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Ibis Reading Centre
Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in Reading
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Having had to go to Reading for a stag do (I am too old for this and not a massive fan of Reading) This hotel provided us all a great starting point to exploring the city.

The hotel is very well located, modern, clean, helpful staff throughout, with an ideal meeting area in the lobby and the price is good.

The rooms are not very spacious but idea for a weekend away, our room was very warm and the windows didn't open very far, some might get claustrophobic in the bathroom.

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If you are driving to Reading (this hotel) set your sat nav to the NCP carpark "Garrard Street RG1 1NR" You can check the tariffs online but... scan your parking ticket with the Ibis and they give you a rate of £10 for the 24hrs. <-Very helpful tip!
***BE WARNED... the road that the hotel is on FRIAR STREET is a bus lane road (you can drive one way NOT the other... Pay attention to the sign posts)

The Hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the Train station.

When you get to this hotel you will find pretty much everything you need on your doorstep.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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AnneDubruille, General Manager at Ibis Reading Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the ibis Reading Centre.
I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Kind regards,
Anne

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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AnneDubruille, General Manager at Ibis Reading Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights on business. Staff very helpful, breakfast (buffet) was fine and the room was very clean.

This is the sort of standard you would expect from a chain such as Ibis and it didn't disappoint! Would definitely stay again.

My only slight concern was that there are only two elevators, which for a hotel with over 10 floors (I think), I imagine it could delay guests on a busy morning, but didn't cause me any problems. Certainly not something that would put me off at all!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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AnneDubruille, General Manager at Ibis Reading Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your kind review. It is much appreciated and I can assure you that my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.
Kind regards,
Anne

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

After bad service and bad sleep in a Manchester I bis, the group were on their final warning from me - Reading didn't let me down!

Arrived at noon, no problem checking in one of our two rooms where we could leave the bags.
Efficient check in, good value.

Room was a typical Ibis but sleep was good, nice comfy bed and no complaints

This coupled with the excellent location - Loved It!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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AnneDubruille, General Manager at Ibis Reading Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Dear Guest
Many thanks for your kind review. I am glad my team made your stay enjoyable.
Kind regards
Anne

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I stayed in this hotel for just one night, but would definitely stay again.The staff was very kind and helpfull, and the room was clean and tidy, as expected from an Ibis Hotel. I also really appreciated I could have a good drink in the bar of the hotel. They explained me it was new, but the idea is good, it was nice and i liked to have a drink (and not just a beer) directly there.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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AnneDubruille, General Manager at Ibis Reading Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Dear Guest
Thanks for your review. I am glad you had a good stay with us.
See you on your next trip hopefully!
Kind regards,
Anne

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Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

I would highly recommend this hotel. Brilliant location, a couple of mins walk from train station. They also provide discount parking at the NCP behind the hotel £10 for 24hrs. Pubs and shops also only a few mins away. Booked this for a Saturday night, plan was to spend the day shopping and then enjoy a night out. Was so close to shops could easily go back to hotel to dump bags and then hit more shops. Hotel was very quiet though seemed busy with a couple of hen dos and a few Ascot racegoers. The room offered all you'd need. Beds are very comfy. Staff friendly and helpful. All round would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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AnneDubruille, General Manager at Ibis Reading Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

Dear Adie 01
Thank you very much for your kind comments further your stay with us
We are delighted to have been part of your stay
We look forward to see you again in the future
Best regards
Anne

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

I stayed in this hotel for a couple of days during March 2014. In my opinion the hotels has the following advantages and disadvantages:

Pros:
- Excellent Location, 1-minute walk from Reading main station. Everything is near-by (super markets, restaurants, pubs etc).
- Decent breakfast.
- Spacious rooms.

Cons:
- Too costly for what it offers, but it's the location that makes the difference.
- Free WiFi is too slow (cannot properly watch stream videos (e.g. news), it stops all the times.

I do not know if I would stay there again. Perhaps, if I found a good offer.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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AnneDubruille, General Manager at Ibis Reading Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2014

Dear Guest
Thank you for your comments relating to your stay with us
We are glad to have been part of your visit, and have taken note of your comments in regards with Wifi.
Looking forward to welcoming you i the future
Best regards
Anne

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Address: 25 Friar Street | Reading Station, Reading RG1 1DP, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Reading
Price Range: £45 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Reading Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Reading Centre is 2 min from the train station and the pubs of Friar Street, and 30 min by train from London Paddington. Heathrow airport is accessible in 30 min via the M4 and Gatwick in 70 min by train. 10 min from Madejski Stadium and Green Park, 20 min from Legoland, the hotel has 182 rooms with air cooling. It also features a bar serving snacks 24 hours and wireless Internet access for guests on business stays. Public undercover parking close by at discounted rates for hotel guests. ... more   less 
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