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Novotel Hotel

Novotel Reading Centre Hotel

25b Friar Street  (For car parking use RG1 1NR) 
RG1 1DP  READING
UNITED KINGDOM

1,228 reviews
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Check-in from 14h00
Check out up to 12h00
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Services in the hotel and nearby

  • Online check-in

    Online check-in: Your arrival will be carefully prepared by our team
    Fast check-out: Simply return your key

  • WIFI/Internet Access
    • WIFI at the hotel
    • High-speed Internet
    • WIFI in the communal areas
    • WIFI in your room
    • WIFI access
  • Parking
    • Private indoor parking (Paying)
    • Well-lit parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
    • Reduced mobility rooms
    • Reduced mobility facilities
    • Accessible bathroom
  • Pet allowed 10  GBP
  • Indoor heated pool

Services and practical information

  • Online check-in

    Online check-in: Your arrival will be carefully prepared by our team
    Fast check-out: Simply return your key

  • WIFI/Internet Access
    • WIFI at the hotel
    • High-speed Internet
    • WIFI in the communal areas
    • WIFI in your room
    • WIFI access
  • Parking
    • Private indoor parking (Paying)
    • Well-lit parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
    • Reduced mobility rooms
    • Reduced mobility facilities
    • Accessible bathroom
  • Pet allowed 10  GBP
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
    • Spanish
    • Polish
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Electric car recharging units
  • Laundry
    • Dry cleaning / Ironing
    • Shoe shine machine
  • Porter

Leisure and activities

  • Indoor heated pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Hammam

Catering

  • 1 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Room service
    • Hot meals
    • Cold snacks
    • Opening hours : Week 24hrs
    • Opening hours : Week-end 24hrs

Business services

  • 10 meeting room(s)
  • Web Corner on a Mac
  • Self service business centre
  • Copy/print service available
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Our rooms

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

  • 178 rooms
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 10 rooms for people with reduced mobility
  • 15 family rooms
  • 27 connecting rooms
  • Extra bed in room for child
  • Crib on request
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Emergency exit map
    • Air Cooling System
    • Safe deposit box in room
    • Bathroom doors 32 inches wide
    • Telephone
    • Radio in room
    • Crib on request
    • Opening windows
    • Remote control TV
    • WIFI in your room
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Work desk in all rooms
    • Manual temperature control
    • Iron in room
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Breakfast buffet
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Toilets
    • Keycard-operated door locks
    • Audible smoke alarms in rooms
    • Deadbolts and/or locks in rooms
    • Security peephole
    • Smoke alarm in room
    • Emergency info in rooms
    • Operator wake up call
    • Automatic wake up call
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4.0/5 TripAdvisor Rating Based on 1,228 reviews
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Certificate of excellence 2017
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Couples - 21/09/2017
« Excellent staff very helpful. »

The staff at the front desk went out of their way to make sure our stay with Novotel Reading Centre was helpful and successful by providing a detailed map of Reading with a bus time table to return our rental car.

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Ns Families - 19/09/2017
« Mrs N »

Great clean hotel, prompt check in and checkout. Helpful personel

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David W. Couples - 18/09/2017
« Sound proofing of windows against the noise and shouting in the street was ineffective. »

Staff great. Room clean. But the noise from people shouting in the street on both nights was horrendous. The double glazed window was completely ineffective at dealing with this. We shall not be stating there again.

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Anonymous Couples - 18/09/2017
« Mrs »

We enjoyed our stay, but felt that breakfast was pricey

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Robert Couples - 18/09/2017
« Robert »

We have stayed here a few times. It is very convenient for restaurants in Reading. The layout of the hotel is good with nice bar area and breakfast room. Excellent breakfasts.

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Anonymous Couples - 18/09/2017
« Excellent »

I had mistakenly booked the wrong night, but the guy on reception was as helpful as he could possibly have been, keeping the rate the same (which was very kind) and cancelling the wrong date, etc.

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grahamr638 Couples - 17/09/2017
« What more can I say!! »

This is an excellent hotel ideally placed as its name suggests in the centre of Reading. Close to shops restuarants bars and clubs. Staff couldn't be more helpful. The hotel food could only be describes as excellent

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Dear Graham My team and I very much appreciate your kind words, and we’re glad to have been a part of your visit. Thank you so much for your kind comments, and I am glad you felt welcome. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Novotel Reading Centre. Kind regards, Anne Dubruille, General Manager

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Anonymous Business - 13/09/2017
« adequate »

Having a front room meant it was a bit noisy. Otherwise all was good.

