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“Great nights sleep following a party night”

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Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Calcot
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a night at the Calcot where we stayed and enjoyed a Four Seasons tribute night (New Jersey Jukebox).
We had a room at the back of the hotel so road noise wasn't a problem (very quiet). We also had plenty of cool air flowing into the room from the windows, so it wasn't stuffy.
Good powerful shower with plenty of hot water and shampoo/shower gel supplied in the all-in-one dispensers.
Breakfast was very tasty with some fresh melon, juices, yoghurts, etc, plenty of toast of offer along with a decent cup of tea (tea/coffee facilities also in room).
The cooked items were available on the self-service counter along with eggs (fried, poached or scrambled). All in all, a tasty filling breakfast and a good nights sleep.
The function that we attended was also very enjoyable (well done the four lads in "New Jersey Jukebox"!) and the food served (table-service) was very tasty. This is the second event we have attended here and will be returning for a family birthday party with a group of 11 persons, such is the quality and value for money on offer.
The only drawback is the price of drinks at the bar! £4.95 for a bottle of Crabbie's Ginger Beer is well over the top!
Well done staff and band!

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel to ensure you are not bothered by road noise.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Hotel is basic for the price! Bedroom overlooked car park and I meant a car is parked 2 feet from my window! Rooms are clean and tidy, but nothing special. Food in the restaurant was a joke! 3 starters not available, 2 main courses not available, Steak ran out and 2 out of the 4 specials were not available added to that the bar prices a extortionate, I for one will not be back!

Room Tip: Away from the car park
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Stayed for one night on a business trip. Standard double room was clean and pleasant enough. Ground floor room with small window looking out at boundary fence and residential neighbours' windows. Felt uncomfortable having the blinds open as I felt the neighbours could see in. Creaky floor boards in room above meant I was kept awake for a while after attempting to turn in. In the bathroom, when I turned on cold tap to clean my teeth, hot water came out! Ran it for a while expecting it to run cold, but no change. Double checked the hot tap in case they were wrongly labelled, but even hotter water emerged!
On the plus side, the reception staff were friendly and helpful, as were the dining room staff. Enjoyed a delicious breakfast the next morning before the busy day ahead.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Staying at the hotel for a few weeks due to business. Found it to be a great stay for the following reasons:

- Great location for travel
- Really friendly staff and good service
- Room was very tidy and clean!
- Nice sized bathroom for the small room I had
- Free wifi and parking

Overall an enjoyable stay and using them again when down in reading for business.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank V C
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Felt ripped off for the price due to the following reasons:
Next to main road junction.
Dated, dark (small window), tired room with sqeaking floorboards, could hear person next door snoring.
Constant dripping/running basin tap.
Dust all around edge of freshly run bath, indicating room had not been cleaned for a while or more likely not wiped if it looked 'clean'.
Enamel bath coating missing due to age where guests stand to have shower with tired shower curtain.
Shower head was permanently fixed.
Extra charge to have a room with a bath, to be told upon arrival most rooms have baths.
Two closed toilets off bar.
Extremely noisy party taking place, unbearable to stay for food.
Poor selection of hot drinks in room.
TV wires not fixed to wall (hanging down from TV 1ft away from wall under wall elevated stand).
No Sky TV as advertised.
Bed was way too floppy.
Hand soap dispenser was empty. No minature soaps/gel included.
Staff either ditsy or non-compliant.

On the plus side.
Free wi-fi.
Hot water.
No hairs on toilet.
Car parking.
Pretty frontage.
Clean sheets and towels. Although one set of towels hidden in wardrobe.
Curry house round the corner.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Nice hotel in good location and look to be recently upgraded rooms which are quiet and comfortable, and very clean, staff where very helpful and pleasant and efficient. The restaurant is like a step back in time with old but well maintained décor, food was OK, though one of my colleagues had the beef which was definitely left over from Sunday lunch.!!!

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter and away from the main road.
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Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Having driven 328 miles from Sunderland, to take my daughter for an interview for her first job, we were relived after such an arduous day with delays and roadworks. We were given a smiling, warm welcome from reception staff Alice and Samantha. Our room was clean and comfortable though the shower head was a bit 'dangly'. Extra milk for coffee was given freely and courteously.
In preparation for her interview my daughter washed her long hair but she had forgotten her hairdryer. The room one was working fine but was not powerful enough. Alice and Sam came to the rescue of my very upset daughter by finding a new one from housekeeping and brought it to our room. Day saved! Not only that but Alice, feeling sorry for my daughter, offered to walk home and bring a more powerful one in to help out. It wasn't needed but what an offer and a gesture!
In passing other staff, they all smiled and were very polite and friendly. If businesses are about people I would have no hesitation in returning on the next occasion. Well done and thank you.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel

Address: 98 Bath Road, Calcot, Reading RG31 7QN, England (Formerly Best Western Calcot Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading > Calcot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Calcot
Price Range: £47 - £116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Calcot Hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure in Reading and the surrounding Thames Valley area. Ideally located less than a mile from Junction 12 of the M4 motorway, on the A4 leading into Reading. Reading town centre is within 3 miles and access to the town centre is probably one of the least congested routes available. Very easy and quick to find and most importantly for a Reading hotel...an onsite FREE, floodlit car park for over 150 vehicles! ... more   less 
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