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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 365 reviews)

  • Location
    Great location
  • Service
    Fantastic service
  • Comfort
    Comfortable
  • WiFi
    Regular internet service

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

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great value in a great location"
Great central location, and better quality than many other Ibis hotels. Despite it being Friday night there was no noise from outside, and only slight disturbance from other guests returning late.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 24, 2015
Diana
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Exceptional hotel with outstanding styling"
My experience with the hotel was exceptional yet again, this has been my second time there and I will gladly go back.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 15, 2015
mitch
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"poor facilites"
unable to unload our baggage car park long way from hotel had to make two trips through the streets. Had to pay which was not clear on advert. Asked for a douvet as bedroom so cold after 2hrs nothing came Asked 2nd time and a thin blanket was brought no appology given Would never stay again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 12, 2015
ian
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great for a stopover for a marathon/half marathon in reading"
Very friendly staff going the extra mile to help
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 21, 2015
Gary
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"perfect for an overnighter"
Friendly and helpful staff, clean, simple but modern room.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 21, 2015
Gavin
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely stay at the Ibis Reading centre"
Very clean room, basics provided such tea and coffee facilities and a hairdryer, sturdy desk, television, telephone. The very friendly and helpful receptionist reccomended a room on a high floor which was much appreciated as I could just faintly hear the noise from the ground floor on the 13th floor. Brilliant location, less than a 5 minute walk from the train station and the same in the opposite direction to the oracle shopping centre. Slightly pricy "bar snacks" menu so I didn't try anything from there. Bus stop right outside for convenience. Breakfast offered but for a surcharge I again felt was too much. All in all a pleasant experience and will stay again in the future.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 20, 2015
Laura
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"save the tree, do not shower !!"
Disappointed not to be able to get face towels at the hotel. When we checked in , there was only one towel available for 2 people. Checked the bag in the room that had spare pillows and found another towel there, so we got by. Next day after room was cleaned only one towel was replaced !! Went to reception, asked for 2 large towels and 2 face towels, reception lady was very polite and said she will get someone to bring me the towels to the room. After waiting for one hour and a half I rang the reception, this time a male person answered and he told me if I were to go down to reception he will give me the towels !! Not so good that. Went down and I still never got my face towels !!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Mar 17, 2015
vincent
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"not the best"
very basic room, twin room ordered. both beds together, ( tiny beds ) so we had re-arrange room! kettle didnt work, luke warm water
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Mar 16, 2015
stephen
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Central location"
Soap container empty in shower, not good once you've started in the shower
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 18, 2015
n
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent value for money"
Very comfortable and pleasant. Hotel is very convenient for central Reading and good value for money
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 12, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"All very good"
Perfect location to see a gig as the venue was virtually across the road. Usual level of Ibis quality but the staff on Sunday night especially were top class, helpful and cheerful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 15, 2015
Chris
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Convenient town centre hotel"
I was in Reading for an evening function so required only somewhere to stay overnight. I liked that key cards give access to the hotel in the small hours, and control the lifts at all times - this gives a feeling of security that random people can't wander in off the street. The room as a whole was well presented and pleasant. However, the en suite bathroom could have done with some simple checks: the liquid soap dispenser attached to the wall dispenses onto the surface next to the sink and leaves something of a mess - a clean mess, to be sure, but a mess. Also, the 3 for cleanliness is mostly because the toilet was unflushed on my arrival! The television and hot drink-making facilities were good and I made full use of them. After my evening function in the town, I had a good night's sleep before departing. I didn't stay for the breakfast - I understand this is an extra, chargeable item for the room I had - but the otherwise helpful leaflets provided in the room didn't say where one might go to actually get breakfast! Overall, a good trip but attention is needed to a couple of very small details that could make a big perceived improvement.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 15, 2015
David
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"5 star"
Only stayed for one night but was very comfortable, very clean and staff were polite
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 6, 2015
Tynan
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
G ood quality budget hotel. reception on arrival a bit chaotic. room very clean and comfortable, excellent shower and very comfortable bed. breakfast was well cooked with good choice and friendly and efficient staff. would use the Ibis chain again , especially Reading as it is so near the station.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 9, 2015
A Traveler
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"Excessively expensive"
The room smelt of sewerage, the shower leaked and water drained away very very slowly.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Feb 23, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Central location. great for shopping or nights out
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 24, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Comfortable and understanding"
They where reasonable and understood my situation of the time in which I needed to check out
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 18, 2015
mitch
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay"
Hotel is very clean, the location is perfect for train/bus station there just a few minute's walk, town centre restaurant's and bar's all in Hotel location, staff very friendly and helpful. I will stay here again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 14, 2015
margaret
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"clean hotel in city centre"
nice helpful staff, quick check in and check out everything near.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 13, 2015
neil
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Awesome stay"
Really pleasant, hotel were friendly and great access to everything in town
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jan 30, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Value for money"
Paid £60 for a double room to attend a party, comfortable, good price and staff very pleasant.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 6, 2015
Pete
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Functional, Clean and Good Value"
One night business stay. The hoyel sits next door to Novotel which is considerably more expensive. Ibis is functional clean and good value.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jan 29, 2015
Kevin
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice hotel in the centre of reading"
The staff are really,this is the 2nd stay,have no problem staying there again
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 1, 2015
anne
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Absolutely loved it"
This is my first stay with Ibis, and I was son happy with everything, the service was great, the rooms were well suited to my partners and my needs. We unfortunately did have an incident with the bathroom but this was dealt with so well, we event received an amazing compensation for it. I recommend this hotel to everyone, it was close to the town centre as well, so made it easy to go around. Loved it so much. Would definitely go back again, and probably again after that too...
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 31, 2015
Fareen
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Basic but clean"
rooms are basic but functional. small pod in the room with shower and wc. breakfast is £8.50 buffet and its pretty good.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night business trip Jan 26, 2015
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"quick visit to Reading"
short business trip overnight in Reading, arrive late and leave in the morning
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jan 20, 2015
yau wing terry
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"ibis reading"
it was practical and convenient. Staff very friendly.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jan 20, 2015
kathy
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Best avoided"
One night stay for business. Carpet in the room had an interesting array of stains, wall paper peeling off the walls, no hook for the shower, no coat hangers for clothes, stains all over the walls, split ac unit reached a maximum temperature of 12 degrees! Very basic accommodation. On the upside the free wifi was decent.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jan 21, 2015
Robert
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Stopover at Reading"
Typical chain brand budget hotel, location is right at town centre with shops and restaurants, and only ten minute walk from Reading station. Very convenient. All expected service are in place, simple room but nice and clean. Excellent value. I used it as stopover as my flight arrived late. A direct Railair bus took me there in less than an hour. Finding the hotel is easy. Definitely would recommend.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jan 3, 2015
A Traveler
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location and staff"
Friendly staff, great location close to station and centre of Reading, bed was very loud when you moved (obviously had seen lots of action previously), no kettle.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 3, 2015
A Traveler
GB
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 14, 2014
Anne-Marie
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good value for money"
Nice hotel, lovely staff, comfy bed.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Dec 6, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"ibis as expected"
What I expected clean and functional
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 8, 2014
studynut
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Pleasant stay."
Very enjoyable break, helpful staff.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
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
Genuine Expedia guest review
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
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 22, 2014
A Traveler
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