Stayed here for 3 nights on business. You have an impressive drive up to the Hotel - but then I did get confused as to where to go/park. Just a few signs (or info on the Booking) would help and would have saved me driving around.
The hotel was pretty standard - and had been subject to what now seems to be the De Vere way of doing things. I used to think that De Vere was all about quality - but having stayed at a couple of other De Vere's this week I can see that they are all about consistency/process and keeping costs as low as possible! That means that they make sure things meet a minimum standard - but don't expect the quality that I used to think was their trademark
Rooms were OK - could do with modernising, so judge them as you need them. Somewhere that was fine for working away on business.
I ate in the bar a couple of times - and this was where you saw the new De Vere.....a really boring/standard menu that any teenager could cook for you. Two things really let them down. Firstly, there were the bar prices. I'd normally have a decent size glass of wine - but for £7 I didn't bother. Instead I had a beer for >£4.....not impressed (but same menu/prices at all De Veres from what I've seen). Secondly, on the first night I ordered soup and then the fish and chips. My look of surprise when they both arrived together didn't seem to register with the waitress......she had to rush back upstairs to get me a soup spoon.....so I was sat there with them both going cold. Oh well, learnt my lesson on the second night and didn't bother with a starter....
Overall - seemed a good place, could be so much better with a bit of investment. I think De Vere have killed a lot of what could be plus points to keep costs to an absolute minimum
- 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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