This was our second visit here, and I have to admit to having formed a bit of an attachment to the hotel.
Superbly located on the banks of the river Thames in Caversham, it is a short walk from Caversham town centre which now has a good number of small quality restaurants, very close to Reading town centre for shopping and of course within easy striking distance of rural Berkshire and Oxfordshire with immediately accesible walks up and down the river Thames.
We went for a nice early run down the river on the Saturday morning to Sonning and back, a distance of about 7 miles with lovely views of the surrounding area.
The hotel was as previously spotlessly clean, and although a budget hotel there is definitely an excellent team spirit operating within. All of the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and seemed genuinely keen to make our stay more pleasant.
Obviously the facilities are not in the same league as more expensive and larger rivals, but don't let that put you off, booked in advance the cost was less than £60 including breakfast.
The breakfast was extremely good value, with a full English cooked as you want it with the quantity of food you desire - so if you want 6 hash browns and 6 rashers of bacon you just have to ask!!! There was also the option of porridge, which although a little runny was turned into a very nice meal with the addition of fruit and hunny fro the breakfast buffet bar.
My only complaint was the coffee which in theory is freshly ground and made from a "Costa" machine in the corner, my thoughts on that are any half-competent Costa Barista would not put his name to it - I like my coffee strong and flavourful and it was neither.
So, would we go back? Absolutely
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