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25B Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DP, United Kingdom – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 634 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Novotel Reading Centre.
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Sauna, Fitness Center, Turkish/Steam Bath, Indoor Pool
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 10 per day.
Room Service, 24-Hour Front Desk, Currency Exchange, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
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Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 16 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Based on 634 reviews
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With a superb central location, a 2 minute walk from Reading Train Station and the pubs on Friar Street, the hotel offers clean, comfortable rooms with air cooling.
Score from 1031 reviews Very good
In the center of Reading, the stylish 4-star Pentahotel features a chic guest lounge and a game room. The spacious air-conditioned rooms each feature a 32-inch flat-screen TV and free in-room movies.
Score from 709 reviews Very good
Close to the Oracle shopping complex and a short walk from Reading Train Station, Premier Inn Reading Central is a modern, affordable, efficient base.
Score from 364 reviews Very good
Hillingdon Prince Hotel is a mile from the center of Reading and provides a gym, free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. Reading University is a short drive away.
Score from 845 reviews Good
We stayed for A whole week and it was lovely! The staff, the location the view! We were sooo lucky to have a window room for New Year's Eve, so amazing! Thank you so much Novotel, Reading!
Nice breakfast,bit pricey the option of a swimming pool
The rowdy noise from the high street, all night, i had to check to see if there was any glass in the frames, unable to get any response from the 24hr reception, had to leave a message on answer machine which was not followed up. when complained in the morning they said that they would put it on record for next time when we stay,to have a back room,we said why didnt you let us know that it was noisy at night in the front part of the hotel, as three more couples were complaining about the noise, Parking was an issue as well,will not be booking this hotel again
Free wifi Location Friendly staff Reasonable price Late check out
I didn't have a very good sleep the bed was very hard I hardly kept a wink
Location for train and centre; comfort; cleanliness; room design; staff helpfulness; checking in/out speed. Thank you
Didn't have sky tv, being a sports buff!
Location was good for the nightlife
bed was hard and charged 14 pound to park their car park was far too tight for 4x4
The location is perfect, right in the middle of town! Room layout was ok and very modern.
Car parking was awful! Could hardly fit a motorbike in some of the spaces let alone a car. All the taps in room was leaking. Beds were very hard.
Location, facilities and exsperiance.
Finding you and the parking charges.
Access to local amenities and restaurants. Cheery attitude of the staff regardless of time - night or day
Bed is hard. Carpet is very dirty. There are only shampoo and shower gel in bathroom.some staffs did not have service mind
The breakfast was very good and the room was clean and it was very good!
Cleanliness, room size, staff friendliness and discretion
The small blue dusty pillow put on top of the real white pillow every day after room service
Everything! Have been staying in Novotel hotels for years and they never disappoints.
Did feel the toilet room could have been bigger. Bit of a squeeze to walk in!
The staff was very helpful as usual Room in absolute show condition As usual, great decoration Hot drinks included with room
Meals aren't as affordable as one would like.
Cheerful helpful staff
The facilities, staff and comfort levels were great
Sausages at breakfast were 'off', and when I asked about late checkout was told 12, but the couple behind me were told they could have their carvpark stamped later in the day, which would have helped greatly as I had to park elsewhere for 45 minutes.
The staff were extremely helpfull and friendly. My room was spacious and had all the necessary amenities. Shower and bathtub were separate as well as the toilet which is very helpfull. Overall I had a good stay and was very satisfied. Even after my checkout I was able to leave my luggage in storage for collection later in the day which is an option most hotels in the UK do not offer.
In all honesty I cannot fault anything with my stay.
Breakfast I reserved the room without breakfast after the first time i stayed here. I do like the food campare to another hotels, breakfast room is small .
Free Wifi still required a user name and password....!!
Excellent breakfast. Clean, well equipped room. Good bar and restaurant. Most staff friendly and helpful. Very near station and central Reading
Free wifi is slow. Bit pricey
Got room and 2 breakfasts for £62. Hotel really exceeded expectations. Buffet breakfast excellent .Room etc great. No problem giving excellent grading.
Position is in middle of Reading one way and restricted traffic system.Nightmare as sat nav. had no idea.Given you will probably end up in NCP car park is to head straight to it and walk to hotel-about 4 minutes but extra trips if you have much luggage.
We were a group of friends staying in Reading for a night out. The location was perfect - It couldn't have been better. Close to restaurants and nightlife. Staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel itself was fantastic - I would highly recommend it.
Lovely pool, quite small as could only really fit four people max, but I had it to myself for a while each time I used it.
The tv channels were all mixed up and it took ages to find what we were looking for. This wouldn't normally matter but we wanted to watch certain films on New Years day.
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