We visit Reading fairly regularly as our son is at university there. On our first few visits we stayed in Travelodges (Reading has two of them) but found one to be inconveniently situated in Oxford Road (on the wrong side of Reading's confusing one-way system) and the other to be not only very shabby but also placed next to a pub which doesn’t open for breakfast!
After that we used another quite acceptable private hotel a few times, but it was still on the other side of town to the university. So this time we found the Hillingdon Prince Hotel, which suits us perfectly. The room was spacious clean and warm (on a very cold night!) and the staff were extremely helpful, both prior to our stay when we had to make last minute changes, and during our time in the hotel. And it is situated between the university and the Oracle shopping centre, well away from that dreadful one-way system!
And no trekking off to Morrison’s to get breakfast – instead we enjoyed a buffet and cooked breakfast in the Hillingdon Prince’s conservatory-style dining room. Oh, and because we booked online they gave us a mystery free gift (I won’t say what it was because that would ruin the surprise for you), and a free drink in the cosy bar.
So if you’re visiting Reading don’t consider staying anywhere else – take it from those who have tried the alternatives.
- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Reading
- Reading Comfort Inn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay with us for clean comfortable rooms at affordable prices. Our rooms offer microwaves and fridges and some with mini kitchens. Ideal for the cost conscious traveller as you are the able to cater for yourself. We can also arrange free delivery and discounts at our local restaurants. We offer FREE secure wifi, gym and 24 hour reception. We serve breakfast daily. Located just a short walk to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading University, the Town Centre and a short drive to all the local Business Parks. ... more less
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