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“Friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thameside Hotel
Ranked #19 of 32 Hotels in Reading
Haarlem, The Netherlands
1 review
“Friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

The Thameside hotel is a nice and clean hotel, with a very friendly staff. On a perfect location in Reading, about 10 minutes walk from the railway station. It takes 30 minutes to get at Paddington station in Londen.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

I have been communting to Reading on a weekly basis from Scotland for the last 6 years. Over this time I have probably stayed in all the hotels in the area, the Thameside is by far the best; the decor, service, quality of food is exceptional value. Julie and Brian are very warm and welcoming without being intrusive, I can't recommend this hotel highly enough. Thank you for looking after me for the last 5 years

Simon P

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Spridden
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London
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

I have been in many hotels when sent on company training or business trips but for the treatment I have received in this hotel it's one of the best.The room was very clean,very smart and modern,aircon,work desk,free wi-fi , staff are very friendly and welcoming,breakfast was nice. Just go through an alley way at the back of the hotel to park your car ,you can also access the hotel from the back to get to reception and the rest is perfect.

I loved my stay in this hotel I've booked a room at the rear , it was very peaceful and the walk on the lake was a big bonus after a tired day.

I'm coming back again , DEFINITELY!! Thank you very much Thameside hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Arnel M
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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

Wasnt too sure what to expect as i booked online and you never know but when i arrived the staff was very friendly. They showed me to my room which was bigger than i thought. I thought that i would try eating in rather than going out and could ne beleive the menu that they served. I had the steak with king prawns for starters!

Staff is very friendly and could not do more for me. Would recommend this to anyone that is on buiness as the wifi is free and worked perfectly at the desk in my room.

Will stay again for sure. Thx

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarkAEJulier
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Nottingham
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

i have stayed in load of Hotel ,but staying at Thameside Hotel was one of the best says i would rate 10+

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nasrat S
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Ironbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

I was looking forward to visiting this hotel after reading the trip advisor reviews and seeing the photos. However, when I was shown to my room, I was very disappointed. Everything (including the bathroom) was very tired looking and seemed hard-used (to be honest I decided to wait until I got home to take a shower). For example, he blinds were bent on the windows and the gap between the desk and the floor had large amounts of dirt and what appeared to be someone's lost vitamin or medication.

However, what was really upsetting to me was the night's sleep (as I was staying at the hotel before a conference). When I pulled back the duvet, the top quarter of the mattress was exposed, as the bed sheet was not covering it. The main problem with the bed however was the quality of the sheets - I could not sleep during the night because of how scratchy and itchy they were (perhaps they were over-starched?). In addition to this, the windows did not keep out the noise of the street below.

The owners seemed very friendly, although I am always unimpressed (and slightly worried) when I am made to pay the bill in full upon check-in. I also had a problem with the security door from the parking lot (had to wait and keep ringing the button for several minutes), but after a brief few moments of panic, somebody heard us and let us in!

The bed situation really upset me a lot and is the major reason that I moved the hotel down from a rating of 3 to 2.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank courtneyuk
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

I stay 5 days in March for business.
Good hotel, quiet rooms large enough (maybe the bed was too warm - I woke up in the morning two times).
Very good continental AND english breakfast plus wi-fi internet with no extra price as previously stated on Internet site (sometimes hotels give surprises).
I'll sure be again there if I have to come back to Reading.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Alessandro V
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Additional Information about Thameside Hotel

Property: Thameside Hotel
Address: 144-150 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Reading
#9 Business Hotel in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Thameside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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