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Elmhurst Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Earley
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Shocking, The first thing I did was check that there was a fire escape. The decor was tatty and the electrics, well the smoke alarm was hanging off the ceiling inside a plastic bag. The light over the bed had a black plastic bag stuffed into the end of it covering up loose wires. I made the mistake of risking taking a shower but unfortunately having got the water to an ambient temperature somewhere a toilet was flushed and I was scalded as the water temperature increased dramatically,I thought hotels were inspected for safety this one should definitely not pass. On a positive note the sheets were lovely, crisp white cotton just a shame the carpet wasn't as clean. It was a "Fawlty Towers" hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Although a budget hotel the Elmhurst compares very unfavourably with other similar hotels I have used.
There is a shabby ,unloved atmosphere about the place, with the plumbing and electrics in need of a complete refit.
Breakfast was adequate but the fried egg came with a pool of greasy oil which was inedible.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This hotel is good for value. The room was clean, included an en suite.
The wifi was strong. Breakfast was fine. Location good too.
The street was a little loud due to roadworks, but besides that it was a perfectly adequate stay.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I would avoid this place like the plague... absolutely awful. Noisy, filthy, no air-con, terrible breakfast, charged double, do not reply on email or phone. I left after one night to go the the Holiday Inn - was like entering a different universe. I sometimes wonder if people who run these places have ever actually sayed in a hotel.

Stayed: June 2017
1  Thank nicknewlands
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Booked this Hotel because it was advertised as Pet friendly. Arrived with a friend and one dog. They refused to let us stay despite the booking having been accepted and the room prepaid. My friend was physically ejected with the dog, after much discussion they agreed to let me contact the booking company who were trying to find us an alternative so put me on hold. The staff then got very hostile, conversed in a foreign tongue while make it obvious it was about me and while standing within 2 feet of me. They made it plain if I didn't leave PDQ things would get really nasty.
They were unconcerned that two elderly ladies would be without accommodation in a strange place and totally unhelpful about finding an alternative.
We eventually did find an alternative as although fully booked themselves the staff at a Holiday Inn helped us find somewhere. DO NOT BOOK THE ELMHURST

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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Elmhurst Hotel

Address: 51 Church Road, Earley, Wokingham RG6 1EY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Wokingham > Earley
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Earley
Price Range: $82 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elmhurst Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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