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Novotel Reading Centre

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2014

First time in the Novotel Reading and the last time.... not a good start, no room in their car park so was advised by a member of staff to turn around in the road in front of the hotel and it was a quicker route to the public car park..... Halfway down was the bus lane .... £60 fine we... More 

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1 Thank frankief20
Stuart C, Manager at Novotel Reading Centre, responded to this review

Dear Frankie I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us and I will certainly advise the Reception team on how we give directions as beyond this specific case we obviously will not be held responsible for infrigements of traffic rules. I know that the fire alarm sounded in the middle of the night and appreciate that... More 

London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

We had three adults in our group; but we found the room was compact but comfortable. The toilet door looked like an internal door between rooms, and the bathroom door looked like a wardrobe. There was a 5 millimetre gap in the bathroom door that was odd. The room was clean, comfy bed and the view from the 10th floor... More 

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Thank Joanne C
Stuart C, Manager at Novotel Reading Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest I amm glad that you enjoyed your stay and we certainly hope to welcome you back to Novotel Reading Centre in the near future. We do not have a strict dress policy at breakfast though and prefer to leave it to our guests to decide. In this instance it seems that another group had a different interpretation of... More 

Bromley, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Dear Team, 5/5 score for several things: -welcome - night auditor from Spain was extremely helpful and welcoming. Little gift waiting at the desk was a nice surprise -room - i do not see really competition around (during my stay several hotels were visited around Novotel) -breakfast - every morning i experienced a very happy welcome. Good selection at the... More 

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Stuart C, Manager at Novotel Reading Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and I will certainly share your feedback with the team here. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

Amsterdam
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed at the Novotel again after my previous not so good experience. Stayed at an exec suite this time. The room (like the carpets in the hall ways) looked worn. The carpets and at least the room I stayed in needs an complete overhaul. I would not recommend the room I stayed in for my companies execs. Only thing I... More 

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Thank Tijnovth
Stuart C, Manager at Novotel Reading Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback and I am happy to say that we will be changing many of our bedroom carpets this year which will certainly address the issue you raise. If you find the time to let me know which room number you stayed in I would be very grateful as then I can ensure that this... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I've been staying regularly at the Novotel since January 2013 and fully intend to keep going back-I've been so impressed I've even joined the loyalty card scheme! The location is perfect for rail travellers and right in the centre of town if you're visiting Reading for work or pleasure. If you're planning a big night out and want a really... More 

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Stuart C, Manager at Novotel Reading Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest I am glad that you always enjoy your stays with us and I sincerely hope that we continue to welcome you back. You can indeed buy one of our beds to stay in and if you type "Novotel Shop" into a search engine then this will take to to where you need to go. I know we had... More 

wales
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56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Good location not far from train station, shops and restaurants. Lovely choice at breakfast. Clean room adequate facilities. Only negative point I had an accident and called down to reception for a plaster. I had a very curt verging on rude response of 'we do not have any' with no further assistance of help or going above and beyond for... More 

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1 Thank weekendweekend
Stuart C, Manager at Novotel Reading Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and I will of course share it with the team here and we should of course have given you the plaster you needed without hesitation on the first time of asking. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

Greenock, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We have stayed in many hotels over the years however this is our first visit to a 'Novotel'. I agree with other reviews in that it is noisy being on a main street. Room cooling is inadequate therefore you are forced to open a window as the room was sweltering. Despite being on the 7th floor, the noise from the... More 

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Thank pedster
Stuart C, Manager at Novotel Reading Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that you were disturbed by other guests making a noise. I am glad that you found the team here to be helpful and I will of course share this feedback with them. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Really can't complain! Parking is under the hotel around the back, not signposted, but happened across it quite luckily. Don't be fooled though, they let you in and out during your stay as much as you like without charge, then at the end bill you for it all. The rooms are clean and spacious, strange setup with the toilet itself... More 

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Stuart C, Manager at Novotel Reading Centre, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback and I am glad that your stay went well. I will certainly share your comments with the team here. Regards Stuart Cox Hotel Manager More 

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  • Pool
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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New Generation 4 star hotel with leisure club located in Reading town centre. Just 2 min. walk from the railway station: 25 min to London Paddington, 30 min Rail-Air link to Heathrow airport, free shuttle to Thames Valley Park. A short drive to the M4, other business parks and Reading FC stadium. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Novotel Reading Centre

Address: 25B Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range: €65 - €218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Reading Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 178
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Also Known As:
Novotel Reading Centre Hotel Reading
Accor Reading Centre
Reading Novotel
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Reading
#2 Green Hotel in Reading
#4 Business Hotel in Reading
#6 Romantic Hotel in Reading
#7 Luxury Hotel in Reading
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