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Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading
Ranked #10 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Crewe, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great weekend”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Stayed here for a weekend to see our son had a great time excellent food and service,comfy room.Can recommend steak and Stilton baguette in the bar,breakfast was goos and as it was a buffet style you could go back for more.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Daniel L, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
I was so pleased to learn that you had a nice time at The Crowne Plaza Reading and it was very kind of you to take the time to write such a good review.

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Daniel Loosley
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

This is nice hotel, staff are great, room was nice and clean, had all equipment was working in the room, which a great start, nice and secure.

The only thing i have is the car parking, very limited, had to park on double yellow, as i was leaving 7 in the morning i was OK.

The restaurant has a Manhandled theme, did not use but looked great,

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Daniel L, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
I was pleased that you enjoyed your stay, I think you meant to say that you enjoyed our "Manhattan"
theme not Manhandled Theme this is a very different but gave us a laugh so thanks and the joys of spell check!

I noted that you struggled with parking we have 150 free spaces just next to the hotel and 14 spaces at the front, so we have never had a problem with spaces, I guess it was late when you arrived but hopefully you will return and will be aware next time!

Thanks again for taking the time to write a review!

Regards

Daniel Loosley
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the CP Reading for 2 nights as we attended an event in the hotel and it was the most convenient choice, however it was pretty expensive.

A large party of friends had booked, yet some single people were allocated double bed rooms whereas couples who'd specifically requested a double bed on booking were given twin rooms. The beds were however very comfy and for 2 nights it didn't really matter.

At check-in, it took the receptionist a while to find our reservations and then there was a short discussion about whether we'd booked breakfast or not (we had!). After this everything went smoothly.

Nice comfortable size twin room with partial river view, aromatherapy pillow spritzer and bath tub (but only 1 bathrobe). Free parking and excellent free wifi connection much appreciated.

We used the pool and spa facilities (jacuzzi, sauna, steam) which were good, drank in the bar and had breakfast: excellent service here!

For our purposes, this hotel ticked all the boxes and was close enough to the city centre and train station too.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Daniel L, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the hotel, I was very pleased to see that you enjoyed yours stay with us!

We hope we can welcome you back in the near future!

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Daniel Loosley
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Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

My mum & I had an overnight stay in Reading in Oct this year. Our stay at Crowne Plaza at Caversham Bridge was pleasant.
We had a twin room upstairs so were thankful for the lift. The beds were comfortable and room was a good size.
Also loved being close to the river so we were able to feed the swans at dusk.
Hotel was great for our short stay.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Elizabeth M
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Daniel L, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Crowne Plaza Reading I was delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay.

As you say the the location right by the river is great and the ducks and swans always seem hungry, we can always provide some breadcrumbs if needed!

The team at the hotel and the local ducks and swans look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Daniel Loosley
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Woolwich1994
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

A good quality hotel, quiet, decent rooms and high quality ambience. Manager Andrew Williams resolved an administrative issue with assured professionalism intelligence and politeness. It is so often that when a complication arises that the veneer of hospitality wears thin. When, as here, it was resolved properly it gives one the confidence to return!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Daniel L, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
I was very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and that Andy managed to sort out the issues, we will always work hard to sort out any problems during the stay and it was nice to see you gave us the opportunity to do so and Andy handled it so well!

Hopefully we can welcome you back in the near future for a trouble free stay!

Regards and thanks

Daniel Loosley
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Booked through spa breaks.com for my mums 70th birthday and had a amazing time. We were a party of ten - seven adults and three children (aged 2, 4 & 8). And the hotel catered for all our needs (kids pool time, great location with nearby play ground). Beautiful hotel with great food and excellent customer service and our main waiter Thomas was a star. Would throughly recommend it for all occasions. My mum had a great time and wants to come back for Christmas and every birthday. So impressed as was a star deal to via spa breaks.com.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thank erie01
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Daniel L, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
I was really pleased you and your family had such a lovely time at The Crowne Plaza Reading and enjoyed all of our facilities!

Thomas is a great asset to the hotel and I will pass on your comments I am sure he will be delighted to learn you enjoyed his service so much!

We look forward to seeing you again soon and remember you will always get the best price by booking direct at www.cp-reading.co.uk

Thanks again and regards

Daniel Loosley
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Crowne Plaza Reading
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SCOTLAND
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Stayed here as it was a shopping weekend with my bridesmaids. We had a family and double booked. On arrival the reception staff were very friendly and helpful, I was early arriving so my bags were kept safe until my return. One room was upgraded for free thanks to the reception manager including a lovely bottle of wine and fruit, and the family room was small but fine for what we need it for. We enjoyed use of the pool and spa again friendly helpful staff and had drinks and an evening meal. The food was lovely and passed the fussy teenager test!! and the restaurant and bar staff are attentive and friendly. I stay in a lot of hotels, and I have to say the staff here are some of the most friendly and helpful I have had the pleasure of dealing with. Only a 10 minute walk to the shops so ideal for a weekend away. Would highly recommend.

Room Tip: Executive rooms have balconies over looking the Thames, nice to sit out in the morning with a coffee
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Daniel L, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Thanks so much for writing such a lovely review of The Crowne Plaza Reading I was delighted to learn that you were so well looked after and had a great time!

Best of the luck with the wedding and we hope to see you again soon!

Regards and thanks again

Daniel Loosley
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Crowne Plaza Reading
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Property: Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading
Address: Caversham Bridge Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8BD, England (Formerly Holiday Inn)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Reading
#8 Business Hotel in Reading
#8 Romantic Hotel in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading 4*
Number of rooms: 113
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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