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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went on a coach trip I seen the reviews but did not believe it is like a haunted house half the hotel is boarded up as was a fire the other half should be, the dining room has been put in the bar most things are out of order, the fire alarm went off several times at night I... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night. Went on a coach trip with national holidays to Bath then to stay at this hotel. Hotel was lovely. Very clean. Abit cold in the hotel but there was only our coach there. The rooms were warm and clean. Beds were very comfortable Dinner and breakfast were included. The dinner was excellent. 3 courses and... More 

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really don't know where to start with this one. First impressions were that I'd stepped straight out of 2016 and into 1976, the decor was so bad. The room was awful, the shower was terrible, the tap at the sink came off in my hand, the sink was blocked, the towel rail had it's power supply cut off, and... More 

Thank Avenue1878

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Malton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked here as it was close to where I was working. I had read the reviews and knew the hotel was fire damaged so my expectations were not high. The corridors did smell sooty. The room was dated but clean and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom fittings were tired but the shower worked well. My steak at dinner was... More 

Thank nick1of2
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed on business for a couple of nights. Room was spacious, clean, good temperature, but basic. Room I was given was one of the accessable ones as had lots of features for disabled visitors. Patio doors opened up to small decking area outside room, bathroom had a really good shower. Old CRT TV but ok as didn't use it. Pillows... More 

Thank GaryABmth
Coventry UK
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47 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I work in Reading and live in The Midlands so from time to time I need an Impromptu stop over and it's not easy to find a reasonably priced hotel at a few hours notice in the area. So on this occasion my seasoned find a hotel research methods were out the window and it was just find something close... More 

Thank Cleverjet
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were told there had been a fire at the hotel by our excellent driver, on arrival the appearance did not look good , However we were pleasantly surprised to find the remainder of the hotel that was open was clean and well presented,Our room was large overlooking the lake,The evening meal was buffet style with 3 courses and 3... More 

Thank Stewart G
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2016

After reading the reviews on here, I nearly cancelled the booking, I am very glad I didnt . On arrival the lady on reception was polite and dealt with our booking quickly. We knew there had been a fire at the hotel and work was being done to the roof, we joked with the lady that we would prefer a... More 

Thank Jelleytots
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32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I was with my son who was doing the 4x4 experience locally, it is mentioned in the itinerary to go there for sustenance etc. On first drawing up looks ok going into reception looks nice went down to the restaurant which only does cold sandwiches at lunchtime, at 12 noon they were still cleaning it with Hoover wire strewn across... More 

Thank earlymorn1606
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We should have left and found another hotel. But, we had already paid on arrival, presumably so people can't leave!! The hotel is in a state of disrepair, and should not be operational. Cobwebs line the corridors and the lift is not working - particularly difficult being heavily pregnant and having bags to carry. Our room was very basic but... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Reading Lake Hotel

Address: Pingewood, Reading RG30 3UN, England (Formerly Copthorne Hotel Reading)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range: €65 - €109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Reading Lake Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 81
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Also Known As:
Reading Copthorne Hotel
Copthorne Reading
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Reading
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Lake view rooms have the best views and less noise from M4”
 of 5 bubbles nick1of2, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“rooms 217 218 good views.”
 of 5 bubbles 624stewartg, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend a room AT A DIFFERENT HOTEL!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 13PeterA, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“My best tip for a room at this hotel is to book another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 13markc13, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“not on the flood damaged ground floor and not in the fire damaged wing.”
 of 5 bubbles DaveHenshall, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
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