Novotel Reading Centre Hotel 4 stars

Customer review rating 4.3/5 5,771 reviews

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Novotel Reading Centre
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Hotel extras

  • Central location close to primary transport links

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

  • Breakfast available daily, Grab&Go on Weekdays, Full English on Weekends

  • Eight versatile meeting rooms for up to 110 guests

  • Leisure facilities including gym, 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

Paying

Services and practical information
  • Online check-in
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • Pets allowedPaying
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Electric car recharging units
  • Laundry
Leisure and activities
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Well-being
Catering
  • BreakfastPaying
  • 1 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Room service
Business services
  • 10 meeting room(s)
  • 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

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

Companies

  • British Gaz Utilities 8.0 km / 4.97 mi
  • British Telecom 1.6 km / 0.99 mi
  • Cisco System Technology HQ 8.0 km / 4.97 mi
  • Ernst & Young Finance 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
  • Hewlett Packard Technology 8.0 km / 4.97 mi
  • KPMG Finance 9.6 km / 5.97 mi
  • Microsoft Technology HQ 8.0 km / 4.97 mi
  • Oracle Technology HQ 8.0 km / 4.97 mi
  • PWC Finance 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
  • PepsiCo Concsumer goods 9.6 km / 5.97 mi
  • RWE UTILITIES 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
  • RWE Utilities - Thames Valley 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
  • Symantec Telecoms HQ 6.0 km / 3.73 mi
  • Yell com Telecom HQ 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Companies

Your meetings and events

Meeting@Novotel, making your meetings a success. Whatever type of meeting you are organizing, you can optimize the chances of its success by benefiting from the Novotel networkOur years of experience have let us build a great expertise in meetings organization.

10 

meeting rooms

From 1 to 110 

attendees

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General equipment

  • Screen

  • Flipchart

  • TV with VCR

  • Videoconferencing

  • Audio and video equipment

  • Meeting room

  • Lectern

  • WIFI access

  • Syndicate rooms

  • Video equipment

  • Overhead projector

  • Airconditioned meeting room

General equipment

When organizing your meeting, the hotel will be happy to discuss the availability of its facilities and services with you.

Our accommodation(s)

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 / 258 sq ft
  • Views: City View *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Direct dial telephone

Standard room - 2 single beds

  • Max. number of persons: 2
  • Area: From 24 / 258 sq ft
  • Views: City View *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Direct dial telephone

Executive Room with Queen Size bed

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 25 / 269 sq ft
  • Views: City View *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Direct dial telephone
Rooms

Our restaurants and bars

Gourmet Bar

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.

Menu (PDF)

Lunch

11:00 - 22:00

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Dinner

11:00 - 22:00

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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.

Menu (PDF)

Lunch

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Dinner

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Our guest reviews for
Novotel Reading Centre

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ALL Rating 4.3/5

5,771 reviews

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TripAdvisor Rating 4.0/5

1,622 reviews

2020 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of excellence 2020

Well located good stay

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Miss R. Couples - 14/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Clean staff was helpful and polite breakfast was lovely

Dear Ms r., Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We are happy to hear you had a positive experience and you liked our breakfast. One of our priority is customer service and we are glad that we met that mark! We hope to see you soon again. Lorena Montana I Guest Relations 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

Anonymous Couples - 07/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The only thing stopping this being the perfect stay was the fact the aircon wasn't sufficient for our needs.

Great Stay for the Family

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Debra Families - 03/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

A well situated hotel with good facilities both at hotel and surrounding area. I had a room for 5 people so had 2 rooms with an adjoining door. The 2nd room was half price so a reasonable priced stay for the whole family. We were 40mins from our destination …. Legoland …. and was ideal.

Dear Ms W., Thank you for completing our online survey. We really appreciate your nice comments and we are glad to hear you were satisfied with the way your issue was dealt with. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Lorena Montana I Guest Relations I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Fantastic

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Ana D. S. Families - 01/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very good, all staff was extremely helpful and friendly.

Dear Mrs De s., Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are happy to hear you had a positive experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Lorena Montana I Guest Relations 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

Matt T. Families - 01/09/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Staff very helpful, but I think that the pool needs monitoring as there was more than 8 people in there when we had booked our time slot.

Trouble free, great location

Customer review rating 4.3/5

John Families - 31/08/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Simple check in, great location , nice clean modern rooms,all in all great value for money.

Could be better

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Cristina Families - 29/08/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

We have got a bus lane fine because the postcode directed us to the hotel, not the car park, and following directions from reception to turn right we now have to pay £60. For an executive room, the walls were dirty from previous guests, the bathroom was too small, the towels were too small and far from soft. The room is only cleaned every 6 nights, which is extremely unhygienic, I definitely clean my own house and bathrooms more often than that. No air-conditioning in the room and hardly any availability for the swimming pool. The only good thing is that most of the staff we encountered at reception were very friendly.

Bleh

Customer review rating 4.3/5

A. J. Couples - 25/08/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Not enough plug sockets. The wallpaper was scratchy and painful. The room was very hot and the fan did not help. The toilet and sink were in different rooms (???). Drab. Fridge did not cool anything throughout the entire night. Shower was nice. Bed was comfortable but had to request more pillows. Couch was very comfy (!!!). Staff were helpful and responded to requests. Enjoyed the priority checkout. WiFi was fine. TV was very small and far away from the bed.

