Elmhurst Hotel
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Elmhurst Hotel

51 Church Rd, Earley, Wokingham RG6 1EY England
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3.1 of 5 bubbles
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2.6 of 5 bubbles
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The Elmhurst Hotel offers accommodation and great facilities in Reading, Berkshire.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Hindi

Location

51 Church Rd, Earley, Wokingham RG6 1EY England
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Disgusted guest wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The stay with my partner and myself was the worst hotel experience I have ever had! From the miserable old goat of a manager that treated us like dirt, to the filthy bedroom and bathroom that had a filthy sink, a toilet that was covered in god knows what - a toilet handle that broke at one point, a shower that was for the majority of the stay running lukewarm water, and it wasn't a power shower. Towels that smelt of damp (the room where they are stored is full of damp) and cigarette smoke. Housekeeping (or whoever) banging doors very loudly. The WIFI disconnected and the staff didn't give a toss about getting it back for their guests! Definitely not worth the price. Avoid at all costs!
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Date of stay: May 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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andrewmA7686DW wrote a review May 2021
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Decor paint flaking off walls shocked you sell a room like this in this condition!

Lacks attention to detail to finish the room.

Ensuite in desperate need of upgrading. Poor shower.

The bedding and towels were clean.

Outdated shower facilities.
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Date of stay: May 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Is there one?
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Jess wrote a review Jan 2023
Ripley, United Kingdom7 contributions11 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff seemed friendly but I left my fitbit there by accident. I sent a self addressed envelope with a letter asking for proof of posting so that I knew the fitbit had been posted back as promised. A month later, the fitbit hasn't arrived. They have told me to be patient as there are postal strikes but I don't think parcels are taking a month to arrive. They didn't get proof of posting, as requested, so they're unable to prove that they posted it. It also means that the post office won't compensate me. As far as I am aware, they are now liable for the cost of the fitbit because, if they did post it, the poster remains responsible for the item until the package is delivered. They have not offered me any compensation! For a cheap hotel, with a lumpy bed, it ended up costing me a lot of money.

I am not in a position to know if they ever posted it or not. What do you think?
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Date of stay: December 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Roberto Nocerino wrote a review Oct 2023
Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom14 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked here for one night as was on site 20 mins down the road. I found the room to be basic, but everything I needed. I booked the En Suite Double Room as I didn't want to share a bathroom and didn't want to sleep on a single bed. It came with a little flat screen tv, a desk, a bed and 2 side drawers along with a little storage to hang up clothes and put the suitcase. The tap was missing the top cover for the cold tap, but it worked fine as did the hot water. I also found the room to be clean and the staff to be friendly. I paid extra to have the breakfast which came as 5 different options (I had the poached egg, sausage, bacon and mushrooms and 2 slices of toast) which was fine and couldn't complain. I feel like people are expecting the ritz accomodation for a low price? I knew what I was booking when I booked at £70, it did it's job and had no issues
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Date of stay: October 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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John Doe wrote a review Dec 2023
Ukiah, California26 contributions3 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately I’ve reported the establishment to Trading Standards.

I was polite enough to give the hotel feedback but I’m not convinced that the member of staff reported to was receptive to taking it.

On the positive, the bed sheets and towels were clean and the mattress was comfortable. There was heating in the evening and hot water too.

However, the standard of cleanliness and the safety of the services in the room were below par.

Lots of smears and stains, cracks in the walls, a broken and permanently open window, broken plasterwork, exposed cabling, a thick grey layer of dust on carpeting, lighting and heater.

I would not feel comfortable as a female staying here, given that the centre of the hotel operates as a cheap bar.

I feel that if all the staff chipped in and took responsibility for the cleanliness of the establishment, (not relying solely on the cleaning lady) it would be a good starting place.

I think the hotel is a lot of potential to improve but there needs to be a desire from operating members to do so.
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Date of stay: December 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Take flip flops / slippers and a pack of dettol wipes.
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aimee l wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
awful awful awful. please avoid this place like the plague. as soon as i walked in i felt uneasy, an extremely unwelcoming atmosphere. it’s a dimly lit, unpleasant and dirty place. me and my partner went into our room, was in there at most 10 minutes, then our door was banged on and attempted to be opened. we immediately left. i was left feeling really shaken up and quite scared to be honest. it felt like something out of a horror movie, and after leaving and discovering other things that have happened here, i’m surprised it’s not shut down!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Adam R wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We work all over the country we have had some bad hotels I have never done a review but this hotel is the worst hotel I have stayed in and that’s saying something . Try to make a cup of tea but the place is so dirty lifting the cup up and it is stuck to the tray what is full of dust . Go to take a shower poo round the toilet with old towels and old night wear left on the back of the door. bathroom again very dirty
Now the bed 🤮 it stinks I can’t really say much more then it absolutely stinks it’s just such a grotty place
3am people hanging out the window shouting
And shouting though the hotel this is 1 place I will never stay again .
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Stewart M wrote a review Mar 2023
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom31 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
All the other reviews are true. This is cheap and nasty hotel. You get what you pay for provided you are paying about £30 a night. It is not worth much more. Lots of things broken, holes in the wall and mold in the bathroom. It was OK for a bed to crash in for the night but would not want to stay longer. If you are squeamish about dirty run down hotels then don't book here. On the plus side the shower was hot and powerful !
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Date of stay: March 2023
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The pool gets crowded so snag a spot early...
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dslade9999 wrote a review Oct 2022
Nottingham, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrived at this hotel and went to reception. To say it was like on these films where you go to that sort of hotel where the receptionist is a guy in a string vest with a fag in his mouth would not be an exaggeration. I was given the key and went to the room. The smell was the first thing that gets you. When I went in the room it was like walking back to the 60s. Furniture looking like it came from the cheap sofa shop. Decor was old and in need of gutting and starting again. The shower was looking like you would come out dirtier than you went in. And to find black mould on the windows shows what a health hazard this so called 3 star hotel is. I will be reporting this place to the HSE and also to the local council. I took photos etc and left. When I told the guy at reception I was checking out, he asked why? To which I replied, I can't stay here its not safe. He looked astounded. I booked into the Penta Hotel in Reading. A proper hotel that looks after its customers.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Almostgreynomad wrote a review Jul 2023
Sydney, Australia1,119 contribution398 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean room and bathroom.

Comfortable bed. The room had a desk, TV and tea / coffee.

The rate also included a cooked breakfast. It is within 3 minutes walk of a co-op and pub.

Loads of off road parking - large parking area out the back.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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John Doe wrote a tip Dec 2023
Ukiah, California26 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take flip flops / slippers and a pack of dettol wipes."
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BRIAN D wrote a tip Jul 2023
wales39 contributions20 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"FIND ANOTHER HOTEL IF POSSIBLE, "
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Stewart M wrote a tip Mar 2023
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom31 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pool gets crowded so snag a spot early..."
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andrewmA7686DW wrote a tip May 2021
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Is there one?"
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Eddie wrote a tip Jan 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Looking over rear car park"
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PRICE RANGE
£49 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
elmhurst hotel reading
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandBerkshireWokinghamEarley
NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elmhurst Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Elmhurst Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Cole Museum of Zoology (0.7 miles), Three Tuns (0.1 miles), and Whiteknights Lake (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elmhurst Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Elmhurst Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Elmhurst Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elmhurst Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gulab Indian Kitchen, Tutu's Ethiopian Table, and Reading Tandoori.
Is Elmhurst Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Earley.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elmhurst Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Elmhurst Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reading IDR (2.9 miles), Greyfriars Church (2.2 miles), and Surley Row Conservation Area (2.8 miles).
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