Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading
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Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading

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3.5
#20 of 34 hotels in Reading
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Stay with us for clean comfortable rooms at affordable prices. Our rooms offer microwaves and fridges and some with mini kitchens. Ideal for the cost conscious traveller as you are the able to cater for yourself. We can also arrange free delivery and discounts at our local restaurants. We offer FREE secure wifi, ample FREE parking, onsite gym. We serve breakfast daily, our bar serves homemade bar meals and 24 hour reception. Located just a short walk to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading University, the Town Centre and a short drive to all the local Business Parks.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Room features
Safe
Telephone
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Czech and 3 more
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Location

39 Christchurch Road, Reading RG2 7AN England
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 60 out of 100
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Heathrow Airport
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Neil P wrote a review Feb 2020
Reading84 contributions20 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
There are many reasons you might want to budget hotel but if you do you at least want to know it’s clean and tidy. This hotel is a little scruffy around the edges but actually it offers a remarkably large amount of facilities and is in a very good location with parking. I have stayed on several locations at great prices.The room is a little scruffy the tiling in the bathroom is old-fashioned and doesn’t match but it’s been cleaned properly and does the job. In addition the room has a microwave and the fridge so if you can’t afford to go out from meal we can always ping something yourself. Lots of parking a couple of local nearby pubs and a few takeaways as well. You can get a bus into the town centre or alternatively it’s about a 20 minute walk. So if you are on a budget this is a good deal.
Nice friendly and helpful staff as well.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Tina N wrote a review Oct 2022
Worcester, United Kingdom37 contributions15 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I’ve stayed here twice now, on both occasions booked a late checkout. On the first, housekeeping kept banging on my door, asking me to leave. Explained I had late checkout so they made as much noise as possible so I left early. The second today 13th/10/22 @ 10.40 housekeeping is hoovering outside my door. Banging into the door and skirting. I know they need to clean but you would think they had some consideration. The room itself is very outdated, windows don’t shut properly so can hear all the traffic etc. also very cold, due to the gap in the window and no heating on. Reception staff seem to be very helpful and pleasant. And the location is good. I don’t think I will stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RayCrimson wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is just down the road from Reading University and a short bus ride or 15-20 min walk from town. The staff were lovely and very helpful. The receptionist upgraded us to a club room to when our intended room wasn't ready. A staff member also showed us how to get to our room. The room was pleasant enough although we had issues getting the heating to work and a chair that was about to split. The staff promptly resolved these issues though. The only real complaints we have is that the freezer was in desperate need of defrosting, so much so that we could barely fit anything in it! The room was somewhat clean besides, a small stain on the sheets and bathroom floor mat and some cobwebs behind the TV by the USB port. The bed was comfy enough to sleep in.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jules P wrote a review Dec 2023
Basingstoke, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely hotel in a large old building. High ceilings and spacious rooms with an added extra of a full size fridge and microwave in every room. This makes staying away from home very much easier from the catering point of view.
Town is short bus ride or 15 min walk and the University is within walking distance for any events you might want to go to.
Staff are all friendly and helpful.
My favourite hotel to stay in.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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katherinealexand2018 wrote a review Mar 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I only needed a bed for the night to make my early start the next day in the area more bearable. Luckily I arrived even later that I had originally planned. After paying for the full breakfast to be told that breakfast starts at 7.am, when I was leaving at 6.45! Told that maybe the kitchen cold leave out some continental breakfast bits for me - i'm guessing not much more than a box of cereal! I was booked into the Annex, as I opened the building door I was greeted with the overwhelming smell of smoke & marijuana. I couldn't get to my room quick enough.
I was next to the car park, large draughty windows with only slat blinds. So the room was never dark or completely private. Had anyone stood close to the window they could see in. I could certainly see them. The room was small and the bed pushed into the corner by the window to make more room to walk past. I did go back to reception to ask if the block was smoking, I was told it wasn't, but the response I got was "oh, I shall try to work out who that is". Well it's not difficult is it, the smell is a give-away. Even if they did discover who it was, they didn't get it to stop. The smell was just as fresh the next morning. I had used my bags to block the large gap under the door to stop the light & smell coming in. Great i'm sure to have a fridge, perhaps if the room is big enough, but when it is just in the cupboard next to the bed, I was kept awake by the car park lights and the noise of the fridge. I could have cried, money wasted, no real sleep and hardly a safe feeling away from home. I could on about the features of the room and what wasn't great, but they are almost insignificant to the rest. I just know I will not be staying again and will think twice before trusting Best Western!
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Date of stay: March 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Christine C wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I love this hotel . I stay every weekend due to the current climate of housing prices me and my partner live with parents and this hotel provides us great value rooms with a fridge and microwave. A very short walk into the town centre and plenty of free parking . All staff are great . I have been staying hear for nights out for years and won't go anywhere else .
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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I.V.A wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Well
It’s simply tired and outdated.
This is not hotel this is just a guesthouse not worth the money.
No air-conditioning
Strange set up in the rooms
Need to be more cleaner
Single glazed so quite noisy because next to the road
Can get better Hotel for same price
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Watson & Marsh wrote a review Sept 2021
London, United Kingdom1,164 contribution249 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The standout memory for me of this hotel will be the awesome, friendly, and professional customer service from all the staff however in particular from Katy who was absolutely wonderful.

