Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 62
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gibsori Great Service
I regularly stay at this hotel and always find the staff extremely helpful.
This week was no exception and after getting stranded late in the evening at a train station with no taxis and limited phone reception I phoned the hotel to see if they could help.
I spoke to Alena who was extremely helpful, she contacted a number of taxi firms arranged a taxi quickly and then phoned me back to confirm the details. Thank you very much for helping me!
June 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BriSki838 5 stars to everything! Incredible staff!
I just recently stayed at this holiday inn for two weeks. The staff was so accomadating and welcoming. By the end of our two weeks it was like we were staying good bye to family. The food was always freshly prepared and delicious. The rooms were spacious and house keeping was great with keeping everything so clean.
The only bad thing was the location. We were without a car so we had to taxi or take a train (which is a short 5 minute walk from the hotel). The hotel staff was always booking our taxis and they arrived within 10 minutes.
Regardless to the location; I would highly reccomend this hotel.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by poppyseed overnight stay
one night stay to attend wedding in area, hotel of good standard and very helpful staff. good nights sleep in comfy bed
June 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ufarrochil Good staff, but the hotel needs an overhaul
I've stayed here many times now and it's always the same. The staff are good - friendly and attentive - and the hotel is always clean, but it's all getting a bit tatty through age and is in need of an overhaul (please - a power socket within 15 feet of the bed!).
The food is good although if you're solo then the bar is a more convivial place to sit than the restaurant.
June 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Duwbi Restaurant Service was a joke
Both dinner and breakfast service was shocking
Main course for dinner took nearly 50 min to arrive on the table and there was only 8 other guest in the restaurant.
Breakfast ordered a poached egg nothing more and 25 min later nothing
I'm not one for moaning but you would expect a better service from the holiday inn
June 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Geoff and Pauline Good easily accessible and comfortable hotel
We enjoyed a two night stay at Holiday Inn Padworth. As one of us has walking difficulties a ground floor room just a short walk from reception was a bonus. The large flat car park very near the main door also helps. Excellent double glazing meant we didn.t hear traffic on the nearby A4. Overall a good and easily accessible hotel at a sensible price. We hope to return.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Foggon44 Staff went the extra mile
As a priority club member I asked and was given an upgrade.
As it was a bank holiday the local taxi firm was closed in the evening and we were given a lift by the receptionist to the local station. She even lent us her own Umbrella!!
I wish I could remember her name.
Service was fantastic and would definitely stay again.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brownhairstreak Great service, very friendly staff
Can't fault the experience of staying in this hotel
May 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by T Tan wedding visit
I booked 3 rooms for two night we all arrived separately but there was no problems in booking in, each room was allocated quickly, not that we needed any help as everything was very well organized but the staff when asked all were very helpful, rooms large and very clean,
Excellent breakfast , lots of choice and the waitress was brilliant,
would stay here again if in the area
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmi wedding stop over
Nice large room, comfortable bed. Arrived late and reception staff very helpful with the older members of our party.
Excellent breakfast , lots of choice and the waitress was brilliant
May 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmi Easy access good b and b
Stayed here after after a family wedding. Did not check in until late after the reception, greeted by night porter and quickly checked into our spacious and comfortable room.
Started the day well with a comprehensive breakfast choice of which I took full advantage.
May 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TD56 Grateful thanks
I was taken ill whilst working away from home. The staff at the hotel went out of their way to look after me. I am so grateful for the care they gave me.
May 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GB976 Very Comfortable Room
Very nice room, spot on staff.
Would recommend this Hotel as one to re-visit over and over again.
April 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Richard152 Good service but room a bit tired
Nothing wrong with the bedroom but the bathroom was "tired" and in need of a refurb. Otherwise, a typical Holiday Inn but with a very friendly receptionist who seemed to be working all hours.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quequejet Convenient & comfortable
This hotel surpassed my expectations. It was a convenient place to stay after arriving at Heathrow and wanting two nights accommodation before heading further north. The restaurant (including breakfast) was excellent, staff exceedingly helpful, bed and pillows very comfortable. Highly recommended although probably only convenient for car travelers.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Big and Little Ted First time here, but would return
Great check in experience, very pleasant and helpful staff member.
Room was just right, room service was excellent.
March 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CBass13 Our stay
There would of been 5 for staff and services, but the night person was not very frendly.
Pillow was hard. Otherwise every was excellent.
I would to to thank Charlotte for her kindness.
