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25A Friar Street, Reading, England, RG1 1DP, United Kingdom, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.0 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 332 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.3
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.9
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel"
Very pleasant stay, friendly staff, room was clean and comfortable. Even though hotel is on the main street, we were not able to hear any noise in our room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 31, 2014
Jude
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Not bad. Pity Reading is so expensive."
Room was clean, bed was comfortable. Location good. Difficult to find a better hotel room in Reading at the price.
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5 night business trip Nov 23, 2014
David
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Did the job at a cheap price"
Not sure why this is only a two star hotel, the place was nice and modern and the rooms were clean. The area isn't great, but is is right in the centre of Reading, so you're not going to find anything better around there. Overall, no faults.
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1 night romance trip Dec 13, 2014
Joshua
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"nice hotel in good location. .."
Friendly staff and top location... Thanks all at ibis
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1 night trip with friends Dec 13, 2014
A
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Close to town centre"
A basic but very clean hotel right in the center of Reading close to pubs, places to eat and shops.
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Other trip Dec 14, 2014
Anne-Marie
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good value for money"
Nice hotel, lovely staff, comfy bed.
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1 night business trip Nov 30, 2014
Tracey
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very good"
Just an overnight stay room was good, clean. Staff were very helpful
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1 night romance trip Dec 6, 2014
Martin
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Xmas party"
Booked for stay over after work Xmas do. Really good location in centre of Reading, walking distance from train station and NCP car park. Room was spacious, clean, comfy. Would stay again.
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1 night romance trip Dec 6, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"ibis as expected"
What I expected clean and functional
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1 night romance trip Dec 5, 2014
jonathan
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Comfy, clean room"
Everything you would expect from a first class budget room.
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Other trip Dec 8, 2014
studynut
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Pleasant stay."
Very enjoyable break, helpful staff.
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2 night trip with friends Nov 27, 2014
Stephen
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Pleasantly suprised"
The staff were polite and helpful. My room was quiet, clean and comfortable. Not at all bad value and the location was as central as you could get. Pretty pleased.
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Other trip Nov 30, 2014
Rob
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Practical, friendly and straightforward."
Great value for money. Staff wonderful as ever. Handled my request for a high floor with a smile. Hassle free as ever. I know what I am getting and it suits my purpose. I use Ibis hotels a lot. I was attending an overnight event and just need a one night stay. Important to ask for a high floor at this hotel. It's in a very useful location but on a Saturday night the local population are noisy when out to play and it's best to be as far away from it as you can. Love the Ibis brand and beds. Suits me perfectly.
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1 night trip Nov 22, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Value for money"
Called Reading en route to Torquay for a three day break.hotel was good value for the money I paid.
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1 night romance trip Nov 15, 2014
Mr Peter
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Convenient hotel"
Overnight stay - needed to be close to station which was less than 5 min walk. Hotel clean, comfortable and room not too hot!!
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Other trip Nov 20, 2014
Jayne
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"City centre hotel close to centre"
Ok for what we needed for 1 night but very basic however clean
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Other trip Nov 16, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Tidy basic but not cheap and cheerful"
Late check in early check out, beds clean room tidy shower great £65 bit steep but it did the job. Very noisy though because of the sat night revellers
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1 night family trip Oct 25, 2014
Chris
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Disappointed - Budget hotel but not budget price"
Very basic for the money! And noisy- hear noise from other rooms & in corridor At over £90/night didnt think it was value for money Wont stay there again!
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5 night business trip Oct 20, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Perfectly fine."
A perfectly average stay at a reasonably priced hotel in central Reading. The Shower appeared to be broken however as it only delivered scalding hot or freezing cold water. We mentioned it to reception and they did give us a free breakfast which was nothing special but did the job.
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1 night romance trip Oct 24, 2014
Mark
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Close to station and shops"
Well designed room, comfortable bed and friendly helpful service.Just what I needed. Close to shops and all services. Easy to stay.
