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Mercure George Hotel Reading

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Classic Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Classic Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

2 single beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi, 32-inch LCD TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free newspaper, iron/ironing board, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Classic Room, 1 Double Bed

Classic Room, 1 Double Bed

1 double bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi, 32-inch LCD TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free newspaper, iron/ironing board, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Classic Room, 1 Single Bed

Classic Room, 1 Single Bed

1 single bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi, 32-inch LCD TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker and room service
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Free newspaper, iron/ironing board, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Mercure George Hotel Reading
10-12 King Street, Reading, United Kingdom RG1 2HE

Make yourself at home in one of the 76 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in a common area.

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Mercure George Hotel Reading. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk.



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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 10.95 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): GBP 7.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: GBP 7.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • 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.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Lounge/Bar
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 495 reviews
Submitted on 14-05-2016
I stayed here on a Friday night. The hotel is in a 14 century building and it is remarkably well kept. The room was spacious for a single room and had all of the usual amenities available. The room was clean and all appeared to be very fresh. The staff where friendly and welcoming even at 1am when coming back from a night out in reading. Only downside is that the room service where a little keen in the morning. Knocking an hour and a half before checkout.
from Birmingham, UK
Submitted on 17-05-2016
Definitely recommend this hotel if you need somewhere to stay in Reading City Centre. Location wise, its about 10 minute walk from Reading Central Train station, right next to the Oracle shopping centre. Theres a huge complex behind the Oracle centre, which has many chain restaurants, which are open until late. I've stayed at this hotel a few times, and check in and check out is always quick and easy. The building itself is amazing. Old and quaint on the outside, but modern looking on the i... Read more
from Bootle, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-05-2016
good hotel in good location, mid refurbishment so not perfect but still good. beautiful building. short walk to the station 5-10 mins. pubs shops and restaurants on the doorstep. friendly and helpful staff.
from Marlow, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-05-2016
Stayed for one night to literally hit the town for my birthday. Lovely looking hotel. Great cobbled courtyard with benches out front of entrance. Friendly reception staff. Comfy cosy bar area with friendly smily staff. Rooms are basic but everything you need provided. Beds are small but comfortable. Can't review brekkie as haven't got that far yet ! Overall a good stay and would def return ???
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Very nice hotel, with all the quirks you'd expect in such an old building (the sloping floors make for an interesting experience!). Very comfortable bed. Food is good (although the ham & cheese omelette i ordered through room service turned into a cheese & onion one). staff friendly and welcoming.
Submitted on 26-05-2016
So amazed with this property. So much more than I even anticipated. Quaint, cozy and convenient to restaurants, mall and lots of other shopping. Phil who works at the front desk (and who's always there) was super welcoming and helpful. Since its the oldest building in Reading, the rooms are very small and they don't have an elevator. I can't wait to stay here again.
Submitted on 30-05-2016
On booking the hotel I did not realise how unbelievably amazing the location of this hotel was! Right in the city centre with its own beer garden/outside area, it could not be any more convenient. The room was cute and tidy and cosy. The reception staff - especially the (maybe) American, young man were VERY welcoming and charming. The parking off-site was safe and easy to find plus discounted with the stay of the hotel! Overall, wonderful stay. I will be recommending this hotel to everyone I kno... Read more
from Flintshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-06-2016
3 nights at The George Reading, rooms lovely and staff very friendly. We got good rate, although no lifts they will try and accommodate lower level rooms if possible. Brilliant location centre of town. Would definitely stay there again
Submitted on 05-06-2016
