BEST WESTERN West Grange Hotel,  Midgham

3.5/5  - based on 240 guest reviews.
Coxs Lane, RG7 5UP, Midgham, Great Britain - See map
+44 1635 273074 +44 1635 862351

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  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
    Wireless internet connection in public areas
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This modern accommodation is ideally located in Midgham (on the A4), perched between Reading and Newbury. And, in its convenient location, BEST WESTERN West Grange Hotel is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, with a picturesque courtyard that hides away in the centre to give you an opportunity to get away from it all in the truest sense. 62 bedrooms mean there's plenty of space as well as style within our four walls, and should you want to venture out, you'll find the area every bit as relaxing. In addition to both standard and executive rooms, we're delighted to have a contemporary restaurant and equally chic bar the latter with an LCD TV for an evening's entertainment. This hotel is the perfect location in which to enjoy the surrounding countryside or nod off for the night after a hard day's work. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, air conditioning and free car parking mean you'll have everything you need!

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BEST WESTERN West Grange Hotel,Midgham
  • 4
    « Comfortable stay »

    Our second visit here. This time we stayed in a standard double room. It was very clean, comfortable and adequate. The room and bathroom were a good size. The breakfast was very good. Very quiet. A very good choice of fruits, yogurts, cereals etc. Self service hot breakfast. We received much better service in the restaurant than on our previous visit. I will stay here again.

    4
    « Great staff »

    Stayed here for a 3 day business trip. Room was clean and warm, single beds a bit small. The food was amazing and huge portions! The staff were great and couldn't do enough to help. Would recommend this hotel

    5
    « Good hotel »

    Stayed here multi times with British gas. I've never had a problem here. Clean comfy rooms food is nice and massive portions. Only negative is the nearest town if you want a night to is a way off. Staff always try and keep you happy and no dramas requesting anything.

    4
    « A comfortable night sleep »

    I stay in this hotel almost every month and I am never disappointed. Reception staff are very courteous and friendly. The bedrooms are smart and very clean. The restaurant is very good and service is quick. Staff are attentive and pleasant. The breakfast menu is good and varied I look forward to each stay knowing a good night sleep is guaranteed.

    5
    « Lovely Hotel, Friendly Staff, would recommend. »

    Visited this hotel at the end of October as our friends and I were going to Newbury for the races. We stayed for a Friday night and a Saturday night. the rooms were spotless and everything you would need, and an added bonus we had a shower and a bath. The bed was very large and so comfortable. We had a tv and tea/coffee making facilities. The breakfast was wonderful, there was a fried breakfast, fruit, cereal, youghurts, toast and jams, croissants and even fresh salmon. It was a buffet so eat as much as you want. Staff were very attentive and friendly. We did have problems with noisy neighbours one night, but as soon as we phoned reception the manager was up and spoke to the neighbours, we didn't hear another word. I would recommend this hotel and would visit again.

    4
    « AS USUAL, A GREAT BEST WESTERN »

    We had booked two nights at a weekend. As this venue tends to be business orientated, we found it very quiet - in fact we were the only car there when we arrived. Obviously, a lot of people don't know what they are missing! We went for a superior room - and it was very good. Spacious, clean, well stocked and very comfortable. The staff could not have been more helpful, friendly and welcoming. On our first morning, we were virtually the only people at breakfast. So we had food direct from the kitchen. Twice we were asked if we would like a top-up, being assured that there was plenty more delicious food if we required. Carefully thinking of our waistline, we twice declined. We also had two evening meals here. Both well cooked,tasty and well priced. On our second night, I ordered fresh battered cod. Are we by the coast? Not exactly!! But the cod was really fresh - and cooked in a very light batter. Delicious. Each Best Western is independently managed and they are a mid-range franchise, however, although they vary, we have always found them of a good and reliable standard. The West Grange is a good example and we will happily return. Thank you all for a very enjoyable stay.

