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Mercure George Hotel Reading
Ranked #18 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Reviewed 22 January 2012

The hotel is decent enough, clean and pleasant with a good central location. There are plenty of bars and restaurants within a couple of yards. The Hobgoblin across the road serves some fine real ales. The only downside is when you park you have to stagger across town or through the Oracle centre with all your bags and coats to get to it.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and i am delighted you enjoyed your stay

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Reviewed 17 January 2012

I stayed at the George hotel for one night while away with work. The central location is great, very easy and quick to find from the train station. Was pleasantly surprised at the Oracle shopping centre being next door. As I was on my own I chose to get room service in the hotel for my evening meal and was really disappointed both with the menu choice and the actual food, I ordered a burger and not only did it taste horrible I was disturbed to see the left overs of this still in the corridors the following morning (it had been moved away from outside my room but it can't be a good idea to leave food waste hanging around). Another negative was the temperature of the room, it was a cold night I know but the heater was really ineffective and I was really cold and forced to wrap up in the bed covers! The heater controls did not seem to help matters much either. Luckily there was an extra blanket but it really wasn't very pleasant for the room itself to be so cold.

Other than those things the hotel was comfortable and the staff were friendly, although I would have welcomed a little more direction regarding breakfast rather than being seated and having to figure out for myself that it was all self service (even the drinks).

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Thank cswilliams78
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StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at The Mercure George Hotel in Reading.
I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and we have noted your comments regarding heating and room service trays , which we have now addressed.

Kind regards

Stuart Hall

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2012

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Reviewed 12 December 2011

Perfect location in central Reading. Parking about 5 minutes walk away. Nice building which is in one of the oldest in town. Waling distance to shopping and restaurants. Nice, fiendly and knowledgable staff.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2011

Thank you for your kind words. They are very much appreciated and my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Mercure George Hotel Reading.
I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 2 December 2011

good value single room in a central location but don't expect a great nights sleep.  My room overlooked the courtyard which meant bright lights outside all night and gave the room a funny orange glow along with the noisy Prezzo kitchen fans. On the plus side staff were welcoming and room was clean if a little tired.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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StuartReading, General Manager at Mercure George Hotel Reading, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to Mercure George Hotel Reading and i have noted your comments.
I hope to see you on your next trip to Reading

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Additional Information about Mercure George Hotel Reading

Address: 10-12 King St., Reading RG1 2HE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Price Range: €65 - €183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mercure George Hotel Reading 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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 
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