We arrived late for a wedding and the staff were more than helpful helping us to get there as fast as possible. The room was huge, very clean and comfortable. The location is fantastic. The night staff were very friendly and the hotel itself is beautiful. Very quaint ! Similar prices to other hotels in the area but definitely worth a visit. The only drawback is they don't have parking although they have a deal with a nearby car park for £6 a day.
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Very nice staff. Gave me their own charger for me phone. Room was nice. Although very British two taps system on the wash basin. Breakfast was fine. Should he served earlier than 0700. Nice location if you are interested in shopping. I would recommend it.
from Cambridge, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-06-2016
The Hotel stunk of curry all the time .Check out when we booked was 12. and the staff said .we had a ground floor room as I can not climb stairs it was so noisy it was next to the kitchen one morning woke us up at 3.30 am ,the room was very cold so they brought a heater ,the carpet was wet one side of the or bed we told them nothing was done or said to us ,closed the bar at 10.45 pm the only good thing was the room was very nice and clean and location was great .Wold not stay there again ... Read more
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-06-2016
I stayed here on business and was unlucky in that I needed to stay in the area the week of Ladies' Day at Ascot Racecourse, so found hotel prices to be massively inflated. The room I had at the Mercure George cost almost £300 for two nights, which for a single bed in a very basic room was extremely poor value for money. Staff were very friendly and check in was quick, and the hotel is in a great location for exploring Reading with the main shopping centre The Oracle and lots of restaurants nea... Read more
from London / East Midlands
Submitted on 23-06-2016
This hotel is ancient and not in an attractive way. Dark room with a slopping floor, no lift, dark narrow corridors and winding stairs. A 'superior' room poorly presented and no air-conditioning. A complete refurbishment urgently required! My biggest complaint is the total lack of on site parking. Guests' are advised that 'nearby parking is available' but not initially advised that they must not enter the timed access areas where the hotel is located and can not even drop luggage off and if d... Read more
from Kent
Submitted on 24-06-2016
Nice location, pretty but grotty building. Rooms dark and dire with little ventilation. Definitely would not stay here again and worst of all..... I am convinced there are bed bugs. Never have I been so itchy and bitten. Not nice.
from Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 28-06-2016
Stayed here for 4 days on a business trip. The hotel is situated in a great local in Reading town centre with all shops and bars close by. The hotel it's self is one with history dating back to the 16th century I think. It's had people like Charles Dickens stayed there. My room was big but had issues with the flush and ironing equipment but other than that was a plesent stay. The hotel was clean and staff were friendly. In relation to food the hotel is linked with a very good Indian rest... Read more
from Swindon, United Kingdom
Submitted on 01-07-2016
I needed somewhere to stay for a party in town. The staff were welcoming and easy access for town's bars. The room was clean, roomy for a single room. The bathroom was spacious. Thankfully I was staying for only one night as if I had a bigger case it would be difficult to carry up the stairs. As an old building lots of stairs. In the centre of town it can be noisy and room looks onto the main street. Would stay there again.
from Dartford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-07-2016
The hotel is nice enough, rooms are fairly small but have all that you would need. The only major problem is the noise from the main road at night time. We woke up at least 6 or 7 times due to the noise on the street. The doors bang quite loudly aswell so if you are a light sleeper you are guaranteed to wake up every time someone goes to their room. Staff are friendly and very helpful, and the breakfast was decent too!
Submitted on 03-07-2016
The staff were lovely... The hotel was perfect for us. Right in the middle of town, with a courtyard and an outside tv to watch the football!!! The room was brilliant... Really nice bed and bedding. The bathroom was immaculate. We would definitely stay there if we visited Reading again. 10/10
from England
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Stayed for 1 night in a small single room. The window did not open very far & there was no air con so not the best on a warm night. That being said it is a lovely place, great location & nice staff. I would recommend it & I would go back, just wouldn't book a single room. There are no lifts and lots of stairs to the top so would advise people ring if they need a room on lower floors. This place is full of charm - we enjoyed our stay.
from Leicester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-07-2016
I stayed here for a night for work. I never expected 5 star standards how ever I did not expect what I received On arrival, first looks were okay the hotel layout was very winding but I soon found my room. As I was unpacking I caught eye of a dirty knife and fork on the floor I let this slide being it a simple overlook. However my impressions did not improve on visiting the bathroom there were large amount of hair surrounding the bath. The situation didn't improve at bed time when there hotel... Read more
