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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall a lovely hotel with pleasant staff. A list of pros/cons below- Pros: -Good city centre location -Lovely rooms -Great breakfast Cons: -Slow check-in -No onsite car park (one nearby) -No points / membership rewards

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Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear PraSat02, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We really appreciate the feedback in your review. I'm pleased you felt we had lovely rooms with great breakfast. I will however speak with reception and make sure we provide an efficient check in so that it doesn't feel slow. I will also feed your comments to the...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Malmasion for afternoon tea to celebrate a 40th birthday. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious. All facilities were clean and beautiful. Highly recommend. I will definitely be returning.

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Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear SophieEastman, Thank you for taking the time to review your Afternoon Tea. I'm pleased that you decided to visit us to celebrate a 40th birthday and that you felt the service to be friendly an the food delicious. We really hope you come and join us again for Afternoon tea. Kind regards Marie

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good reception from the team. They were aware of our requests we had made online with the booking. Lovely ambiance in the hotel. Brasserie was quite bright for the evening meal in contrast with the rest of the hotel which had a warm and private atmosphere. Bedroom was very quiet despite being on the main road. Lovely touches in the...

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Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear missjohnsoncv, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay. I'm so pleased to read your comments about your stay, especially about the service from the team. I am also pleased to read that James was able to offer a solution for your heating and sort you out a drink in the bar. We really hope...

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very convenient to the station on arrival the staff are very welcoming, check in is easy, the room are very good although for me a little dark, not the best lighting.... But the hotel bar area is excellent and trendy . The Brasserie is very good with a good choice of menu and breakfast in the morning...

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Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear Coolberryhawk, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the comments about our Brasserie that we are very proud of. I note your comment about the lighting in the room, we are very soon to be having the rooms refurbished and will have better...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Check in easy, room size good, bathroom great. Overall I was really pleased for the price I paid (£85) that's until I tried to fall asleep. Mattress was old, hard and lumpy with metal springs, impossible to sleep on. If the hotel replaced the mattress, this rating would have been much higher rating

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Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear Bettina, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I'm pleased to read that you felt that the room was good value, and you liked the bathroom. I'm really disappointed to hear that the mattress was not to your liking. Our mattresses are well within their lifespan, so I would be keen to speak with...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All our top level executives go there (when they visit from New Jersey). But still, the drinks (hot and cold, are affordable). Very friendly staff, the interior is so well done, it makes you think you are in a James Bond film! Absolutely love this place.

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Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear AlBahati, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I'm really pleased to hear that you enjoy staying with us and that the hotel reminds you of James Bond - that's a new one on us! We look forward to welcoming you here again soon. Kind regards Marie

San Mateo, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location as noted in other reviews, just opposite the train station. The good - the restaurant is good. The beds in the rooms are comfortable. The bad - everything else. A clue is that they charge you for your full stay at check in. Like they know after one night you would likely move to another hotel. Once you...

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Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Hello The ENTJ, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm pleased to read that you liked our Brasserie and you found the bed to be comfortable. I am very disappointed to read that you did not enjoy the rest of your stay. I would be very keen to speak with you regarding you stay, especially as...

Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was decent hotel as far as reading is concerned. Much better than Novotel next door, with nice maintained rooms. The advantage is that you area very next to the reading station and need not spend much for transport, which could be a minimum 6 pounds for a taxi. I would definitely recommend this hotel over others.

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Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear Uday K, Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I'm really please to hear that you would recommend our hotel and you found the location to be beneficial to you. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Marie

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reading is the sort of place that is frequented by business travellers on their own and the options are limited. There is the tediously soul less Madjeski or the isolated Hilton which is OK. In search of something a bit more characterful I tried the Malmaison. Definitely more interesting with a nice room and a TV you can see from...

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Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear AstralTraveller1964, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. I'm so pleased that you found our hotel to a bit different which is exactly what we are trying to achieve. Next time you stay with us let us know that you have parked at the NCP as we can validate the ticket which brings the cost down...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for making our business event so smooth. A special thanks to Imogen and David who went out of their way to assist us. We would very much repeat the event and recommend your facilities to our colleagues.

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Marie W, General Manager at Malmaison Reading, responded to this review

Dear Joanne C, Thank you for reviewing your business event. I'm so pleased to hear that Imogen and David were able to make your business meeting run smoothly. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards Marie

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Cuisines: British, French, European
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The brief encounter, that fleeting glance from across the platform, a longing to be with the one you shouldn't...Meet me outside the station at this gloriously converted rail hotel. You shouldn't have this much fun so close to Heathrow, but you will at Mal. You shouldn't find a train set in your room, or a bath big enough for two, for that matter. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Malmaison Reading

Address: 18-20 Station Road, Reading RG1 1JX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range: €94 - €212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Malmaison Reading 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Reading
#6 Business Hotel in Reading
#10 Romantic Hotel in Reading
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“Room 211 is the biggest room in the hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles missjohnsoncv, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you stay here, get a room on as high a floor as possible to get away from the loud bar music that plays late.”
 of 5 bubbles TheENTJ, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ours was a business meeting in the corporate meeting rooms”
 of 5 bubbles joannec561, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“stay in the hotel but not room 316 ;-p”
 of 5 bubbles 410gordonw, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Maybe have a room at the back the hotel 202 was very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles ShirleyC582, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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