This is a great hotel with a fabulous location, just one block from the main train station at Reading and one street away from the main town centre pedestrian-only road. The rooms are a good size for the money that you pay, and are nice and clean and tidy. We had our toddler son with us who stayed in the pull-down 3rd bed which was still comfortable and fitted within the room without making it too crowded.
Don't expect the Hilton though, these rooms are relatively basic but are great for somewhere to crash and to base yourself from when exploring the area.
We had a room on the 11th floor, facing away from the main entrance, which meant we had a bit of noise from the riverside area where all the pubs where, but it was a weekend night so that's to be expected. I wouldn't want to be too much lower however, especially if you are a light sleeper or have a child with you. The locals do tend to party until late into the wee hours.
The room we had experienced some problems with the drain in the shower but the reception staff moved us straight away once we bought it to their attention and nothing was too much bother.
Great value for money in a great location within Reading.
Note about Reading: pretty town centre with loads of great shops and a wonderful mall and resturant area (Riverside) but don't expect too much before 11am! The whole town is still asleep until then in the weekends and the weekdays aren't a whole lot better! Nice place to base yourself from instead of London though - and a whole lot cheaper!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Reading Centre Hotel Reading