from Essex, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We chose this hotel as it was a stop over for us. For £55 you can't go wrong. Centre of town and only £6.50 for parking. The room was clean and tidy. Fresh towels and toiletries in the bathroom. And the receptionist was very pleasant. Probably would stay again if having a night out in reading.
from Reigate, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-07-2016
£117 a night for B&B in a hotel with no air-con, 33C and I had to ask for a fan, I booked a single room but a 2'6" bed is absurd, no electrical socket near the bed, safe on the floor so I had to get prone to operate it, empty minibar fridge just taking up space and emitting more heat. Really not good enough, it is 2016 guys. Reception staff lovely though .
from Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-07-2016
The hotel is in what is said to be the oldest building in Reading and it certainly looks like it on arrival! Right in the centre of town the Mercure is certainly well placed and only a few minutes walk from the car park. Reception and check in was efficient and friendly and rooms clean but quite small (not surprising given the architecture of the building). The room was very hot and there is no air conditioning or fan so even with the window open still hot all night! There is a bar and restauran... Read more
Submitted on 21-07-2016
The room was clean and well kept. Good choice of beers in the bar and the courtyard was nice to sit out in. Close to the train station and shop so very handy for shopping. No parking so had to use Queen Street multi story carpark but you can get a concessionary ticket from reception. The room was boiling hot due to it being the second hottest day of the year but we were lucky enough to have a fan, which helped. The breakfast was excellent, with both continental and full English and the coffee wa... Read more
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-07-2016
I stayed 3 nights on the business trip but will never recommend to anyone. No air conditioner even in 2016. Bathroom bigger than the room. The price as high as £117 does not include breakfast. Room are accessible through such a small stairs,one will really struggle to reach room with the heavy luggage. At temp soaring at 33 one will definitely die with heat stroke inside the room. Only one good thing is nice hotel persons,other than that everything is negative. Please avoid this hotel.
from Southampton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Stayed for 1 night. We had a room on the top floor. Getting to the room was up several steep staircases with narrow doors. Ok with no luggage or an overnight bag. We had two sets of golf clubs so rather awkward. Breakfast was ok but nothing to write home about. Reception staff very friendly and helpful.
from Reading, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Stayed for just one night so i could meet friends. Check-in was quick, easy and staff very polite, Hotel is old so has many winding stairs and long corridors. I loved it, full of charm and personality. Room was okay, good size and airy. Bathroom clean and had everything i needed. A concessionary ticket for Queens Street Car park was excellent value, 24 hours for £6. In Reading that is a steal. Will use this hotel when next in town for sure.
from Pontypool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 31-07-2016
Booked this hotel based on the reviews, then I read the Tripadvisor reviews and was a little concerned. I phoned the hotel Manager and talked through a couple of the issues raised by travelers. Based on the call we decided to go to the hotel. The Manager spoke to us at reception and advised that there would be no issue with our room. The room was perfectly clean and comfortable (no issues). The hotel itself is quaint and nicely decorated. Parking was easy. Queen Street car park, week... Read more
from Birmingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-08-2016
Stayed here on a business trip for one night and my overall experience was good. The location of the hotel is great, central to local facilities so there is a variety of things to do in the evening. The overall appearance of the hotel is very unique which gives it character. The hotel seems to have had a recent upgrade with new carpets and a nice bathroom which is too a good size. In regards to the room this was a good size however the bed is a bit on the small size. Overall the cleanliness of ... Read more
Submitted on 06-08-2016
We were instantly greeted by the staff and given our room straight-away. Good standard of decor and no problems at all. Great value for money and very welcoming. Infact, my girlfriend lost a personal item during our stay and the receptionist went above and beyond their role to notify us a week after our stay that it hadn't been found. Great location, in the heart of Reading town centre. Would definitely recommend.
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Stayed here for 2 nights, on our arrival we found we'd been given a room over the main st, although a nice room we Asked for a different room only to be told they were full. So we made do, but had to keep the blind down all the time in the bathroom. The room was Very HOT! So we no choice but to keep the windows open, which meant it was very noisy. There are a lot of stairs and no lift, so this hotel is not ideal for anybody not good on there feet. I would never choose to stay here again.
from Essex, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-08-2016
