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Thameside Hotel
Ranked #19 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Business Visit”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I stayed here as a result of the good reviews this hotel has had on this site.

Frankly they are too generous.. The website gives a totally misleading impression of the quality of the place.

The hotel is made up of 3 terraced houses knocked together. The conversion has been cheaply done and the hotel feels messy and illogical. Some of the new partition walls are very thin.

It is on an extremely busy main road with traffic flowing day and night. I had room 1 which is on the ground floor at the front. Although the room had secondary glazing the traffic noise was still audible.

The room itself was very small; the ensuite shower and loo was tiny. There was a small built-in wardrobe which felt jerry-built.

The air conditioning wasn't working, and as the weather was hot the room got extremely warm. I couldn't open the windows because of the traffic noise.

The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. The large-screen TV had a good range of satellite channels. However Wi-Fi is an extra - ridiculous in this day and age.

The hotel is, as other people have said, reasonably handy for the railway station but quite a long way from Reading city centre - a tax ride really.

In terms of value for money it is a rip-off - I paid £96 room only. I stayed at the Pentahotel in Reading earlier this year and got a fantastic room in a far more central position for £120.

I would not stay here again and would not recommend it to others.

Room Tip: Maybe try to get a room at the back.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Although difficult to find, even with GPS, and parking a little tricky, the staff were very friendly and helpful. My room was small but adequate for my needs and very clean. The location was very good.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Vienna, Austria
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

very clean and nice room with everything you need coming back from work, with free wireless internet access, very freindly staff, nice cafe downstairs. Close to railwaystation and only a short walk to very nice restaurants.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2014

I would like to say that although it is not a big sized hotel, but it is very amazing. the owners are very friendly. i felt sad when i had to leave the hotel. I stayed in a studio room which is more than amazing.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Darmstadt, Germany
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Good location near the train station, close by the Thames where you can make a nice evening walk.
Room was okay. The rooms on the front side might be a bit noisy, due to the busy street.
Very helpful and friendly staff. The hotel has an own restaurant, which serves very tasty food.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

good value, clean and tidy room and the staff were really nice

no bad points other than I found it difficult to find because no street number on booking.com and would help if there were directions to the parking area and better signs in that area, other than that all round good place to stay

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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istanbul
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

stayed at Thames side hotel on bussiness trip.I have had many experience of many large corporate hotel group but thame side hotel was very different approach for there customers and service..Location was great food was good parking was excellent I would mostly recommend to anyone.Also great connection for reading train station and for london..

  • Stayed May 2014
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Property: Thameside Hotel
Address: 144-150 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Reading
#9 Business Hotel in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Thameside Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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