Novotel Reading Centre

25B Friar Street Reading Rg1 1Dp, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 1DP  show map
 4 stars
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Novotel Reading Centre

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Archery

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Turkish bath

Steam bath

Overview

Offering a leisure club, an indoor heated pool and an outdoor swimming pool, Novotel Reading Centre lies in a business area of Reading near to Madejski Stadium, The Museum of Reading and Oracle Shopping Centre. Since 2006, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Reading.

The property boasts convenient location minutes away from Reading train station. This comfortable venue is situated 400 meters away from Reading Crown Court, University of West London - Berkshire Institute for Health and Reading Central Library.

Quick access to restaurants and a stadium is provided.

The property is set within 1 km distance from the city center. A 40-minute drive will bring guests from RAF airport to the hotel.

Rooms

Guests are offered 178 airy hotel rooms equipped with a minibar, wireless internet, a work desk, an iron with ironing board and an in-room safe. Some rooms come with a view of Thames Valley. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and terry bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

Novotel Reading Centre offers a free breakfast served from 06:30 to 10:00. The restaurant serves international dishes. Elements Restaurant And bar is available on site.

Services

The property offers a business center, a meeting room and a copier for business guests staying at Novotel Reading Centre.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include a gym and fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible at a location nearby at GBP 12 per day.

Number of floors:   13.  Number of rooms:   178.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Archery
  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's play area
  • Video games

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Hotel Address:

25B Friar Street Reading Rg1 1Dp, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 1DP

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City Center
  • Reading
    400 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Reading Train Station
    300 m
  • Reading station
    400 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    13
  • Number of rooms:
    178

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Rooms and availability

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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Spacious room with a work desk and internet access. Also features a minibar, a private bathroom with free toiletries, and a 32-inch LCD TV.

Room facilities
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    Bed type: Triple
    Size: 24m2
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    This triple room has a minibar and seating area

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      Executive Double Room
      Bed type: Queen Size bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 30m2
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Large room with Nespresso coffee machine, iPod dock, bathrobe, free internet access and phone calls.

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Novotel Reading Centre Reading location
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        Hotel Address:

        25B Friar Street Reading Rg1 1Dp, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 1DP

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Reading
          400 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Reading Train Station
          300 m
        • Reading station
          400 m
        • Bus stop
          100 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of floors:
          13
        • Number of rooms:
          178

        Hotel Awards

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        Novotel Reading Centre Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • But Is It Art - 100 m
        • The Lemon Grove Gallery - 200 m
        • Just Posh Art - 3.1km

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 300 m

        Places of interest

        • HM Prison - 200 m
        • Abtei der Kluniazenser - 400 m
        • Bridge Boats - 600 m
        • Salter's Bros Steamers - 700 m
        • Lifespring Church - 2.0km

        Train stations

        • Reading Train Station - 200 m
        • Reading station - 300 m

        Shopping areas

        • Oracle Shopping Centre - 700 m

        Amusement

        • Shipleys Amusements - 100 m
        • Quicksilver - 100 m
        • Vue - 400 m
        • Vue Cinemas - 400 m
        • American Pool & Snooker - 500 m
        • Island Bohemian Club - 600 m
        • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 800 m
        • TVL Paint Ball Supplies (Weekend Warriors) - 800 m
        • BJ's Luxury Bingo - 2.6km

        Museums

        • The Museum Of Reading - 100 m
        • Castle Hill Gallery - 700 m
        • Museum Of English Rural Life - 1.3km
        • The Ure Museum of Greek, Archaeology - 1.8km

        Parks

        • Forbury Gardens - 300 m
        • The Herb Farm and, Saxon Maze - 2.8km

        Theaters

        • The Jelly Leg'D Chicken Arts Centre - 100 m
        • The Hexagon - 700 m
        • Progress Theatre - 1.8km

        Local Attractions

        • Gallery Fifty Five - 17.3km
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          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            13
          • Number of rooms:
            178

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedReadingNovotel Reading Centre

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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          Novotel Reading Centre Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Novotel Reading Centre

          Individual guest reviews

          • Family with children
            6.4

            Good size room, very nice breakfast, convenient for motorway, several restaurants nearby.

            As it was a family celebration ( my husband's 75th birthday ) we paid for 9 of our family to stay there with breakfast. We chose a hotel with a pool so that we could have fun together without having to find other attractions in the neighbourhood ( not much fun to do in Feb ). It was very disappointing to be told that the pool would be closed for most of the day after our arrival for work to be done. We were not told this the evening before. There was nothing for a baby and teenagers to do without this facility ( except for TV !!! )

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            Good location rooms very good ideal for what we wanted

          • Family with children
            10.0

            Brilliant front desk staff, facilities, cleanliness, ambiance,

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            Helpful, friendly staff. Elegant design and furnishings - it looked as though it had been recently refurbished. We only stopped one night as a convenient break between Heathrow and returning home to Cornwall. Close proximity to Reading station was a big advantage.

            One minor quibble: only Sky tv available in the room.

          • Single
            8.8

            location is excellent because its near the attractions and shopping malls and near the train station too.

          • Single
            10.0

            Very comfortable accommodation, with leisure centre facilities, efficiently run, in a very convenient location, at a reasonable price.

            On this occasion the sauna was out of order, which was a pity, but when I mentioned it when leave the staff member dealt with my comment very politely and promised to check the matter immediately.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            Location is good.

            nice staff but poor service management.

          • Family with children
            9.2

            It was clean and there was every thing that we needed. Staff were nice. Location was good.

            Car parking was more expensive than the ncp and we couldn't find it.

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            very satisfactory

            cooked breakfast was disappointing for me personally. hubby was satisfied enough with it. rest of buffet was excellent

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            Efficient new-style hotel, high standards all round.

          • Single
            8.0

            The Hotel and room were spotlessly clean and the staff were polite and friendly.

            I visited the Hotel on a Saturday night and therefore the adjacent street was busy and noisy until the early hours therefore I did have difficulty sleeping.

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            Flexible staff. Nice rooms

            He lift program which seemed to go whereever called if you were in it, rather than to the floor you had requested (eg we've be going down 2 floors and suddenly we's being going up 10 floors instead)

          • Group of friends
            9.2

            Great location, excellent check-in, room was very confortable. In all great value for £59

          • Group of friends
            8.8

            Breakfast was good value, swimming pool and sauna facilities were excellent.

            Would have been nice to have had access to a TV, and not have to pay £15 for access to a TV.

          • Family with children
            10.0

            staff are brilliant, clean rooms, brilliant leisure facilities, good food, great location

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Novotel Reading Centre Reading location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          25B Friar Street Reading Rg1 1Dp, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 1DP

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Reading
            400 m
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Reading Train Station
            300 m
          • Reading station
            400 m
          • Bus stop
            100 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            13
          • Number of rooms:
            178

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedReadingNovotel Reading Centre

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Spa Hotels in United Kingdom

          Use Badge