We spent a weekend here on a room only basis. The hotel has recently been refurbished and we found the bedroom to be fairly small but well equipped.The decor throughout is modern and attractive. The location is very good ,being right on the river by the Caversham bridge. What lets the place down is the restaurant which offers a poor choice with some eccentric combinations such as skate in batter with chips fried in goose fat. In fact all the chips seemed to come in goose fat.The buffet breakast at £15 is a ripoff. House wine at £6 a glass is expensive.
We chose to eat dinner at the nearby Riverside pub where there is a good choice of food and some decent wine at sensible prices.We took breakfast at the Gorse cafe which is just acroos the street. Here you can get a freshly cooked breakfast for as little as £5
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 4 star hotel in the heart of Reading on the banks of the River Thames provides a tranquil venue easily accessible from the M4, London Heathrow Airport and London Paddington Station. We offer 200 complimentary parking spaces on site. The local area offers the Oracle shopping centre and Vue Cinema, an array of restaurants, the Thames Valley Business Park, Green Park and Madjeski Football Stadium (home of Reading Football Club).As a guest at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Reading you have full access to the Revive Health Club and Spa with indoor pool. The modern spa offers a wide selection of Elemis treatments. Bedrooms at the Crowne Plaza Reading are spacious with soft and earthy decor, seriously comfy beds with work desks and high speed internet access. Our Acqua Restaurant serves modern British cuisine sourced from local suppliers. You can also enjoy a lighter or healthier meal in the lobby bar or terrace overlooking the River Thames. 24HR Room Service is also available for those guests arriving late or departing early The Caversham Business Suite is a self contained Meeting Centre for conferences and private dining. All rooms offer natural daylight and a private terrace overlooking the River Thames. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading is an ideal wedding venue licensed for Civil Ceremonies and can cater for banqueting or private parties in Reading for up to 180 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Reading
- Reading Crowne Plaza