ibis Reading Centre Hotel 3 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.3/5 7,132 reviews

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ibis Reading Centre
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Hotel extras

  • Central location, with plenty of nearby transport links

  • Oracle shopping centre is located nearby

  • The on-site bar offers a variety of light meals & snacks

  • Pet-friendly hotel, with on-site facilities

  • Landmarks include the Madjeski Stadium and Reading Abbey

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

Hotel location

ibis Reading Centre

25A Friar Street
For Car Park Use RG1 7QE
RG1 1DP reading
united kingdom

Fax: (+44)118/9533510

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00


  • By plane

    GATWICK At 88km / 54.69 miles

  • By plane

    HEATHROW At 40km / 24.86 miles

  • By train

    READING STATION At 0.2km / 0.12 miles

GPS:51.456735, -0.972356


  • BRITISH GAZ 8.0 km / 4.97 mi
  • BRITISH TELECOM 1.6 km / 0.99 mi
  • CISCO SYSTEM HQ 8.0 km / 4.97 mi
  • ERNST YOUNG FINANCE 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
  • HEWLETT PACKARD 8.0 km / 4.97 mi
  • KPMG FINANCE 9.6 km / 5.97 mi
  • MICROSOFT 8.0 km / 4.97 mi
  • ORACLE TECHNOLOGY 8.0 km / 4.97 mi
  • PEPSICO CONSUMER 9.6 km / 5.97 mi
  • PWC FINANCE 0.0 km / 0.0 mi
  • RWE UTILITIES 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
  • SYMANTEC TELECOMS 6.0 km / 3.73 mi
  • YELL.COM TELECOMS 0.8 km / 0.5 mi

Hotel services

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In summary
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar

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Our accommodation(s)

Our hotel offers rooms in 4 categories - Standard double room, Twin Room, Ibis Sweet Room and Disabled room. All rooms are bright, modern, quiet and feature a walk-in shower. All rooms also provide free 24h Wi-Fi access. Each rooms comes equipped with individual air cooling system, LCD Tv, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryer for personal use. Our Sweet rooms have Smart Tv installed for our guests entertainment. All rooms are 100% Non-smoking. We are a pet friendly hotel.

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ibis Reading Centre

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ALL Rating 4.3/5

7,132 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating 4.0/5

1,303 reviews

2021 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of excellence 2021

Great stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

S O. Business - 19/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Great stay after a work event. Hotel is perfectly located near to the station. Receptionist was lovely - smoothie check in (even got my room a little early). Clean and comfy. Would recommend.

Well located, nice staff, quiet room

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Anonymous Business - 19/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

I got in late at 11pm and left early around 7am so wasn't around long. The guy on reception was quick and easy to deal with. The lady serving breakfast was jolly and a joy to eat my breakfast near. A good stay, vitally close to the station which was why I chose it (along with the good price)

Great stay. Great price.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Mick C. Families - 18/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Great stay, at a great price. Friendly and polite staff, helpful and very welcoming. Would recommend to anyone. Pity there’s no parking or ability to park or even drop off and pick up. Subsidised parking is a 7-8 minute walk away, but other than that great

Good location in the centre of Reading

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Kate Solo - 17/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

I stayed for two nights in January. The hotel was clean, the beds were comfy and the staff were all very friendly. The hotel is just a couple of minutes walk from Reading Station and the centre of town and is good value for money. Breakfast was plentiful, my only gripe would be that the hot items weren’t that hot.

Dirty Room

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Zara T. Friends - 17/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Check in was fine and was impressed with the location and check in bar area. The room however was pokey, in need of a paint job and worst of all dirty. There were coffee and tea ring marks on the bedside tables. We went downstairs to advise and said we are going out for a couple of hours so could someone clean whilst we were out. We came back 2 hours later and nothing had been done. We ended up cleaning the room ourselves. I sent a msg on whatsapp number to advise this isn't acceptable but we have now cleaned it and 20 mins later someone knocked on the door with a cloth and spray to give me to clean. I will not be staying again

Well located

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Richard P. Couples - 17/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Centrally located, close to restaurants, shops and rail station. A bit noisy at night, but clean and functional. Beds a little narrow.