    1
    « MORE LIKE THE WORST WESTERN »

    Started from poor customer service, rude staff mistakes in the kitchen when ordering food, food came out at different times just avoid at all costs, id of rather slept in my car, breakfast is also horrible.

    3
    « Good hotel in the area »

    Best western are the best chain reasonably priced hotels. Service, rooms (bed nice and firm) , cleanliness etc are all good and as expected forBest western. Handy for my work and in the country side. Food is reasonable and keenly priced and nice budget wine selection is great for my taste buds and company expenses?? . I regularly stay here and recommend the hotel.

    4
    « Business overnights »

    The hotel seems new but still inviting, good parking facilities within a peaceful setting. Bar and restaurant facilities are adequate with friendly professional staff. The food leaves little to complaint about, friendly atmosphere. The hotel is comfortable and warm but no bath, seems to have very good conference facilities however not experienced first hand. Overall a pleasant stay for an overnighter or a spot of training etc

    3
    « Ideal if working in Thatcham »

    I spent 4 nights here for work and the room was very tidy and spacious, the bathroom was perfect. The problem was at night the room was very dark and when wanting to read of an evening it wasnt bright enough, also the WiFi was useless. The breakfast was alright apart from the cooked option which wasnt very hot. But the amount to choose from was great if not wanting a cooked breakfast. The evening meals weren't to bad and you got a lot for your money which can be a good thing for a lot of people. The hotel is more than good enough when working away from home and I'd be happy to stay here again for business.

  • 3
    « Average »

    Please keep personal belongs locked when leaving the room unattended. Staff seem to have sticky fingers. Breakfast is good, with a lot of options. Beds are decent and comfortable, sheets were clean, however the bathroom needs to be updated as the tap was falling apart.

    4
    « Very Good »

    I was booked in here for 3 nights whilst working nearby, I was very pleasantly surprised, I spend most of my life in hotels and have had some great and bad stays and so my expectation is not high when the company books my into any hotel that is not part of the national chains, Some BW's are not that great. Checking was smooth and the chap was very friendly and helpful. The room was spotlessly clean and quiet, there was no air conditioning but as it is cooler at night now that was not an issue. The food was very good reasonable price and a decent portion size as well. All staff I came across were friendly and helpful at all times. My only gripes were, the high speed internet was actually quite slow, but it is free. My bathroom taps had very poor pressure, but the shower was okay. At the bottom of each stair case was a fire escape that people use to smoke so every time I went up or down the stairs I had to pass through a cloud of smoke that was wafting in through the door. I am due back in the area in a few weeks and will stay here again.

    4
    « Very convenient location, but not marked on many maps yet. »

    I stayed overnight on the recommendation of others and wasn't disappointed. A bit of an odd room layout - large beds but very small bathroom. Evening meal was a bit bland, but portions were far too large for me - if I'd known, I wouldn't have had a starter. Breakfast was exceptionally good though!

    3
    « Good hotel for Wasing wedding guests »

    Good hotel for guests attending weddings at Wasing Park. Less than 10 minutes by taxi and the hotel had a lot of knowledge about the venue and best taxi companies to use. Rooms were standard, nothing special but ours was very dark with only a few lamps to light up the whole room. Breakfast was good and had plenty of variety. Staff were polite and friendly. Would recommend as a stop over if visiting a venue nearby.

    5
    « My Favourite hotel in the area »

    I often use this hotel when I'm in Newbury on business. It's in a quiet location set back from the main road and well located between Newbury and Reading. The staff have always been friendly and as a returning customer it's good that they will acknowledge my return with a genuine welcome rather than the usual corporate response I get from other establishments. The rooms are clean and well furnished with some having a modern boutique hotel room style and others a more traditional corporate feel to them. Other reviews have already mentioned about the wifi signal which isn't always stable or the fastest but it is free and adequate. I've yet to dine in the hotel during the evening but find breakfast pleasant with a good choice and service. Although it's true from other reviews that the reception desk isn't always occupied I find I'm never left waiting long and generally check in and checking out is very quick. Overall, and I've stayed in most of the hotels in the area this is without a doubt my favourite.

