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Parkside International Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Reading isn’t the cheapest of places to stay, but sticking to a budget proved seriously bad. The hotel is really dated and in need of serious renovation. The window in my room wouldn’t shut and the net curtain was dirty, hanging off, then eventually the whole curtain rail fell off! The bathroom had no blind or curtain at the window and the shower rail was rusty. We didn’t bother eating there that evening. I did pay the £6.50 for a continental breakfast, just to get a box of cereal, and orange juice. Even the coffee machine was leaking everywhere! Not a good choice!

I Stayed for one night. Room was a good size with a double and single bed. (It's all they had left) the floor was wonky and the windows wouldn't shut which was a bit of a problem as it runs along a main road. I didn't have the best nights sleep due to traffic noise but I have had worse. The morning was the worst banging of doors started at 6am and didn't really stop. Room stunk of smoke to... I went down for breakfast at 9 and was rushed through.... They cleared my plate before I took the last mouthful 😄 it was cheap food but nice enough. Internet was quick and staff seemed nice enough. It was £100 including breakfast so I guess you get what you pay for. I would say it's on par with the old travel lodges...

Stayed here for a couple of nights with work. It was cheap but the whole place seemed pretty run down. Even the chap at reception just seemed indifferent in looking after guests. Restaurant was cheap but pretty poor, if I'm honest Overall, it was the worst hotel I’ve been too, while staying in reading on a weekly basis, for the last 4 months

I would not recommend staying at this hotel and just wish I had read the reviews before booking. My bed and bedding was dirty, the room was cold and surrounded by very loud people. The walls are so thin, you can clearly hear everything that is going on around you. As a woman staying here alone, I didn't feel comfortable leaving my room.

We stayed here to stop over for one night during a long journey. The double bed was not a double and the cleanliness needs improving. It was ok for what we needed but would be gutted if this was for any longer or a special occasion. It reminded me of a place builders etc.. stay while working away.

Very dated hotel, which I can cope with if I get a good nights sleep. Sleep is completely impossible at this hotel due to the constant banging of internal hall doors throughout the entire night, do not think that I’m exaggerating, I am not!! Its awful. I tried to speak to a manager about this but there was no manager available!!!

If you are looking for a dog friendly 3 star hotel then this is great. We stayed for 9 nights with two dogs and it was the perfect place. I didn’t want a pristine place like one of the larger chains where I would be worried about the dogs all of the time. So this was ideal. The rooms are clean, basic and a good size and the hotel has plenty of free parking. There are no extra charges for dogs. The town centre was about a 25 minute walk and prospect park about 5 mins. The staff were friendly and accommodated our room change on the first night when we smelt cigarette smoke in our room. Very helpful. Again recommended if you are looking for a good budget hotel.

I've booked in for 5 nights! This is 1am on night two. If thinking of booking here, do yourselves a big favour. Read all the reviews, then consider camping on the slip road of the M4 as a serious alternative. Rooms, noisy. Beds, lumpy and uncomfortable. Rooms, smelly - I had to spray fabreeze around the room just to make it bearable. Staff, unfriendly and unwelcoming. Not rude, but language isn't their first method of communication. Having stayed at the Travelodge on the M4, if they had rooms, I would be there! Still thinking of booking here as you think it can't be that bad. It's 1:30 am and I'm checking out!

This hotel is situated away from the centre of Reading but is a 15/20 minute walk from where the Reading Festival takes place. The staff are very friendly and next to the reception is a bar/T.V area. The rooms offer what is required but clearly the hotel could do with some up-dating.I cannot comment on the breakfast as I didn,t have breakfast. This hotel is ok if you are on a budget.

Highly recommend this hotel, cheap and cheerful, all staff very friendly, the bedroom was clean, spacious and the bed was super comfy, best I've ever stayed in! Was just a flying visit, and although we had trouble accessing the hotel due to the road closure that the hotel was on, we were let through eventually. We had a full english in the morning (from 8am weekends) which was okay, free wifi, lots of parking (free), no extra cost for dogs, all staff were welcoming and friendly with our dog, 24 hour check in service

72 Bath Road Reading England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Parkside International Hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of popular sights like Oracle and Reading Abbey Ruins. This 73-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Reading hotel are University of Reading and Madejski Stadium.


This hotel is home to a fine-dining restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee.


All 73 rooms feature coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Parkside International Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and wedding services. A stay here includes free parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

24.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 148 reviews