I would stay again.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Spence64 Staff and service
I have stayed in this hotel a number of times over the last 12 months. Every member of staff that I have met over this period has been exceptionally welcoming and attentive.
February 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mrs Traveller Cold As Ice!
We visited just after Christmas when the hotel was very quiet. The room was very average - just an ordinary, average hotel room with a slightly tired bathroom. But the TV was blaring its advertising loop when we walked in and we couldn't switch it off because the TV remote wouldn't work. That was the first visit to reception: it took 3 people to sort that out.
The second visit was for new light bulbs for the bedside lights, which took a further 20 mins to arrive and we had to put in for ourselves (admittedly, not hard).
Finally, the third visit should have come at about 1am when I was so cold in bed that I couldn't sleep. The duvet was summer weight and there were no extra blankets to add for warmth but I couldn't face a trek through the corridors at that time, even supposing I could have found someone on duty. So I got up and put all my clothes back on to keep warm.
Breakfast was adequate.
Does anyone ever check the simple things?
January 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gaz23 The worst holiday in I've stayed in
I asked for a queen sized bed they put me in a room with 2 singles pushed together with the seem of the 2 mattresses running straight down the middle, there was only about 15 people in the hotel and they put me in the furthest away room right next to a main train track, the shower wasn't powerful at all, the soap dispenser ran out of soap in the middle of a shower, mould on the edge of the bath, I complained about the queen sized bed and they just stuffed me in the room next door with a double bed, I stay in quite a few holiday inn but I won't be staying in this one again!
January 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MYD2012 Great stay
Room was immaculate, clean and comfortable. and lovely and warm. Breakfast was excellent value for money, tasty an plenty, all staff were. very efficient and pleasant.
January 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Edward29 Great Service
The hotel staff are very friendly and the service at the breakfast was first class.
We only stayed one night but we would certainly recommend this hotel.
December 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dillydollop Enjoyed the one night stay
We had a good experience. Greeted very nicely and very helpful. Just one gripe was that the lady in the bar area could have been more accommodating, as when we were shown to a dining table near the window my wife requested a move to what just happened to be a larger table away from the draught. The lady appeared put out just to make a minor adjustment so we went to a small table in the bar area. A 30 second job seemed to be just too much even though there was hardly any other customers there.
November 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sash Saturday Night & Sunday Morning
Brief stay but welcoming staff (and a warm welcome from the fire in the foyer!). A well equipped room, well presented (everything in good condition, clean and tidy).
November 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by travller999 Outdated a over priced
Rooms look very tired, paint was peeling in the bathroom, location quite a long way out of Reading, overpriced compared to budget hotels that offer a better room for less money.
Internet charges are extortionate, you can get a months internet for the price they charge for 24 hours!
November 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jez118 Great but I feel cheated
I booked a room with a queen bed, Now my understanding of a queen bed is one that a queen mattress is used. What I discovered as soon as I checked in was that the queen bed was actually 2 beds pushed together. I leke to sleep in the middle of the bed and with the 2 mattresses meeting in the middle this wasn't possible.
I think I could have saved money by booking a twin room and pushing the beds together and still not compromise on the "quality" of their "queen" bed.
I am sad to say that while I would recommend the Holiday Inn Reading West, I would not recommend the queen beds.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AndyHAT two day stay
Rolled up on Friday afternoon in the rain. Staff were immediately friendly and helped me get checked in swiftly!
Trading a few jokes and smiles I was made very welcome.
The room itself was excellent quality, comfortable bed. Lovely bathroom & excellent shower!
October 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by IC37 Looking a little tired
Staff were really friendly and helpful.
The rates were good.
The hotel is very tired looking and really needs to have a good refurb, especially in bathrooms.
October 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bigspybossovich Very friendly and helpful receptionist
First impressions matter, and the charm and helpfulness of the receptionist on duty when I arrived was very welcome, after experiencing very different service elsewhere. No hassles with anything, and a good stopover. Only issue: guests without a car get stung by outrageous taxi fares in this part of Berkshire. There is no local competition, so I had to get a taxi firm from Reading - charged £25 to travel six miles ....
October 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gbells Comfortable accomodation
A very pleasant hotel in quiet surroundings. Close to M4 with Oxford about 45 minutes away and Blenheim Palace reachable in about 1 hour. Also reasonably close to Reading which has regular train services to London. Would strongly recommend this hotel for weekday and or weekend breaks.
October 4, 2013