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Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Caversham Bridge Richfield Ave, Reading RG1 8BD, England (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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Ranked #8 of 32 hotels in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Paul S Calne, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On arrival we were booked in and made aware of all amenities within the hotel. Room was perfect and breakfast was excellent. Hotel is ten minutes walk from Reading town centre and rail station. One extra bonus is the secure car park which gives piece of mind if travelling by car.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great two night stay .Rooms very clean and modern good powerful shower. Lots of good choice for breakfast and the breakfast staff where great particularly a more older member of the team she was very attentive and great with my young daughter. Would defernitly use this hotel again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is at least the third time I've stayed here over a period of about four or five years, but I don't seem to have written a review before! We had a standard twin room this time, which was a decent size, with pleasant décor, clean and in a good state of repair. It was at the front... More

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here during the Rewind festival in Henley in August, attentive and helpful staff and great location. Bus stop only across the road for a regular service to Henley. Lovely rooms and a great breakfast! Would stay here again for personal and business use as the hotel seems set up to cater for both in a professional manner.

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Ashish J, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear MYBerkshire I would like to thank you for your positive review and would like to acknowledge that the team here are privileged to read your nice comments. I am really pleased to see that you chose to stay at the Crowne Plaza Reading during the Rewind festival. Providing excellent customer service is one of the things we pride ourselves... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights in an executive double. Lovely room 114 which had a balcony overlooking the Thames. Arrived at the hotel after a usual M25 Friday afternoon special! Room wasn't quite ready but decided to wait and have some lunch. John Paul looked after us and really went above and beyond what he needed to printing off maps and... More

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Ashish J, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear PaulW1969 Thanks for such a positive review about the Hotel, we are really happy to see that you had an excellent weekend stay at the Crowne Plaza Reading. We thrive to create exceptional experience for our Guest, and glad to see that John Paul looked after you and went above and beyond to make your stay worthwhile. I have... More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel when we went to the Henley music festival. We got a really good rate for an executive room. We've stayed at quite a few Crown Plaza Hotels and this, in my opinion, stands out above the rest (except Crown Plaza, Heathrow Airport). The rooms are very nice and the setting is lovely. It is set... More

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Ashish J, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear Mike Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and writing such a positive review, great to see that your stay was excellent, the room had a lovely view, and that you enjoyed the facilities of our Executive Lounge. I am sure that based on your recent experience, you shall come and stay at the... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Crowne Plaza in Reading while I was there for business, and had brought my missus with me as we were heading out on vacation after that. I was pleasantly surprised with the friendliness and efficiency of the staff, this is something that is missing unfortunately from most hotels, even the 4 star ones. We arrived really... More

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Ashish J, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear George A Thanks for your positive review about your recent stay; I am pleased to see that you and your partner had a great time whilst your stay at the Crowne Plaza Reading. I have taken the privilege to share your comments with the staff and they are absolutely delighted to read your comments. I agree that our Team... More

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights when attending a family wedding, a number of rooms had been prebooked so we had no choice in what we got. Fortunately it was agt the back of the hotel & not overlooking the busy/noisy road but we had no view, just the roof over the dining area. The decor was a bit dated and... More

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Ashish J, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear Guest I would like to thank you for your review regarding your recent stay. Please accept my sincere apologies regarding the noisy air-con and quality of breakfast, I am sorry to learn that there was nothing special apart from breakfast! I have relayed your comments about the Breakfast quality to the Chef and service staff and shared your comments... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Crowne Plaza for 2 nights mid July with my daughter. It was really hot at the time so we really really appreciated the air conditioning after a day shopping and walking around town. Staff are great - especially the household staff who are really friendly. Positives: We had a lovely half hour mini cruise up the... More

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Ashish J, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear MaryTDublin Thanks for your positive review about your recent stay; I am really pleased to see that you had a very restful stay at the Crowne Plaza Reading; our Staff are certainly delighted to be recognised –especially the housekeeping team! Thanks for bringing your concerns regarding the pool timings, I agree that this should be mentioned on the website... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Close to Reading town centre and train station. I checked in here for a relaxing weekend and it didn't disappoint me.The room was very large, clean and had a stunning river view from my balcony. The food from the restaurant was exquisite. And we manage to have our dinner overlooking the river. What a view. There's a spa, gym and... More

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Ashish J, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear MissLi77 Thanks for such a positive review about the Hotel and really happy to see that you had a relaxing weekend stay at the Crowne Plaza Reading. We thrive to create exceptional and unforgettable experience for our Guest, and glad to see that Farrukh made your stay worthwhile. I have shared your comments with the team and they are... More

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Address: Caversham Bridge Richfield Ave, Reading RG1 8BD, England (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading 4*
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This 4 star hotel in the heart of Reading on the banks of the River Thames provides a tranquil venue easily accessible from the M4, London Heathrow Airport and London Paddington Station. We offer 200 complimentary parking spaces on site. The local area offers the Oracle shopping centre and Vue Cinema, an array of restaurants, the Thames Valley Business Park, Green Park and Madjeski Football Stadium (home of Reading Football Club).As a guest at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Reading you have full access to the Revive Health Club and Spa with indoor pool. The modern spa offers a wide selection of Elemis treatments. Bedrooms at the Crowne Plaza Reading are spacious with soft and earthy decor, seriously comfy beds with work desks and high speed internet access. Our Acqua Restaurant serves modern British cuisine sourced from local suppliers. You can also enjoy a lighter or healthier meal in the lobby bar or terrace overlooking the River Thames. 24HR Room Service is also available for those guests arriving late or departing early The Caversham Business Suite is a self contained Meeting Centre for conferences and private dining. All rooms offer natural daylight and a private terrace overlooking the River Thames. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading is an ideal wedding venue licensed for Civil Ceremonies and can cater for banqueting or private parties in Reading for up to 180 people. ... more   less 
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