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1 night trip Oct 22, 2014
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location, good service"
One of the best option in Reading
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1 night trip Oct 13, 2014
Raul
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fit for Purpose"
Ibis Reading was basic but pleasant and extremely clean. Ideal if all you require is clean, pleasant accomodation, without frills, for a competitive price. No complaints whatsoever.
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1 night trip Oct 11, 2014
Dave D
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location"
Ideally situated in the centre of Reading. Great staff, clean comfortable room and a decent breakfast.
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1 night trip Sep 28, 2014
dickyguern
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"all fibe except the lift!"
Convenient locations, very friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable basic room. Nice breakfast for a good price. The only problem is the cumbersome procedure for commanding the lifts!
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1 night trip Sep 27, 2014
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Great location"
Rooms are comfortable and a no fuss hotel. Fantastic location but limited road access for taxi /vehicles due to peak hour access restrictions on Friar street - needs to be mentioned in booking site details, More convenience and better rates required for private car parking.
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1 night trip Sep 25, 2014
Sanjay
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Good location of hotel, good customer service. I didn't try the meals so no comment. I was extremely disappointed with the housekeeping staff. Seems like they just pulled the bedcovers. Room was not dusted or swept. The bathroom was not cleaned thoroughly. They definitely have to restock towels.
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4 night trip Sep 18, 2014
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"comfy bed"
very good for the price you pay
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1 night trip Sep 20, 2014
bigpoppapump
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Good location. Simple & easy stay."
I'd actually give this 3.5 stars. The shower pods let these places down for me...too small & soak everything. However room was clean, bed very comfy, staff keen to help with everything we asked for (ironing board, first floor rooms, wine glasses etc.) and good location for station and city centre.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 23, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good quality meetign value for money"
Nice, if simple, room with an extremely comfortable bed. This hotel does "exactly what it says o the tin" & is more than adequate for a business over-night
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1 night business trip Sep 16, 2014
Beckie
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Handy Location"
Excellent hotel, well recommended and would stay again. Very polite reception people. Did'nt have breakfast so can't comment on it but am sure it would be ok.. Ideal for the Rail station when bashing Power Cars on the GW too.....
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1 night trip Aug 29, 2014
Dackes
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Clean and comfortable, perfect for city centre"
Stayed on a Friday night for shopping, eating out and the cinema which were all in a 5-10 minute walking distance. The accommodation was brilliant - friendly, helpful staff and clean and comfy room. Our room was ready upon a 10am arrival, but we could have left our bags in the lobby. Downside was the rowdy, drunken fellow guests who returned at 3am and left the tv on full blast and their door open.
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1 night trip Aug 29, 2014
wantage71
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Reading Festival"
Stayed here during Reading Festival, close to green car park, you can get a festival bus from a 30 second walk from the hotel, taxi from festival to hotel is about £10, good size double room, good size bathroom, would definitely stay again
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Other trip Sep 1, 2014
Rebecca
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Birthday party in reading"
Came from portsmouth for a birthday party, stayed one night the hotel was great and very comfortable bed, deftly would stay again, Did not like the price for breakfast as I aways eat healthy like a yogurt etc apart from that ya definitely will come again. But no breakfast @ £7.95
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Other trip Aug 31, 2014
retired Printer
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great location, friendly and helpful staff
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3 night trip with friends Aug 21, 2014
Dave S
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good value, good night's sleep"
I stayed here for two nights and it's just what you'd expect from an Ibis - good value compared to other hotels in the area (which seem to be disproportionately expensive) and you get a comfortable bed and a decent enough room. There are no bells and whistles but for business purposes it works well. I was surprised by the number of beggars outside the hotel but the hotel cannot be held responsible for Reading being a bit of a dump! I would stay here again.
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2 night business trip Jul 23, 2014
GK
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"You get what you pay for."
I have stayed at several Ibis Hotels and this was not as good as the rest. It was a very busy weekend so we were informed on check in that we would need to wait for a room, fair enough. However the staffs local knowledge was poor, we were sent in totally wrong direction to get the bus and breakfast was a joke, one poor girl checking in guests, clearing tables, topping up the food, milk, mugs etc. so it was a shambles. She was very apologetic but the whole experience was poor and at £7.95 not cheap. Guests had left takeaway tarts near the lift door on our floor which were left there for a considerable length of time.
