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25A Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DP, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9/10! (score from 971 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at ibis Reading.
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Food & Drink
Bar, Snack bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 10 per day.
24-hour front desk, Luggage storage, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Shoeshine, Fax/photocopying
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Lift, Heating, Non-smoking throughout
Filipino, Polish, Italian, Hungarian, French, Spanish, English
From 12:00 hours
Until 12:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Based on 971 reviews
Value for money
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With a leisure centre and stylish restaurant, Novotel Reading Centre is just 2 minutes’ walk from Reading Railway Station. The modern hotel has a 24-hour front desk and a cosy lounge bar.
Score from 597 reviews Very good
Hillingdon Prince Hotel is 1 mile from Reading city centre and offers a gym, free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. Reading University is a short walk away.
Score from 820 reviews Good
Five minutes from junction 12 of the M4, the Bath Hotel is one mile from Reading town centre. Rooms all have en suite bathrooms and there is free parking.
Score from 367 reviews Good
In the centre of Reading, the stylish 4-star Pentahotel offers a chic guest lounge and a games room. Spacious air-conditioned rooms each feature a 32-inch flat-screen TV and free in-room movies.
Score from 732 reviews Very good
The location is ideal for a shopping trip. The buffet style breakfast had a good selection.
The decor and furniture in the public areas.
The hotel is in easy walking distance of the train station and near to the town centre.
friendly helpful staff room facilities cleanliness location to town centre
pillow was hard
Staff were very helpful location was very good for our requirements
Car parking - NCP was extremely expensive for the time we parked there
Finding parking was not easy.
The location is superb and I like the little lobby bar that's open till late. The rooms fine for what you need and bed comfy.
The pillows were very uncomfortable and there was someone else's makeup on one of our towels.
Brilliant hotel, very comfy, no such free wifi as you had to pay for 24 hour use
Location is brill close to everything you need
No parking hate the floors why can't we have carpet to stand on when we get out of bed ??
The modern deco Helpful,friendly staff
rooms were too warm but could be controlled pillows uncomfortable duvets too heavy
The room was quite small for three person and dirty. The bathroom sink was blocked and caused smell in the room. The staff were not very polite at all.
Good place to take a hot shower and sleep in a comfy bed.
Had to wait in line at breakfast for kitchen to refill. Rooms are cold, there's no heater and the aircon system makes a lot of noise but not much heat.. best to turn it off completely, take a shower and get in bed quickly.
Wanted breakfast happy to pay got it after making a fuss
Location good and initial view was a clean room.
Room with basics and felt very cold. No heater and a bed that makes a lot of noise. Is a totally put off.
Clean, easy to check in and out, wifi works. Efficient and courteous staff.
Offer sheets and blankets and don't assume that everyone likes duvets.
Always constantly a safe haven. The staff friendly, the accommodation clean and the buffet breakfast was delightful. All at a reasonable price!.
Not the fault of Ibis Reading but whilst parking is available at a discount price and within a reasonable distance, the hassle of an unfriendly multiple car park was something I would like to avoid. Also to be fair, the Ibis staff were as helpful as they could be. So thank you.
Location Beds TV Cleanliness The couch in the room Extra pillows 24hr restaurant
- Bathroom door has no lock - The shower curtain - Not enough plug sockets and not near the bed (for phone charging) - Room not warm enough
Hotel is based in city center, and very close to train station.
Disadvantages is car park. There is one, 5 minutes walking distance from hotel but if you park there for over 12h be prepared to pay.
Central location. Friendly staff.
Cold bedroom. Lift could be quicker in the mornings. Slow free WiFi, quicker option is paid only.
Hotel and room were clean, tidy, modern and simplistic. Shower was hot and powerful.
I'd have felt like I was getting my money's worth if it was £50-£60 per night. Room was cheap and simple.
Clean, simple, functional.
Thin walls, lack of a view-but to be kind of expected with the price.
Location, price, breakfast.
Very central,close to railway station pubs and restaraunts.staff friendly,suited our needs to the full.
Central location, and polite staff, but does not mitigate severe down sides...
Ventilation in the rooms are extraordinarily effective. Equivalent to sleeping outside. Changing rooms did not help, the rooms were bitterly cold [circa almost uninhabitable], heating was non existent and the ridiculous ventilation ensured room temperate never exceeded 10 degrees. A thourougly miserable evening.
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