    5
    « Friendly staff »

    I've been for two night very friendly staff and room is great. I'm not easily pleased but food is good and service is fab can't understand poor reviews. Very helpful at reception nothing seems to be to much busy hotel with lots of business people. Rooms are spotless will defo be here again

    3
    « improvements required »

    Room of average size clean however smelt of damp upon arrival.Tea/coffee facilities unsure of dates as felt damp so did not use. Pleasant surrounds plenty of seats indoors and in the garden. Staff friendly however one member of staff seemed to be doing all the manual work i e bedrooms when there were two staff in reception not doing much and one staff in what looked to be the laundry room. come on team work. Food was nice however after pre ordering for a party of 12 ,1 person received theirs after everyone in the party had completed the meal.After complaining the meal was taken off the bill. During the evening meal experience the waitress introduced herself informing us she would be our waitress did not see her until we asked where the meal was. wont be staying here anymore.

    5
    « Excellent hotel »

    I recently got married at a local venue and booked roughly 25 bedrooms for my guests. The hotel was great at sending regular updates on who had booked rooms, special thanks to Kasia who was fantastic throughout the booking process and she also ensured the bar was open for when the guests returned from our wedding. Although the hotel is an older property, the restaurant and bar area have been refurbished to a high standard, the rooms are lovely and it has all the things you expect from a 3 star hotel. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. Thanks again

    3
    « Average hotel »

    Room dated, and only a small desk fan for hot conditions, although lucky I had that as collegues had no fans in there rooms. Grounds quite and well kept, but a bit out the way from towns/village. Founf the pillow to be stained with previous persons foundation, and had been turned over. WIFI very hit and miss, with poor signal when connected.

    3
    « very disappointing »

    Upon our arrival after a 4 hour journey we were waiting at receiption for 12 minutes, there was no-one in sight. We rang the bell but still no one came. Eventually a person came and checked us in and asked if we were party of the wedding party. We said, no, he then said well I'm sorry the restaurant is not available tonight as there is a wedding. We should have been told about that at the time of booking. Went up to our room to put our bags and came down for a drink, then to be told the bar was not open! Later in the day it was extremely hot and the air con would not work. Again rang reception and it was a good 5 minutes before they answered. They said it had been playing up and came up to give us a fan. Went out for our meal at night elsewhere but came back around 10.30 and expected to be able to get a drink at the bar. Again, it was only open to private wedding function. I was very cross as I do not think we have had full use of the hotel facilities. They should still be able to cater for other residents. The next evening we went for a drink in the bar in the evening, no one on the bar or at reception, waited for 5 minutes. A man also waiting went to ring the reception bell and a female came and served. Upon returning to our room on the next floor we then found the card would not allow us entry. Had to go all the way back to reception to get another one. This is not acceptable. Although the room was nice I think this place has serious staffing issues and I don't think they are the friendliest either. If they want to cater for weddings, then so be it, but don't take other guests who have to receive a second hand service. These issues would have to be addressed before I was to plan a return visit.

  • 5
    « Good Value »

    We stayed here just for one evening we were not disappointed. The twin room on the first floor was of a reasonable size, good size bathroom well appointed. We had a meal in the restaurant the food was really good. Breakfast was delightful with a good selection of either hot or cold. The staff were very friendly and Richard has great Customer Care skills. Would I use this hotel again if in the area. Yes. Would we recommend. Yes.

