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Malmaison Reading

18 - 20 Station Road, Reading RG1 1JX, England
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my wife for my birthday, just after Christmas. She had booked us a suite which was nice, but the bed was very uncomfortable. The mattress was so thin that I could squeeze it together with one hand! This was a real surprise for a Malmaison, as I have stayed repeatedly at various Mals over the years and... More 

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Thank maddydan
Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear maddydan Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal in the brasserie and that the service and food was first class. I am sorry to read that you found the bed to be uncomfortable, i shall look into this personally. I am however pleased to read that the duty... More 

Lancaster
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have just returned from the Malmaison Reading 6/7th Feb and I'm not impressed. The Hotel is looking very dirty and worn out. I was in a party of four and we had the 'GWR' Suite and the 'Flying Scotsman'. Both good sized rooms, very comfy beds and well appointed. However the 'Malmaison darkness' hides a lot of things. Dirty... More 

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1 Thank Smith112Family
Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear Smith112Family Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I’m very sorry to read that your recent experience at the hotel and in particular the Brasserie did not meet your expectation. I have spoken to both the brasserie and housekeeping team about your comments so that they can ensure we learn from it. I am delighted that... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arranged afternoon tea for 10 people, very helpful staff answered email queries promptly. On arrival table was set up in bar area, barstaff very helpful, food well presented and more than enough. Lots of refills of tea and coffee and soft drinks. Nice surroundings, highly recommended.

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Thank Caroline R
Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear Caroline R Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon tea in our Mal Bar and found the bar staff to be very helpful. Our afternoon tea's are made fresh to order by our team of chef's and glad that you found it well presented and plentiful. Once again... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Can't praise this hotel enough. I am so fussy when staying away from home but this place is faultless. Fantastic receptionists, waiting staff, bar staff and not forgetting the chefs. We have been here 4 times over the last 5 months and not because we love Reading just because we love Malmaison Reading and all it has to offer. I... More 

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Thank Jacqui M
Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear Jacqui M Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you cant praise the hotel enough and that staff in all areas are fantastic. Your comments about the Mal Bar are particularly pleasing i am sure the team will be delighted to read your comments. Once again thank you for taking the time... More 

Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Malmaison Reading January 7-9. The location is great, just across the street from Reading Station, including easy transportation to LHR via coach service. The room was large, quiet and comfortable, The dining room was good and it was nice to have a starbucks on premises. My only complaint is that after I checked out my credit... More 

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Thank IndiaTraveller77
Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear IndiaTraveller77 Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Our location, especially if you are traveling in or out by train or needing to get to London Heathrow is indeed great! I am delighted that you found your room to be quiet and comfortable. I am sorry to hear that their was a problem with your credit-card... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked on an offer called "Bed and bubbles" which meant a stay in a room, (we booked a superior double) a glass of champagne on arrival and a continental breakfast. After hearing from others that they had refurbished certain rooms, I enquired about this and I was given room 305. This is a Club Mal room, but the price... More 

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Thank Nina H
Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear Nina H Thank you for taking the time to write your very comprehensive review and we are very glad that you enjoyed Room 305. I am pleased that we were able to give you the refurbished room and that you "couldn't have been happier" with the new concept. Our breakfast boxes are very popular and great for a lazy... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay in a month - whilst hospital / family visiting at this railway themed Malmaison hotel. Its a stylish hotel where everything works. The restaurant is a cut above most hotel restaurants the set menu is really good value and tasty - breakfast too is good. Staff in the well stocked bar are very knowledgeable and... More 

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Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear Twoshedseng Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. It was fantastic to read the feedback on the food and beverage aspects of your stay and delighted you found the Bar team to be so knowledgeable. Unfortunately as you pointed out we... More 

West Midlands
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying for 3 nights I was really pleased to be able to upgrade to the Orient Express suite - just disappointed as its a bit of a waste when staying in your own from work. Whilst the dark rooms make it a bit different to the norm - it could do with a bit of a deep clean! Definitely a... More 

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Thank Mich33
Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear Mich33 Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I’m very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us in the Orient Express Suite and that you were able to enjoy the complimentary upgrade! The bath sure is a feature of the room even if a little tough to get out of. I am delighted... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this bar. It's home from home for us and Rory and Rosie provide the best service, drinks and atmosphere of any Reading bar! They have a fantastic cocktail menu, comprehensive quality spirits and great knowledge, the bar is comfy with sofas and a real fire. Awesome!

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Thank dexterryan
Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear dexterryan, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I’m very pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us in the Mal Bar! I’m pleased to read that you enjoyed the service provided by Rory & Rosie and the atmosphere in the bar and we look forward to welcoming you back to Malmaison Reading again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love coming here! Rosie makes the best passion fruit mojitos!! Rory another bartender has served me on several occasions and he is always on form. All the staff are super helpful and make sure you always have a great time!

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Thank Timothy R
Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear Timothy R, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your Mal Bar experience! Our MalChemy Cocktails and champagne offering is indeed fantastic . Thank for the staff recognition, I will personally make sure to pass your comment down to them. We look forward to welcoming... More 

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