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“Pleasant stay”
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Rainbows Lodge
Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay”
Reviewed 19 September 2010

Despite getting lost trying to find the hotel (reading streets are not well signposted) and the intital shubby look of the hotel, i had a pleasant stay here for 2 nights. My single room was clean and had everything i needed including tea/coffee facilities and small flat screen tv with freeveiw channels. Bathroom was very nice though shower was tempermental. No lift so not good if you have loads of luggage.My room was facing the road so was very noisy at night but the location was ok for me .The walk into central reading was not though the nicest parts, however, i didn't feel unsafe as roads were very busy but not sure i would venture out alone at night. I also opted for breakfast which was served in the italian restaurant attached which was very nice and i would recommend.
Overall, i would stay here again as it was very good value of money.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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London
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37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2010

Given the very cheap price and so-so reviews, i wasn't expecting much of this B&B. But it was just a base, given that a very late night was on the cards, so we figured it was worth chancing.
As it turned out, it was a very pleasant, homely little B&B. OK the furnishings were not as pristine as one might get in a Travel Inn or similar but in my opinion, far more cosy and characterful. The room was bigger than we were expecting, with a large bathroom (including a bath, rather than just a shower cubicle).
The bed was fantastically comfy. As someone who can rarely get a good night's sleep away from home, i was very impressed with the beds here and was able to sleep for once!!
Breakfast the next morning was lovely and we got a generous plateful for the price.
Great to have a B&B so close to the town centre with free parking but only 10 spaces, so I guess we were lucky there.

Other than the limited parking the only slight niggle was that the room was rather cold and there didn't seem to be away to adjust this in our room (not sure where the advertised air-con system was!). However given the sudden cold snap this weekend, I assume the owners were unprepared for the change in temperature and had turned the heating off!! For me, this is still better than too hot, as many hotels tend to be.

Overall, I'd recommend this for a convenient stop-over.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2008

I stayed for a week at this hotel. I stayed in a "deluxe" room. The room was separated from the rest of the hotel and had its own door straight in from the road.

The bed was reasonably comfortable and the room was warm enough. The bathroom was only adequate. One morning there was no hot water as the circuit breaker to the boiler had tripped.

The Wi-fi connection worked just fine, but the digital television box kept switching itself off and restarting on a different channel every few minutes.

I had one meal in the restaurant attached to the hotel. The food was fine, and the service friendly and efficient.

The main advantage of the hotel is that it is close to the city centre shopping areas and public transport. The main drawback is that the hotel car park is very, very small (only room for about 10 cars) and there is no parking on the local streets without a resident parking permit.

All in all a reasonably priced hotel in a convenient location.

  • Liked — Convenient location
  • Disliked — Poor parking facilities.
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled on business
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UK
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2008

Stayed for 2 nights for business/shopping. Basic hotel, clean, handy for city centre. Would have no problem staying there again. Only problem is limited parking at the back of the hotel, very tight spaces and you can get blocked in. In saying that reception were quick to ask guests to move their cars if need be.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Rooms were a bit stuffy
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled on business
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Bath
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2008

The hotel has a great location near to both railway station and Oracle centre. Rooms were far too hot and the advertised air conditioning was not present. Wifi did work but signal was not very strong. We rang the Hotel and got a great price (cheaper than all web sites)

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  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reading
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2007

very good service even though to 3am. good food, clean rooms, all round great place to stay.

Stayed March 2007
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St Albans, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2005

Average B&B, rooms are clean but unmodernised.. staff are so-so.

Some of the radiators and lights didn't work, which meant the room was cold and dark... Oh, and there is variable hot water, which is not ideal first thing in the shower in the morning on a cold winters day!

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Additional Information about Rainbows Lodge

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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