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Novotel Reading Centre

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Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing

Overview of Novotel Reading Centre

UNESCO Sustainable Property

Novotel Reading Centre

4 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
25b Friar Street, Reading, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOracle4 min walk
  • Popular LocationReading Abbey Ruins7 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Berkshire Hospital16 min walk
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)31 min drive

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About this area

Reading

Located in Reading, Novotel Reading Centre is in the city centre and near a train station. Reading Museum and Town Hall and Museum of English Rural Life are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Caversham Golf Club and Stanlake Park Wine Estate. Travelling with kids? Consider Lagoona Park, or check out an event or a game at Madejski Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • John Lewis Reading - 2 min walk
  • Reading Museum and Town Hall - 3 min walk
  • Oracle - 4 min walk
  • Reading Abbey Ruins - 7 min walk
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Reading Station - 3 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 31 min drive

Restaurants

  • GourmetBar — 1 min walk
  • The Hope Tap - 2 min walk
  • O'Neill's - 2 min walk
  • Nibsy's - 2 min walk
  • The Monks' Retreat - 3 min walk

About this property

Novotel Reading Centre

Family-friendly Reading hotel in Reading City Centre with restaurant
A restaurant, an indoor pool and a fitness centre are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and self parking. All 179 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Other amenities available to guests include LCD TVs, separate baths and showers and coffee makers.
Novotel Reading Centre offers 179 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Covered self parking on site (GBP 18 per day)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast available for a fee 6:30 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 7 AM–11 AM on weekends: GBP 12.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • Czech
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 21-inch LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night
Service animals are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for to-go breakfast: GBP 12.00 per person (approximately)
  • Covered self-parking fee: GBP 18 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Barclaycard, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Novotel Hotel Reading Centre
Novotel Reading Centre
Accor Reading Centre
Novotel Reading Centre Hotel Reading
Reading Novotel
Novotel Reading Centre Hotel
Accor Reading Centre
Reading Novotel
Novotel Reading Centre Hotel
Novotel Reading Centre Reading
Novotel Reading Centre Hotel Reading

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 404 out of 956 reviews
5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 385 out of 956 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 105 out of 956 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 41 out of 956 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 21 out of 956 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
On site parking very disorganised and we werebt told how to get there. However staff very helpful
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Business traveller
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Very dirty carpets - One out of four elevators was not functioning for at least 8 days - Housekeeping only after request (due to COVID) and that very minimal. Location is very good.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Amenities
Disliked: Staff & service
Lovely hotel. Although we didn't get any sleep with the noise from outside and from the hotel. Staff didn't really want to speak or help either.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel. This is my preferred hotel in Reading. Excellent rooms especially for family, spacious with separate bathroom and toilet. The swimming pool is a good size too and great breakfast. The staff customer service is also really good.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
When got to the hotel the receptionist says the room was not acdokdbjj lol e, then it was. The room given was not what I added for. It was meant to be a queen size bed and double sofa bed. Instead it was no more than a king size end and a single sofa bed in room 312. There was some plastering not fully finished on the wall, a plant pot of fake roses along with a real flower just looked like it had been dumped on side. The room was for 3 people yet only towels for 2. I wanted a can of Coke during the night and I was led to believe there was a 24 hour room service but was told to next door to a different hotel to get a drink. Then when about to leave fire alarm went off.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021