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Deurne
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always love coming back to the Penta in Reading, nice staff that do take the time to talk to guests. Big, clean rooms, nice breakfast and a good bar menu. Only negative is the elevators and the very slow Wifi

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Reading
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The party venue was perfect. Lots of sitting zones as well for chilling out from the dancing. Excellent food and helpful and friendly staff helped to make this event a total success. We stayed over booking several room which were clean, comfortable and the hotel is in a perfect location for Reading town.

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review. I am delighted to read that you had a great time at the retirement party, it was a real please for us to take care of you all. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes Steve & the penta Team.

Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visually nice hotel to stay in with helpful, polite staff and pleasant decor. Unfortunately, the bed was too hard and we were provided with only a single pillow each which did not give enough support. It was also very warm during the night which may have been partly our fault for not setting the air-con at a low enough...

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry to read that you did not like our beds. These are always highly praised but fully appreciate as individuals we all have our own needs and likes. Please do let us know should you return and require more pillows as the team can provide these at any...

Chelmsford
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The penta hotel was not what I expected at all as soon as you go inside the staff are very welcoming. Rooms were lovely and very clean, room keys were abit of a pain as the red light kept flashing as we tried to enter our rooms. I would 100% recommend breakfast in the morning so much choice and very...

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Thank you for your amazing 5 star review. I am so pleased to read that you loved your stay with us and found the breakfast to your liking....I totally agree, it really is great. I will be sure to pass your kind words onto the team and am pleased to read that they took care of you well. We hope...

Aylesbury
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our one night stay was faultless. We liked the quirky decor and the rooms were great - not huge but big bed and big shower - so what's not to like. The staff were efficient and friendly. Didn't have breakfast so can't comment on that. Public areas in the lobby were inviting. Location suited the purpose of our visit and...

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Thank you for your wonderful review. I am really pleased to read that you had a fantastic stay with us and were well looked after by the team. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best wishes Steve & the penta Team

Reading
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent venue, great service, location ideal for town centre location, rooms clean and adequate, nothing over complicated. Breakfast amazing, bar menu and restaurant plenty of choice at a reasonable cost

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am so pleased to read that you had a great time at Frasers birthday party. We hope to see you all back again very soon to celebrate the next big one! Best wishes Steve & the penta Team

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Pentahotel offers comfortable rooms and the bathroom was modern & clean. Attended a conference and the dinner was good. On the down side the WiFi is free but very slow and rooms located on side of Oxford road can be a bit noisy.

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Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am very pleased to read that you had a great stay with us and enjoyed the hotel. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best wishes Steve & the penta Team

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Wasn't sure what I was going to get as hadn't heard of Penthotel before. It looked like a cinema from the outside but on entering you can see it has a different vibe to other hotels I've stayed in. Staff were friendly, environment was great, food lovely, room nice - very comfy bed and great shower. Only small point is...

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Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am really pleased to read that you had a great stay with and loved the look and feel of the hotel. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best wishes Steve & the penta Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried two rooms, but both were so noisy (next to 4 lane dual carriage way with two slip roads) that I cancelled my booking and checked in to another hotel. When I walked in both sounded as though a window had been left open (both on same side one on 1st and one on 2nd floor), I had no...

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I am sorry to read that you chose not to stay with us. As I am sure you can appreciate, being a town center Reading hotel will have a certain amount of external noise during peak times from the traffic and busy commuters but please be assured that this is...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I previously reviewed PentaHotel some time ago the review was okay-ish. There were a few downsides like service. This has now changed. Service is spot on. Amber in particular is a delight to deal with. Great place to stay, stop over during meetings, or sit down and work quietly. Music can be loud, very loud. This is the down...

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. I am delighted to read your comments and am really pleased you have seen a difference since your last visit. I will be sure to pass on our kind words to Amber also. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best wishes Steve & the penta Team.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located in the city centre, pentahotel Reading is the perfect choice no matter if you are travelling for leisure or for business. The four-star hotel has 11 meeting and event spaces for up to 250 people. European cuisine is served in the onsite restaurant which is open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Your room has air conditioning free on-demand pay TV and a private bathroom. Free Wifi is available in the entire hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about pentahotel Reading

Address: Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7RH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range: £71 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — pentahotel Reading 4*
Number of rooms: 206
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Also Known As:
Reading Penta Hotel
Renaissance Reading
Renaissance Hotel Reading
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Reading
#9 Family Hotel in Reading
#10 Business Hotel in Reading
#11 Romantic Hotel in Reading
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“Choose a room at the back in the centre. Much quieter.”
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“High floor”
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“Ask for a quiet room as the road noise can be excessive.”
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“Ask for a quieter room on a higher floor, when you book”
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