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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 342 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.3
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.9
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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2.0 / 5Fair
"wouldnt stay again."
standard of rooms poor. Broken sink in first room, wet floor in second room, third room ok. Rooms basic but ok. Beds uncomfortable and very creaky. Cooked Breakfast practically cold. Nothing done when we complained. Right in the centre of Reading so good for shopping. 2 mins from Oracle Mall. Wouldn't stay again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends May 3, 2015
Janet
US
3.0 / 5Good
"All about the location"
Right in the centre of the Town and just a short walk (2 minutes) from the station, The room was small but ideal for one night and about what was expected. Would stay here again for a one night stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 27, 2014
James
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"eEnsible hotel close to Rail terminal"
This is a very sensible hotel, well thought out,and efficiently run. The staff is efficient and very helpful. The general design of the hotel is modern, but not as austere as European hotels often are. My room was larger than you normally get for the price in the UK. The bathroom, although small, is well designed. There is a walk-in shower, similar to many you encounter in the UK, but this time the design is so good that water does not leak out on to the floor and there is a surprising amount of room in it. The restaurant is good.. Being only a few hundred steps from the Station and the Railair bus from Heathrow, this is ideal for people with luggage who want to save money on taxis. It is conceivable that one could use this hotel, and Reading, as a reasonably priced base for exploring London, Oxford,and cities like Birmingham and Manchester. Several bus routes service the street in front of the hotel, so moving around the city cheaply is easy. There is also a taxi stand in the next block. There is a major shopping street a few hundred steps farther south, and there are many restaurants, pubs, etc. in the area. The city museum is just down the street.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Jan 10, 2014
McG
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Courteous and professional staff. Very good value and spotless room.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jan 2, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
Very uninspiring and disappointing as we had stayed in a wonderful IBIS in Paris and expected so much more. I travel a lot and made my choice mainly on the fact of a previous experience and not having stayed in the other Reading Hotels available. The room was fairly shabby very small and the facilities very tired and unwelcoming after having got off a flight from Australia. I won't be staying again.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Nov 22, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"great value for money"
Very centrally located and beat my expectations in terms of room comfort/cleanliness. Staff is friendly, room was clean and spacious, shower was also unusually spacious and clean. Usually budget hotels have tiny showers, but this one was very good. Overall a very good stay at this price, highly recommend
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 3, 2013
Sergey
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent value for money, and the staff are great"
This is a very functional, clean, but pretty basic hotel - in total great value for money. The rooms are simple, but clean and comfortable. The staff are overworked and wearing about 10 "hats" each - but hardworking, friendly and very service oriented. Will stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 11, 2013
Greg
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Good quality hotel"
Clean but small minimalist rooms Need wifi in rooms
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Business trip Feb 3, 2013
Michael
US

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

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location, friendly helpful staff"
I've stayed in Reading plenty of times but this was the first time at the Ibis. Great location close to station and town centre. Very friendly and helpful staff. Basic rooms, but clean and spacious - ideal for short stays. I'll definitely stay here again next time I'm in Reading.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 14, 2015
Craig
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
Everything was great excepting the cleaners. One walked straight into the room at 08.00am without knocking I was still in bed. 2 hours later another one walks in without warning and I'm stood there naked along with the Mrs who had just thrown her towel back to the shower. I was not bothered but the Mrs was and I think the cleaner got a bit of a shock!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Aug 7, 2015
Michael
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nothing less than I'd expect."
Typical Ibis, good bed, good shower and excellent staff, all for a reasonable price. For business travel you can always rely in Ibis.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night business trip Aug 2, 2015
Stephen
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Helpful staff"
Receptionist was extremely helpful, allowed an early check-in when a room became available. Town centre hotel, 5 minute walk from station, perfect for what I wanted.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Aug 2, 2015
Richard
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Happy Holiday"
We stayed for 7 nights. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom a little small but also clean. The water pressure in the shower very good also plenty of hot water. On arrival the reception staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel was well situated in Reading close to the rail station and Pubs.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night romance trip Jul 23, 2015
Francis
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"wonderful"
Fabulous service. Wonderful location, great price!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jul 30, 2015
Lucy
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice perfect location."