    4
    « Very Nice Hotel. »

    I stayed here for one night, whilst working in the area. My room my was situated on the ground floor. The room was spacious, tidy, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was modern, clean and quite big. The free WiFi wasn't the best but that is my only moan. I had dinner in the restaurant. The steak was cooked to perfection, plentiful, hot and delicious! The staff gave a lovely welcome and were very helpful and friendly. I wouldn't hesitate in returning. Many Thanks

    3
    « Highs and lows »

    Just a one night stay my colleague was at the other end of the hotel, his room was much older but clean and tidy. My room was very modern but had a broken sink and a toilet that continually flushed which I did report to reception who did offer to move me which I declined as it was late. I'm surprised housekeeping released the room like it. The food was excellent on the other hand and our waiter was excellent.

    4
    « surprised - the rating is about the food! »

    i was staying on business and to be honest the experience was a bit of a mixed bag. I thought the room whilst clean and tidy was a little tired. I was lucky though, i had a ground floor room at the rear of the hotel and it was quiet and cool (it was a hot evening). Biggest negative for me as a business user was that whilst there was free wifi in the. room, it was useless. Connected briefly a few times, then just gave up. The staff, whilst efficient, were a little surly. Now to the good bit. The food was excellent! Evening meal was lovely, the dessert stunning. Breakfast was also exceptional.

    5
    « A must »

    Fabulous staff friendly atmosphere and good food. Rooms were clean with everything for a short stay. Would highly recommend this hotel . Only stayed one night but if we had known just how good it was would have stayed longer.

    3
    « Nice Stay »

    Stayed for two nights. Check in was quick and efficient. The room was clean with great views of the country side where we saw local wildlife of a Deer and a Kites. The bar staff and breakfast staff were excellent. I was not too happy where two members of staff behind reception who carried on their conversation in Eastern European?!i thought this was a bit rude. The following day we did not leave our room until 12.15 as we were getting ready to go out, it was a bit disappointing to find that when we got back in the evening that there had been no maid service for making the bed or new towels. Perhaps I should of read the small print and they don't clean everyday. I expected better service from Best Western. The hotel is situated in lovely grounds with a small walk to a pub where you can get home cooked food. WiFi worked well and the TV worked well although the beds are a little hard. Overall it was a pleasant stay but some basics let it down to other Best Western Hotels that i have stayed in.

    3
    « Diaappointing »

    The welcome we received was good, the room was clean and well presented but the main issue was the bathroom. Granted the suite was modern but alas no towel rail, just where is one expected to put ones towels when in use. Further more the shower although large was not acceptable. There was no hand rail, the result of which neither my husband nor I could shower whilst staying for two nights (we are both fit but alas in our 70s). Could this be a Health and Safety Issue??? As for the breakfast that was awful...very little choice. We also had two evening meals there but the portions were enormous and basically the food tasteless. All pre-cooked. The staff, although some were cheerful and helpful sadly the same could not be said about the restaurant staff.

    5
    « Lovely »

    Great Hotel, very clean, reasonable prices. Food is really nice, spicy chicken burger( highly recommended ) . Staff is great, very helpful, always smiling and ready to help. Rooms are spacious and very clean. They should improve breakfast, other than that everything is perfect ??

    5
    « Excellent service »

    I visited this hotel for 6 weeks on a business trip. The services is very good. Very clean and tidy hotel. Food is finger licking good. The grounds around the hotel are very peaceful with a steam running through the premises. Over all very pleased with the hotel from the staff to management. Recommended to all A***

    3
    « Need new mattresses »

    The venue is very clean and the staff are helpful. Food was very good although a bit overpriced in our opinion (£6.50 for 3 scoops of ice cream!). The only real downside was no sleep...the walls are thin and we could hear everything going on in the corridor and adjacent rooms. The beds were uncomfortable as the mattresses were very poor quality for a hotel.

  • 4
    « Great staff who always went the extra mile. »

    This is a great hotel if you are working or staying in the area the roo.s are well appointed and spotless the restaurant serves good quality food with helpful and friendly staff,if you desire to have a walk or stroll there are several footpaths up the hill behind the hotel which provide very pleasant walking through quiet and loverly countryside especially at this time of year when everything is starting to grow.

