Hosted by Simon
Simon is the host.
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Large 1200sqft Apt in Central Reading, 5 star reviews throughout you will not find a more comfortable, stylish and generously spaced accommodation of this type in Reading! – 2 x large Bedroom's, 2 Bathrooms, Secure Parking. Building is on Kennet Canal with balcony. 5min walk to Oracle Mall, Town Centre & Royal Berkshire Hospital also near to Reading University, Reading College, 12min walk to Reading Station. Recent high end refurbishment. Secure Building & Concierge. Monthly & Weekly Discount.

The space

Forming part of the prestigious Queens Wharf building designed by Terence Conran and his City Lofts concept, here we have possibly the most luxurious and trendy Apartment of its kind in this centrally located part of Town. We have been in the corporate letting business for 15 years and know what our guests expect, our 5 star reviews and excellent customer service are testament to this. The Apartment is situated on the 5th floor complete with elevator. The Apartment comes complete with everything you could possibly need or want for, a real home from home; Fibre Broadband, Full SKY TV Package including BT Sport and Netflix, 65" 4K Samsung Smart TV, Sonos Playbar and Sub for that truly awesome surround sound. Large floor to ceiling windows. Large living room with open concept kitchen, island bar with Laptop power points and USB ports including two adjustable bar stools. We also have a high top dining table with 4 individual bar stools. Very large master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. King size memory foam mattress, 4 pillows, bedside cabinets with individual bed lamps. Full length mirror and Hair dryer provided. Huge storage cupboard inclusive of basket drawers and coat hangers. Small vanity desk and chair also provided. Twin bedroom is also large with 2 single beds. Two bedside tables with individual bed lamps, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Second full bathroom with bath/shower. Large Hallway with Coat Stand and Storage Cupboard containing Iron and Board, Hoover and Travel Cot. Fabulous Pubs/Restaurant 2 minutes’ walk form the apartment. The Oracle shopping centre with View Cinema is just 5 min walk along the canal pathway. The apartment is very quiet for being centrally located. It's a 10-12 min walk to the main Reading Train station that links directly to Paddington Station in London and a Rail Air Link to Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. The Canal pathway runs along towards Sonning & the Thames River; this you can walk, jog, or cycle on.. canalside pubs and pick-nick spots along the way, houseboats and the rowing club. All shops are within 10 min walk; Large Oracle Shopping Centre, John Lewis, Debenhams, House of Fraser, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Boots, medical clinics, clothing shops, flower markets, outside cafe's, outdoor pedestrian mall area, Starbucks, Pret, cute Brasseries & Pubs all around. Location wise, it doesn't get any better! Plus a secured Parking space for 1 car within gated confines.
If second bedroom is used, with only 2 people booked in the reservation, I will have to add an additional cleaning charge, for the additional time/costs for laundering of the bedding. Thanks for understanding.

Guest access

Full access to the whole apartment, This is not a shared apartment; you have the whole place to yourselves;
2 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, living room open kitchen & balcony.

Interaction with guests

I am based in London but there is an onsite concierge and I am readily available telephone/email 24/7. You will find me extremely responsive; I do this for a living as a corporate provider of accommodation throughout the UK. It is important to me to receive excellent feedback/reviews so please let me know if there is anything that you are not happy about and I will do my utmost to fix it immediately. The owner and Co-Host of this apartment lives in Reading and is also on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Other things to note

I am trying to think of something negative, something that will impact your stay. I honestly can not think of a single thing and if anybody else can it will be rectified! We are only as good as our last review and to date they have all been 5 Star which we strive to continue to recieve. This is an exceptionally nice and comfortable apartment with every conceivable appliance to hand for your use and I am opening it up to you.. so please treat it respectfully :)


Extra people $26 AUD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $104 AUD
Security Deposit $863 AUD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $216 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

4 nights minimum stay

17 Reviews

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Clive User Profile
September 2017
Great location, walking distance to shops, restaurants and Reading station. Less than 30 minutes to London on a fast train. Apartment is very spacious and having two bathrooms was a plus for us. Apartment was very well equipped and rooms were clean. Great for walking, you can walk to Thames Path in 10 minutes along the Kennet and Avon Canal. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Reading or wanting a base to visit London, Windsor and South East of England.