First time in reading and we found this hotel was the perfect location right in the centre of town. Been to many ibis hotels and they are all nice, only thing that was annoying was cleaners tired to come in one day when we had the do not disturb sign which was annoying and also came knocked a couple times. But staff were friendly.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 26, 2015
Denva
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Dog friendly stay"
Good dog friendly hotel in the centre of Reading, only down side was that dogs are not allowed in the bar or restaurant or allowed to be left in the room unattended so no breakfast for us.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 25, 2015
Brian
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"11 nights"
Good, smooth experience. Stayed 11 nights. Fit for purpose hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
11 night business trip Jul 13, 2015
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Room didn't reflect the photos"
The stay was pleasant, I was disappointed with the quality of the room and it reflected none of pictures that were displayed on the website and therefore I was not incredibly happy with the room. Other than that the service was great!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 3, 2015
Katy
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Great hotel for our trip as a group of cyclists heading to Dover and close to many food choices which was great
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jun 30, 2015
Adrian
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Ideal place to stay after a night out.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 11, 2015
A Traveler
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Not comfortable"
Very noisy, water pressure was bad hot and cold air condition not working boiling in the room sleepless night had to move out couldn't take it anymore
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by ibis Reading Centre
Dear Sunita I am sorry that on this occasion you were disappointed with your stay at ibis Reading. I treat all feedback with the utmost seriousness and am currently investigating the matter. Best Regards Tania Gandarinho
3 night family trip Jun 13, 2015
Sunita
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Business Hotel"
Great Hotel for Business trip stayed one night met all of my expectations
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Response by ibis Reading Centre
Dear Stephen Thank you for posting your thoughts on here, we really value your feedback. I look forward to welcoming you back at ibis Reading. Kind regards, Tania Gandarinho
1 night business trip Jun 9, 2015
stephen
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Saturday stay"
Apart from being woken up by somebody at 2am, the stay was very pleasant, room was clean and the service at the reception desk was friendly and helpful with regards to finding parking. My only recommendation would be that due to situations like this, the doors of the hotel should only be offered if people have a reservation, as this is in the town centre of Reading.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by ibis Reading Centre
Dear Kornelia Thank you for your very kind words. They are very much appreciated and my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves in ibis Reading . I look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Tania Gandarinho
1 night romance trip May 30, 2015
Kornelia
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Ibis"
Enjoyed our weekend in reading. Hotel in good location. Clean tidy and comfortable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends May 15, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good Location"
Typical Ibis room, with the 'disposable' bathroom cubicle put in. Does what it says on the tin, great central location within a few minutes of the main railway station and great for night life.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends May 16, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Convenient and cheap"
The hotel is ideally placed and priced for what we needed (i.e. a cheap / safe / central place to leave bags and sleep whilst attending nearby events). The staff are friendly and it suited us just fine and for that reason I would recommend it. If you are looking for a more luxurious stay then go elsewhere. Minor Negatives: The rooms are small and a little cramped. Our room also smelt of damp/mildew and the toilet flush was faulty (and the chip marks around the cistern panel indicate that this wasn't new issue).
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 11, 2015
Ailsa
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"IBIS Reading"
The room was clean although a little basic, ok for a couple of nights stay-over.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip May 5, 2015
Jason
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Ibis Reading Town Centre"
3 night stay on work trip. Ideal location for me, hotel is lovely. I cannot comment on food as I hadn't eaten here. Only 1 lift worked when I stayed. Main flaw for me was very loose shower head, but if your short like me not a big issue :) Will stay again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night business trip Apr 19, 2015
A Traveler
GB
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
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