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Other trip Aug 20, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great service."
The hotel and staff were absolutely lovely. Only complaint is all the surrounding rooms were party central, banging on the walls and doors, running mad in the corridors, shouting and playing loud music. We had our toddler with us and it kept her up a few hours longer than usual.
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1 night trip with friends Aug 9, 2014
Angie
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"lovely clean room"
have stayed at this ibis before and everything was great. This time there was a problem with the shower water not draining very well - too slow so maybe partial blockage. I mentioned to reception staff early morning on way out. Next morning problem was worse - so had not been fixed. I was checking out anyway - hope it was fixed for next person into room 504.
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1 night business trip Aug 3, 2014
A Traveler
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"Avoid like the Plague"
Tiny rooms, Tiny beds, Noisy, Busy check in, no car park info of where you can get cheap parking on website. The room was clean however. A terrible experience and one which I will not be repeating.
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1 night business trip Aug 4, 2014
Jonathon
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location in Reading"
Excellent location for the nightlife and only a few minutes walk from the train station A slight delay in getting our room keys as they still had to be cleaned but once inside everything was spotless.
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Other trip Aug 4, 2014
Tim
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent stay. Very quick check in!"
Very happy with our stay. When we booked online we were given a family room for 2. When we checked in we were given a double but as they were fully booked we were given a complimentary breakfast that was fantastic! We used to stay next door in novatel but will be staying at ibis from now on.
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1 night trip Jul 26, 2014
Mrsb69
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Weekend in reading went to spa and shopping"
Very nice hotel a pleasure to stay High standards
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Other trip Jul 28, 2014
moore
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Small hotel but clean and great location"
The hotel location, very close to the train station and few minutes walking from the shops is great. The hotel is small and so are the rooms but they are clean and comfortable. The hotel staff are friendly and always ready to help
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3 night business trip Jul 21, 2014
Galit
IL
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel with an ideal central location"
We chose this hotel as it was close to the station and town centre and it was a convenient walk to both. It has modern facilities, clean rooms and friendly staff.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 14, 2014
James
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Happy guests"
Very good experience, love the baby blue toilet and comfy bed topper. Good location which is just couple mins walk from the main train station.
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Other trip Jul 9, 2014
lou
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"Poor service, booking wasnt confirmed"
Although we had confirmed reservations for 2 rooms, hotel didn't have the information. We had to wait for over 1 hour to get second room. Hotel staff was slow in handing the situation. Hotel staff also could not guide us to the parking location for the hotel and we wasted over 1 hour trying to locate the spot. Very disappointed.
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1 night family trip Jun 28, 2014
MM
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Basic but very clean and comfortable. Slightly pricey in my opinion but the all Reading hotels seems to be pretty costly - goodness only knows why.
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1 night business trip Jun 23, 2014
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Comfy beds & great location"
We've stayed here twice before and had no hesitation in staying again for our trip to the 02 to see the Eagles. The bed is really comfy, the 'pod' ensuite works very well and there is space to sit down. Being so close to the station makes this a perfect base for trips into London.
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2 night trip Jun 15, 2014
MandyO
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Second stay at this hotel."
Very pleasant hotel.was my second stay there.Did book a family room but when went to my room(1214).the single bed was not unfolded.Receptionist was quick to respond and gave us another room(1003) where the single duvet cover was dirty with make up stains.we change it. working in F&B field hotel staff should have explained about timings of breakfast etc.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 17, 2014
dj
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Location !!"
Comfy beds, clean rooms and great location. Food menu could be improved but everything else was good. Would certainly recommend staying there. Not badly priced either, especially for a hotel in the centre of town. Parking is at the back of the hotel, but was no good for us as we were in a van and therefore to tall.... eventually found street parking close by.
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3 night business trip Jun 5, 2014
Claire
GB
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