Andrew User Profile
September 2017
Great location, kitchen and oh what a TV.... wow!

John User Profile
August 2017
Stunning apartment. The location is very central and convenient for the shopping, the restaurants, bars, the train station etc. It is also provides easy access to the Thames path for great walks or those that like to run. The apartment is well equipped, with everything you could possibly need for a great short or long stay, and the TV package covers almost everything imaginable including Netflix. Beds etc are all very comfortable with good quality bedding and pillows. This was a really awesome apartment and really contributed to the whole family having a fantastic stay in Reading, can not recommend this place enough. And the hosts are extremely helpful to make sure you have the best stay possible. Thanks Guys

Paul User Profile
August 2017
The apartment was excellent, absolutely as described, in a perfect location. Check in was easy, great communication. Would certainly use again. Thanks.

Robert User Profile
July 2017
Great Place, highly recommended, superb communication from the owner, perfect locality, top drawer property, will become one of our regular stops for our team.

Tracey User Profile
July 2017
This place is lovely and comfortable.
Simon User Profile
Response from Simon:
Thanks and always welcome back. Regards Barry & Simon
July 2017

Diane User Profile
July 2017
Hi Simon. This flat was like a home away from home. The beds were comfortable, the place was spotless and the location was the best. A 10 minute walk to the train station where you could get to London Paddington Station in 35 minutes. We hired a car and after the first few days realized we didn't need it because you could literally get anywhere on the train. There's a beautiful footpath outside the flat that will take you into Sonning. It's a charming village and has a great pub, the Bull, that serves the best food. After a pint of London's Best and a glass of wine, they were nice enough to call a taxi for a ride back. Barry was filling in for Simon and he couldn't be more accommodating. He picked us up upon our arrival, sat and had a cup of coffee with us in Reading, brought us back to the flat and showed us how to operate appliances, etc. He also stayed in touch by texting to make sure all was well. Matthew is the concierge and he was there to answer any questions we had and helped us with taking train lines and the tube. Reading was more than we expected. We were never disappointed with any of the restaurants. The London Brasserie is a short walk and the four of us had a great meal there. All the restaurants along the canal were outstanding. If we decide to return to London, we wouldn't hesitate to rebook Simon's place. Thanks for the great experience. Diane and Andy Bethany Beach, Delaware.

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Reading, United KingdomJoined in December 2014
Simon User Profile

Myself and my Co-Host Barry love to travel, France, Italy, Spain being favorites, and we both have a huge soft spot for South Africa and in particular Cape Town. We are both food & wine lovers, workaholics and fitness freaks when it suits us, Barry definitely more than me. Running along any body of water is one of our preferred pastimes, we sometimes do it together. The canal our 2 Apartments sit on being a particular favourite. There is a great little pub along the route and on occasion, we have been known to cut a run short and take an over extended pit stop, which can often turn into a kind of complete voluntary surrender. Our two apartments are in such a fantastic location, you don't even need a car. Reading Station is a 12 min walk along the canal to the town centre. Vue movie theatre and all the high street suspects are at the Oracle Shopping Centre, a mere 7min walk away. Literally everything is within a stones throw! Both apartments are very spacious, floor to ceiling windows, but new wooden blinds to cosy it up at night if you want. If you do book either my place or Barry's, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do when we actually do get the opportunity to stay there! We are both extremely conscientious and are constantly monitoring standards. 5* reviews are very important to us and as you can see, we are definitely doing something right as we have maintained these standards pretty well to date. We are both extremely responsive and you will find communicating with us very easy. We have been in the industry for years, we understand your needs and requirements, looking after our guests is second nature to us and in our own modest opinions, we are very good at it.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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