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Rainbows Lodge
Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“2012”
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Stayed June 2012 in an executive double on 1st floor overlooking main road to front for 3 nights. Lovely room, tea/coffee facilities (gorgeous biscuits), trouser press, clean and modern bath with shower over. Very big bay window. Really quiet but a bit of noise early on a morning with traffic as its a main road but nothing you dont expect from a city hotel on a main road. A minutes walk away from the river. Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Berskhire
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

Looks like this place has rooms of different standards. My family stayed there and I was a bit anxious having read the reviews but they had a room in the back which turned out to be quiet and light even if not massive. Beds and towels were clean. Just seems to be that your experience depends on which room you get.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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cheshire
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

Boiler was broken - no hot water. Toilet hadn't been cleaned. Room at front overlooking main road and only single glazing so couldn't sleep. Limited parking.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Prices: They are on the cheaper side
Location: is good, major things are nearby
Noise: Yes lots of it, from the road as well as from your neighbours (Walls are paper thin)
Staff: Did not had much interaction, check-in was quick
Cleanliness: Hotel itself is clean, but room cleaning needs to improve
Room: I got one on the 1st floor, good enough, with a double bed, TV, Hair Dryer, Kettle. And yes a staircase (4 steps) to the bathroom, Was ok for me may not be for others
Wi-Fi: Yes and Excellent
Food: Avoid the attached Italian restaurant
Car Park: They have limited space available, you need to be lucky enough to get one

Problems: The central water boiler was not working for 3 days, which required the guests to take keys for other rooms (which had electric boilers) for having a bath. This was annoying and dis-comforting, and then 3 days of lead time to fix a boiler is too much.

Others: If you have huge suitcases then avoid this hotel as they do not have a lift and carrying luggage through the tiny staircase will be a problem

Most of the floor boards creak

Room Tip: Not much to choose from but all rooms look different, single beds are better then double beds get on...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

Disinterested staff on reception.
Every floorboard creaks
Had a single room, clean, tidy with Hairdryer, TV, kettle and Free Wi Fi ++for that.

Advertises it has bar and restaurant - Sorry, serving 1 bottled brand of lager from a fridge does not make a bar. The restaurant is a nasty Italian restaurant, the food is poor and service poorer.

Room Tip: Try the Crown Plaza opposite.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Thessaloniki, Greece
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

Hotel location is good. I did not need to interact with the staff much which for me is positive. Room cleaning could be more thorough (stains on wall). Wifi was excellent. I was on the first floor from the side of the busy road, there is some noise but I had no trouble sleeping.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Como, Italy
2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

first night couldn't sleep because of heating appliances noises, shower so small I couldn't even wash myself, the only window faced a heater puffer room in the backyard.

changed the room, noticed a weird smell, I thought someone smoked even it was a no -smoking room. couldn't sleep again because it rained (not unusual in UK) and a huge drip sound was disturbing.


pee stain and hairs in the batthroom

next morning found out the smell was the pissed couch.

ok,booking at Crowne Plaza, talked to the director I would have checked out on Thursday.

Came back on Wednesday, key doesn't work, went to the reception and I have been checked out one day before!

Room Tip: stay away!!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Rainbows Lodge
Address: 132-138 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbows Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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