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“Vampries: Hunted and Slain!”
Review of Escape Reading

Escape Reading
Ranked #1 of 30 Fun & Games in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Escape Reading is a real-life room escape game based in Reading, United Kingdom. The game is designed for 2-6 people and offers a fun, team-building, brain-busting experience! After entering a room with your team, the door is locked behind you. 60 minutes are on the clock! Success, failure and bonding are inevitable – escape is not!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group consisted of some newbies and some with a little experience of Escape Rooms. Levi was fantastic at setting up our session, giving guidelines and starting to create the atmosphere for a scary time in the room. The actual puzzles were pretty challenging but the atmosphere was a real added pressure with all sorts of surprises and jumps. Overall we were able, with a few well judged clues, to succeed but the pressure and temperature were really intense towards the end of the hour.
All told a great time and we will be back to try the other rooms.

Thank Tim H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a good time! Levi was especially great at creating the atmosphere, which really really added to the whole experience! We will definitely go back and try another room, would recommend to anyone who fancies a challenge!

Thank Saraheahunter
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked the "Kidnapped" room as part of a Stag do, and was not disappointed. Challenging puzzles, great themed rooms and such a lot of fun. The hour flew by, and thanks to the easy location, we were able to go out in Reading for the rest of the night. Levi was an incredible host, funny, informative and really helped to add to the great experience we had. Thank you all! Looking to book our next room soon

Thank Raricoza
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have only just left the building, not even entered my car to drive home and I feel the need to write this review!
I did the Vampire Slayers escape room with a group of friends and family.
The actual escape room was brilliant and we had a great time! HOWEVER from the moment we walked in the man working there was the RUDEST man we have ever come across!
It started with him ringing my mobile saying I’m late and to hurry up. He blamed us for a key not working, claiming he has to change the key three times a week (maybe that key isn’t quite appropriate for this particular room mate) He shouted at us like school children as soon as we finished our game really destroying the whole mood and wouldn’t let one of us go to the toilet- again treating us like his children! After the game he then made sexist remarks claiming the girls of the group ‘couldn’t even get that clue’ He was bizarrely aggressive and so incredibly rude And to be honest he totally ruined the whole experience!
We are now driving home feeling a bit gutted, we won’t be going back and we won’t be telling our friends!

Unfortunately I can’t tell you this mans name because he never introduced himself as he was so furious we were 3 mins late.
But if you meet him you’ll know! TRUST ME

1  Thank hollyannehull
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EscapeReading, Owner at Escape Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Holly,

As the owner of Escape Reading I feel deeply saddened by your review and disappointed that you have left feeling this way, since we worked really hard in the past 2 years to achieve the reputation what we have at the moment.

Glad to hear that you had a brilliant time and came back to try another experience with us after playing the Kidnapped.

Thank you for taking your time to discuss your experience over the phone with me, as this is something we would not wish to be repeated.

As you can see by the excellent reviews before and after your review many costumers saying that the same person (Levi) was an “incredible, fantastic, and really helped to add to the great experience’’

We know that escape rooms are great fun and we try to deliver not just the game but the whole experience to be unique and try to achieve that costumers leave with an ,,I want to play again feeling'' , therefore I have made a full refund on your experience

I am really looking forward to have you guys again so we can show you that our aim is to ensure that every costumer has a 5-star experience.

Thomas
Owner

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at Escape Reading doing the Vampire Escape Room. Was quite different to the Blown Up! one but still very good fun. Thanks to Levi for making it a great experience! Would recommend giving this a go!

Thank m_r_smith86
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