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Novotel Reading Centre

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25b Friar Street, Reading RG11DP, England
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Ranked #10 of 32 hotels in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good location not far from train station, shops and restaurants. Lovely choice at breakfast. Clean room adequate facilities. Only negative point I had an accident and called down to reception for a plaster. I had a very curt verging on rude response of 'we do not have any' with no further assistance of help or going above and beyond for... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and I will of course share it with the team here and we should of course have given you the plaster you needed without hesitation on the first time of asking. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More

Greenock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed in many hotels over the years however this is our first visit to a 'Novotel'. I agree with other reviews in that it is noisy being on a main street. Room cooling is inadequate therefore you are forced to open a window as the room was sweltering. Despite being on the 7th floor, the noise from the... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that you were disturbed by other guests making a noise. I am glad that you found the team here to be helpful and I will of course share this feedback with them. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really can't complain! Parking is under the hotel around the back, not signposted, but happened across it quite luckily. Don't be fooled though, they let you in and out during your stay as much as you like without charge, then at the end bill you for it all. The rooms are clean and spacious, strange setup with the toilet itself... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback and I am glad that your stay went well. I will certainly share your comments with the team here. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More

Derry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and me were on a 5 day mini tour of the SW of England with Travel Solutions staying at this lovely hotel for 4 nights, on a bed and breakfast basis. We travelled each morning after breakfast to Windsor, Blenheim Palace, London, Oxford, Newbury and Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey). The hotel was an excellent choice with it's central... More

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

Dear Jim Many thanks for your kind words. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and discovered what a great base location we are for enjoying the many sights in the area. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More

Banbridge, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Novotel Reading for 4 nights b & b with a group of 30 on a coach tour this week. The hotel is immaculate, very convenient, and decorated in a modern style. We also appreciated being able to open the window for some fresh air on these recent very hot days! We found the staff to be... More

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

Dear Guest Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback and I an glad that we gave an excellent stay to you and that the team here went out of their way to help. I will share your feedback with them all. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Reading Novotel for two nights and was very happy with the stay. The room was clean and modern, had a shower as well as bath, plenty of room and good tv/internet/wifi service. We opted for the half price breakfast offer on arrival at the hotel and were glad we did. Very good selection and quality. The staff were... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for leaving your feedback and I am sorry that you had issues in regards to our car park. Having a very central location means that car parking can be a challenge in Reading and many hotels do not have any parking at all. We do however have an arrangement with a nearby carpark just a short... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No complaints about the hotel, only one very annoying concern. The restaurant insure the hotel is not open on weekends.even though they boast about thier fitness and healthy meals they're not open for you to try.We even stood for ten minutes waiting to be seated to be told it was closed, but the barman who saw us Walk up and... More

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

Dear John Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. Indeed we do close our restaurant area at the weekends and serve the full range of food from the bar. I am sorry that this was not communicated to you and I will certainly share the feedback with the team here. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More

Seremban, Malaysia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As in the title, this is my 2nd visit and the staff we even better than before. Very polite & helpful and the male staff who checked me in even greeted me by name days later. The staff always meet any request made during bookings and when we enquire at the front desk, all with a smile and happy feeling.... More

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

Sincere thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback and I am glad that we managed to tick all your boxes once again. Thankfully you had more time this stay so were able to use our facilities to the full. We hope to welcome you back to the Novotel Reading in the future. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... we made a mistake in choosing it, as we needed somewhere with parking. We arrived after a tiring day to discover that not only is Friar Street closed to traffic but we couldn't find our way to the hotel car park. Even when we rang Reception and were given instructions, we still couldn't find it. As we were going... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and I am sorry that you had issues in finding our car park. I sincerely hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay and am glad that everything was as it should be with your room. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More

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Address: 25b Friar Street, Reading RG11DP, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Reading Centre 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Family Hotel in Reading #1 Green Hotel in Reading #4 Business Hotel in Reading #5 Luxury Hotel in Reading #6 Romantic Hotel in Reading
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New Generation 4 star hotel with leisure club located in Reading town centre. Just 2 min. walk from the railway station: 25 min to London Paddington, 30 min Rail-Air link to Heathrow airport, free shuttle to Thames Valley Park. A short drive to the M4, other business parks and Reading FC stadium. ... more   less 
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