Stayed here whilst going to Rewind Festival. Staff were really friendly, one room was ready at 11.00am so we all used that room until other room was ready (which was ready about 2.ish). lots of stairs but not a problems. towels and toiletries included Only problem was our room was facing high street as it was very hot we had to have windows open which them meant we got a lot of noise but ear plugs were provided so weren't really issue. just the room was way to hot
Submitted on 28-08-2016
I arrived at the hotel very tired from work and Bianca on the reception desk was immediately friendly and helpful. She helped me up the stairs (as there isn't a lift) with my heavy suitcase. Got in the room and was very pleasantly surprised, it was stylish and welcoming. It has everything you could need. I had a lovely bath as well. I ordered room service, got the homemade soup which was tasty just a bit too thick, and got a jacket potato with tuna and cheese which was yummy! The only downside t... Read more
from London
Submitted on 02-09-2016
We stayed here during Reading festival (decided to do it in luxury this year!). Location is in centre of the town which is great as only a 25min walk to & from Richfield Ave. Lovely building from the outside and nice reception area. The rooms were pretty average but clean (would have liked access to a toilet brush). Staff friendly and attentive. There is no on site parking and were given a voucher to reduce the cost of local public carpark however this didn't work when we tried to leave which wa... Read more
from Delhi
Submitted on 03-09-2016
I stayed there in Jul'16 for a week. While location of the Hotel is perfect within the market place the room size and amenities were not very good. I was given fourth floor room which was not more than a box room sort of. Attached bathroom was nice. It was a warm day and fourth floor become too hot.... it took some time to get a fan. Carrying luggage to fourth floor was a major exercise as lifts are not there...Hotel is more like a daze place as it takes 2-3 days to remember the way to your room... Read more
from West Midlands
Submitted on 06-09-2016
Well placed in the city center - lovely friendly staff who were very helpful. Rooms were hot during the night but we were given a fan which helped. Hairdryer, iron and fridge in rooms. No onsite carpark but you can unload just outside and a car park is a few minutes away.
from Alton, Hampshire
Submitted on 10-09-2016
The check-in was fine, gave details of how to connect to wifi etc. Second floor rooms difficult to locate due to lack of adequate signage. I stayed (thankfully) for only one night - a sleepless night in room 216 which being at end of corridor should be quiet but oh no!. Drinkers returning to rooms in rowdy state all night. But worse of all, I'm certain the room next door to mine (218) was being used as a brothel! Visitors all night and lots of women groaning!
Submitted on 12-09-2016
I had read other reviews warning me of this, but I didn't realise how bad it would be. Aside from this one factor, everything else about my stay was pleasant. I love the rambling coaching inn nature, my room was pleasant, and though it suffers from modern decor, they haven't entirely destroyed the character of the place, the food was tolerable. I checked in for the night before a friend's wedding. I was exhausted, and just wanted to mulch my room. As the evening drew on it became more and more ... Read more
from Nottingham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Stayed here with a coach party. Lovely period hotel in the middle of Reading so it's very handy for local shops, cinema and other attractions. Our room was spacious, very clean and with everything we needed.Breakfast was buffet style continental with the option to order cooked breakfast. I've never seen such a choice of fresh fruit on a hotel buffet before, I certainly had my five a day for breakfast! As we were with a coach party we had a set evening meal which was good too, the only downfall w... Read more
from Cornwall
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Great rooms, tidy and clean. Great bathrooms and look and facilities. Great location. I can see they have tried with extra layers on windows and ear plugs but it's in a noisy location. So if it's convenience... night out and shopping then great place.
Submitted on 19-09-2016
Stayed in hotel for a long weekend, we drove to Reading and found the one-way system confusing and the signage incomprehensible even though we were using a satnav. Ended up with a £60 fine for a traffic violation because I was concentrating on where we were going and strayed into a bus lane. Reading council seems to have invested in hundreds of road cameras instead of appropriate road signs, apparently it makes them £90 million a year. Reception was efficient and the room clean and well a... Read more
from Brighton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-09-2016
We stayed here as our trade union accomodation department must have had a corporate deal unlike previous years when we stayed independantly at the Premier Inn by the Oracle.We arrived late on Friday and were allocated room 110,a small double room up on the first floor where the view from the room was utterly miserable over a semi industrial flat roof right outside,and as it was warm we opened the window to the accompanying sounds of machinery whirring away outside.Not a good start at all.The roo... Read more
