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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a few times now, love it, clean, tidy, staff great and the breakfast is just awesome. If you Soul music they have events on check out there dates. Brilliant nights. Me and friends always make a wk end of it here very good for shopping and best to get a taxi into town as it does get very... More 

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1 Thank Sonia J
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Sonia J, Thanks for leaving us feedback about your recent visit to us on our Soul function. It's great to see that you've come back time and time again and are still finding the hotel as lovely as you did first time around. By the sounds of it, it looked like we will be seeing you again on our... More 

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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Popped into the hotel for a birthday drink. Staff very friendly and helpful. The drinks are a little expensive, but no more than you would expect from a hotel. Lots of parking available and a good seating area.

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1 Thank Claire L
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Claire L, Thanks for leaving us feedback about your recent visit to our Hotel. I see that you wasn't staying with us, but it's lovely to see that you have been looked after by our bar staff while having a few celebratory drinks. We hope that you'll pop by again soon and stay for one of our many functions. More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Great place to stay , staff are very good ,and the service is excellent our room was very clean and comfortable , we will definatley be returning location is good , bus stop just outside , and local shops , next , boots , sports direct , sainsburys , also dunelm mill

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1 Thank joy t
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Joy t, Thanks for leaving us a review after your recent stay with us when we held a Motown and soul function. It seems that you've also been out into the local shopping area too. Great to see that you've enjoyed your stay and that you've had great service from all the staff during the period of time that... More 

Spalding, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We used this hotel en route to stay with family. The staff were very friendly and amenities were very clean. There was a 60s/70s evening taking place that evening. Fortunately our room was far away enough not to hear the music but the walls are very thin and we could hear a group of ladies getting ready in the next... More 

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Thank purplemulberry
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Purplemulberry, Thank you for review your recent stay with us. It's great to see that you found are staff friendly and helpful throughout, and the amenities were too your standard too. I'm sorry to hear about your disappointment with the meal you had in our restaurant, however there was no record of this being mentioned to a duty manager... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

This is just an average Best Western on the outskirts of Reading. It's raised above average by really good wifi (Yes Hilton it puts your poor connection to shame!) A good breakfast buffet selection and staff who are attentive and friendly. It's not a luxury hotel but for its 3 star rating it does very admirably. And in a few... More 

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1 Thank Lookeypook
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Lookeypook, Thank you for leaving us a review about your stay. We do pride ourselves a high 3 star hotel so it's nice to see that you noticed this effort that we have put in. It's lovely to see that you think our wifi put's the Hilton to shame! I'm hopeful that we will see you again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Attended the Comedy Night on Saturday and had a fabulous time. Food and service second to non with the added bonus of being served by Basil Fawlty himself, aided by Frank Spencer and Patsy from Ad Fab!!! Only downside were the few guests who decided they would rather talk than enjoy the entertainment which meant at times we could not... More 

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1 Thank hamish45
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review

Hello hamish45, we're glad to hear that you enjoyed the comedy dinner show that we had at the hotel. many guests have commented on how fun it was to be seated and served by Basil Fawlty! Sorry to hear that your experience was damped slightly by others, but glad to hear it didn't effect the dancing afterwards! we hope to... More 

Surrey
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30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Not recommended unless as a last resort. Room was clean but shower was very weak and the sink didn't drain. On checkin my card was used to pay for both my colleague and I but without stating so. On checkout same thing happened and bill had to be reworked several times and the receptionist couldn't confirm by how much my... More 

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Thank Andy401C
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andy Thank you for your review, we appreciate any feedback positive or negative so we can review our training and guest’s experience. I have tried to look into your comments, however there is no mention of any complaints made regarding your issues in the duty manager handover documentation. I have spoken to the receptionist that were on duty who... More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I have been to this Hotel for many functions but this was my first overnight stay. On the plus side - the staff were all very friendly. The room was clean but quite small for a Twin room. The bathroom was spacious but dated. The complimentary shower gel/soap were attached in dispensers on the wall. Problem was if you were... More 

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Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your first review on Trip Advisor. Firstly, can I say how delighted I am that you have returned many times for our popular functions. Our entertainment programme attract many visitors and it’s always good to hear from guests who have attended on several occasions. Your compliments on the cleanliness and the staff are most appreciated but... More 

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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This is a small hotel in a small town of calcot...very nice to stay for a day or two...the hotel serves breakfast...the rooms are small and basic..though the surroundings are good..this is a budget hotel in best western chain of hotels...

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Thank Sumit V
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor. It's lovely to read that you think we're a nice hotel to stay in, along with breakfast, we also have our onsite restaurant that serves dinner in the evenings too. We've a variety of room types within the hotel, you've described it as "small and basic", which would lead me to... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

I found this hotel to be functional and it worked for me because it was in a good location and had easy parking. It was a basic, but comfortable bedroom with no frills, and a functional bathroom which had recently been refurbished. The radiator in the bathroom and the radiator in the bedroom seemed to be on the same heating... More 

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1 Thank Scottishsuese
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Scottishsuese, Thank you for leaving a review about your recent stay with us. It's fantastic to see that the staff were attentive to your nee throughout the stay, we always aim to make our customers feel appreciated when they're with us, so I'm glad this is how it make you felt. We hope that you'll stay with us again... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
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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 

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
Price Range: RM308 - RM572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Reading Calcot Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
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Reading Best Western
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