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4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi

Explore the area

    Popular LocationJohn Lewis Reading11 min walk
    Popular LocationOracle12 min walk
    Popular LocationForbury Gardens16 min walk
    AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)50 min drive

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  • Double Room, Ensuite (Room 1)

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room, Ensuite (Room 1)
  • Luxury Double Room, Ensuite (Room 2)

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsLuxury Double Room, Ensuite (Room 2)
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite, Garden View (Room 3)

    Room amenities

    • 108 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room, Ensuite, Garden View (Room 3)
  • Superior Double Room, Ensuite (Room 4)

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room, Ensuite (Room 4)

About this area


Franklin Lodge is located in Reading. St. Giles-in-Reading Church and Reading Abbey Ruins are local landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Oracle and Broad Street Mall. Lagoona Park and Beale Park are also worth visiting.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • John Lewis Reading - 11 min walk
  • Oracle - 12 min walk
  • Forbury Gardens - 16 min walk
  • Reading Abbey Ruins - 17 min walk
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Reading West Station - 9 min walk
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow) - 50 min drive


  • Buon Appetito - 4 min walk
  • The Butler - 6 min walk
  • Pepe Sale - Italian-Sardinian Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Thai Corner - 9 min walk
  • Ask Italian - 9 min walk

About this property

Franklin Lodge

3-star guesthouse near Oracle
A garden and free WiFi in public areas are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. This guesthouse has 4 rooms. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Franklin Lodge offers 4 forms of accommodation. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Housekeeping (weekly)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property



Check-in between 2:00 PM and 11:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties

Property is also known as

Franklin Lodge Reading
Franklin Lodge Guesthouse
Franklin Lodge Guesthouse Reading

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Franklin Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Franklin Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Franklin Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Franklin Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Franklin Lodge?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 11:30 PM.
What time is check-out at Franklin Lodge?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Franklin Lodge located?
Situated in Reading, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Broad Street Mall and Oracle. Royal Berkshire Hospital and University of Reading are also within 3 miles (5 km). Reading West Station is 9 minutes by foot and Reading Station is 15 minutes.
3 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Plus points 1. I had downstairs bedroom. The bedroom was quiet, clean and warm 2. Good location and close to town centre 3. Better alternative to a hotel, if you like to cook your own meals. Kitchen is well equipped Negative 1. Bathroom is tiny. I am average size and could not brush my teeth over sink, without hitting elbows on shower doors. So small there is no room for toilet paper holder. You will find it in cupboard under sink and have to keep it on floor. If you are larger than average, you will struggle with this bathroom 2. Kitchen felt grubby. I was there 2 nights. The bin was not emptied during my stay. It was overflowing on night 1. On night 2, you smelt rotting rubbish when you entered house. And by then there was a bag of rubbish by side of bin as well. 3. If you arrive at night, I suggest get a cab from station. I am sure the area is safe. But I had at least 10 homeless people approach me for money, on walk to apartment. It was intimidating and in the dark, a bit scary
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I will book again when I'm next working in Reading
This room and the lodge set-up was perfect for my needs. A quiet place to rest after working away in Reading. The room also had a small fridge which was useful for snacks, if you didn't feel like using the communal fridge. The bed was very comfortable, just like a hotel. The ensuite was clean and functional with enough towels provided for the whole duration of my stay. The street was a quet residential street, and you couldn't hear too much noise from the other rooms. check-in and check-out was excellent and convenient. I would have prefered to know that there is no parking available at the property before booking - this wasn't clear before booking and I found no way of asking. Location to the buses and restaurants, and small supermarkets is 10 minutes walk. Ideal! The photos are a true representation of the room (though the fridge isn't in the photo).
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Spot on
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2019

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