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Novotel Reading Centre

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25b Friar Street, Reading RG11DP, England
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Weston-super-MAre
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106 reviews 106 reviews
21 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose the Novotel because it was close to Reading station where we were being picked up for a wedding and I didn't want to walk far in somewhat inappropriate shoes! Check in was super fast and efficient. We initially found getting around the hotel a little tricky as you need to use your room key to operate the lifts... More

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

Dear Guest Many thanks for your kind words and I am really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to share your feedback with the team here as I know it will act as encouragement to everyone. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having stayed at a few hotels in the Reading area I have now settled on the Novotel primarily because it's just a 3 minute walk to the Railway Station. It's not a cheap place to stay, but Reading isn't a cheap place at all. The rooms are great, well laid out and with a good standard of fitment, much as... More

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

Dear Guest Many thanks for your kind words, which I will certainly share with the team here. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and comfortable room with a great shower and deep bath. We got a good advance deal on the executive room, and the breakfast was decent. Customer service excellent too. Downsides - running out of cutlery and mugs at breakfast and above all, and only 2 out of 3 lifts running. Unfortunately we were on the 10th out of 13... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and am sorry that one of our lifts had to be taken out of service for repair while you were here. It is of course now back in service. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More

Solihull, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
138 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent last weekend at this hotel as we were going to a race meeting on Saturday at Ascot. We usually stay here for Ascot because the station is less than 5 mins walk away with regular trains. The hotel itself is on one of the main roads in Reading,we find that the area gets more and more shabby every time... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we will certainly discuss it as a team and use it to improve what we offer. We will of course address the concerns you raise. As you say, we have an excellent location for Ascot and we sincerely hope to welcome you again. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel... More

Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in the Novotel Reading and the last time.... not a good start, no room in their car park so was advised by a member of staff to turn around in the road in front of the hotel and it was a quicker route to the public car park..... Halfway down was the bus lane .... £60 fine we... More

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

Dear Frankie I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us and I will certainly advise the Reception team on how we give directions as beyond this specific case we obviously will not be held responsible for infrigements of traffic rules. I know that the fire alarm sounded in the middle of the night and appreciate that... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had three adults in our group; but we found the room was compact but comfortable. The toilet door looked like an internal door between rooms, and the bathroom door looked like a wardrobe. There was a 5 millimetre gap in the bathroom door that was odd. The room was clean, comfy bed and the view from the 10th floor... More

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

Dear Guest I amm glad that you enjoyed your stay and we certainly hope to welcome you back to Novotel Reading Centre in the near future. We do not have a strict dress policy at breakfast though and prefer to leave it to our guests to decide. In this instance it seems that another group had a different interpretation of... More

Bromley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear Team, 5/5 score for several things: -welcome - night auditor from Spain was extremely helpful and welcoming. Little gift waiting at the desk was a nice surprise -room - i do not see really competition around (during my stay several hotels were visited around Novotel) -breakfast - every morning i experienced a very happy welcome. Good selection at the... More

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

Dear Guest Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and I will certainly share your feedback with the team here. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More

Amsterdam
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Novotel again after my previous not so good experience. Stayed at an exec suite this time. The room (like the carpets in the hall ways) looked worn. The carpets and at least the room I stayed in needs an complete overhaul. I would not recommend the room I stayed in for my companies execs. Only thing I... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback and I am happy to say that we will be changing many of our bedroom carpets this year which will certainly address the issue you raise. If you find the time to let me know which room number you stayed in I would be very grateful as then I can ensure that this... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been staying regularly at the Novotel since January 2013 and fully intend to keep going back-I've been so impressed I've even joined the loyalty card scheme! The location is perfect for rail travellers and right in the centre of town if you're visiting Reading for work or pleasure. If you're planning a big night out and want a really... More

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

Dear Guest I am glad that you always enjoy your stays with us and I sincerely hope that we continue to welcome you back. You can indeed buy one of our beds to stay in and if you type "Novotel Shop" into a search engine then this will take to to where you need to go. I know we had... 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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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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