We were amazed at how good the Hotel was at the excellent price we paid. Stayed there on Saturday night to visit our daughter at Reading University, we would not normally stay at a city centre Hotel so encountered one of the few downsides of the Hotel which we had never experienced before on other breaks, the parking! It was ok if you left the car in the NCP and didn't move it but as we had to go to collect our daughter and back and then drop her off and back the parking had to be paid each time so really added up together with the £10 overnight fee. The other downside was that it was so hot everywhere, the windows have safety wires so can only be opened an inch or so and blow closed anyway and the cooling setting for the room is useless. I hardly slept as it felt like a sauna in the room.
All this aside as most Hotels always seem unreasonably hot, the Hotel was really lovely, very modern, extremely clean in all areas and very centrally placed for Reading town centre. It was a shame that the Restaurant for some strange reason does not open on a Friday or Saturday night, food served in the Bar area only otherwise we would have eaten there but breakfast was one of the best we have ever had. Great selection and the food never ran out on the hot buffet so not that nightmare queue for eggs!
Husband and two daughters used the swimming pool and said was smallish but good. To be honest we couldn't believe our luck with the choice of the Novotel. Will definitely use again when we visit our daughter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- New Generation 4 star hotel with leisure club located in Reading town centre. Just 2 min. walk from the railway station: 25 min to London Paddington, 30 min Rail-Air link to Heathrow airport, free shuttle to Thames Valley Park. A short drive to the M4, other business parks and Reading FC stadium. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Reading Centre Hotel Reading
- Accor Reading Centre
- Reading Novotel