Well located but sleep disturbed by noisr

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Michael C. Business - 14/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Second time I've stayed. First time enjoyed a good night's sleep, second time I was woken at 0500 by loud noise from construction site. The soundproofing in my room, 708, did not cut it out.

Well located and excellent customer service

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Lora J. Business - 13/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

I had a really positive experience overall, and this was especially due to the excellent customer service I experienced. Kudos to the staff on duty because they were absolutely lovely. The location of this Ibis is also excellent, and I was able to easily take the Reading rail air coach to Heathrow airport in the morning.

Good location

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Melissa Solo - 13/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. My only hassle was finding the parking, I would have liked to have been provided more details about how to find the parking by the hotel when indicating on booking.com that I require parking.

Well located and includes all the facilities needed

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Bana Friends - 13/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very modern and quirky Ibis. Clean, equipped and lovely staff as well as a great location in the center of town, a 2-3 minute walk away from the station. Can’t fault it, would recommend!

Well Located

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Soraya Business - 13/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Nice room, clean and quiet also. The staff are friendly and helpful and the location is idea for the center of Reading

Hotel on a Red Line Route nearest drop off 4 mins away!!

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Jo C. Business - 13/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel is on Red Route meaning no taxis or cars owes to stop even briefly to drop off luggage while you find somewhere nearby to park! The nearest car park is a 6-7 min walk (more like 12 if you have luggage!!) And belongs to Novatel right next door and is not free!! I didn't sleep a wink as the couple next door were being amorous until 4am and it wasn't just the bed-movement but the vocals that went with it by the lively gentleman that could be heard through the wall... bless them. The bed was comfortable and the space clean and no complaints with the accommodation or the lovely, friendly staff but I won't be staying there again when I stay in Reading next

Comfortable and good value stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Michael G. Solo - 13/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Just a 1 night stay but excellent location on main road and near station , shops , restaurants etc . Staff kept things safely minimal which was appreciated . Have stayed in a few Ibis Hotels and this -as the others -didn’t disappoint at all .

Excellent location, polite staff, clean,nice breakfast

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Marina Families - 10/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Value for money

Good location

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Luke Friends - 10/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

The stay was decent although the floor I was on was very noisy. The hotel deducted a security fee which wasn’t returned after checking out.

A good choice

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Hilary Couples - 08/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very good, only a couple of minor problems. Shower curtain didn’t work properly and the sliding bathroom door had come off of the runners, so we had to lift it to open or close.

Good stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Charlie Business - 07/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

I had a very good sleep and the hotel was amazing

Dear CHARLIE, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the ibis Reading Centre. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I am so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found our hotel very comfortable. May I ask you to share your experience in other platforms as well? Thank you very much in advance. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Andras Koczur General Manager ibis Reading Centre

Great location.

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Stephen L 16/11/2021 TripAdvisor review

Central location.Clean and comfortable room and bed - but awful pillows. Excellent shower. Fantastically helpful staff throughout and great breakfast. Free Wi-Fi. Fantastic value for money. Would definitely return.

Dear Stephen L, Thank you very much for your review and so much appreciate the fantastic score. I am glad to see that you found our hotel clean and comfortable with great staff and breakfast. Hope to see you back again very soon with another great experience! Kind regards, Andras Koczur General Manager

Great value for a quality experience.

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

davidernstsmith 28/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

Ideally situated for the railway station. Welcoming manager. Marvellous breakfast with delightful restaurant staff. Otherwise a typical IBIS room as you'd find everywhere including Belgium and Germany.

Dear davidernstsmith, Thank you very much for your review. I am so glad to see that you had a pleasant stay with us and so much appreciate your kind words regarding the team and location. Hope to see you back again very soon and we will work more harder to get a 5* next time:) Kind regards, Andras Koczur General Manager

No Problems at all.

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

RonaldMarks Business - 20/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

There were no issues with my say, this IBIS is in the centre of Reading, and can be quite busy, but even with this, my room was quiet. The room was comfortable, with no issues to report. I would stay here again on business.

Dear RonaldMarks, Thank you very much for the fantastic 5* review. I am so delighted that you had a very pleasant stay with us. Hope to see you back again very soon with another great experience. Kind regards, Andras Koczur General Manager

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