    5
    « Excellent Venue »

    Stayed here for 3 days, food was great, staff helpful. Good location as well, I have stayed at many hotels in the area and found this venue quiet and relaxing. I would definitely come back. Thankyou Richard

    2
    « Awful Staff »

    During a 3-day stay, I managed to elicit one smile from one member of staff working in the bar/restaurant. Staff were not properly dressed to serve food (unless it Is it acceptable to use one's pullover to hold the vegetables in the dish) and were surly and abrupt to the point of rudeness. Having reported a constant flashing light on the phone in my room, which was very disturbing during the night, I was told in no uncertain terms that there was nothing to be done and I would have to put up with it. Following this, I did not report the internet access that didn't work, the broken TV, the extremely rudimentary cleaning of the room, or the dribbling shower. There didn't seem to be any point. Despite all this, the restaurant food was pretty good, as was breakfast (possibly because this was self-service?).

    5
    « Very good hotel »

    Very good hotel in a lovely location. The rooms were clean, spacious and had everything you might want. We had dinner and breakfast in the hotel restaurant and cannot fault the service or food. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Very Impressed »

    I spent 2 nights here whilst working on location locally. On arrival I was welcomed and offered a locked room for my many work related bags. I was helped from my car with said bags and Richard on Reception could not have been more helpful! My room was well lit, airy and immaculate. Tea and Coffee was on hand and I was able to order a Continental Breakfast for my early starts which was brought promptly and with efficiency to my room each morning at the time requested. Every evening I went into the Bar area for food which was very tasty and well presented. The bar area felt very welcoming and I was able to work and eat with no distractions. I can't fault any aspect of my stay, feeling relaxed after work and getting a good nights sleep are up there for me and this Hotel delivered ! Thanks for a wonderful stay and especially Richard and the Reception staff for making my life so much easier!

    4
    « For one Night Only »

    Stayed here with my wife whilst we met up with some good friends locally. Checked in efficiently even though we were early. Room was clean and bright. Service great and all for good rate. Would recommend it.

    3
    « Just a meal while visiting friends.... »

    I was meeting afew friends who were staying at the hotel for dinner and afew drinks. The hotel bar and restaurant area were very well kept and the staff were very friendly. I ordered one of the fab looking burger combos, whilst my friends had their starters. I specifically asked for No bacon on the burger. The starters all came and looked lovely!, then the burger arrived and it smelt lovely and i must say there was alot of food for £12!. the problem came when I checked inside....to reveal......yes youve guessed....2 rashers of bacon. Seriously guys, its the little things. The food was lovely, but get the orders right! My friends stayed at the hotel for afew nights further and said the hotel and restaurant was good each night.

    4
    « Still as good as I remember. »

    The rooms are clean & well equipped with no traffic noise making for a good nights sleep. On the second night of our visit the Wifi connection was slow beyond belief due apparently to a bus load of foreign students who had obviously taken the bulk of the power. This however did not detract from our dining experience which was very good. Plenty of choice well presented and priced as well as generously portioned. Will definitely use this hotel again presuming my comments havn`t caused a rush in bookings.

    4
    « Very Pleasant Stay »

    Overnight stay and I thought the room was very clean and comfortable, friendly staff and the food was of excellent standard. Overall a pleasant stay but I was not impressed at all being told I would need a time slot for evening dinner as I like to eat when I'm feeling hungry rather than be told when I should eat.

    5
    « Can't complain , bit pricy »

    All in all , okay , fair bit of walking to your room sometimes , car park was full of work vans witch has been block booked by British gas and sse , though not a problem , room was good , clean and couldn't fault It, water tempture changed a lot and was not constant witch I found rather funny due to the amount of people in the hotel that could of fixed it. Other than that all was okay , breakfast was a little dry , was mostly out for a while.

