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ibis Reading Centre

London, England, United Kingdom (LHR)

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Room & Rates
Family Room, Multiple Beds

Family Room, Multiple Beds

1 double and 1 single bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Desk and phone; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Family Room

1 double bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Desk and phone; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

1 double bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Desk and phone; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

1 double bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Desk and phone; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, wheelchair accessible
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

2 single beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi, flat-screen TV
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower
Practical - Desk and phone; free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Climate-controlled air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking, wheelchair accessible
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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ibis Reading Centre
25A Friar Street, Reading, United Kingdom RG1 1DP

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 182 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and coffee/tea makers.

Dining
Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

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Know Before You Go

  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • 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.
  • The photos in this description reflect the brand standard and are provided for illustrative purposes only.

Fees

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 8.50 for adults and GBP 4.25 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 39.00
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

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

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multilingual Staff
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 817 reviews
from London
Submitted on 16-05-2016
Stayed for 1 night. Location is excellent for train station and the centre of Reading. Price excellent £39 for a twin room. Check in was fine, with friendly helpful staff, who put us into doubles as we booked twins, but some of us couldn't make it. The hotel was clean in general and nicely furnished for a budget hotel. The room was large enough, the bed comfortable and all the usual present such as tea and coffee. The TV was modern and wall mounted, very good for this standard of hotel.... Read more
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Submitted on 19-05-2016
I usually avoid Ibis hotels as I've had some bad experiences in them in various countries, but this one was very different. Comfortable, convenient (right next to the train station and reading centre), but it wasn't noisy or too busy. The staff were very helpful. The breakfast was pretty good for what we paid. I would definitely stay there again.
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Submitted on 24-05-2016
This is a comfortable, quiet hotel very close to the railway station. The free Wi-Fi works, the breakfast buffet was good and the staff helpful. I booked late so it was a bit expensive, but no more so than anywhere else of a similar level.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Great hotel for business stay near Reading station. Very clean & smart. Friendly helpful staff. Beds are very comfortable - i always get a good night's sleep. This is my preferred place to stay on business trips.
from
Submitted on 25-05-2016
Biggest plus is staff - friendly and helpful, I've been even offered help when I accidentally overdone my toast at breakfast :) Downsides are: by default no iron in the room, no tissues available in the room, all in one washing liquid in the bathroom. If you don't mind the above the location is great.
from Swansea, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-05-2016
Booked 3 days at a cost of £163, took a look at the hotel and room and then walked out without staying a night. Reception area and lift area depressing and dark. The room uncarpeted, poorly furnished, bathroom like a box, room poorly lit, room very small. Flooring particularly drab and the first time we have seen a hotel room without carpet. Corridor more inviting than the room.
from Porto
Submitted on 29-05-2016
Good hotel, nice decoration, comfortable bed. Good to visit the city. Only concern is the parking provided. its a little bit far from the hotel. with trolleys and rain its not a very comfortable walk. Staff very friendly.
from Italy
Submitted on 01-06-2016
been staying at this hotel many times, it??s always the same you-know-what-you-get ibis. great plus is the train station, 5min walk away average breakfast, room just decent, not a charm hotel but perfect for a decent sleep
from london,
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Lovely reception staff, quick check in. Room has a soft comfy bed. Parking is a bit of a pain. Its around the corner on Gerrards St/Rd. Its £24 for 24hrs but the hotel can validate the ticket and the orice goes down to £12. Its around a 5-8min walk from Reading train station.
from Blackpool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-06-2016
I have stayed here before on business but this was a family trip for a wedding. We booked three rooms. My son and girlfriend were arriving on the train from Newcastle for a quick change and off to the reception. The hotel is just a three minute walk from the station. Ibis made sure their room was available for a fast turnaround. The breakfast is excellent with a good range from a full English to fruit, cereals and pastries. The coffee is OK too, but there are the usual high street outlets close... Read more
from Tendring, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-06-2016
This hotel is perfectly positioned being 10 minutes walk from the station and right in Reading centre. Even though it's on quite a busy road we found our room quiet with no noise from the surrounding location. The room itself is fairly small but well designed for a couple of night's stay. There is a small wardrobe area with six hangers and two shelves. It was sufficient for clothes for two people for two nights but would be too small for a longer stay. A desk and large comfortable bed fill the... Read more
from Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-06-2016
I stayed on the 10th floor so no traffic noise. the room was clean, tidy and the bed very comfortable. I stayed on a Saturday night and was woken up by a noisy Hen Do but that was to be expected. They sounded happy.
from
Submitted on 18-06-2016
From the minute we arrived the receptionists were very welcoming, friendly and attentive :) Nothing was to much trouble for the ladies so thank you! We stayed in one of the new rooms for the weekend and it was absolutely perfect! The overall relaxation, decor and cleanliness was second to none. I absolutely loved my stay. Thank you. I really found it hard to get myself out of such a clean, fresh and ultra comfortable bed! The pillows were really luxurious too. A 10/10 sleeping experience. ... Read more
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Submitted on 21-06-2016
The staff were very polite and helpful. The room was comfortable and the location is in the heart of the town. Within walking distance from Reading railway station which also has good transport links. The wifi was free and the shower room though compact was well appointed.
from Berkshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-06-2016
The staff were SO rude! Me and my partner stayed here for one night and ended up having to go home and not stay at the hotel due to how uncomfortable we felt! Room was freezing we called to ask for a heater and it never arrived Would rather sleep on the streets than here
from Kolkata
Submitted on 28-06-2016
I had a comfortable stay in this hotel. The hotel is located very close to the station and city center. The reception is very helpful and cooperative and have a smooth check in. The rooms are small but clean. The buffet breakfast in the hotel is also good . The thing that I missed is that the hotel don't have any gym.
from Scotland
Submitted on 06-07-2016
We stayed for 5 nights, we were attending an event in Henley. Great place to lay your head, if you don't need the frills of a higher star hotel. Room was a good size, modern decor and ample storage space for storage, for a short stay. The hotel has a small bar in the foyer but there are lots of options for drinks, around the streets near the hotel. We didn't have breakfast, as we ate elsewhere. Staff were very friendly. Car parking is within walking distance at a multi story. Will def go back, ... Read more
from The Netherlands
Submitted on 09-07-2016
A very good hotel with comfortable beds. I stayed here for one night and it had everything I needed. The hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was excellent even though we have to pay about 9 extra pounds for it.
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Needed an overnight stay for two sets of adults plus one child. Location was convenient in Reading City Centre. However we wanted a family room - i.e. two adults plus a child in one room, but this was refused and we had to pay for a separate room for the child - i.e. three double/twin rooms all together. The rooms are adequate but very small, so perhaps the point in that Ibis cannot fit an extra single bed in a room, or maybe (as I suspect) they just want to maximise revenue and don't care ab... Read more
from Kabul, Afghanistan
Submitted on 12-07-2016
We stayed here while in Reading to see the Proclaimers in concert. It is five minutes walk from the station and a similar distance from the theatre. Check in was quick and simple. You can have a pint of lager in reception if you so wish, or go to one of the many nearby pubs. We crashed out post our night out and slept well. Check out time was a convenient. 1200. Good for a night out or stag do or suchlike.
from Cambridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-07-2016
Check in was quick and easy. It is a budget hotel but reasonably new and comfortable. The room is not too small and has a sort of shower pod in it. The one thing that really annoyed me was the shower has a tap with very poor temperature control. It goes from "not-quite warm-enough" to "screaming scalding death" with the tiniest movement of the handle, and unpredictable drops in pressure do the same. I found myself swearing at the shower. The breakfast is not included and I don't think it is wor... Read more
from Webster Groves, Missouri
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We had a comfortable bed here and the staff asked whether we wanted a high or low floor. Our room was on the 8th floor so we weren't bothered by street noise. The hotel is a bit "bare bones". Small towels, no top sheets, squeeze bottle combination soap/shampoo. Bright lighting in the bathroom-great for makeup but BRIGHT in the middle of the night.
from
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Nice local hotel with extremely friendly staff. Rooms were clean and food from the hotel is quite nice as well. Prices are reasonable when booking in advance. Definitely recommend! It is also in a great location close to all facilities and 3 minutes from train station.
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-07-2016
Entered the hotel and was greeted warmly by the check in staff and they were efficient and helpful getting me a room with an iron as I had a shirt I needed to smooth. Got to my room and it was spotless and just as you would expect from this chain. Great central location to everything you need when staying in the area.
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Submitted on 23-07-2016
Great hotel, location ideal in town centre. Very reasonably priced. Wi-Fi free in rooms and very quick. Not noisy at all at night. Each room has cooling system with self-controls which was great with the hot weather. Only a ten minute walk to the bus and train station.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-07-2016
The Ibis hotel is very well located in the centre of Reading, the hotel is clean and the rooms well laid out with coffee and tea facilities. Staff are welcoming and professional and there is a small bar area. The only let down is parking is at an NCP and the cost overnight although subsidised is £12.
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