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Pentahotel Reading

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Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7RH England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 03/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#15 of 35 hotels in Reading
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What makes us a cut above the rest is the way we do things. We have designed the pentahotel Reading to be simple and pentastylish, to provide excellent value for money, create a pentafun and relaxed space with service that is welcoming and personal. All of this not only makes us the newest hotel in Reading, but also your neighbourhood lifestyle hotel. The perfect place to eat, drink and relax is the pentalounge, our „lifestyle lobby“ that multi-functions as a reception, bar, and cafe, perfect as a neighbourhood hub. And we have spacious air-conditioned rooms each feature a 38-inch flat-screen TV with Google Chromecast connection and free in-room movies. No matter what brings you to Reading, there is always time to have a look around. There are the medieval Abbey ruins, historic rivers and of course the majestic Thames Valley countryside to inspire you. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy you could also try out some of the local restaurants or pubs or the fabulous shopping malls.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Room service
Separate living room
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 7 more
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Simon g wrote a review Nov 2021
Woodditton, United Kingdom28 contributions15 helpful votes
WiFi useless despite several management attempts to fix. Room keys keep locking guests out. Happens so often reception don't even apologise. Lift broken all weekend. Breakfast run by one poor soul who had no chance to keep up. Shame, good location.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chris Jordan wrote a review Nov 2021
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The location of the hotel was very good for where i was working for the couple of days i stayed at the hotel. just set outside the Reading central area but within walking distance of the Oracle and shopping areas. The entrance and lobby area really sells this hotel, moody lighting and music and into a modern looking bar and reception area. Unfortunately this doesn't continue in the same manner. The rooms are adequate, having stayed in a few different hotels the room isn't the worst by a long shot but nothing near the best for this price bracket. Felt a bit noisy as well... but that might have been me not working out how to close the windows properly! Food was only from a very limited menu from the bar, I ended up with deliveroo both nights..... The breakfast was actually ok, but nothing more then you`d get from a premier inn breakfast.. Overall, it was ok.. but i think i expected a little better. I'll be back at the Crowne Plaza next time I need to stay in Reading :)
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Michael W wrote a review Nov 2021
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Grubby rooms. Lacklustre service. Hard to find. Can't put your drinks on your room. Can't run a bar tab. Don't do VAT receipts. Won't add your food and drink spend to your overall bill. Promised they would provide overall bill for all expenditure - then didn't. Checkout promised an email receipt but didn't send one. When chased they then said they can only provide a photo of a paper receipt.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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MineheadMaiden wrote a review Nov 2021
Minehead, United Kingdom31 contributions52 helpful votes
Hotel looks great as you arrive. Very cool and trendy but I had a few issues that I contacted their head office about and had no reply. My room was boiling hot with no window that opened and aircon that didn’t work. I purposely book hotels with aircon as being a woman of a certain age I can overheat. It was like a sauna. I went to reception and was told that the system was down and she couldn’t check what rooms had working aircon. She said the only place she knew she could move me to was a room on the main road as those windows opened. She said it wasn’t too noisy. I’ve never heard a racket like it. I reckon if I slept next to the M25 at rush hour it would be quieter. Had little to no sleep. Went to the bar to order food as the website boasts about the quality of their food. Burgers and chicken. That’s it. I can get that at that nearby KFC or McD for a fraction of the price. I booked and paid for breakfast however nobody was checking who’s booked and paid so I could have not paid for it and still got it. Breakfast was the highlight, all freshly cooked and plenty of it.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Charlon Muscat wrote a review Nov 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom53 contributions1 helpful vote
It was just amazing! 😍✨ The location, amenities, rooms, breakfast, staff - all were top-notch. The hotel has a huge lounge area/bar, a pool table, and even a cool library. Its location is just perfect, right as Reading’s high street begins. Besides that, the breakfast is just absolutely PERFECT. There’s anything you can wish for – from pastries to seeds and nuts, to a full English breakfast, cereals, fruits. The quality and freshness are nothing compared to what we actually found in other hotels. The options are way too vast and for all vegetarians/vegans out there, you won’t be disappointed! We’ll be back guys, surely! ❤️❤️
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Date of stay: October 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$70 - US$333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
reading penta hotel, renaissance reading, renaissance hotel reading
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
pentahotels Reading
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandBerkshireReading
NUMBER OF ROOMS
206
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pentahotel Reading
Which popular attractions are close to Pentahotel Reading?
Nearby attractions include Escape Reading (0.09 km), Deadlocked Escape Rooms (0.4 km), and Be At One Reading (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pentahotel Reading?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Pentahotel Reading?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Pentahotel Reading?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pentahotel Reading?
Yes, free public parking nearby, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pentahotel Reading?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coconut Bar & Kitchen, Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse - Reading, and Tamp Culture Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pentahotel Reading?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Pentahotel Reading located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Reading.
Does Pentahotel Reading offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pentahotel Reading?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Pentahotel Reading?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mapledurham House (5.5 km), Greyfriars Church (0.2 km), and Holy Trinity Church Theale (7.3 km).