Beech House Hotel, located in the Royal County of Berkshire, is one of the finest places to stay.
It is the ideal place to unwind after a long day, and it is conveniently located for both business and leisure travelers, as it is close to the modern business centers of Reading and the Thames Valley, as well as a variety of memorable tourist attractions.
This late Victorian house, once a family home, now provides its guests with modern comforts and amenities while retaining the elegance of yesteryear.
The hotel is set on peaceful grounds and features beautifully appointed individually decorated rooms. It has plenty of off-street parking and is well-served by public transportation bus routes.
Beech House review
Everyone requires a place to rest their tired head. Visitors to Reading will find Beech House Hotel to be an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Beech House Hotel, well-known for its quaint environment and proximity to great restaurants, makes it easy to enjoy the best of Reading.
The rooms at Beech House Reading include a flat-screen TV and a desk, as well as free Wi-Fi.
Guests staying at Beech House Hotel can also take advantage of baggage storage, newspapers, and express check-in and check-out. There is also free breakfast. Do you need a parking spot? Beech House Reading provides free parking.
Beech House Reading is a great place to stay when visiting Reading because of nearby landmarks such as Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin (1.1 mi) and Reading Station (1.3 mi).
While in Reading, try the local ribs at Cosmo, Miller And Carter Oracle, or Bill’s Restaurant.
Greyfriars Church and St. James & St. William of York Church are two popular architectural structures that are relatively easy to visit if time allows.
Whether you’re visiting Reading for business, pleasure, or both, Beech House Hotel will make your stay memorable.
One of Clifton’s grand Victorian villas has been tastefully converted into a collection of 14 studios and apartments.
Each is uniquely designed, but all share the same sophisticated style: wood floors, restored original features (cast iron or marble fireplaces, cornicing, and sash windows), an elegant mix of modern, vintage, and antique furniture, and a palette of warm greys and soft neutrals splashed with rich colors. It’s a refreshing change from the usual corporate appearance of serviced city apartments.
The décor has a no-expense-spared feel, with silky, gilded, and silvery wallpapers and damask or embroidered fabrics.
A 15 to 20-minute walk from Bristol’s Harbourside (Arnolfini Gallery, SS Great Britain, and the M-Shed Museum) and Clifton Village (Georgian terraces, garden squares, boutique shopping, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge on the Avon Gorge).
The BBC’s Natural History Unit is just around the corner on Whiteladies Road, which also has a variety of restaurants and bars as well as regular buses to the city center. The nearby Clifton Down branch-line station connects to Bristol Temple Meads (for trains to London Paddington).
Seven suites (six one-bedroom and one two-bedroom), three Junior Studio Suites, and four top-floor Studios are available.
Apartments 1 and 2 are on the lower ground floor; bay windows on the front face a massive copper beech tree; and apartments 4 and 5 have Juliet balconies.
In the back garden, there are two custom-built contemporary Mews Houses, each with two double-or-twin bedrooms beneath an open-plan living space above that opens onto a mini terrace overlooking the grassy banks of an inner-city reservoir – a very private and surprisingly peaceful view.
All rooms feature comfortable sofas, rain showers in white marbled bathrooms, Hypnos beds, Bosch appliances in glossy kitchens, smart TVs, and small luxuries such as robes, slippers, and complimentary Algotherm toiletries.
Key lockers controlled by a code allow for a hassle-free independent check-in (supplied when booking).
The housekeeping is impeccable, and despite the absence of full-time staff, we arrived to find the lights and heating turned on.
There is a private parking lot (though only three spaces, so you need to book in advance).
All apartments have washing machines and dishwashers.
Food and drink
Kitchens include an oven and hob, a fridge-freezer, a microwave, a Nespresso coffee machine, a toaster, and enough pots, plates, and utensils to prepare a meal.
A welcome pack includes milk, biscuits, a bowl of fresh fruit, and two pots of instant porridge (we thought they could do better, especially since there are no oils or condiments), but it’s early days for this brand-new establishment.
Within a 10-minute walk, there are Sainsbury and Waitrose stores, as well as two excellent bakeries: Bakesmith on Whiteladies Road and Pinkmans on Park Street.
The Lido, a restored Victorian with a glassy dining space and tapas bar overlooking an open-air pool, is a good local restaurant.
Pros of Beech House
- Directly on the beach
- A vibrant nighttime scene
- Beachside beverage service
- TVs with flat screens, DVD players, and iPod docks
- There are numerous hammocks and cabanas on the beach.
- Free Wi-Fi is available.
- Rooms include free bottled water and L’Occitane toiletries.
- Cafe La Plage serves Asian-Latin fusion cuisine.
Cons of Beech House
- Rooms and bathrooms are in disrepair.
- At night, it can be quite loud.
- There is no gym or pool.
Restaurants near Beech House
- The Southcote Beefeater
- The Parkside Cafe
- 805 Restaurants
- Buon Appetito
- Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse – Reading
- Coconut Bar & Kitchen
- Las Iguanas
Features & Amenities
- Amenities : Free Wi-Fi, Free parking , Kid-friendly , Smoke-free, Kitchens in some rooms