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South East England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This an very good hotel, yes it needs some updates in the rooms and needs better soundproofing, whilst taking shower could hear others in their room, but what hotel doesn't. The service and food was also excellent and a scrumptious breakfast and reasonably priced. I would stay here again.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here after a long flight before driving home, hotel is very average nothing special but perfect if you just want a bed to sleep in, rooms do look in need of a refurb and definitely the bathroom did, good location for a couple of pubs and restaurants, and a good sized car park.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've stayed here a couple of times this year. It is reasonably priced, clean and comfortable but would gain from some refurbishment. This is why I rate it average. The location by the river is good but not central.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed at this hotel several times & it is always excellent, breakfast is fabulous with lots of choice. The rooms overlooking the river are very quiet with a lovely view. Maria looked after us extremely well & nothing was too much trouble for her.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed overnight for a charity ball the hotel was good on arriving we ordered lunch sandwiches and hot drinks them came quickly and the quality and size of the sandwiches for the price was brilliant , At the ball that night the three course meal was very good the standard of food was great and the service was of a...

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Bucharest, Romania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel during a business trip for 3 nights. Was the first time I've stayed here, and one of the few hotels in Reading I haven't stayed at. Now it's clear why. To start with the restaurant: You need a level of patience that's unheard of. They take 20 minutes before they ask you what you want to...

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Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and comfortable, used the spa and pool. Not the best facilities but acceptable for a change of scene. small selection at breakfast. Free car park and wifi. A little expensive for what it was. Nice location by the river but quite a walk to the centre.

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Operations C, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear Susie, thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We will be addressing the highlighted issues in the nearest future and we hope that you will have a better experience on your next visit. Best Regards, Marco Sani Operations Manager

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hotel in October this year with a group of friends. We all live across the country so picked a midpoint which was Reading. I must admit when I saw a photo of the front of the hotel I was a bit sceptical, but I was pleasantly surprised once I arrived. The hotel is easy to find...

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Operations C, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear Charlie, thank you so much for your kind comments. We are incredibly happy to hear that your experience have met your expectations and we will surely be looking forward to welcoming you back again. Best Regards, Marco Sani Operations Manager

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a quality experience. The room was comfortable, the bed was good - left on the pillow was a small container of pillow spray and oil for the pulses to help us sleep! The surroundings are pleasant, a main road at the front, but a walk by the river at the back. Breakfast was of good quality and the...

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Operations C, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear Healthyeater, thank you for your kind comments. We always strive to provide the best service and product to our Guests and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay. We will be happy to welcome you back soon. Best Regards, Marco Sani Operations Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed here many times when we visit reading annually for work. It is always my first choice when booking a hotel in reading. Rooms are always clean and extremely comfortable. Food is very good although a little limited for vegetarians and vegans. Breakfast is ample and veggie sausages are a valid on request which is a bonus for...

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Operations C, Manager at Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear Tel, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and extremely grateful for your loyalty. We will be looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Marco Sani Operations Manager

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This 4 star hotel in the heart of Reading on the banks of the River Thames provides a tranquil venue easily accessible from the M4, London Heathrow Airport and London Paddington Station. We offer 200 complimentary parking spaces on site. The local area offers the Oracle shopping centre and Vue Cinema, an array of restaurants, the Thames Valley Business Park, Green Park and Madjeski Football Stadium (home of Reading Football Club).As a guest at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Reading you have full access to the Revive Health Club and Spa with indoor pool. The modern spa offers a wide selection of Elemis treatments. Bedrooms at the Crowne Plaza Reading are spacious with soft and earthy decor, seriously comfy beds with work desks and high speed internet access. Our Acqua Restaurant serves modern British cuisine sourced from local suppliers. You can also enjoy a lighter or healthier meal in the lobby bar or terrace overlooking the River Thames. 24HR Room Service is also available for those guests arriving late or departing early The Caversham Business Suite is a self contained Meeting Centre for conferences and private dining. All rooms offer natural daylight and a private terrace overlooking the River Thames. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading is an ideal wedding venue licensed for Civil Ceremonies and can cater for banqueting or private parties in Reading for up to 180 people. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading

Address: Caversham Bridge Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8BD, England (Formerly Holiday Inn)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range: $113 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading 4*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Crowne Plaza Reading
Reading Crowne Plaza
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Reading
#8 Romantic Hotel in Reading
#8 Business Hotel in Reading
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“If here on business you can walk to Thames Valley Park if it is not raining...”
 of 5 bubbles ericdumont, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Overlooking the river are the quieter rooms.”
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“don't have room 165”
 of 5 bubbles taffythomas330, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose another hotel. Best tip!”
 of 5 bubbles Eric87, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the main road - although, that said, we weren't disturbed by traffic”
 of 5 bubbles healthyeater41, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
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