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Reading has cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly holiday choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Oracle and Reading Abbey Ruins, this destination is home to Forbury Gardens and Prospect Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
If you're looking for low-cost places to stay in Reading, you can book your choice of the 25 budget accommodation options in the area. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have positive reviews from travellers searching for a bargain:
Ibis Styles Reading Centre - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall value and proximity to public transport.
The Great House at Sonning - Customers like this hotel for its comfortable beds and helpful staff. It offers free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant.
Ibis Reading Centre (new ibis rooms) Hotel - At this 3-star hotel, you can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar. Reviews mention the central location and overall value.
Flexistay Reading West Aparthotel - 3-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking and a bar at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its clean rooms and helpful staff.
Relaxinnz Great Expectations - Customers like this 3-star hotel for its overall value and comfortable rooms. It offers free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar.
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Reading is known for its festivals and breweries, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Oracle and Legoland, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Check out the area's cultural spots like Reading Museum and Town Hall and Hexagon, or get outdoors at Forbury Gardens.Travellers also like Reading for its:
The most convenient airport is in London (LHR-Heathrow), 22.4 mi (36.1 km) away from the city centre. However, if that doesn't suit your budget, the next closest is 29.8 mi (48 km) away in Oxford (OXF). If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from Reading Station, Reading West Station or Reading Earley Station.
Based on reviews, Mercure George Hotel Reading is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and 2 restaurants. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Parkside International Hotel and Rainbows Lodge Hotel and Serviced Apartments.
History buffs will enjoy exploring Reading, and visitors give high marks for the riverfront. Quaint and welcoming, this city also attracts tourists with its festivals. Top sights in the city include Reading Abbey Ruins, Madejski Stadium, and Mapledurham House and Watermill. In Reading, there are 193 hotels and other accommodation to choose from.
The Cricketers is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Red Kite House Hotel and Beech House Hotel as top options for your visit.
Reading City Centre is a top neighbourhood that people enjoy for its lively bars.
With 56 lodging options to choose from in this neighbourhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, Malmaison Reading is the highest ranked property in Reading City Centre. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. It is located a short 7-minute walk from Reading Abbey Ruins. Other favourite options in the area include Bel & The Dragon Reading and pentahotel Reading.
Well-known for its festivals, the city's cultural venues include Hexagon, Reading Museum and Town Hall, and Museum of English Rural Life. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Reading Abbey Ruins, Mapledurham House and Watermill, and Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the riverfront and these places to visit: Forbury Gardens, Prospect Park, and Wellington Country Park.