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Teresa Couples - 13/09/2017
« staff were exceptional »

We had a great stay. The staff were exceptional - friendly, approachable, helpful and professional.

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Anonymous Couples - 11/09/2017
« Good for budget hotel »

Check in and staff very good. Room was comfortable but cleaning not satisfactory. Toilet and sink set up was badly thought through. Toilet didn't flush properly. Tea/coffee selection poor, English tea bag would have been welcomed.

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Gabriella C. Business - 11/09/2017
« Mrs »

Very clean, friendly and comfortable. Thank you

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Derek B. Solo - 10/09/2017
« very clean, helpful staff »

Would use again, only draw back no free parking.

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Mike Friends - 10/09/2017
« Very friendly staff, very nice location! »

All is perfect, staff is so friendly, all is clean, awesome bathtub, shower, location is great!

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Akiko N. Solo - 09/09/2017
« The credit card »

I bought the breakfast for 4 days and paid with the credit card at the desk when I was check-in and paid the accommodation fee through the JTB travel agency in Japan in advanced, however, they tried to withdraw both the accommodation fee and the breakfast fee through my credit card when I was check-out. After my explanation, the person who was in charge of at the desk understood about the situation, however, they needed some money to stop the deduction from my bank account.

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Batia L Business - 07/09/2017
« A Perfect Stay »

Novotel Reading is a a modern impressive hotel in the center of the city, it has spacious and well designed rooms, offers great breakfast. The staff is efficient, pleasant and caring . What else can you wish for?

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Our hotel has responded to the review

Dear Batia, My team and I very much appreciate your kind words, and we’re glad to have been a part of your visit. Thank you so much for your kind comments about all our team, it made me really proud to read your feedback, and they will be delighted to have made your stay even more enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back at the Novotel Reading Centre. Kind regards, Anne Dubruille, General Manager

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Family - 07/09/2017
« poor disabled rooms »

when will novotel reading look at improving the accessible rooms it has for wheelchair users.the room we had meant you could only get as far the bathroom,why is this so!,and what do the management of novotel intend to do about it.on departure we told reception about the issues but they did not want to know!.

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Our hotel has responded to the review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your feedback and I was really sorry that you were disappointed. I would like to mention that my colleague did feed back to me your concerns, and we will endeavor to rectify this issue in our hotel, Kind regards, Anne Dubruille, General Manager

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Jack Solo - 06/09/2017
« Jack. »

Enjoyed my overnight stay here.

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The S. F. Families - 05/09/2017
« Great service, comfortable rooms, warm swimming pool and the best hotel breakfast we've ever had. »

I booked this hotel for one night with my husband and two daughters (6 & 4). We'd looked at parking prior to arrival and decided to park at broad mall for £8 and walk 7 mins rather than the recommended NCP car park that was £22. I'd done the online check in so getting the key to the room was quick and easy. The lady on reception was very welcoming and explained about leisure facilities times/breakfast etc. She then gave my daughters a small cuddly toy on a keyring that they both loved and I thought this was a nice touch. We were on the 10th floor, the room was clean and comfortable with a separate shower & a bath and there was a nice view. The hotel is a great location for restaurants and we were spoilt for choice. We went to the Cuban restaurant across the road that had happy hour on cocktails which I would highly recommend. When we returned to the hotel the girls wanted to play football on the Xbox in the play area. There could have been a few more options in this section as there were crayons but no paper to write on but they made up their own game using blocks and the seats that were in there so they were quite happy. We had a drink in he bar and the girls loved their hot chocolate. The beds were comfortable and we all had a good nights sleep. We got up early to use the swimming pool and it was lovely and warm. It is a bit on the small side if you were a keen swimmer especially with other families in the pool it was a bit of an obstacle course to do a length but we all enjoyed it. Then we had the best hotel breakfast we've ever had. Not only a great choice but great quality food cooked really well. Check out was easy as I only had to drop the key in a box due the the online check in prior to arrival so I beat the queue. Overall we had a great experience and will definitely come back again and recommend.

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Richard N. Families - 04/09/2017
« Lovely hotel, reception staff disgraceful »

I have sent a complaint by letter to Novotel Head Office

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B. L. Business - 04/09/2017
« A perfect experience »

perfect location, pleasant, modern hotel, spacious nice room, great breakfast, nice and pleasant staff

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