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Bow Guest House, Reading

3-star3 stars
25 Russell StreetReadingEnglandRG1 7XDUnited Kingdom

3-star B&B, convenient to Oracle
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Great location
Fantastic service
Could use a good cleaning
Amenities are not the best
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From 15 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Bow Guest House, Reading

from $74
  • Single Standard Room
  • Single Ensuite
  • Double Standard Room
  • Twin Ensuite
  • Double Ensuite Room
  • Family Ensuite Room for Three
  • Triple Semi Ensuite Room
  • Single Standard Budget
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Ensuite Family Room with Shared Kitchen
  • Ensuite Family Room with Shared Kitchen
  • Family Room with Shared Kitchen and Dedicated Bath Room
  • Standard Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:30 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around Bow Guest House, Reading


  • Oracle - 11 min walk
  • Reading Abbey Ruins - 16 min walk
  • University of Reading - 44 min walk
  • Broad Street Mall - 7 min walk
  • Hexagon - 8 min walk
  • Reading Civic Centre - 8 min walk
  • John Lewis Reading - 10 min walk
  • Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 38 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 54 min drive
  • Reading West Station - 8 min walk
  • Reading Station - 14 min walk
  • Reading Tilehurst Station - 10 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 14 reviews

Bow Guest House, Reading
Very Good8.0
reasonable for the money
bed comfy owner very pleasant breakfast tasty maybe could have done with a little more
John, gb1 night trip
Bow Guest House, Reading
Very Good8.0
Comfortable stay in local hotel to city centre
This hotel is well located and a short walk from the town centre and restaurants and bars. The hotel is not the most up to date but I slept well and the host was very welcoming.
Narinder, gb1 night trip
Bow Guest House, Reading
When is a B&B not a B&B
This so called B&B is a 3 star rating although not too sure how as the facilities are shocking the bedroom wasn’t an issue and bed was clean and comfortable however the bathroom was quite possibly the smallest bathroom I’ve ever experienced in my life and resembled a cupboard which I suspect it was in a past life. But that wasn’t the low point this comes later, as for the shower this was impossible to use as it was impossible to get in. But to cap it all when I asked what time we need to be down for breakfast on being told the times I was also informed that the room tariff didn’t include a breakfast that would be extra and served in the building next door the other side of the car park entrance. So is really room only and should be advertised as such so as not to anger patrons, lastly I’ve never been asked to pay for a room upfront on check in rather than check out where you can discuss any underlying issues or concerns I would never recommend this place to anyone ever
Mark, gb1 night trip
Bow Guest House, Reading
Very Good8.0
You might not take your mum there but...
Needed to stay over-night in Reading, preferably close to the town centre and this Guest House fitted the bill. I had a room down in the cellar/basement and while not the best decorated room; ever, it was dry, warm and clean. Bathroom badly needed an over-haul but shower worked well and there was enough light to safely shave! Breakfast was a bit brief, 0700-0830 and was nice enough but could have done with larger portions on the fried breakfast. Parking behind guest house is handy as it's a residents' only parking on street and seemed safe enough. Owner/manager very pleasant and helpful. It's a 10 minute walk to the town centre and over all it's not a bad place,even if it's in need of some TLC (from what I saw) and if wanting to stay overnight in Reading in the future, I would certainly use this guest house again.
David, gb1 night trip
Bow Guest House, Reading
Very Good8.0
Brilliant for local attractions
Absolutely fine stay, comfortable bed a stones throw from the center of Reading
Duncan, gb1 night business trip

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