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Belle Vue House Hotel
Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in Reading
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6 reviews
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“Constant whining”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

Had to come to reading for one night and for £40 I thought the Belle Vue would be adequate, but I was wrong! From the moment I walked in the door the manager would not stop complaining. Then my room...well you couldn't swing a cat in it! plaster was falling off the walls, literally - you could see bits of it behind the drawers. The tv was from the stone age and the tea making facilities were a joke. The worst part though was the road noise, a busy road and single gazing made it seem like i was sleeping by the side of the road! but what kept me up the most was the whining from the pipes, all night! just terrible. Then breakfast was awful, re-heated chewy sausages and egg - and I didn't feel comfortable enough to eat some cereal. I was referred to as 'girl' for my stay and forced to sit at a dirty table as the table I was about to sit at was: 'I have cleaned that one, don't sit there'. Never come here! I wish I hadn't!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2012

rooms basic, and in need of refurbishment. However, very clean and pleasent stay. if you need somewhere that is cheap and cheerful to get your head down, and not too bothered about all the necessities that come with larger hotels, then i strongly reccomend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

The hotel was nice on first inspection, the landlady seemed chatty but we soon learnt she knew no boundaries. She moaned about all her guests and about how much she hated her job and went on and on about how crap her life was...all this before we even saw our room! When we went up the room was nice but we found our toilet had no flush, we had to call Bobby (the landlady) and really didn't want to as would get stuck with the moans again! She came up and moaned about how no one would come out to fix the loo as it was a Sunday (do they not have emergency plumbers in Reading?!) and hung a piece of the cistern out for us to flush!! No choice to move room or offer us a discount!! We went to bed and the next morning woke up with the whole of the bathroom flooded as clearly the toilet needed fixing the day before!!! We had to use the toilet TWO floors down and couldn't us our bathroom! Again, all we received was moaning from Bobby! We had breakfast and she again moaned to THE WHOLE ROOM about the guests! Shocking.
Overall nice place but wouldn't stay again unless under new management and would not advise people to go unless they were deaf!

  • Stayed August 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2011

I would strongly advise Premier Inn, the manager "Bobby" wouldnt stop whinging and the whole place needs renovating!! Smelly yellow duvet and pillows yuk !!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2011

I had a night out In Reading, which normally costs me £4 to get the train/bus in and £35-40 to get a taxi back home. So 40-50 quid just for travel in and out. I found this place on laterooms for £30 with plenty of free parking (Reading Central Travelodge is fine but there's no parking)!

Ok so the room was only a single bed and no en-suite, but the shower and loo was only next door. Bed was comfy and no probs checking in or out. Staggered in at 3am and out at 9am - slept like a log, just what was needed! Room info pack said there was free wi-fi but didn't get a chance to check that, and breakfast included - what more could you expect for 30 quid? Fantastic!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2011

Pleasant, clean, comfortable and good location. Very slightly let down by the state of repair (e.g. could do with replacement door locks) but only a small gripe, and it's a nicer hotel than many of the chains. Good advance prices as well.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2010

I stayed at Belle Vue Hotel for 5 nights on Bed and Breakfast basis. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Reading West station and about 10 minutes from Reading Town Centre.

Check in was straightforward and I was given a room on the first floor. The room itself was not huge but adequate, the single bed was extremely comfortable. There were tea/coffee facilities and biscuits and also a bottle of mineral water and these were replenished daily, a wall mounted TV with a handful of channels. The free WIFI was useful. In the room was a book of hotel amenties and services in the local area.

Considering the room was fairly small there was a lot of storage space and plenty of coat hangers in the fitted wardrobe. The bathroom was on the small side but the shower was powerful and toiletries were provided and these were regularly replenished

Breakfast was excellent and was taken in the dining room, where there was a selection of cereals, fresh/tinned fruit, yogurts, juice and coffee laid out buffet style while toast and cooked breakfast are prepared to order.

This is a good, central hotel for Reading town centre and there is ample parking. I would happily stay again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Belle Vue House Hotel
Address: 2 Tilehurst Road, Reading RG1 7TN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Belle Vue House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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