours.
The hotel is on a very busy road with limited parking, which (if you can get it) may well require that you leave before 7am if you wish to avoid a ticket.
Rooms are slightly tired.

Over all: If you are a rep looking for an easily accessible no-hassle hotel I would not recommend staying here. On the other hand, if you don't need to drive and are looking for a cheap place to stay for a few days it's not terrible.

The only advise I could offer the owners would be to consider changing the drapes and bedcovers.. they look dated and make the rooms feel a bit tired. Something newer/brighter might give a better impression. The rooms ARE clean, but you might not get that impression when you first walk in.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Libspero
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

We stayed here because it was reasonably priced and in a handy location just outside the town centre. On our visit, the hotel was managed by a South African lady who couldn't have been more helpful and accomodating, even remembering my name. We actually wanted to downgrade from a 4-bed to a 3-bed room and, although there were no 3-bed rooms available, she happily refunded the price difference. The hotel was clean and comfortable, although we didn't have a breakfast so can't comment on that. I would not hesitate to book the same hotel again in the future.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank R P
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Address: 164 - 166 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
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Ranked #5 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Reading

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