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Mercure George Hotel Reading

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10-12 King St., Reading RG1 2HE England
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#26 of 35 hotels in Reading
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This historic hotel is situated in the centre of Reading next to the oracle shopping centre and a short walk to the railway station.The hotel has its own courtyard
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
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Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Centrally Located
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English, French, Spanish, Italian
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trigger4x4 wrote a review Jan 2022
Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom3 contributions
I booked this hotel last year as I've stayed there on numerous occasions and I was turned away by the manager as they had closed the hotel to customers to house afgans with covid that is what I was told no one from accor had contacted me after driving 3hrs to get there for my partners birthday weekend I am still waiting for someone to contact me to explain to me why profit was put before paying customers
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Arnold Simpson wrote a review Dec 2021
Livingston, United Kingdom21 contributions4 helpful votes
Small rooms, but when you are there for a night out, all you need is a bed. It has a crazy lay out very easy to get lost on the corridors of the hotel. But, it comes with a kettle, tea, coffee, etc, all the things you need. Great location, very central and great price.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Hayley_Downing wrote a review Sep 2021
Reading, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
Allocated THE most noisy room in the hotel (Rm120) with the stairwell outside the door and a very very noisy thoroughfare outside the windows, which were fully closed! Staff were delightful. Hotel is poor even with the cheaper room rates.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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georger140 wrote a review Aug 2021
Ellon, United Kingdom290 contributions181 helpful votes
Obviously, being a historic coaching inn it was going to be somewhat old fashioned. The check in was reasonable and the staff were very nice. We did not dine in the hotel for dinner or breakfast and so cannot comment on this. The rooms were very nice and the hotel could not be more centrally located. Lovely staff!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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429Happy wrote a review Aug 2021
Chichester, United Kingdom3348 contributions329 helpful votes
Today I saw the demise of a lovely old grand lady of Reading. Closed it doors. I do sincerely trust and hope it reopens very soon. Has so much charm charisma and history. But, moreover, the people make it special from the endearing welcome of the GM to Philip on reception showing true Canadian Hospitality. Rico was a charmer full of the joys of life on reception as too our Albanian Bar tender. As I was sadly leaving a kindly housekeeping lady petite with ginger coloured hair wished me a special Bon voyage and carrying my luggage down to reception. Special memories indeed. Out of the Phoenix will rise the ashes!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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DianeT wrote a review Aug 2021
Sutton, United Kingdom60 contributions21 helpful votes
Sadly when you stay at the George. I thought it was cheap. And thought it must be because of all the high end competition. Anyway, The Booking site said they did a “good breakfast” so I paid extra for that. It was after booking that the hotel revealed they do a “grab bag”. This is false advertising. I expected creaky floors etc from a building so old. We were actually in a 1970s annex. The room was hot, the layout was poor, cramped and it was uncomfortable. Some of the furniture was broken. The view was of a flat roof. The floor in the bathroom had an odd stain. Turned out the shower flooded the floor and that left a limescale stain. The staff, when available were helpful. I was so disappointed. The Premier Inn would have been on a par price wise and more comfortable.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brenda S wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed in the George hotel for 2 nights and was very disappointed. Room very hot, had a fan but you could not leave it on overnight as too noisy. Air conditioning needed. Requested to move room but was told none available. Breakfast was very disappointing for £12.60 you got a box of cereals, muffin and small carton of orange juice. Would definitely not book a room with breakfast included if I knew this was what you were going to get.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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carrie b wrote a review Jun 2021
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On arrival like other reviews there is an overwhelming smell of indian cuisine which is a joined to the hotel and is was present our whole stay, on check in we was greeted by a gentlemen on reception checked in an then was told it was a cold grab and go breakfast on website did not say change in breakfast know its covid but resturant are now able to have people in safely i think it was an excuse to be honest. We went up to our room and was a vey basic small double room that smelt musky we had booked through buy a gift and it was ment for 2 night luxury break for including cooked breakfast and we paid additional cost for an upgrade to a superior room there was nothing superior about that room so my husband and i went to reception to speak about our booking as that was not the room advertised as superior. We explained all this to the gentlemen on reception an he basically wanted to argue with me about our booking telling me its not on his system i said i called this morning to check everything was ok an that the room was right etc he then said well i was hear all day i didt take a call i said it was a lady he continued to say he has been hear all day so basically im a liar great customer service. He then when on to say he doesnt like booking.com cos they dont do the same rates we should have booked direct i explained an showed hom my email confirmation of upgarde stating SUPERIOR he continued to make me feel like i was wrong and kept saying it doesnt say it on his system he bot going to argue so i enede this back and forth with well whats happening he reluctantly said well i will upgrade up as if he as doing us a favour when in fact thats what we had paid for he then went on about how we booked again amd told us that we are getting a £129 a night room well thats pretty much what we had paid with upgrade on the buy a gift well he gave us the key and sent ys on our way, through out our stay he was there an not once spoke to my husnad or myself even when we was polite and said hi he literally looked through us an made me feel me very uncomftable. Well our 129 a night room was not an upgrade only in size it was dirty smelly i had to go an buy cleaning products and anti-bac to clean before we done anything as i did not feel comfortable to go an approach the receptionist about our concerns the same man!! Well i will attach pictures to this and i will never be using this hotel again an will not recommend an im really not a fussy person iv stayed in all sorted of hotels caravans etc and happy to go basic but cleanliness should be a priority wherever you stay will add other staff that came on shift was more friendly.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking cost 16 quid for 2 days 😒
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Francesca H wrote a review Mar 2020
Camborne, United Kingdom278 contributions143 helpful votes
The hotel is quite old and traditionally decorated. It could do with a lick of paint. My room was comfortable (I like a firm mattress and pillows). They have a menu but I didn't fancy anything on it. You can also eat at a nearby Indian restaurant if you book dinner bed and breakfast. Breakfast was ok. I would stay again for a night or two.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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28Ballallings wrote a review Mar 2020
Onchan, United Kingdom31 contributions11 helpful votes
The Mercure George hotel in Reading is situated in the centre of the city. Ideally placed for all the shops and the large shopping centre. Parking is a bit of a problem as you have to use the local car park. The hotel was nice and clean and the reception staff were very helpful especially regarding the car parking. A very quaint hotel with a lot of history, but still offering modern facilities including disabled access. As my wife is in a wheelchair we were given a lovely handy room with disabled facilities.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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US$96 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mercure reading, george hotel reading
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United KingdomEnglandBerkshireReading
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mercure George Hotel Reading
Which popular attractions are close to Mercure George Hotel Reading?
Nearby attractions include TimeTrap Escape Rooms (0.2 km), Escape Hunt Reading (0.06 km), and Reading Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mercure George Hotel Reading?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mercure George Hotel Reading?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mercure George Hotel Reading?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mercure George Hotel Reading?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse - Reading, Miller And Carter, and Osaka.
Is Mercure George Hotel Reading located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Reading.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mercure George Hotel Reading?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mercure George Hotel Reading?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Mercure George Hotel Reading?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mapledurham House (5.9 km), Greyfriars Church (0.5 km), and Holy Trinity Church Theale (7.8 km).