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Novotel Reading Centre

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Fitness facility
Executive Room, 1 Queen Bed | In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, soundproofing
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine

Overview of Novotel Reading Centre

Novotel Reading Centre

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with indoor pool, near Thames River
8,2 out of 10 Very good
8,2/10 Very good

1 000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Gym
25b Friar Street, Reading, England, RG1 1DP
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Steam room
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Computer station
  • Front-desk safe
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Television

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Reading City Centre
  • Thames River - 10 min walk
  • University of Reading - 5 min drive
  • Nirvana Spa - 9 min drive
  • Lapland UK - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 40 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 60 min drive
  • Reading Station - 3 min walk
  • Reading (XRE-Reading Train Station) - 3 min walk
  • Reading West Station - 16 min walk


  • McDonald's - 1 min walk
  • Caffè Nero - 1 min walk
  • Wendy's - 1 min walk
  • Bru Coffee and Gelato - 2 min walk
  • The Blagrave Arms - 4 min walk

About this property

Novotel Reading Centre

Novotel Reading Centre puts you 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Thames River. The indoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at GourmetBar, which serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This upscale hotel also features a bar/lounge, a fitness center, and a steam room. Fellow travelers say great things about the comfortable beds and breakfast.


Czech, English, Filipino, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 179 rooms
  • Arranged over 14 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 3 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast (surcharge) 6:30 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 7 AM–11 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Playground

What to do

  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An indoor pool
  • Steam room


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 21-inch LCD TV

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


GourmetBar - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • To-go breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 12.00 per person


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Novotel Hotel Reading Centre
Novotel Reading Centre
Accor Reading Centre
Novotel Reading Centre Hotel Reading
Reading Novotel
Novotel Reading Centre Hotel
Accor Reading Centre
Reading Novotel
Novotel Reading Centre Hotel
Novotel Reading Centre Reading
Novotel Reading Centre Hotel Reading

Frequently asked questions

Does Novotel Reading Centre offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Novotel Reading Centre does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Novotel Reading Centre?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Novotel Reading Centre?
Yes, there's an indoor pool. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Novotel Reading Centre?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Novotel Reading Centre?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Novotel Reading Centre.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Novotel Reading Centre?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Novotel Reading Centre?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Genting Casino (20-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Novotel Reading Centre and nearby?
Novotel Reading Centre has an indoor pool and a steam room.
Are there restaurants at or near Novotel Reading Centre?
Yes, GourmetBar offers international cuisine.
What's the area around Novotel Reading Centre like?
Novotel Reading Centre is in Reading City Centre, a short 3-minute walk from Reading Station and 3 minutes' walk from Oracle. Travelers say the area is central and good for shopping.



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8/10 Very good

Gregory J, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Good location, too hot
Comfortable hotel spoiled by very hot rooms. Air conditioning did not cool at all. Also the Wi-Fi is shocking making it difficult to complete some works. Location is perfect though.
Iain, 2-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Umar, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel
Perfect location
Deborah, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

One night
Stayed for one night as part of a work visit. Comfortable hotel conveniently located in the center. Wi-Fi ok but not fantastic
Iain, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Ryan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel friendly staff
Really comfortable stay nice hotel good service excellent restaurant would recommend
Geoffrey, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Cheap and Cheerful
Cheap and cheerful. Does not cost much to stay here, so no special features worthy of note. Close to the shops, but thats about it.
Andrew, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Holly, 2-night trip
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