Novotel Reading Centre Hotel 4 stars

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Novotel Reading Centre
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Hotel extras

  • Central location, with plenty of nearby transport links

  • Reading train station is only a two minute walk away, London Heathrow Airport is 40 km away

  • In-house bar & restaurant serving international cuisine, buffet breakfast, weekends until noon

  • 10 versatile meeting rooms which can hold up to 110 people

  • Leisure facilities, including gym, sauna, heated pool and kids' play area

This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.

Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 12h00

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Services and practical information
  • Online check-in
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • Pets allowed 10.00 GBP
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • LATE CHECK-OUT UP TO 5PM
  • Electric car recharging units
  • Dry cleaning / Ironing
Leisure and activities
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Well-being
Catering
  • Breakfast
  • 1 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Room service
Business services
  • 10 meeting room(s)
  • Web Corner on a Mac
  • Self service business centre
  • Copy/print service available

Hotel location

Novotel Reading Centre

25b Friar Street
(For car parking use RG1 1NR)
RG1 1DP
reading
united kingdom

Tel: +441189522600

Fax: (+44)118/9522610

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Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 12h00

  • READING BUSSES :   Reading Station

  • By plane

    Heathrow Int Apt At 40km / 24.86 miles

  • By plane

    London Gatwick At 88km / 54.69 miles

  • By plane

    London Luton At 96.5km / 59.97 miles

  • By train

    Reading Station At 0.8km / 0.5 miles

GPS :51.456745, -0.972343

Our accommodations

Spacious, contemporary in design, and adaptable, the Novotel room is truly a place for living. Perfect for all your needs.

Standard room, ideal for family - 1 Queen bed & a sofa bed

  • Max. number of persons: ‌4
  • Area: From 24
  • Views: City side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Business Desk
  • Iron(...)

Standard room - 2 single beds

  • Max. number of persons: ‌2
  • Area: From 24
  • Views: City side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Business Desk
  • Iron(...)

Executive Room with Queen Size bed

  • Max. number of persons: ‌4
  • Area: From 25
  • Views: City side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Business Desk
  • Iron(...)

Our restaurants and bars

RESTAURANT

Type of cuisine: International

Entertain your palate at Novotel. Enjoy a range of local and international cuisine, simple yet authentic, in a casual setting.Whether you want to eat or simply have a drink, our restaurant has that extra something you can only find at Novotel.

Lunch

11:00 - 23:00

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Dinner

11:00 - 23:00

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BAR

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Absorb the lively atmosphere at Novotel. In stylish surroundings, choose from an array of beers, wines and cocktails served by our fun and friendly staff. Our buzzing bar offers the perfect place to enjoy an evening's entertainment or relax and unwind.

Lunch

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Dinner

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Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 10

  • Maximum size: 106 m²

  • Maximum capacity: 110 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 90 people

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Novotel Reading Centre

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AccorHotels Rating 4.3/5

5,109 reviews

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TripAdvisor Rating 4.0/5

1,529 reviews

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Certificate of excellence 2019

Nice hotel, but the AC was completely inadequate.

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Martin Business - 18/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Nice hotel well situated near the train station. The AC was completely inadequate. The thremostat did not appear to be functional. I checked into the hotel on a Sunday. I mentioned that the room was warm to the front desk staff. They said someone would look into it on Monday. The room was just as warm on Monday night.

Dear Martin S., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Novotel Reading Centre. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. I regret that you found the temperature of your room to be too warm and am very sorry if this prevented you from enjoying a good sleep. Our Novotel hotels have an ‘air cooling’ system in place which does differ from air conditioning and this system is partly dependant on the external temperature. According to expected weather conditions for the time of year, the heating was on rather than the cooling system. As in actuality it was unseasonably warm at the time of your stay, I can only apologize if this system was not sufficiently effective on this occasion. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leaderI Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Very professional staff with a relaxed atmosphere

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Melissa Families - 18/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

We weren't sure where to park when we arrived and instantly a member of staff came downstairs to assist us, nothing was too much to ask, any requests were dealt with effortlessly. We found the room clean and comfortable, location of hotel was great good choice of shops nearby and found some delicious restaurants a short distance. Breakfast had an excellent choice of food and drinks, items were replenished quickly and staff were so friendly and helpful. The kids play area was a great bonus though broken toys need removing / replacing. Swimming pool was a real treat.

Dear Melissa D., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Clean and cozy, but also noisy

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Maps60372823645 Business - 18/06/2019 TripAdvisor review

I have stayed ant this Novotel before, and will be back. It is very convenient to the Reading Station, the rooms are clean and comfortable. My only complaint during this stay was that the window facing the street had a latch that was broken. It was the last week of the term for the local university so the students were partying loudly and I could not close out the noise.

Comfortable room, good breakfast, good service

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Roger Solo - 17/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Comment above says it all. I know what standard to expect from Novotel hotels and this met them all

Dear Roger E., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception ream leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Good location, good size rooms

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Anonymous Solo - 17/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Very good although there is confusion about pick up and drop off in front of hotel.The car to pick me up had to park around the corner.

