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Hillingdon Prince Hotel

39 Christchurch Road, Reading RG2 7AN, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My wife and I use the HP on the night of arrival or departure from Reading. The staff are friendly, the rooms clean and comfortable and breakfast is well cooked and presented. We highly recommend this hotel for its closeness to Central Reading, train and bus services. Heathrow is a bus ride away and Gatwick can be reached by train... More 

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Coleford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the cheapest place we could get for two nights whilst attending the festival. I have to say, I'm amazed if the maintenance staff even care. There was black mould in the tiny shower. The wall paper on the ceiling was peeling with one corner looking like it was falling in. There was a burn mark from an iron... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed on the Saturday as my boyfriend and I attended Reading Festival. The staff were extremely friendly and well-organised! The shuttle bus system worked well and was very handy. Would definitely recommend to friends and would pay another visit!

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

Really impressed by the hotel. Very ornate building, great service at the reception. Room excellent value, especially as we were staying over the bank holiday weekend for the Reading Festival. 20 min walk to The Oracle shopping centre. Shuttle bus service provided at £4 each for the festival starting at 6am. Clean comfortable family room with fridge and microwave. Breakfast... More 

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Overveen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for business reason. The hotel could need a little fresh up. The room I had was very small with a very hard mattress. It was ok for 1 night but i would probably not come back. Reception and staff are friendly though. The cooked omelette was a bit tasteless and watery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a newly refurbished room. Spotless as you might expect. 2* hotel with 5* staff. Very pleasant and helpful. Perfect for the train (20 mins) into London if you don't fancy driving in the smoke. Didn't try the bar or gym as we were tired after a day's sightseeing. Very clean bedding, comfy bed, quiet room.

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room is in need of updating and a thoroughly good clean!! Net curtains were grey and dusty and when I moved them to open a window bits of dust and grime fell. The curtains around the bedhead were again dusty and grimy. The bathroom didn't have a shower so we had to stand/kneel in the bath and use the shower... More 

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katy b, General Manager at Hillingdon Prince Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I am pleased that you were able to take up our Sunday night saver deal at £37 for the night. My receptionist thought you may enjoy our only room with a jacuzzi bath but unfortunately this did not suit your needs. We strive to give our guests the best experience and I am sad... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay here for our annual visit to Ascot, and will be back again next year. The staff and management are always very helpful, this year we upgraded to a clubroom which was still fairly basic but nice and clean, the main thing we like about the hotel is there is a fridge in all rooms to keep our food... More 

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katy b, General Manager at Hillingdon Prince Hotel, responded to this review

I am so glad to hear you had a great stay and a wonderful time at Ascot. Thank you for your top tip for guests and for taking time to share your experience at our hotel. Look forward to seeing you again next year. Kind regards Katy Beeson General Manager More 

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed in this hotel many times over the past year, every time I was really nicely welcomed by the staff and enjoyed my time. As the place is so conveniently situated it was easy to plan my going out to town. The only thing that could be improved is the breakfast that should be included in price. I would... More 

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katy b, General Manager at Hillingdon Prince Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I am glad to hear you had a great stay. I appreciate your comment regarding breakfast. We do offer a cheaper price if you pre book breakfast before your stay and we do have various deals online including breakfast. May I suggest booking via our website for a future visit where you can use... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a weekend whilst visiting family in the area on arrival we were greeted by lovely reception staff and check in process was quick and easy. We booked a club room which was brand new and well worth paying the extra although my friend was in a standard room and that was also fine Breakfast was delicious and... More 

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katy b, General Manager at Hillingdon Prince Hotel, responded to this review

THANK YOU for your 5 blob review the feedback is really appreciated. My staff always read the reviews so this is really appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Katy Beeson General Manager More 

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