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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really bad experiance, I expect better from the chain I have been a loyal customer (Silver accor card holder). Had to stay in a single room due to high occupancy but had dirty ripped linen in one of the beds, really noisy neighbours who where screaming and banging where I complianced numerous times to no effect until I banged on... More 

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Thank Ferdy76
StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience you experienced at the Mercure Hotel Reading and was disappointed to learn you had rather noisy neighbours for this I can only apologise. Your willingness to share your experience is genuinely appreciated. I will discuss your other comments with the staff concerned at our nest team meeting to ensure our... More 

Margate, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mixed feelings about this place. Pros: comfy bed, good room service menu choice, great location for shopping (if like me your not driving), good size room Cons: absolutely freezing bathroom with no source of heating at all, in winter this is unacceptable No lift

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Thank katielamb83
StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review and confirm I was pleased to learn you thought our beds were comfy and that the room service menu had a good selection to choose from. I do agree the hotel has an excellent location and not far from both the train and bus station. I can only apologise your bathroom was a little... More 

Wales, United Kingdom
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395 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I returned to the Mercure George Hotel in Reading after several years, and this time I was on my own and booked into a single room. The room wasn't the biggest I've ever stayed in, nor was it the smallest, so no complaints there from me. The bed was nice and comfortable, there was good storage space, and that TV,... More 

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Thank RojBlake
StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Mercure Hotel reading on Tripadvisor. I was delighted to learn from your comments that you found your accommodation comfortable. I shall pass on your kind words to the house Keeping staff who will be happy you found your accommodation to your liking Its always nice to hear that you thought the... More 

England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just across the road from the Oracle shopping centre and five minutes from the station,staff friendly and helpful, comfy bed plenty of hot water and very cleanbar staff friendly and good food and very reasonable prices this was the fourth year of staying and will be going there again

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StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I was delighted to learn for the forth year your stay here at the Mercure Reading was most enjoyable and confirm I will pass on your kind words to all the staff at our next team meeting. Its really nice to learn that you thought all the staff were professional and friendly I... More 

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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Period Building, one of the oldest hotels in Reading I gather. There was no warning about windy, steep stairs on the 5th floor and no lift. Not much fun with heavy luggage. The single room was very small but comfortable. For a central location, you can't really beat it. The pub grub was also reasonable. For £40,... More 

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Thank Darren T
StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review on the world web and was delighted to learn you appreciate Period Buildings with lots of character. I can only apologise the hotel has no lift and confirm staff are available at all times to assist guests with luggage on request. Glad you thought your accommodation was comfortable and the hotel was in a... More 

newport
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This hotel is quaint and unusual excellent position in the centre of reading and all its facilities. Quiet rooms with no noise issues. Room was good clean and well decorated. I was very impressed with this hotel in general my only criticism was the constant smell of curry that permeated throughout the entire hotel. This was at all times of... More 

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StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review and confirm I was delighted to learn your weekend break was most enjoyable and that you were very impressed with the hotel in general.I shall pass on your comments to the house keeping staff who will be pleased to hear you thought your room was comfortable and clean. I look forward to welcoming you... More 

Manchester
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149 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Located right in the center of Reading, handy for the Oracle shopping center and a short walk from the train station. The front of the building is an old coaching inn, but the hotel rooms are in a more modern building attached. This leads to a long walk to some of the rooms, and a few stairs involved in the... More 

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StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience you experienced on your recent overnight stay here at the Mercure Reading Hotel and was delighted to learn that you thought the staff were friendly and most helpful and that you enjoyed your cooked breakfast which was made to order.I confirm I will pass on your kind words to all... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I've read some of the reviews and I have stayed here several times on different occasions and really enjoy this place. The rooms are like a bit of a maze, but that adds to the uniqueness of the place. The rooms are always clean, the service is always good, it's very secure in the evening. The building itself is magnificent,... More 

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StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review and taking the time to share your experience you experienced during your most recent visit to the Mercure Reading. I was delighted to read you have stayed at the hotel several times and have really enjoyed the experience I confirm I will pass on your kind words to my staff at the next team... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Hotel is very quirky and obviously old. I was on 3 days course at Reading University. The room was strangely configured but acceptable and I went out for a fabulous curry in a place around the corner. When I returned I had a drink at the bar - not great as it's a bit poky and uncomfortable and the wine... More 

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StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience about the Mercure Reading while attending your course at the University, I trust your 3 day course was successful and was pleased to learn you enjoy you fabulous curry. I can only apologise about the noise in the early hours coming from the high street and was pleased you had a better nights rest... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

the bed and its room v small; the sheet slipped off the top of the bed and crumpled up. the taps very noisy and the door to the shower oddly was an odd concertina. i quite liked the fact that it's one of the oldest buildings in Reading in the centre of town but the rooms surround a cobbled courtyard... More 

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StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Hello thank you for your recent review of your experience at the Mercure Hotel Reading.I was delighted to were pleased to have stayed in one of the oldest buildings in Reading which dates back to 1642 and a town centre location. As you know the Courtyard gets very busy during the day and is a great place to meet up... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mercure George Hotel Reading

Address: 10-12 King St., Reading RG1 2HE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range: €59 - €160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mercure George Hotel Reading 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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“We faced the road so had late night noise but didn't disturb our sleep, lots of stairs and quirky corridors.”
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