This two-star hotel is very good, I stayed in a standard room in the coach house annex, which was quiet, well-appointed, and comfortable.

The double room benefited from wonderful bed with excellent crispy clean linen, pillows, and duvet. The television was a little poor however the Wi-Fi was excellent.
The microwave and refrigerator in the room were a welcome addition.

The bathroom had a bath and separate powerful shower, was spotlessly clean with fluffy towels.

Located on the edge of the town, just a quick bus ride from the railway station, the location is good with a large car park; benefits from some nearby local stores including Tesco Express and numerous take aways.

Highly recommended and will return
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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TravelUpsAndDowns wrote a review Sept 2022
Canterbury, United Kingdom167 contributions54 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This place feels more like a hostel than a hotel. The reception wasn't welcoming, and the 2 people manning the check in desk appear not to like their jobs. The rooms in this hotel are spread between 4 buildings. I was shown to the front door of my building, my room was on the 1st floor, where the stairs and the landing is dangerously dark, there is a light there, but I couldn't see a light switch. The room itself was claustrophobic, just enough space for the double bed with uncomfortable lumpy mattress, and shabbily furnished (no, not shabby chic!). There is a microwave and a fridge in the room, the storage bit in the fridge door was broken. The en-suite needs some attention. The taps when turned on full gives a trickle of water. The light pull was a broken bit of string, fixture for old mirror was left on the wall with holes under a replacement mirror. Breakfast next morning, I decided to forgo a full English and had the haddock and poached eggs, it was not appetising. There were other overseas guests have breakfasts there, and they all complained about the same things I have written here. A lovely lady in the reception desk was the only smile I saw when I checked out. This is so disappointing, as I expected better from something Best Western put their name to. There is absolutely nothing about the place that is attractive.
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Date of stay: September 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Don't go there. There are much better places in the area for same/less money
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Jerome T wrote a review Feb 2020
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Pretty tired looking and run down rooms. Damp patch on the ceiling, everything crammed in and generally could do with redecorating all over as wallpaper is marked and peeling. Everything seems clean, just really tired.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Answer from Lindsay E
Saskatoon, Canada7 contributions3 helpful votes
I think it would be best to contact the hotel directly with your questions. I now, on occasion, I have been able to check into a hotel earlier but it all depends on whether or not the room is ready. It is possible they would have better rates if you stay longer but again, it is best to check with them. Hotels often have special deals depending on the season.
Jen J asked a question Apr 2017
1 contribution
Do the rooms have a hairdryer
Answer from katy b
reading11 contributions8 helpful votes
Hi, Thank you for your question. Yes all our rooms have hair dryers.
Answer from katy b
reading11 contributions8 helpful votes
The majority of our rooms have been renovated. We have brand new club rooms that cost just £10 per room per night extra. Most of our rooms are standard rooms and then we have a few budget rooms that have not been refurbished. Non refurbished rooms are sold as budget rooms and are much cheaper in price. The number of each room type that we have varies as we are renovating rooms all the time and have a team of builders making many improvements. I hope this answers your question.
Vacation61372295825 wrote a tip 22 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book decently in advance as prices vary considerably, if you can avoid rooms on the ground floor main building, do, it can get noisy "
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Daren P wrote a tip 10 May
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location very helpful staff,you get what you pay for,I've stayed in premier inn worse than this for alot more money "
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Kerry H wrote a tip Jan 2024
Bude, United Kingdom38 contributions7 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Yes, don’t book."
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Richard wrote a tip Oct 2023
Lewes, United Kingdom35 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay"
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Bronson180 wrote a tip Aug 2023
9 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this place at arms length for a few pounds more there are better venues down in the town area "
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PRICE RANGE
£35 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
comfort inn reading, reading comfort inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hillingdon Prince Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandBerkshireReading
NUMBER OF ROOMS
99
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading
Which popular attractions are close to Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading?
Nearby attractions include Reading Abbey Ruins (0.3 miles), Progress Theatre (0.2 miles), and Whitley Water Pump (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kayi Mezze Grill, Gooi Nara, and Pau Brasil.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Reading.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Russian, Polish, Czech, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mapledurham House (4.4 miles), Reading IDR (1.6 miles), and Greyfriars Church (1.1 miles).
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