  • 5
    « Couldn't beat it on value for money »

    I'd never stayed in a Best Western hotel before. As this was the best rate I could get in the area my expectations were not high and I was happy to get B&B for the night at that price. I was very pleasantly surprised at the bedroom, cleanliness and above all service from the staff. As good or better than hotels I've been to at three times the price. This is only my first time at a Best Western so can't speak for others in the group, but if they all deliver the same value and staff friendliness I can only recommend them over other 'budget' hotels which we are all familiar with through the TV ads. Will definitely consider them first next time I need to book a room.

    5
    « Great Value Stay in Modern Hotel »

    We have usually stayed in a local country pub for the races but tried Best Western for a change and were pleased we did. Staff were really helpful and pleasant. Room was perfect despite needing a degree to turn the tap on! Breakfast was great. Can't fault it, especially when looking at the price. We will be back next year definitely.

    3
    « Ok stay »

    Room was extremely spacious, however parking is alittle tight with all the British Gas engineering vans, which I suppose you can't help. The WIFI was extremely slow, and I mean extremely slow so if you want to do any work (I was on a business trip) this isn't the hotel isn't for you. Front desk staff extremely helpful.

    4
    « Good but could be better »

    Stayed for two weeks on business and the staff are brilliant, nothing is too much trouble and they are so friendly. Rooms are small but fully kitted out with nice bathrooms, tea facilities and nice and clean but.... Walls are thin so you can hear next door easily, beds are rock hard as are the pillows and TVs vary between rooms. Some are small, some are samsungs with hdmi capability and some have Phillips with impossible remotes and hdmi deactivated. Food is plentiful in portions but quality seemed to vary throughout the week. I had 2 fabulous meals, 6 ok meals that were edible but nothing special and 2 that my stomach did not appreciate at all. This is the only reason I don't give 5 stars and lets the hotel and all their hard work down in my opinion. For a short stay it's a lovely hotel but long term the lack of sleep and ok meals begins to grate.

    3
    « Business or Leisure »

    This facility and hotel is geared up for conference groups and training. Therefore not ideal for leisure trips good for hard core business not looking for a relaxing experience. In summary the rooms are clean and tidy, the staff are professional and helpful.

    4
    « Great stay - certainly recommended! »

    We had a wonderful stay November 21 - 26. We had 2 connected rooms which provided plenty of room for our family of four. The beds were firm and comfy. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly! The breakfast was better than the sparse buffet at many hotels. The bathrooms were updated and really pristine. The only slight negative I would mention is the spotty wifi connection. Overall very nice experience here.

    5
    « Recommended »

    I really can't fault this hotel. It is very clean, has friendly staff (including one man who seems to do everything), comfortable beds, modern rooms and an excellent breakfast. If I ever visit the Reading/Newbury area in the future, this is where I will stay. A hotel that keeps up its excellent standards at a reasonable price.

    3
    « it was ok »

    we had to try three rooms, as the first two had unpleasant odures in them, the service for food and drink could have been quicker and the room wasn't spacious enough. The food tasted nice however, and the receptionist was most helpfull with our queries.

    4
    « Good for an over night stay »

