The hotel was further from the railway station than expected and therefore not as handy for the city centre as some of the others. I chose to take a taxi as I had heavy luggage. The taxi's from the back of the railway station were much cheaper than the firm chosen by the hotel's receptionists (almost double to price to get back to the station). The room was large and comfortable and the breakfast as expected. It was pleasant to be on the river and the staff on reception were helpful, if a little slow on checking in.
I enjoyed the pool early in the morning and would stay again.
- 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