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pentahotel Reading
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great location, Great Service and will come back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for one night while on business in Reading - I normally stay at another well known hotel near the train station but this one was full up on the night in question. I must say I was really impressed with the Service and Value of this Pentahotel - while it is a bit funky, it is very clean and comfortable and is very good value - very comfortable bed and so near the centre of Reading. I would recommend this hotel to any traveller or holiday maker visiting Reading.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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349 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I love this hotel, it is one of the best 'budget' hotels I've ever stayed in!!

It's in the bad end of Reading, and going out after dark is a bit hairy, but the hotel itself is brilliant. On arrival, I looked out of the window and saw a group of people throwing glass bottles at each other outside Argos. Which, to be fair, it nothing new in Reading!

The hotel is chic and colourful, and has a wine bar feel about it, with big sashaying curtains draped in reception. We walked through to the lifts and went up to the room. On arrival, we were greeted by a big queen size bed, and a desk with a wall with enough sockets to plug everything in! I brought my laptop, and so was able to connect it to the TV via the HDMI socket on the wall, as well as my iPhone charger also having a dedicated USB socket to charge! Plus there were four 3-pin sockets for anything electrical.

The big plus for me was that they had a movie channel with really up to date movies (even newer than sky) and they were free to view! Even hard-core porn was free!!!

Late check out was also free on the Sunday (3pm) and the shower was great. They add water softener, so you do end up with a greasy feel, but who cares! The hotel is great! And the bar downstairs is also good for getting a bit tipsy with only 30 second trip to get in to bed. Great stuff!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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North Haven, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 10 days, the location was great close to railway, shopping centre and shops. The interior was modern and clean with funky fittings. The staff were always polite and friendly. Free Internet was not able to be used from our room on the fifth floor. Would definitely stay at the Penta Hotel if I was to return to Reading.

Room Tip: Hot water took a while to heat ......
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

I have stayed here most weeks since May 2012 and the team are unfailingly welcoming and friendly - nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are pretty comfortable (beds sometimes a bit hard), with easy chair and desk, and a choice of pillows if you ask. The shower-rooms are nicely appointed and equipped and everything is kept well cleaned. The carpets can be a little old and stained, occasionally.
The breakfast is excellent - terrific variety of foods, all served beautifully - very inviting.
The restaurant in the evening is occasionally overwhelmed by unexpected volume, particularly from room service requests, but this has recently improved, with additional staff in both restaurant and kitchen (it appears). Food is competitive, with Reading providing a wealth of alternatives very close by!

Room Tip: Rooms at the back facing the inner square are quieter
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

My partner and I stayed on Saturday night to kick start a 3 day break to Paris. The Penta Hotel Reading was an ideal location for the Reading train station for our Sunday morning departure. Having previously experienced an event at Penta, I know how superb the standards are. I have to say from start to finish Penta was magnificent. Knowleagable staff, perfect first impressions, classy design, immaculate interiors and our room was spectacular. We experienced food in the hotel restaurant which was hearty and sofisticated, the welcome we received was second to none and the whole night was perfect. Waking up to an awesome shower that was followed by "THE" best breakfast I have ever experienced, sorry mum!! An elegently presented selection of fresh food that was just mouthwatering. The home-made muisli was the perfect start to our journey to Paris.....oh....and the danish pastry....It was just amazing and I can't really say enough about the hotel to do it justice. Just have a night at Penta Reading and you will not be dissapointed.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Matthew G
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

What a superb hotel. Location is excellent, just off Reading Centre, 5 minute walk to the train station.
Reception was quick and extremley helpful. The hotel is well laid out with a real good atmosphere to it.

Had a double room which was clean and in a high state of repair. Bathroom was spotless and hot water almost instantly from the shower!! The rooms decor is 'quirky' and modern with some nice touches - Including power sockets next to the bed.

Good sized TV, Air Con etc, but what I did like was the multi connection area on the desk that allowed you to plug HDMI, VGA and other sources in a view them on the TV. No free WiFi though.

Small restaraunt with limited menu, but the food it did serve was superb.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: pentahotel Reading
Address: Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7RH, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Reading
#9 Family Hotel in Reading
#10 Business Hotel in Reading
#11 Romantic Hotel in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — pentahotel Reading 4*
Number of rooms: 206
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the city centre, pentahotel Reading is the perfect choice no matter if you are travelling for leisure or for business. The four-star hotel has 11 meeting and event spaces for up to 250 people. European cuisine is served in the onsite restaurant which is open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Your room has air conditioning free on-demand pay TV and a private bathroom. Free Wifi is available in the entire hotel. ... more   less 
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Renaissance Reading
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