The Reading Hilton is a newer glass and steel hotel on the outskirts of Reading, near the Madjeski stadium and about 40 minutes from Heathrow. Initial impressions were favourable although check-in took a bit longer than I'd hoped for. I got my room card and went straight to my room.
The room was small but clean and pleasant. Though not to my taste, the bed was firm, the bedding soft and and clean. The bathroom was finished to a very high standard with all the necessary toiletries and towels available. The shower was amazing with good flow and good temperature control on the water, I felt revived afterwards. There is a hi-def tv available but went unused as I planned to read. There is a deficit of plugs near the bed if you plan to charge your phone and use it as an alarm.
The bar area was comfortable with food available and was where I ate dinner. There is a restaurant available but I didn't fancy what was on the menu and elected a simpler pasta dish in the bar. With Gold status car a free beer chit as there is no executive lounge, beers on tap were limited but not overly expensive considering it was a hotel bar.
Breakfast in the morning was plentiful with a hot full english option as well as plenty of continental choices. I wasn't in the mood for a FEB so had the lighter options and coffee.
Parking is inclusive for guests. Good wireless signal - again included for Gold.
Overall a pleasant and comfortable hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The contemporary Hilton Reading hotel offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, just a 4 minute drive from Reading's historical city centre, the River Thames and the famous shopping centre, The Oracle. The hotel is situated on the Kennet Island Development just of the A33 and is within walking distance to the Madejski Stadium. Reading train station is only 4 minutes drive away and Heathrow Airport is a 25 minute drive.All of the spacious, air-conditioned Guest Rooms and Suites at the Hilton Reading hotel have been tastefully decorated and feature wired and wireless internet access, the latest in audio-visual technology, a large, ergonomic desk and comfortable Hilton Serenity® beds.Dine in the stylish Larder Restaurant, which offers a combination of local and international dishes with both modern and traditional influences and finish your meal with a cocktail in the relaxing Bar K. Tone up in the complimentary 24-hour Livingwell Health Club featuring Livingwell by Precor gym equipment, a heated, indoor swimming pool, sauna and a dance studio for a variety of fitness classes. Celebrate or hold a business function at the Hilton Reading hotel which features 8 flexible meeting rooms and a large Ballroom catering for up to 400 guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Reading Hotel Reading