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Premier Inn Reading Central Hotel
Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Swindon, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
66 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

It's hard to make a review stand out with any Premier Inn, certainly as far as room quality and appearance is concerned - they tend to be the same. This is no bad thing, as the quality barrier is always set high, and Reading central is no exception. Staff attention is excellent, always courteous and willing to please. We had a very comfortable room at the back, overlooking the car park, from the third floor. Hardly a seven wonder, but far less noise, with a church in the background. What makes this particular Premier Inn stand out is the proximity to the city centre, and the huge range of restaurants and bars - just a few minutes away. As other guests have commented, parking in the small car park behind the hotel is extremely limited, and many guests will have to park elsewhere at a much higher rate than the £8.00 charged by the hotel. Nevertheless, this Premier Inn is an excellent choice of city centre hotels, satisfying the key needs of a nights stay, quality and comfort at a fair price.

Room Tip: High up and behind to avoid the busy road at the front
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Premier always offer a good value product. This hotel is very clean and perfectly located for central Reading. Only down sound appeared to be sirens outside - is it near a hospital? That said, had a great nights sleep.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed here on our first night in the UK after flying into Heathrow and getting a coach to nearby Reading station. It was our first experience of the Premier Inn chain and we were impressed as weren't sure what to expect from an economy hotel. Arrived early evening and had a very quiet and comfortable sleep to recover from our long flight and enjoyed the breakfast with cooked-to-order poached eggs. The breakfast was great value and our son ate for free! Next morning refreshed we picked up hire car and headed out to the glorious Cotswolds. Premier Inn Reading served us well for our one night stay. Staff were very courteous and helpful. Would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Stayed 3 nights all what you would expect of a premier in. Parking is a pain and limited spaces £8 per night you have to be there before 4.30 to guarantee a space.
Wifi was not working so spoke to duty manager who offered free nights stay under room guarantee.
Great location to visit the Oracel lots of bars and restaurants was really surprised to find that gem

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Wales
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

I stayed here for one night whilst on a business trip. The hotel is in a great location across the road from the Oracle so plenty of shops and bars. The room was clean the bed very comfortable, however basic, but didn't expect anything more! The restaurant was great with cheap food and good sized portions. Breakfast was equally good with plenty of choice and good quality. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Reading its well worth the price.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This is my third stay at a premier Inn and they have been consistently good on all fronts. The cost, location, room facilities, food service all are very reliable I find. But by far the most enjoyable part of planning a stay at any premier inn is that the staff always seem genuinely glad to be able to help - I mean happy to help, like they used to back in the day!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

This is my second P/I in 2 weeks and i am liking the update, Staff are great, you are welcomed by happy staff, nice clean hotel,

Easy to get to. Car parking available, rooms a clean, you have all you need such as soap, shower gel, you can control you own room temperature which is great.

Breakfast bar is the best as you get to eat as much as you can, all breaded items, eat with confidence,

Best of all you get Costa coffee without any extra to pay. love Costa

what a great budget hotel

the only (-) is there should be a loyalty card

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Premier Inn Reading Central Hotel
Address: Letcombe Street, Reading RG1 2HN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Reading
#3 Family Hotel in Reading
#7 Romantic Hotel in Reading
#11 Business Hotel in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Reading Central Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the heart of Reading opposite the Oracle shopping centre, just 15 minutes drive from M4. The train station is a 10 minute walk and it's just 5 minutes walk for nightlife entertainment. For sport the Madejski stadium is nearby. Our Reading Central Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an integrated restaurant serving a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes. ... more   less 
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