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Elmhurst Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Earley
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Avoid this place at all costs - it is dirty, smelly, outdated and the staff appear to go out of their way to make things difficult.

Booked in with great difficulty - not shown to room - just a pointed finger in the direction of the stairs.

Waited at the bar for friends and the staff just sat around reading newspapers and looking, not offering to serve me a drink.

Breakfast was spent sat next to a family from the DHSS - Unbelievable language that the mother was using towards her children aged between 3 and 7 I would say.

All in all this was the most shocking hotel experience I have had to endure in my life.

Room Tip: Dont book one
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Chris T
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Single not en suite back of hotel.
Clean comfortable but dated looking bedroom. Not a problem about decor.
Clean hot shower.
Plentiful, good breakfast and evening meal (extra charge for evening meal but value for money.)
Helpful Owner/manager.
Only one pillow as previously stated but wife read that review and packed one.
Comfortable single bed.
Far better than the B&B I stayed in last week in Reading and half the price.

Bonus: nice garden to sit in in the evening after meal with my pint.
Will be rebooking.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 June 2013 via mobile

On arrival a grumpy basil faulty popped out of what looked like a gas meter cupboard that was being used as a reception desk. it took us ages to sort out our booking in due to the language barrier and unorganised paper work.
We were not shown to our room or offered any help with our luggage up rickety steep stairs.
Grime dust and mould adorned our well worn room. The beds were hard and the duvets and pillows were extremely thin.The ensuite was very dirty, we have never seen a loo brush quite like the one in there! There was more mould on the shower than in a pound of stilton cheese!
The noise from the other rooms and the road out side was very loud all night long.
We were not brave enough to eat the cooked breakfast so stuck with cold toast and cereal .
It was an experience!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank fostermummy
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

In Short:

Pros:

Free Parking
Good Location

Cons

Dated
Scruffy
Grotty
Dirty
Smelly
Musty
Mouldy
Noisy
Very shoddily built and fitted.

Every expense spared in terms of staff provision and decor.



60 Pounds is not a lot, but for somewhere like this, 20 quid would be nearer the mark.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Jamin110
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

I agree with the other writer, don't only read the bad comments. We had to stay somewhere local for three nights as having new bathroom put in at home. Yes we could have paid nearly £200 for a local hotel but when you just need a shower, bed and breakfast, why pay more!!
The room was clean, the beds were so comfortable and the staff were very helpful.
It did us!

Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
Thank Shazb62
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

This has to be the worst place I have ever had the miss fortune of stopping in.

The place was run down, service was awful, breakfast was served on a tea plate, my room was dirty, the towels were dirty and the mattress was as thin as could be.

Please stop some place else!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

Please do not read into these negative reviews!!!! This is a gem of a hotel, the staff are friendly and always willing to help! The breakfast is lovely and really good value considering it is included in the cost of the room. Yes the hotel could do with a little refurb but you really do get what you pay for. I personally found my room to be clean, noise wasn't an issue and shower worked perfectly.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank pp6712
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Additional Information about Elmhurst Hotel

Address: 51 Church Road, Earley, Wokingham RG6 1EY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Wokingham > Earley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Earley
Price Range: £45 - £71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elmhurst Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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