When we travel we generally look for a comfortable, clean place at an inexpensive price. We can't see the sense in paying fancy prices when we are going to be spending the entire day outside of the hotel sightseeing. I would say that the Premier Inn chain in general (we stayed at 3 of them during our trip) was a good choice for us.
We arrived at this Premier Inn after our first experience at driving and navigating in England (from Heathrow to Reading on the M-4). Our nerves were frazzled! The lady at the front desk was a very pleasant, jovial person, happy to chat with us. A few minutes of conversing with her calmed us down and put us in a much better mood. (In fact at every hotel we found the front desk staff to be extremely kind!)
The location of the hotel was quite good. Close enough that we could walk into the center of town (at least close enough for a person who enjoys walking), yet outside of the city center so that we were able to exit the city with a minimum of frustration.
I cannot comment on breakfast there. We walked down the street to a little place called the Gorge Cafe where we had our first experience with the full English breakfast. (Other than the canned Heinz beans that everyone seems to serve, we really enjoyed the English breakfasts.)
All in all, if you have the same travel philosophy as ours, I would recommend the Premier Inn for anyone who doesn't want to spend a fortune on hotel rooms.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Reading Hotel Reading
- Holiday Inn Reading
- Reading Premier Inn