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Parkside International Hotel
Ranked #25 of 31 Hotels in Reading
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“something odd....”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Not sure about this hotel, it's obviously fairly new but despite that has no aircon in the rooms. There are no brochures about the hotel anywhere in the room or reception, not even breakfast, meal times etc. Some people there weren't happy as on some sites it's listed has having a leisure centre, which if your idea of leisure is a building site then go for it!

The staff are friendly and there is the option of SMOKING ROOMS!!!

As I mentioned earlier, the building seems fairly new but even so there are cracks in the parking area and a few missing bricks! Bt the way, if you're nervous of dropping your keys, don't park over the mysterious gratings in the car park!

The rrom was comfortable with the usual tea/coffee stuff, however, it took 3 bath fulls before I managed to get clean water!!

Room Tip: some of the rooms face directly into other rooms
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2013

I booked a room (not via Trip Advisor) at the next-door sister hotel, The Lawns, and received a courteous call on the day to advise that The Lawns was 'over-booked' that night and my booking had been transferred to the Parkside Intl. The hotel is easy to find with plenty of free parking. The reception, bar and restaurant are all spacious (for a budget hotel), the atmosphere relaxed/casual and the staff amiable and human (you know what I mean...!). The room (110) appeared to be specially fitted for disabled access and was spacious, well-fitted and everything worked. There was plenty of hot water and the bedding linen / covers were better quality than most hotels in this price range. The room was at the back of the hotel and I didn't hear a squeak outside or from the neighbouring rooms. The free wi-fi was fine and connected quicker and easier than most. There is an extensive bar/restaurant menu in the evening and I paid £13 for a prawn cocktail starter, spaghetti bolognaise main and a pint of John Smiths (pure class, me...). In addition to the pub-style favourites there were many international menu options. However, the most popular items in the bar that night were burgers and steaks. The traditional English breakfast was definitely one of the better ones I have had for a while. My rating of average is only because there's no rating of 'good' - or maybe that should be 'good value'. Either way, I found no fault during my stay.

Room Tip: It was quiet at the back of the hotel
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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crowland, lincolnshire, uk
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377 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

Everything worked, everything was unremarkable. If the word average doesn't covey the sentiment, then "beige" might be a better descriptor. Arrived late, left early, didn't use any of the bar or restaurant facilities. Absolutely forgettable.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Easy to find, short distance from town centre on the main A4 Bath Road. The room (205) was pleasant, bed a little lumpy, the linen was clean, carpet stained thru general usage. Unfortunately the people next door had what sounded like a game station or whatever, it was at times loud. My early wake up call was 30 mins late. The breakfast was tasty and sufficient.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Great hotel my husband and I have sayed here 1 night every week for the past 10 months and have no complaints, hotel and room lovely, staff very friendly and excellent breakfast
would recommend 100%
Mr mrs Leggett

  • Stayed May 2013
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Heanor, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We were booked to stay in the Lawn hotel next door and we we told they had double booked us so were moved here as the hotel has the same owner.
The hotel was nice but the staff were on there own planet. Waited ages for an evening meal and outside was like a building site.
Room was tidy but had a smell of stale smoke. Sorry wont be staying here again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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South Yorkshire
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Stayed for two nights and was disappointed in several aspects of the hotel. I found a dress ring just under my bed. Why wasn't it found during cleaning? Our hot breakfast was brought to the table before we had finished our cereals. Stains on the carpet, grouting on the bathroom floor was flawed which left dirty stains on the bath mat. The staff were friendly, just require better training.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Parkside International Hotel
Address: 72 Bath Road | Berkshire, Reading RG30 2BE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #25 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Parkside International Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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