Dear David C., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. On the other hand, i am sorry to hear your issue experience during your check-out. This review will be shared with my colleagues at front desk in order to correct this sort of inconveniences for future reservations. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

understaffed

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

casscurler Family - 17/06/2019 TripAdvisor review

This is by far the most unorganised nova hotel we,ve stayed in.Firstly we checked in at 12pm left luggage in hotel and was told the room would be ready at 2pmwhich is normal.we went out to explore reading and arrived back at the hotel at 2.30 to be told our superior room wasnt ready! so we went and sat in the bar for a drink,eventually the bar manager asked were we waiting for something ?so he went to check if our superior room was available,to our dismay it was NOT AVAILLABLE AS IT WAS NOT CLEANED!this was 4pm so we accepted a lower floor room just to get in some room.when we arrived at our room there was an EXECUTIVE sign on the door, feeling impressed we were hoping the room was going to be amazing .....unfortunately putting a sign on the door does not make it executive! IT WAS THE SAME AS ALL THE OTHER NORMAL ROOMS THAT WE HAVE STAYED IN.In the evening we went down to the resturant where there was a long table of about 15 children and a few adults ,a table of 4 and a table of 2 with half the resturant closed ready laid for breakfast and when we went to order food we were kindly told there was a hour and a half wait! needless to say we went our for our evening and we will not be rushing back to this hotel(also stains on ceiling of alcohol,lovely!)

Nice hotel but outdated

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Cendrine V. Business - 16/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

I was there for a couple of days. I always find strange how Novotel hotels can vary from one to the other. This one was outdated.. Dirty carpet, stains on the walls, bumps in furnitures, sheets not as perfect as they should... I was slightly disappointed... Luckily, it is well located and the staff was nice.. I will though give it a second try soon and have a better room experience?

Dear Cendrine V., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. On the other hand, i am sorry to hear your review about our room facilities and the decoration. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

All aspects were great.

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Eric Business - 14/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

All aspects were great.

Dear Eric W., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

OK

Customer review rating 4.3/5

David Business - 14/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Is was OK. The main problem was that I could control the heating in my room so I couldn't sleep for 2 nights. It was sweltering. I am just perplexed that no-one thought to think about the room temperature when you designed the rooms On the positive side my room was quiet and reasonably comfortable. I also really like the option of swimming pool and sauna This could easily be a 9 with a few fundamental issues resolved

Dear David R., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Novotel Reading Centre. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Novotel, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Our stay with you was very nice

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Margaret D. Couples - 14/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Can’t fault the room, staff were friendly ,very good cocktails but we thought the price of the breakfast was too high so didn’t have it.

Dear Margaret D., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

home away from home

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

Tourist798810 Solo travel - 11/06/2019 TripAdvisor review

An excellent experience - very well located and great service from friendly staff. rooms clean and locared within walking distance of railway station and bus services. easy location to access Heathrow airport via frequent bus service.

A nice break, and a good base to explore Reading

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Richard Families - 10/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

The stay was overall very relaxing and straightforward - good facilities and a nice atmosphere

Dear Richard C., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Great location and nice room, but housekeeping was not consistent.

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Neil C. Business - 10/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Great hotel overall, but I was surprised by the inconsistency of the housekeeping. Over my 7 day stay, the room was only cleaned 3 times.

Dear Neil Wynn C., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. On the other hand, i am sorry to hear your issues experienced regarding cleanliness standards. This review has been passed onto our housekeeping manager in order to avoid these kind of inconveniences for future reservations. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be more pleasant than previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Comfortable and relaxing.

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Maxine W. Couples - 10/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Staff were friendly and helpful and efficient and room was spacious and comfortable.

Dear John W., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Ok, but a few issues with the room

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Anonymous Business - 10/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Good / attentive customer service, however cold shower in room, the WiFi kept on dropping out and the tv signal was poor. Loved the pool, sauna and steam room, which made the perfect addition to the end of the day.

Dear Matthew G., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. On the other hand, i am sorry to hear the maintenance issues experienced regarding the TV. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Overall good stay.

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Frank Business - 09/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Clean and comfortable room. Overall good stay.

Great hotel

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Lorn Friends - 04/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Great hotel. Friendly staff. Perfect location

Dear Lorna O., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Clean comfortable, staff very pleasant.

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Rs Business - 04/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

The staff were very pleasant and welcoming. I stayed for 1 night and 2 full days to attend a course and used the spa and pool. The wgole stay was very comfortable.

Dear Raffaella S., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels
Customer review rating 4.3/5

Tracy M. Families - 04/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Was lovely I stayed with my husband and 4 children the staff where so friendly we was made to feel very comfortable.

Dear Tracy m., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Fabulous

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Beverly Friends - 03/06/2019 AccorHotels certified review

Lovely hotel, clean, friendly, room comfortable, food great produce, leisure facilities very good.

Dear Beverly E., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Novotel Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Jesus Rosado I Reception team leader I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels
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