from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Its always a bonus to stay in a lovely old building so when we had a wedding to attend in central Reading we were pleased to find ourselves here. The room was clean and comfortable, a little small but big enough, with a lovely wonky old floor. the ensuite was clean and spacious, and all in all we had everything we needed. being in the city centre there wasn't much of a view, as expected, but the courtyard is delightful, and the restaurant had some lovely food.
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Stayed here while working away with business, was welcomed and shown my room which was ok. The wifi was temperamental but was warned about that at reception. The shower was shocking I got more wet standing outside while it rained. The noise from other guests was loud. The place is dated and could do re vamp. Breakfast was ok plenty to choose from.
from Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-09-2016
The room was spacious and clean coffee tea biscuits and for those of us that likes a strong g coffee the had a gusto type machine. Good size toiletries hair drier also. The bed was super comfy. Lovely old building full of charm the staff were amazing always had a smile on there face and nothing to much trouble. Reasonable price would not hesitate to stay again superb..
from Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-09-2016
A nice historic hotel in a prime location in the middle of the town. A bit on the expensive side with parking costing extra £16.50 for 24 hours.A good comfortable room and the staff are friendly and helpful. Easy access to all parts of the town centre due to its location.I enjoyed my stay there.
from Bristol
Submitted on 28-09-2016
Stayed here for one night on business. Pro's - Bang in the center of Reading town centre, very close (5 min walk) to rail station, bed very comfortable. Cons - Very noisy if windows opened, room mega hot, place dated, breakfast area is more like a budget hotel and service not exactly great at breakfast area, silly 14" lcd tv in room. So for the context. Room is dated, but then again this is an old coach-house trying to be modern, and somehow it doesn't work. I always judge a hotel by asking myse... Read more
from Yorkshire
Submitted on 03-10-2016
Stayed over re business trip . Nice comfy hotel , bed so comfy , bathroom compact but clean , coffee making facilities . Clean bedding and room .Breakfast ...Very under staffed , had to wait for waiter to go buy more bread for the toast ??? large bus tour in so all a bit manic . Had to park in nearby shopping centre .
from Jersey, United Kingdom
Submitted on 06-10-2016
you are staying in one of the oldest buildings in Reading, an old coaching inn with a cobbled square, so no lifts and narrow corridors. Relish the history you are in and you will find that your room has a safe and all the other mod cons you would expect. Reading Town centre will be on your doorstep Enjoy
from Surrey
Submitted on 06-10-2016
We have over many years stayed in Accor hotels and there has never been any we haven't really enjoyed. As Gold members we thought we might have some advantages. The room was "ok" no air conditioning, no water in the fridge, tiny bed, only one drink offered and really noisy room. We would probably been better off in a Travelodge or equivalent. Wifi was poor and the room had a smell of curry. The bathroom was tiny and it was hard to get out of the shower without treading on the toilet. The towels... Read more
from Helsinki, Finland
Submitted on 06-10-2016
I usually stay at Ibis Reading, but this time decided to give this hotel a try. Oh, I was so wrong.. Hotel is old, smelly, noisy and outdated. My bed was super short and it had a "canyon" in the middle, so I was rolling there whole nigh. Shower is from 90s and I was not able to have proper shower time. Avoid this place and go to Ibis instead.
from Cape Town Central, South Africa
Submitted on 07-10-2016
the bed and its room v small; the sheet slipped off the top of the bed and crumpled up. the taps very noisy and the door to the shower oddly was an odd concertina. i quite liked the fact that it's one of the oldest buildings in Reading in the centre of town but the rooms surround a cobbled courtyard which is a natural amphitheatre and even a mild conversation is readily heard up on the third floor; no privacy. the carpets up and down the wobbly floors along the old corridors are not in keeping ... Read more
from Cardiff, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-10-2016
Hotel is very quirky and obviously old. I was on 3 days course at Reading University. The room was strangely configured but acceptable and I went out for a fabulous curry in a place around the corner. When I returned I had a drink at the bar - not great as it's a bit poky and uncomfortable and the wine was a warm white of no specific quality. I went to my room to go to bed just after 10pm and tried to get to sleep but the noise outside was relentless even by 3am. I remember seeing a set of ear p... Read more
from Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-10-2016
I've read some of the reviews and I have stayed here several times on different occasions and really enjoy this place. The rooms are like a bit of a maze, but that adds to the uniqueness of the place. The rooms are always clean, the service is always good, it's very secure in the evening. The building itself is magnificent, such history and cobble stones with the courtyard. I will end up staying here again