Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 229
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sagittar A Fine Hotel in a Prime Location
The rear entrance for this hotel looks over the Thames at Caversham by the bridge. A clean modern hotel with an excellent staff
05 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scubagirl50 Convenient location, friendly service
Overall, this was a good hotel with friendly & efficient staff. It was a Saturday night so it would have been better to have a livelier bar area with music playing in the main atrium. There is a lovely patio area overlooking the river with picturesque views, however, this was abit of a neglected corner, with used crockery left on a table from earlier in the day. Maybe heaters, or candles in the evening would have improved the ambience.
The room was comfortable, however the pillows were low quality and lumpy which made for uncomfortable sleep. On the plus side, the room was very clean and had all the amenities expected of a 4* hotel.
For the price, breakfast should have been included, however there were lots of restaurants, pubs and cafés close by offering brunch.
03 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BaltimoreDave Great Jump-off Location for Touring Oxfordshire
Everything is splendid about this hotel for a weekend. The indoor swimming pool is great for laps and the gym is superb compared to most hotels. Meals were excellent. You can walk right out the door and stroll for miles along the Thames, admiring the swans and sights. A 20-minute walk along the Thames brings you to the Reading rail station and easy access to many trains to the N, S, E or W. It is a quick ride to Oxford and many other towns in the region, since Reading is a rail hub. As Americans we wanted a quick access to rail links, and although farther from the rail station than a couple other hotels, its location on the Thames in a scenic area made up for the distance. We were surprised that they do not have a free on-call shuttle service, since the taxi on call is very expensive for a trip that is less than a mile.
03 July 2014