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Thameside Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Best price in the area and good location. generally clean but not that great. Few hairs etc. Would recommend for work trip, but not a personal one. Bed comfortable, but the rooms are bit tired around the edges (although one person in our party seemed to have a more recently renovated room, so it might be pot luck.) Some noise between rooms Staff pleasant

The staff at the Thameside are the friendliest i have come across in all my years of travelling around the country. The food was exceptional, home cooked fresh to order. The menu was not extensive but the owners were more than happy to get what i requested if i ordered the day before. The staff/owners were amazing The room was clean and tidy, plenty of hot water, everything worked as it should. Bed was very comfortable, noise not too bad and i am a night worker so had to sleep during the day All in an excellent stay thank you

Stayed at the Thameside for a trip into London as I didn't want to pay the extortionate prices for London hotels in midweek and was really pleased with my stay at the Thameside. Spoke to a nice lady who booked me into a room and provided directions for a car park which is around the back of the hotel. It is a tight squeeze to get into the car park but it was safe and included in the price which was great considering how easy it is to walk to Reading station from here. I didn't get back to the hotel until very late in the evening but I was greeted by a lovely night porter who showed me into the room, offered a drink and provided wifi access. I left without experiencing breakfast but all in all i thought the hotel was excellent value and I will certainly look to stay there again when I am due to be in London

The entrance to the hotel car park is through an alleyway 150mm wider than an Audi A6 Avant...I know this because I successfully drove through it without scratching my car. The hotel is a bit dated, with little kerbside appeal and not located by the side of the River Thames. The check-in staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. I stayed in an apartment located in the car park. It was clean and quiet with an en-suite wet room. The room had a kitchenette, air-con, small settee and a TV. The bed was comfortable and the bed linen and towels were clean and fresh. The hotel is 15 minutes walk from the city centre and a 15 minute drive to the M4 motorway.

This place was an unexpected surprise after staying in some rather dreadful places elsewhere in the area. The room was very nice. The AC was nice and cold. Nice in-room bathroom and very friendly service. I would stay here again.

I will not be rushing back. Should be 50 pounds. Tired and not like website. Breakfast was simple with limited selection . Receptionist was friendly and welcoming. Pictures tell the story and I wished I have book the ibis,etc Dirty tired bathroom, wardrobe held together with wood support.

Just got back from a one night stay at Thameside hotel whilst in Reading for the festival. The hotel has a fantastic location, very near to the train station and within walking distance of the festival site. Staff were really helpful both during and before our stay, providing information on how to find them and making us some off-menu lunch during an especially busy time for them. The buffet breakfast was particularly good. Would stay again if visiting Reading.

I arrived on Railair from LHR. The hotel is a short walk with Aldis & TGI Friday's along the way. It is not an attractive location. The reception,bar & dining rooms gave a good impression. There was only 1staff, & she was serving in the restaurant. She was very friendly, asked me to wait & treated me to a delicious large cappuccino & biscuits while I waited. My single room was 2 flights up a narrow staircase, no elevator, but a young man arrived & carried my heavy bag up. The room was clean with a double bed, good linens & pillows. The bed was a bit sloping & soft in the middle, & I prefer firm mattresses. The furnishings were hostal-like & worn. A small upholstered chair was stained. Hardwood floor, no rugs a bit noisy. Fortunately there was a remote controlled A/C which was quiet & worked well. There was a good t.v. with a lot of stations. The bathroom was a good size, nice tile on the floors & walls with new caulking. Deep tub - big step up & in & good shower. Rough towel, shampoo & bath gel. Coffee/tea service, no decaf. Iron, ironing board & hair dryer in the room. It was a nice sized room for a single in the UK. Free wi-fi was good. Breakfast was an extra 11 lbs , & I didn't have it. I have no complaints & slept well. I felt it was overpriced; but when I booked, it was one of the cheaper in the area. I would recommend it for rail travelers in particular. My experience deserves a high 3 but not a 4 .

The hotel - for what it is, is very expensive and is a mish mash of different looks. I wouldn't stay there again - it's very similar to a hostel. We didn't want the restaurant owing to the look of the place. Plus I wouldn't trust the kitchen. The hotel is situated on the side of a busy road, there are better hotels for a similar price available in better locations within reading.

Strange receptionist looked surprised and seemed a bit overexcited to have a guest - perhaps they don't have many. He insisted on walking me to my room and explaining how to turn the lights on, showing me the radiator, etc. Then b*ggered around with the radiator valve. Not the brightest spark as he closed the valve thereby turning the radiator off. Thanks. Meanwhile his inappropriately casually dressed colleague on reception was selling festival tickets on the phone (by the sounds of it). I got charged for breakfast I didn't ask for and didn't have time for as I had an early morning start. The hotel was very, very tired inside and out. It seems the only money spent recently was on a coffee bar downstairs. I would have preferred they had attended to the laminate floor in my room that was so buckled it had formed a 2" high ridge to trip over. Added to this what looked like insect droppings on the bed, mildew in the bathroom, etc. They couldn't even afford to replace the broken chain on the bath plug it seems! To me this place seems like a failing business and I can't imagine it will be around much longer under the current owners. Tosh. Avoid.

144 - 150 caversham road Reading England

Thameside Hotel places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Oracle and Reading Abbey Ruins. This 25-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's also close to University of Reading and Madejski Stadium.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite cafe, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 9 AM.


All of Thameside Hotel's 25 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free toiletries are also available.

Property features

Guests of Thameside Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and free newspapers. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. This hotel also has a TV in a common area.

Room options


Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 140 reviews