    As hotels go, this isn't too bad. I wouldn't want to be staying here more than a couple of nights however. Arrived at about 5pm on a Sunday evening, car park was empty We started off in room 240 (quite a small room, with a small double bed, overlooking part of the carpark) where, after we had unpacked everything, we found that the electrics kept tripping. A quick visit to reception had us changed to a new room (204, larger room, larger bed, over looking the fields) within minutes. Great service. After moving, and re unpacking, we headed to the bar. Very clean modern lounge area with a good selection of alcohol and soft drinks, and quick service was given. Food came out quick enough, and the portions were amazing, so big infact, even I struggled! Well worth the prices. Don't order a starter if your not that hungry! One thing we will say about the hotel as a whole is FIRMNESS. The sofas and seats in the lounge, the beds in the rooms.... So hard! Retiring to the room, we couldn't sleep. As many others have said, the radiator is either on or off, no setting the temperature properly, even with the thermostats that are attached. The walls are thin, and door banging didn't help. but aren't most hotel/motels the same? The TV(s) have HDMI input, so was able to attach my tablet to watch Netflix through the free WiFi. However, download speeds aren't great, or something was throttling the speed as our films kept stopping after 20 minutes. If you just want to watch TV, you may have some difficulty, as some of the channels (mainly HD) aren't 100%. Possibly due to everything coming through a network cable that's possibly not connected to a decent speed hub, so data degradation was happening (Homes Under the Hammer this morning just wasnt the same when ghosting and buffering... lol) The beds are small. If you are over 5'7", you will be dangling your feet, unless your sitting up. The pillows are so thin, I had to make origami to get some height. In the morning we found the safe wasn't working. A call to reception had it sorted within minutes. We had ordered breakfast in bed, and it came exactly at the time specified. Word of advice, order for 1 if you are having it. The portions were enough for 2. Bathroom, dated. Still has the old attachments for previous soap systems, and a bit of mould around the tiles. Shower was decent enough. Decor of the room was modern enough, convenient, and plenty of storage space, but bring some hangers if you have more than 8 items that require them. Overall, it's modern enough, but the usual hotel niggles are present, especially the bathroom. They need updating. Service was excellent, with friendly members of staff.

    4
    « Decent stay! »

    Stayed here from 1st until 6th November 2015. Location was perfect for where I was working just 5 minutes away by car. I booked an executive room as normally stay in Premier Inn's so was a little apprehensive about what to expect. My room on the 2nd floor was spacious enough for me with a double bed and ample wardrobe space with plenty of coat hangers. Also a safe inside the wardrobe if needed. Bathroom was big enough with an over the bath shower. Bath was very deep nice to relax in after work. A little bit high so I would expect guests with mobility problems may struggle to climb in and out safely as there are no grab rails to assist with this. Flat screen TV on the wall was a little strange to get the hang of, not sure why this system of turning the telly on and off is used in all honesty. When I could get it functioning, there were plenty of free view channels available. There is a big desk with chair so ample room to work on. Also a small chair and table in the corner to relax and have a drink. Breakfast in the restaurant was ok for a buffet breakfast, eggs can be a little dried out under the lamps but no problem, just ask for fresh and these will be bought to your table. Evening meals were enjoyable but portions are huge, I have a big appetite but couldn't finish an evening meal at all during my stay. Corridor I was on was a little noisy with doors banging till around midnight, this was due to the hotel having a lot of British Gas staff staying during the full week, but again, this really wasn't a major problem for me at all. All staff were very friendly and pleasant throughout the week and more than happy to assist where ever they could. Hotel was spotlessly clean and tidy and room cleaned thoroughly on a daily basis.

  • 2
    « Thank goodness that it was a free night. »

    We stayed here as we had a free night hotel stay with Aviva. When we arrived on a Friday night there was only about 5 cars in the car park which is never a good sign. This hotel is dated and needs a re-furbishment. The room had an old tv, rock hard bed, broken plug sockets, cracked ceramics and a bathroom made for giants. When we entered the room temperature was 26 degrees and it was stifling hot. All the corridor doors were shut and so all you could hear was banging throughout the night. On the plus there was an excellent Chef and Brewer pub a 5 minute walk down the road.

    3
    « Functional hotel »

    Best Western West Grange is a perfectly rasonable, but unremarkable hotel. My room was small, but with sufficent space for a double bed, wardrobe and desk, as well as a frankly weird looking but perfectly functional bathroom. The room was quiet - the hotel is set far enough back from the main road that you don't get much noise from that. Both the wired and wireless internet worked well. The restraunt/bar area looked somewhat worn and unappealing. I instead went to Thatcham for an evening meal. Meanwhile breakfast offered a very small selection of items, and the cooked elements were soggy and unappettizing. The West Grange is good for a god nights sleep, but it's nowhere you'll particuarly remember.

