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The Crown at Playhatch, Reading

3-star3 stars
PlayhatchReadingEnglandRG4 9QNUnited Kingdom

3-star lodge in Playhatch with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Delicious food
Fantastic service
Great room
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From 687 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Crown at Playhatch, Reading

from $151
  • Double Room, 1 King Bed, Ensuite
  • Double Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free English breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Wedding services
  • Garden
  • Library
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Crown - This restaurant specializes in African cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

What’s around The Crown at Playhatch, Reading


  • Mill at Sonning - 21 min walk
  • Oracle - 3 mi / 4.7 km
  • Reading Abbey Ruins - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Microsoft UK Headquarters - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Reading Museum and Town Hall - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Forbury Gardens - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Reading Central Library - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • John Lewis Reading - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 38 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 58 min drive
  • Henley-on-Thames Shiplake Station - 7 min drive
  • Reading Station - 11 min drive
  • Reading West Station - 11 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 25 reviews

The Crown at Playhatch, Reading
Superb food
Great place to stay, Superb food and service, cheerful, helpful, friendly staff. Only stayed 2 nights but will be back.
Michael, gb2 night trip
The Crown at Playhatch, Reading
Character rooms!
Have stayed here before. Great base to work in Reading and so much more character than a chain hotel.
Mark, gb1 night trip
The Crown at Playhatch, Reading
Different to a normal hotel as the accommodation is within a converted building. Really nice and will stay again.
A Traveler, gb1 night business trip
The Crown at Playhatch, Reading
Great stat
Lovely hotel, very friendly and helpful staff, our room was a lovely space with comfy bed. We had food in the restaurant which was fantastic!
A Traveler, gb1 night romance trip
The Crown at Playhatch, Reading
Overpriced although food was good.
Room was large but dark and hot with no air conditioning. Only one bedside lamp, although another was supplied on request. Lovely areas for sitting outside but all tables needed a wipedown and a bit of a tidy-up. Room was fine but over priced at £125 per night
A Traveler, gb1 night family trip

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The Crown at Playhatch, Reading

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