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Airdrie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great location, 10 min walk from reading station and town centre, double room was old fashioned but spotless and a comfortable bed for a good nights sleep. Staff where helpful and there was a nice selection for a continental breakfast.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A piece of you will die if you stay here. This is a budget hotel that you will regret from the moment you arrive: - the rooms are pokey and damp - it has a feeling of dankness - staff must be ex prison wardens - it is dirty Spend an extra £25-50 per night and stay elsewhere

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Thank rodney120
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent location, close to the station. Rooms are clean but very dated. There is road noise but not enough to keep us awake. Overall a great stopover place but certainly not a holiday destination! Breakfast was bland, definitely don't be excited about it!

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Thank Rebecca B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2016

if you are used to your Premier Inn standard, do not go to this hotel. It is cosy in its own way, but it benefit is the location that was just 5 minutes walking from my client. Staff was always really nice. Breakfast was a bit small for my taste.

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Thank Dave O
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The hotel is comfortable enough with comfy beds and showers. The service is pretty awful. There is no cooked breakfast and the waitress sits texting on her phone whilst you blunder around trying to find everything you need for breakfast. The plug socket in my room was broken and parking is awful. They try and squeeze everyone into a tiny...

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Thank Tom G
Reviewed 12 February 2016

I was looking for apart-hotel options for a long stay (~3 to 4 months) while I was in Reading for a project in 2015. Rainbows lodge was one of the very few hotels that came up in the google search, with serviced apartments. While the email query did not elicit a great response, the staff was warm and friendly when...

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Thank Manjunath C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

From the outside and in the common areas, this place looks like an old guest house that's seen better days. The hall carpets look really grubby. The room was better (with the smallest shower I've ever seen), breakfast was fine and wifi worked fine. Room was only partly cleaned during my stay and the traffic noise is quite loud for...

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Reviewed 6 October 2015

we stayed for 11 nights in Rainbow studio apartment. I could definitely say that quality-to-price ratio is perfect there. For reasonable price (close to the price of 3* hotels in Reading) we got quite big apartment with actually 2 separate rooms – bedroom and kitchen. Unfortunately there isn’t a door between, but still we could be on the kitchen and...

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Thank Stacy_SPb
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2015

It does exactly what it says on the tin... This is a basic hotel at the very least, which is normally fine for a night or two, but my room smelled of damp and mould. There was a lot of condensation on the inside of the window, the bathroom was like something out of 'Alice in Wonderland' (it sloped downwards...

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Thank ali_baba152
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Oh dear! Sadly this hotel/lodge is not what it's description portrays it as. From the pictures it's looks bright, fresh, alternative, family friendly and different, sadly it was dated, stale (and a damp smell), far from alternative and not family friendly to what is expected for its price. Don't get me wrong, the bedding and towels were clean, staff did...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Rainbows Lodge

Address: 132-138 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range: £57 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbows Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms facing the main road are not quiet. No elevators, so chose ground floor if you have heavy luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles manjunathc2015, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Maybe try other hotels in the area before you consider this one”
 of 5 bubbles ali_baba152, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Only stayed once, in room 2 which was perfectly acceptable on the noise front.”
 of 5 bubbles MariabY9025FP, 23 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Room 23 is large and at the back. Not a good hotel for those with mobility issues though.”
 of 5 bubbles UkSimjon, 7 May 2014 | Read review
“Go for the apartments or Double rooms...it is spacious and you feel the air around..”
 of 5 bubbles shruthig2013, 20 Mar 2014 | Read review
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