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pentahotel Reading
Ranked #6 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
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“fab”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Was very impressed. The room was a bit smaller than I expected but the beds were sooo comfy, u dont want to get up. The breakfast was very tasty. Would definitely stay again and would highly recommend. The only negative was there was a dead bird outside my window but this would not put me off staying again, told the receptionist who said she would sort it out straight away. The staff very polite and helpful. Great hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Thank you very much for your review. I am very pleased to see you had a good stay with us. I’m very sorry about the bird which has now been removed – he must have just crashed unfortunately! Hope to see you again soon.
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James Gardiner – Hotel Manager
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

This is the second time Ive stayed at this hotel, and would definately come back - the beds are ridiculously comfortable...didnt want to get out! Friendly staff, Reading town centre location and the best price I could find for night. Couldnt ask for more. Apart from free champagne! Free champagne would have been a bonus!! ;o)

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Dear Victoria. Thanks very much for your review. I am very pleased to see that you continue to enjoy staying with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back next time. Prosecco is part of our delicious breakfast offering ..
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James Gardiner – Hotel Manager
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

We stayed at this hotel because we were going to the rewind festival as we thought it was only 6 miles from it but no it was 12 :( . But it was not a problem as we found out the hotel was 5 min from train station and it was very easy to use public transport to get there.
When we arrived at hotel it look very posh and the decor was very tastefull the staff are very down to earth and made us feel very welcome. I had a club sandwich at the bar and I got to say it as the best one I have had and the bar staff are good at there job. The rooms are lovely and clean the shower is great,the breakfast in the morning is well worth the money as there is everything you could want and I am sure if there was something you wanted and it was not there they would try there best to get it any way I am going to book for next year rewind and I will be booking this hotel again loved it thanks xxxx .

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Dear Catherine. Thank you for your lovely review and the kisses!! The team and I are delighted you had such a good time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back next time.
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London
1 review
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We stayed here on the Sunday night after attending the reading festival. We couldn't get our keys or finalise check in until we came back from the festival (around mid-night) but at that time they had a lot of staff so they could deal with the post festival rush. The later Breakfast (to midday) and check out times (3 pm) were also a fantastic bonus.

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Hi David. Thanks very much for your review. I am very pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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James Gardiner – Hotel Manager
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Southampton
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

It was very convenient, close to everything. It is personally the best hotel I've ever stayed in. The breakfast buffet was marvelous. It had an extensive selection. I enjoyed my 25 minute walk to the music festival from the hotel.

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Hi Raymond. We’re so pleased to have received the accolade of ‘best hotel you’ve ever stayed in’! Thank you – looking forward to welcoming you back for more of the same!
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James Gardiner – Hotel Manager
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Rooms very comfortable , We all slept well. Reception and bar very friendly. Big gap at the bottom of the window which let noise and draft in. Reported to staff but no repair or reply. Still we were tired from the festival so didn't cause to much of a problem . All in all a very good stay

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Hi Kevin. Thanks very much for the review. My apologies for the issue with the window – I will get that looked into immediately. Great to hear you had a good stay overall and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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James Gardiner – Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Stayed from Thursday until Monday, and thought the hotel was really good value. Friendly service, nice rooms (modern and basic but nice decor), and very large comfortable beds. It would be good to have a mix of non feather and feather pillows though, and not just feather, as they are not that firm. The rooms were cleaned daily and towels were replenished, which was great, as we were quite dusty from the festival dirt, so these got dirty quickly. They also replenished the toiletries, which doesn't always happen and was welcome. We didn't eat at the hotel or drink at the bar as we we at the festival for the whole day, but when we returned in the evening, the bar seemed to have a nice vibe and the bar and the lobby are open plan as you walk in, which I thought was really nice. I also heard from friends that on the Monday, that they did not need to check out until 3pm, which I thought would have been a nice treat after an exhausting festival, had we had the time to stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Thanks very much for your review. Glad to hear you had a great stay with us! We do have alternative pillows available so just let us know next time and we’ll get those in place for you. Hope you get chance to stay with us again and try our delicious menu and make the most of our luxurious check-out times!
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James Gardiner – Hotel Manager
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Property: pentahotel Reading
Address: Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7RH, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Reading
#9 Family Hotel in Reading
#10 Business Hotel in Reading
#11 Romantic Hotel in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — pentahotel Reading 4*
Number of rooms: 206
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
What makes us a cut above the rest is the way we do things. We have designed the pentahotel Reading to be simple and pentastylish, to provide excellent value for money, create a pentafun and relaxed space with service that is welcoming and personal. All of this not only makes us the newest hotel in Reading, but also your neighbourhood lifestyle hotel. The perfect place to eat, drink and relax is the pentalounge, our „lifestyle lobby“ that multi-functions as a reception, bar, and café, perfect as a neighbourhood hub. No matter what brings you to Reading, there is always time to have a look around. There are the medieval Abbey ruins, historic rivers and of course the majestic Thames Valley countryside to inspire you. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy you could also try out some of the local restaurants or pubs or the fabulous shopping at the Oracle and Broad Street malls. ... more   less 
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