Heating and Shower

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Tom C. Business - 25/08/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Not a good experience. The shower was running virtually cold and the air climate system is not adequate as the room was very warm with no way of cooling it down.

Reasonable price clean room

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Catherine Families - 17/08/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Disappointed with the control over the pool. Was made to make an appointment then others arrived. . Hotel admittee they had no control stopping guests going from their rooms . Not good enough. We only stayed in pool for 10 minutes . Some girl was also filming on her phone . Not ideal

Great Staff

Customer review rating 4.3/5

T. Families - 17/08/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Website information on hotel parking is inadequate - arrived tired and not sure what to do. Checked in on-line as this was meant to speed things up but had to wait 20 minutes in a queue when I arrived. Staff, especially Lorraine, were excellent. Worked tirelessly to make our stay enjoyable. Great beer, Camden Town was well looked after, Gourmet Burger was tasty but Fish and Chips very ordinary. Nice to have our own meeting room in which we could socialise whilst social distancing.

dissapointing stay at the novotel

Customer review rating 4.3/5

James P. Business - 13/08/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

No aircon on extremely hot day, light in room not working

Dear Mr P., Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. Please accept my sincere apologies for letting you down regarding the room temperature. I can only hope that my colleagues on duty managed to offer a fan in the room and could help sort out the issues with the lights. Although your most recent stay has admittedly been disappointing, I do hope will consider giving us another chance when life brings you back to Reading. Gergo Jahni I Rooms Division Manager I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Ideally situated close to shopping centre and railway station

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Mr D. H. Couples - 12/08/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

We were able to check in early as the executive room we had booked was available. Unfortunately the cooling system in the room was not working and the fan not operating. We brought this to the attention of the reception staff but there was no member of the maintenance team working so we accepted a fan as a second best option. Later in the night I also noticed that the toilet was continuing to fill up and make a noise. Thankfully this was drowned out by the fan or it would probably have interfered with our sleep. Some maintenance issues therefore have pulled the score down from waht was an otherwise enjoyable stay.

Amazing Stay!

Customer review rating 4.3/5

A. A. Families - 12/08/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

spent a day with family and it was awesome.

Dear Mr A., Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you and your family. We hope to see you again in the near future. Lorena Montana I Guest Relations I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Made to feel very welcome

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Richard Solo - 10/08/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

All really good except no hot water for shower

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Purna V. -. O. Business - 27/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Extremely patient during a time of crisis, thank you.

Friendly & helpful staff

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Jerry N. Families - 22/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Lovely welcome, clean room, comfortable bed and happy staff in the bar area. Woken by a fire alarm in Sunday morning at about 6.15am.....was a shock, especially as it was a false or panel only problem.....!!! This aside it was again another happy visit to Novotel....

Dear Mr. N., Thank you for sharing your feedback. Please accept our most sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by the fire alarm. I understand it is definitely not the kind of wake-up call you were expecting. I am very sorry that this impacted your rest in our hotel. This event was a very isolated and unique case and I truly hope you enjoyed your experience with us despite this unexpected incident. I apologise once again and hope you will give us the opportunity to make it up to you in the future. I hope to see you again soon. Concerning to the room location, our reception team is always happy to give you a better room. Have you had the chance to report to reception your inconvenience with the room? Kind regards, Raquel Munaro I Guest Relations I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Quite, but pleasant

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Gary J. Business - 19/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Nice hotel. Parking was a tad difficult to find, but after a call I manage to locate hotel car park. I thought the restaurant menu wasn't brilliant and did think of having room service, but didnt fancy staying in the room. Staff were friendly and noting extraordinary. Breakfast. Im not a smoked bacon fan, so that was disappointing and equally not a cumberland sausage fan either. Nothing wrong with a traditional pork sausage and dry cured bacon. The egg on the hot plate had been there a while. Day 2 breakfast I had cereal. Would I stay again, maybe.. sort out the air con in the room and highly likely if I ever get back to Reading

Welcoming and pleasant

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Anonymous Business - 17/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Friendly, comfortable. Good breakfast.

Dear Mr. B., Thank you very much for your feedback. Regarding the room layout, is a brand standard, unfortunately we are unable to change it. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Raquel Munaro I Guest Relations I Novotel Reading Centre I Reading RG11DP Tel:44 (0… 2600 | Email: H5… I www.accorhotels.com I www.facebook.com/Novotelhotels

Well located - perfect for what we needed.

Customer review rating 4.3/5

Ollydrew Families - 17/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

This hotel is smack bang in the middle of Reading. It's a stone's throw from the train station and all the shops. The staff are friendly, and the room/bedding was clean.

Dear Mr. Olly, Thank you very much for sharing this great review about our hotel & team. Please accept our most sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by the fire alarm. This event was a very isolated and unique case and I truly hope you enjoyed your experience with us despite this unexpected incident. Please feel welcome to reach out to me directly if you have any questions or comments. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon! Kind Regards Raquel & Team Raquel Munaro I Guest Relations 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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