If you're looking for a good hotel, you've found it. Friendly staff and not far from Reading. Clean rooms with good public areas. However, if you're looking for a good hotel with a swimming pool - keep looking. Had I known what I know now, I wouldn't have stayed here. Fancy a relaxing swim on a Sunday evening after your long drive to the hotel? Forget it. How about a nice dip in the pool before Tuesday's evening meal? Forget about that too! In that case how about a swim before your 12 noon checkout from the hotel? That's not going to happen either. With 22.5 hours per week of swimming lessons for toddlers spread inconveniently throughout the day - every day of the week - the pool might as well be kept private. The lessons take up two thirds of the pool, leaving one swimming lane left for everyone else. It isn't even possible to escape the noise by using the steam room or sauna because the teachers (not the children) are incredibly loud. If you're thinking of staying at this hotel to take advantage of the pool, you have been warned. I know the pool is run by Living Well so the cause of my grievance isn't completely the hotel's fault, but the pool is heavily promoted on the hotel's website as a free benefit when staying over, so they're not completely off the hook. Unless I know I definitely won't have time to use the pool area, I won't stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The contemporary Hilton Reading hotel offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, just a 4 minute drive from Reading's historical city centre, the River Thames and the famous shopping centre, The Oracle. The hotel is situated on the Kennet Island Development just of the A33 and is within walking distance to the Madejski Stadium. Reading train station is only 4 minutes drive away and Heathrow Airport is a 25 minute drive.All of the spacious, air-conditioned Guest Rooms and Suites at the Hilton Reading hotel have been tastefully decorated and feature wired and wireless internet access, the latest in audio-visual technology, a large, ergonomic desk and comfortable Hilton Serenity® beds.Dine in the stylish Larder Restaurant, which offers a combination of local and international dishes with both modern and traditional influences and finish your meal with a cocktail in the relaxing Bar K. Tone up in the complimentary 24-hour Livingwell Health Club featuring Livingwell by Precor gym equipment, a heated, indoor swimming pool, sauna and a dance studio for a variety of fitness classes. Celebrate or hold a business function at the Hilton Reading hotel which features 8 flexible meeting rooms and a large Ballroom catering for up to 400 guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Reading Hotel Reading