Made a last minute booking at the Malmaison in Reading, considered other local hotels such as Novotel (more expensive), Premier Inn (similar price), but decided on this one as it was close to the train station and appeared to have everything needed for an impromptu overnight stay on business. Booked a deal with a Superior double room with continental breakfast. The chap on reception was pleasant, efficient and very helpful. As noted by others, the hotel is quite dark, but this wasn't a problem for me. The room was modern, clean and comfortable; a good sized bathroom with bath and rain shower, and good toiletries on offer, and the large bed was great, with the dark blackout curtains meaning I wasn't woken at 5.00am as the sun came up! The evening meal in the Brasserie was a pleasant affair, not too crowded, served quickly by friendly staff, and a good choice of food available. I ordered just a main course, and was told this was likely to take about 30 minutes, so I decided to order a starter to nibble on in the meantime, but it turned out that my main meal arrived very quickly - the cynic in me may say this was a ploy to get me to order a starter - but nevertheless, the starter was very nice too, so I wasn't too troubled by this! Drinks were expensive, as expected in a good city centre hotel. Breakfast the next day was great, I upgraded to the full English for an extra £2 (it would be rude not to!) and it was worth it, very nice breakfast indeed which set me up for the busy day ahead. All in all, a good experience and somewhere I would stay again if all of the rooms are of the same quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The brief encounter, that fleeting glance from across the platform, a longing to be with the one you shouldn't...Meet me outside the station at this gloriously converted rail hotel. You shouldn't have this much fun so close to Heathrow, but you will at Mal. You shouldn't find a train set in your room, or a bath big enough for two, for that matter. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Malmaison Reading Hotel Reading
- Malmaison Hotel Reading
- Reading Malmaison Hotel