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Reviewed 8 May 2015

Good value stay in the heart of Reading. Room was very clean and surprisingly modern with good facilities including wi-fi. Bed was comfortable. Room as a bit noisy and fronted on to a busy road. The hotel may need to consider secondary glazing, as while it didnt bother me, it did sound like a window was open all night. Continental...

1Thank dazbear
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2015

our boss books our hotels so we have to take what we get.the room i was in 15 was a fair size.clean and tidy.new bathroom with showeronly.was ok or one night .plenty o shops pubs nearby.the only qualm for me was no hot breakfast.they had a leak the night we were there so restaurant within was closed.

Thank gary s
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Stayed a night. Reported to reception that the shower wasn't working at 6.45 and was told that maintenance will be told. Next morning, I found out that it was still not working. This is basically a place where working people stay so not great to go for business meeting without a shower. All I got was a mumbled apology. Minimal...

1Thank Bluemoon52
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Clean, efficient, helpful - no fuss. Rainbows Lodge offered good value for money with parking, Wifi and a basic breakfast. It is close to the river and town - great location. The on-site pizza restaurant was a favorite - we ate there both nights, with colleagues recommending it to others.

Thank PPTravellers2013
Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

This was a great apartment in a fab location for visiting Reading centre. Yes it was cheap and cheerful but it did exactly what it said on the tin. A short walk to reading town and also to the nearby Thames to watch the world go by. The room had all the facilities one requires and the use of the...

Thank rattleshack
derbyshire, uk
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

I've stayed in many Reading hotels. I stayed here for the first time this week.... Starting with the positive... Bed comfortable, good tea coffee biscuit selection in room, tv channels varied, reception accommodating, good value, reasonable restaurants next to hotel... The neutral... A five to ten minute walk to town, managed to mess up reservation slightly but quickly sorted, rooms...

1Thank monkeynonk
Devon, UK
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This hotel deserves better than 30 out of 32. I've stayed there 3 or 4 times and have always been satisfied and well received. yes, it is an older building but it is clean and quiet. The person at the front desk has always been helpful, friendly, courteous and kind. I am pleased to be able to make a 10...

1Thank SkyMcCain
Reviewed 2 September 2014

The Hotel seems a little worn out. There are a lot of narrow stairs. The room was small but quiet - ok. There is a small parking lot behind the hotel. Complimentary breakfast in the pizzaria on the corner. We stayed one night. The hotel is in walking distance from the city and shopping, the station and the Thames river.

Thank Søren T H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2014

My daughter and I stayed for one night ahead of Reading festival as we wanted to get there early next morning. The hotel is in a central location, there were 2 parking spaces available when we arrived at 9.30 pm. The receptionist was friendly and helpful. We stayed in room 2 which faced out on the car park at the...

Thank MariabY9025FP
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Stayed for 1 night. The site says there is limited free parking onsite but does not mention that there appears to be no alternative parking within quick walking distance if that is taken. There are a few on-street parking spaces that become unlimited after 6 but they are like gold dust. Had a minor issue on arrival .. they had...

1Thank UkSimjon

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Rainbows Lodge

Address: 132-138 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range: ₹ 3,618 - ₹ 6,691 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbows Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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“Rooms facing the main road are not quiet. No elevators, so chose ground floor if you have heavy luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles manjunathc2015, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Maybe try other hotels in the area before you consider this one”
 of 5 bubbles ali_baba152, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Only stayed once, in room 2 which was perfectly acceptable on the noise front.”
 of 5 bubbles MariabY9025FP, 23 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Room 23 is large and at the back. Not a good hotel for those with mobility issues though.”
 of 5 bubbles UkSimjon, 7 May 2014 | Read review
“Go for the apartments or Double rooms...it is spacious and you feel the air around..”
 of 5 bubbles shruthig2013, 20 Mar 2014 | Read review
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