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Novotel Reading Centre

#10 of 33 Hotels in Reading
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25b Friar Street, Reading RG11DP, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night on a recent trip to reading. The hotel does exactly what it says on the label.The rooms are large with very comfortable beds and sofas. We found the separate toilet and bathroom a bit unusual but it's not a complaint just an observation. A nice touch is the pool and spa area,quite unusual in this... More 

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Stuart C, Manager at Novotel Reading Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. You are right in that the Reading road system can be a challenge to negotiate but if coming again, please use postcode RG1 1NR which will bring you to our car park. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ideally located in Reading City Centre. Used twice on a Saturday night before the last 2 years Reading Half marathon. The rooms are modern and clean, the inclusion of USB wall chargers and bluetooth speaker to use is also a nice touch. As part of your stay your also get complimentary use of the leisure facilities which includes swimming pool,... More 

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Dear Ryan Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay again. We hope to see you again for the half marathon next year. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at the hotel the night before running the Reading Half Marathon. I paid a bit extra for an executive room and asked for a quiet room , hoping to get a good night's sleep. Our room on the 9th floor delivered on that front - I hardly heard a thing and slept well on a very comfortable bed.... More 

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Dear Guest Many thanks for your feedback and I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again for the half marathon next year! Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

portsmouth
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is in the town centre and great for public transport, we booked an executive room for a small premium and were very happy with the room facilities. The only concern really was that the shower tended to splash water on the bathroom floor as it had no door (by design). The view from the room was pretty much... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back next year for the half-marathon again! Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

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10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night with husband and two children. Lovely pool with sauna/steam room. Bar area and food really lovely and highly recommended. In a great central location. Rooms a little on the small side for 4 people but still comfortable.

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Stuart C, Manager at Novotel Reading Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for your kind words and I will certainly share them with the team here. We hope to welcome you back to Novotel Reading in the future. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

Utrecht
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26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for three nights. Was in Room 1306. Great views. Checkin staff were probably the most helpful and polite I have come across for a long time. A few of the lady checkin staff were Spanish. I was on the top floor. beautiful room, very modern, with great amenities. Wifi was free. The bathroom and toilet were apart, the... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and I will certainly share this with the team here. We hope to welcome you back for a stay in the future. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in the hotel for about three nights and it was a nice experience. The rooms are neat and tidy and the front office staff are really helpful. I had to go for a early check in on the date of check in as the flight landed early in the morning. The hotel staff accommodated my request for early check... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you stay again. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed over a Saturday night in an Executive room, very good price, the room was spotless and large with a small fridge and complimentary water.I was on the 8th floor having asked for a room on a high floor, the view from the 2 huge windows was good but can imagine it must be more spectacular higher up, I've stayed... More 

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Dear Guest Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback and I will certainly share your comments with the team here. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well presented hotel, welcoming staff and comfortable room. Well located for rail station and town centre. Discount available for using NSP parking still cost £12 a night. Weird one way system queued for a while behind the taxis for the station before finding the carpark. All of the facilities were clean and fresh looking. Good breakfast. Could do with a... More 

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Stuart C, Manager at Novotel Reading Centre, responded to this review

Dear Robin Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback and I am glad that overall you enjoyed your stay. As you say, we do have a discounted parking arrangement with a nearby carpark and it is £12 instead of £20. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

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