This hotel has several great features but also several that let it down. We were a party of four adults staying just after New Year for a break for a couple of days and the hotel was a good deal with a pool and jacuzzi/sauna which sounded ideal for us having stayed with De Vere before. The spa was actually fully booked for treatments when we were there which was a shame but in reality we should have booked before arrival probably so this wasn't through any fault of the hotel! EARLY TREATMENT BOOKING RECOMMENDED We ate in the restaurant on New Year's Day upon arrival, and the service was extremely slow and the meals weren't as described (e.g. no vegetarian onion gravy for the vegetarian pie) but the staff were aware of the problems and did apologise. The breakfast was better since it was a buffet, but although there was supposed to be an omelette station there wasn't anyone available behind the buffet to ask about this so after waiting a while I settled for the choice readily available which was good. In the reception area are two macs with printing facilities and tea and coffee (including herbal tea) available all day which is appreciated. The gym is small and has limited options - almost all cardiovascular machines and no weights. The pool is also small so hard to swim lengths when busy but okay earlier during the morning, and the sauna and jacuzzi are lovely. The rooms themselves are very average hotel rooms but the lighting is fairly awful! There are no main overhead lights, just bedside lamps, and the lighting in the bathroom is dim so attempting makeup or hair was difficult as was reading. On the other hand the blinds and curtains were very heavy which were great at keeping the room dark when trying to sleep. Location is great and we walked to the nearby village of Mortimer for lunch and would highly recommend the pub there for lunch although it was a fair walk. Overall the staff were attentive and helpful but there are some features which need improving at this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- De Vere Venues Wokefield Park blends the charm of a traditional mansion house hotel in Reading with the amenities of a modern executive centre to offer a fabulous choice of accommodation and superb leisure facilities, including a US PGA-standard 7,000-yard championship golf course, boasting elevated tees and nine lakes for the ultimate golfing challenge. As you would imagine with 250 acres of landscaped grounds, outdoor activities are well catered for at Wokefield. From weddings to business events, our Wokefield Park venue is perfectly equipped to fit your every need. Wokefield Park is a great base to explore Berkshire with its many attractions and places of interest and is easily accessible from the M4 and close to Reading for direct trains from London, making Wokefield Park an obvious choice of hotels in Berkshire. It is with regret that the Wokefield Park Mansion House Spa is closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Vere Venues Wokefield Park Hotel Reading