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The Wee Waif Reading

3.0 out of 5.0

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Entered the room to find all the heating turned off and the window wide open. Very cold. Did warm up after half an hour. Room was big enough but dirty, dust and cobwebs all over, main light did not work, had to rely on wall lights, which had not seen a duster for quite some time. Bathroom was not much better, grubby with mould in the corners around the bath. Slippery bath with no Bath mat. Only one lot of towels, had to ask for another set. Heated towel rail was damaged and had exposed wires, although it did work. Breakfast was just ok, although the coffee ran out and was not replenished. One good thing the bed was comfy, so if you just want a good night's sleep then stay, but if you want comfort find a Premier Inn.

As a family we have used the restaurant section of this pub/hotel many times due to living locally - however on a recent visit 'home' I needed somewhere to stay due to extra bodies accompanying a trip down to the south coast - this seemed like the obvious choice. We were not disappointed - we stayed for a night at either end of our holiday and both the rooms were well kept, clean and had adequate space and storage. It was ideal as other family members then joined us for a meal so we got the best of both worlds. Staff were friendly, breakfast was included and involved a good selection of cereals, toast, pastries, yoghurts and a full English if required - overall very good value for money. The bathrooms were clean and towels were fresh - the only downside was that the hot water was scalding - a hazard if you have young children. We would definitely stay again.

Because my hotel of choice was booked out, I chose the Wee Waif to spend the night during my 2-day business trip. What a mistake that turned out to be. The rooms are run down, in desperate need of renovation and there were no amenities to speak of. The staff were friendly but unhelpful. Not recommended! Find another hotel in the area as there is much better out there for the same or less money.

Booked the Wee Waif as there were a few of us and alternatives nearby couldn't accommodate. A hotel abandoned by Travelodge by the look of it. Very tired and old fashioned but it was clean. The pub is a Hungry Horse franchise so to cater for those that want plates full of cheap food. The nice staff made the place more bearable.

I stayed here on Saturday night, I was going to a friends' birthday party in Wargrave and had left it too late to book into anywhere in Wargrave.. I thought I'd had it and was going to have to drive home late at night.. but luckily found the Wee Waif which totally saved my day! Having seen some pretty bad reviews on here I was dreading it, but was pleasantly surprised. The staff were all extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming. I was staying on my own which can always be a bit worrying but even though the pub was very busy on a Saturday night I felt very safe, not only in my hotel room but also in the bar area late at night. The room was spacious and very clean and the bed one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in, I did not want to get up in the morning. Lovely hot cooked breakfast to order in the morning and plentiful supplies of juice, tea, coffee, cereals and fruit to help yourself to. All in all a very comfortable stay and I would stay there again, felt very safe and welcome. Only one small criticism the hairdryer in my room was broken. Thank you.

Place needs a good clean, energy need to supply detergents, everything from rooms to bar areas needs a deep deep clean. It has 5 star kitchen We if so the chef need to clean the the hotel and bar. £76 BB some body needs to take responsibility.

Bed was clean and comfatable but room very tired. Ok for a night, we just went to sleep got up and showered and left, it served a purpose, premier inn but without the premier. But for £65 what could you expect, only booked here as everywhere else near was booked up.

Stayed here for a week for a training course in Henley. Was a nice, comfortable stay. Room was tidy and clean and a decent size too. Check-in was pleasant and all the staff I dealt with in the hotel and restaurant were all helpful and friendly. Hungry Horse pub attached which served a decent breakfast and some excellent value evening meals.

Plenty of parking for the pub and restaurant as part of the hotels. Large bar area with easy access with seating inside and out. Reasonable cheap food though quality is ok. Reasonable priced beers and selection.

Not only is this so overpriced for the poor quality but their staff are so rude!! £55 for a double room which is so old fashioned, bathroom falling apart, furniture so old and not comfortable and the cleanliness was shocking. I had a problem where I asked for a cot bed but wasn't one.. went to reception took 10 mins for someone to come to be told they no one is here on the hotel side only the restaurant side so I had to wait or leave a message with them. Came back at 11pm to be greeted by a member of team who happened to be the manager who told us to be quiet and keep it shut.. we was only talking normally. The food is crap.. not enough choices and was only one lady dealing with breakfast side who couldn't cope. Deffo NOT recommend or go back!!

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36% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 215 reviews