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25B Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DP England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 16/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 35 hotels in Reading
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Novotel Reading Centre has the pleasure to present you the ALLSAFE label, developed with and vetted by Bureau Veritas, a new Government Approved health and safety protocol for all AccorHotels in the UK. It represents our new elevated cleanliness protocols and standards, and provides assurance that these standards have been met in our hotel. The 4 star hotel is ideally located in Reading town centre, 2 minutes’ walk from Reading train station. You can reach London Paddington station by train in 25 minutes. From our town centre location you will be able to reach the Thames Valley Park via shuttle bus where Microsoft and Oracle are based. After a day’s work just relax in our leisure centre where you will enjoy our indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room. You can also have a work out in our gym with great equipment. Come and stay at the Novotel Reading Centre in our family rooms, which can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. Why not visiting the Abbey in Forbury Gardens, Reading Museum or take a boat trip up the River Thames with your loved ones. Hotel is also 25 minutes’ drive from Windsor, with easy access to LegoLand. And why go out if you can stay in? Enjoy a lovely meal or drinks in our Gourmet Bar and Restaurant, with a cosy atmosphere this is the best place to feel at home.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Polish and 1 more
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Austy2022 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Our stay started very stressfully as there was no way of unloaded our bags and with two children under five we had a lot of stuff. The car park recommended was around a mile away so more than one trip was required by myself. Very disappointed this wasn't highlighted before we book as i would of looked elsewhere. Feel there should also be an age recommendation to stop young kids walking around at breakfast with hot drinks, i do realise this should sit with the parents but it was an accident waiting to happen. After we left my youngest left some toys in the draw and it has taken three days of calls and emails to finally get a response, in which the toys are no longer there!!!! Frustrating. Recommend the Cambridge Novotel, so much better than Reading. One good thing was they did decorate the room lovely for my daughters 5th Birthday and she loved the surprise.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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up752845 wrote a review Jun 2022
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The room was nice and clean. However, after using the swimming pool we could not get back into the room. The key card did not work, the maid also could not get in. We had to wait around for the maintenance man to unlock the door with a master key. Later on, despite the lack of warning, we were kicked out of the swimming pool. We were not told the pool times, nor were there any signs. The key card let us into the changing rooms so we assumed it was fine. The woman was very rude and shouted at us as if it was our fault. It was very unprofessional.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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craig k wrote a review Jun 2022
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Two visits for conference. ALL staff provided excellent service with warm welcome for everyone. Facilities quickly adapted to our needs, conference center well fitted, hotel rooms modern and well cared for. HIGHLY recommend in all ways. Specific compliments to Marissa, Carris, Dominica, Eduardo, Alex and Florine.
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Tyler C wrote a review Jun 2022
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Hind was extremely helpful when I had to check in late at night due to train cancellations. I was also offered late check out to ensure that I could get as much rest as possible after a long night. This was a good touch! This group of hotels has always been a favourite of mine!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Celia R wrote a review Jun 2022
Windsor, United Kingdom1 contribution
Staff were amazing nothing was too much trouble! Breakfast was busy but replenished quickly, great coffee and atmosphere in the bar. Our room was clean, bed comfortable we slept very well despite the scaffolding outside we stayed on the weekend and didn't hear any noise! The pool was lovely and open until 10pm which is a bonus. The only downside is that parking is closed and getting to the hotel can be quiet tricky as it is in middle of town center but reception gave us discount for staying in Queens Road Car Park. Overall we had a fantastic stay, and will definitely be back. Thank you Nika, Hugo, and Luke for making us feel so welcome
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pintu38 wrote a review Jun 2022
Grenoble, France33 contributions24 helpful votes
Very friendly and professional staff, especially Rhizlaine & Hind. Nice breakfast and excellent location near the train station. Downtown is a few minutes by foot. The rooms are clean and spacious. The AC was not working well however. The possibility you park there is an additional benefit.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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westlindsay wrote a review Jun 2022
Salisbury, United Kingdom2 contributions
I have just got home from a 2 day conference at the Novotel Reading . The staff were a delight. They were so polit, friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. They even found me some plasters to cover blisters on my feet! A special thatyou to Carris for my beautifully presented gin and tonic and to all the other bar, restaurant and reception staff for going over and above. A very enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Misha wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
We visited Novotel Reading in May 2022 with a Church retreat event for 2 nights - we stayed in the hotel and used the hotel facilities and meeting room facilities. We were so impressed with the service provided to us - all the staff who served us were so helpful - Marissa and Hugo went out of their way to help us on arrival. We would like to send a special thanks to Kit, who was a wonderful help to us throughout the process of organising the event. The meeting room facilities were excellent and we were extremely happy with the service provided in the restaurant with our group meal there - the restaurant staff were all very happy to help us. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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gaelee wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Nice hotel with swimming pool and good service with Marissa in the reception. She is very friendly and helpful and polite. We enjoyed our stay and definitely we will be back soon. Nice Cocktail in the bar and our Children Enjoyed the Swimming pool and good facilties and sauna and gym are included.😍
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reece T wrote a review May 2022
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Great experience at the Novotel. I will be back soon as it’s such a good atmosphere and hotel. Breakfast was amazing as well, fantastic panckes. Then the staff especially Dominika served amazing G&Ts. BR Reece
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
US$100 - US$190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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novotel reading centre hotel reading, accor reading centre, reading novotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandBerkshireReading
NUMBER OF ROOMS
179
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Frequently Asked Questions about Novotel Reading Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Novotel Reading Centre?
Nearby attractions include TimeTrap Escape Rooms (0.1 km), Escape Reading (0.4 km), and Escape Hunt Reading (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Novotel Reading Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Novotel Reading Centre?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Novotel Reading Centre?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Novotel Reading Centre?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Novotel Reading Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse - Reading, Miller And Carter, and Osaka.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Novotel Reading Centre?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Novotel Reading Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Reading.
Are any cleaning services offered at Novotel Reading Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Novotel Reading Centre offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Novotel Reading Centre?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Polish, and Romanian.