    5
    « An ideal stop, just off the M4 »

    Stayed here having flown in from Spain. We were tired after a difficult journey avoiding the (blocked) M25. However we received a warm welcome and at dinner a HUGE meal. The room was pleasant, but the bathroom with its modern suite had a bath which for anyone with mobility problems would be difficult. No hand rails and if bathing, the taps are out of reach.

    4
    « Difficult to judge »

    I have stayed here for over 3 years (approx 160 nights) and I have always had great service from the hotel staff and they have always given me an upgrade with regards to the best western rewards scheme. The downsides for me are that the menu does not change - it is the same menu for the last 3 years and I now eat out the hotel because of that. Also the hotel has a limited amount of irons and ironing boards - this did improve last year but for me I feel that each room should have these not having to ask on each stay. The wifi is average at best - O have stayed in many rooms and end up using my own devices as a hotspot most of the time. The TV is also a challenge, the hotel would do better to scrap the current system and start again - Tvs are small and to get them to work is a challenge. Compared to other places in Newbury you get great value for money (mainly because of the staff). As a tip I would say don't rest on your laurels - you might be a big fish in the local area but you need to innovate and improve to stay ahead of the game to beat nationally not just locally.

    2
    « Madness concert »

    We booked 3 rooms for friends and family to all stay here for a night as we were all going to Newbury races and madness concert, 2 rooms were normal standard rooms but my boyfriend booked us an executive room. The decor in our room was very nice looked very posh but after seeing the other 2 standard rooms that was booked for our friends/ family I couldn't believe how small our room was. Our view from our window was a brick wall and an air conditioning unit. I'm just glad we were only there for one night. But may I add the staff were very pleasant and our family said the breakfast was amazing, just disappointed with what we paid for.

    5
    « One night stay for a wedding »

    This hotel is well appointed, clean, friendly and does a good breakfast, including gluten free options. The restaurant and bar area is comfortable and there was a great atmosphere when we were there. The location is handy for Reading/Newbury and for a couple of local pubs too.

    4
    « Good All Rounder »

    I stayed here for 3 nights , Nice quiet Location even during the day as I was working till early hours ,and slept till late , Plenty of parking , nice rooms , comfortable bed with all you need , free wifi and it was ok . I had breakfast which was a buffet and a wide choice available , Dinner was good as was the service . nice bar to relax and watch the football on the Telly . Staff were 1st class , can`t say more . now for the bad stuff , room cleaning could be better but I am being little OTT, cob webs about in corners and old bits of paper under the table , nothing major , the shower , well it works but its more a dribble then a shower ,extractor fan not working as well , need to address both these little problems Will i stay again , yes as i company does my bookings and I have informed them its an acceptable booking

    4
    « Lovely Weekend »

    Stayed here for 2 nights. Had a lovely room which I presumed had been refurbished. It was clean, bed was comfy and the wifi worked well. They seemed a bit short staffed but nothing was to much trouble. Tea, coffee chocolate and biscuits in the room. Bar ok, didn't eat there so can't comment on the food. Plenty of room in the car park. The only negative I have is that a door on the stairwell to the outside was always open and no security into the guest area. If I was staying here as a woman on my own I wouldn't have been happy. I will return

    2
    « not the best »

    this hotel was booked through work so had no choice but to stay there, on arrival there was no-one at reception and when finaly someone did turn they were not very pleasant, the room was fine and the bed was comfortable, however the bathroom was not very clean and the shower well, the trickle of water that was comimng out was a joke so could not have a shower, the extractor fan in the bathroom was also broken the bar staff were friendly would not be my 1st choice to re-visit, as it was booked through work could not complain about anything as there was no-one on reception on departure, and any refunds goes back to the business and not to me, but a complementary meal may entise me back and a room with a shower that works.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: The M7. Exit Junction 12, signposted Theale, Reading. Follow signs for A4 Newbury, after entering Woolhampton, approximately two miles, turn right into Cox's Lane. The BEST WESTERN West Grange Hotel is on the left.