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“Very accommodating management nice tidy comfortable rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Abbey House Hotel

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Abbey House Hotel
Ranked #14 of 31 Hotels in Reading
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2 reviews
“Very accommodating management nice tidy comfortable rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013 via mobile

Very good hotel the management are very friendly and the rooms are clean and tidy. The breakfast is good with a variety of choices. They will supply you with plates cutlery and the use of there microwave if you fancy a takeaway which is good when your working away from home on a budget.

  • Stayed January 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

Room was clean but the common areas of the hotel are in need of repair. They are continuing to charge rates that more up-to-date hotels charge. They could also do with some new towels, ones that aren't paper thin.

Room Tip: Room clean but property is in need of repair.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

My brother booked this for me as last minute as missed my last train home to Devon! Asked taxi man what is this hotel like his response was not very positive!! I am Miss Hotel Fussy and already cursing my bro thinking omg what has he booked me into!! Turned up nice outside, yes little dated inside slightly ,but was greeted with a warm welcome and great personality on the front desk! I jokingly said can i have the best room in your hotel please, he responded, of course i have noted your surname (Kennedy) on the booking! Showed me to my room and pointed out the breakfast room for the morning on the way, Room 9, what a fab suprise!! opened the door to a absolutely immaculate room, fresh smelling ...perfect... I was singing my brothers praises....lol! Thank you very much...highly recommend this hotel again, fantastic value for money in Reading!!

Room Tip: Room 9 was excellent!
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

Based on the rate we paid as well as the old hit&miss reviews, we were not expecting much but we were very pleasantly surprised.
The staff were very welcoming, the rooms clean and neat and the breakfast was unexpectedly high quality.

Would be happy to go back again and I would advise those considering a stay here to ignore the old negative reviews and consider the more recent ones.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

Stayed at hotel for a week, whilst working in reading. The hotel was adequate for its purpose, no frills and basic room. But it was value for money as it was inexpensive to stay there for the week. The only negative was there were no meals provided in the evening, although the owner was happy for me to use the microwave fridge etc to cook my own meals.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

Our first choices were all booked up (due to Olympics?) We had no choice but to go here as our next option had double booked, they said. We found out that the owners are friends! One person said it was in the Red Light District although we didn't see evidence of this. No lift to the top floor. The room looked as though it was out of the 1950's; the bathroom was of caravan style/fixtures, no room in the bathroom to "swing a cat" although the shower was pretty powerful. No hairdrier. The double bed was more like a single! VERY flat pillow, had to ask for more which were delivered very quickly after our request. Carpets looked like they had seen better days and didn't look particularly clean. The cooked breakfast was freshly cooked to order but was cold before you'd got halfway through; the table cloths were dirty with tea stains. We walked in to the 'breakfast room' and the staff walked out...later back with a scrap of paper to take our order. Giving it one star is too good in my opinion. We will not be going back even if it was the last place on earth. No photo as did not warrant!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

Myself and a business colleague stayed here during the week of the 9th July for 4 nights, an unfortunate choice forced upon us due to a shortage of accomodation
Despite the glossy photographs depicted, the place is less than adequate. It has seen a change of ownership which has certainly had a detrimental impact.
The rooms are not of a particularly high standard - probably adequate at best - we paid £85 / night, they are not particularly clean and the ensuite was riddled with mould and rusty and poorly-fitted bathroom fittings.
There is NO bar or Restaurant Dining facilities as advertised other than a pseudo-breakfast bar for the morning offerings. Breakfast was poorly administered by staff who were more suitably attired for serving a car - why could they not wear some suitable clothing / a white waiter jacket - tired jeans and a scruffy polo-neck jumper is not appropriate for serving food.
The car parking facilities are barely adequate given that it resembles a builders yard, and, there is NO roadside parking unless you have a permit you will get a parking ticket very quickly as we witnessed.
So if you like a hotel in the red-light district of Reading with poor service, barely adequate accomodation and parking, no bar or restaurant and like to get propositioned, then this is the place for you.

Room Tip: Don't choose one!
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Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Abbey House Hotel

Property: Abbey House Hotel
Address: 118 Connaught Road, Reading RG30 2UF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Abbey House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abbey House Hotel is ideally located in Reading City, Situated just a short cab ride away from Reading Train stationn and only 15 mins walk from the city center. Reading West Train station is a 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Our hotel is situated within easy Access to Rail and Road Networks,Hotel also provides Free Wifi access throughout the building and free onsite car parking facilities(first come first serve basis).The licensed restaurant and bar, is open for breakfast and dinner offering evening meals (dinner service is temporarily suspended). ... more   less 
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