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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Slept here for one night as part of a business trip and the stay was excellent! The bed was huge and the hotel very quiet so I slept so well. At breakfast and lunch the selection was outstanding and all good quality food. Would recommend this hotel.

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ph_Reading, Guest Relations Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, I am very happy to see that you were able to relax and unwind in one of our quiet rooms, followed by our breakfast and lunch the following day. Hopefully next time you are here on business you are here for a while longer than one night. Peter Hutchinson

London
Reviewed 18 June 2016

My room was comfortable, clean and had a good set of TV programs and free internet access. The quality of the food was just excellent. For me, what puts this particular hotel above all others is the staff. They always do their best to be helpful and make you really welcome. Just first class!

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ph_Reading, Guest Relations Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am glad to see that you enjoyed everything the hotel had to offer, including the service levels from the team. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the near future! Peter Hutchinson

dubai
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I was initially let down by a friend to meet up in Reading so the barman were initially amazing!! I came back early hours of the morning being very respectful and quiet considering the time of the day and I was point blank refused a drink just because they said they had served since 9pm and by that time they...

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I have spoken to Mimi regarding your experience at the bar in the early hours of the morning. Mimi advised that she believed you were intoxicated to the point where she did not feel it correct to serve you more alcohol for your own wellbeing. I am sorry that you...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I have been staying at ghis jotel for my current business trips. I would definitely recommend this hotel. Pros: - Big Comfy room with comfy bed. - Great choice of breakfast menu. - Nice Clean room. - Very Friendly staff. - Free Wifi Cons: - Internet is too slow - Not much choice in the Dinner menu. - Chair provided...

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ph_Reading, Guest Relations Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. I am delighted to read that you enjoy visiting our hotel and that the room, bed and breakfast meets your expectations. Also we are very proud to have a friendly, positive team. We will always be flexible where possible to meet all of your requirements, this includes cooking something that is not on our...

Rotherham
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Hotel was fine, breakfast was good but the room was very noisy. When I walked in I thought the window was open and staying above a dual carriageway meant I was kept awake most of the night. Everything else about the hotel was fine, just get better glazing.

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ph_Reading, Guest Relations Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write this review. I am sorry to hear that the noise levels within your room affected your experience with us. We are working hard to limit any disturbance caused by road noise. If you are returning to Reading in the future please do not hesitate to contact me directly, my email address is...

Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This hotel is not in the best area in Reading, but outward appearances can be deceptive. Inside it is uber-cool and has a simple but good menu, breakfasts are also good. The films in the rooms are free, which is a first for me! The staff are pleasant and plentiful and it is a great place to stay in Reading....

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ph_Reading, Guest Relations Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Dear Matt, Thank you very much for reviewing your recent stay with us. I am happy to see that you enjoyed the atmosphere within the hotel as well and the breakfast and the service that the team provided. Please be assured that the noise levels and wifi connection are both something that we are working hard to change. I am...

Tenby
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Hotel was unappealing from the outside and very dark in the reception area. Not sure what sort of mood they were trying to create in the late afternoon!! Huge screen in reception area which is great if you like football! Room very basic but clean. Self service breakfast was good. The hotel would have been ok if it had been...

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy the reception area, or the big screen on showing the football. I am pleased to read there were aspects of your stay such as breakfast and the cleanliness of the hotel that you enjoyed. Best wishes Steve Thorne-Farrar Operations Manager

Mawgan
Reviewed 16 June 2016

At first glance a good hotel, but its right on one of the busiest roads in reading, and apparently it is beyond the capabilities of this hotel to put any sound-proofing in, so basically impossible to get to sleep. Noisy, noisy, noisy. Then there was the wifi - the slowest I have experienced in any hotel in the world, which...

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry you found your room too noisy. Should you return, please do contact us ahead of your next stay and we will be happy to provide you with a room in a quieter location as we fully appreciate that some of us are lighter sleepers than others. Please...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I really like the location and interior style of the hotel. The rooms were large, the breakfast rich and tasty, fitness centre modern. The only negative thing for me was the smell at lobby and around the reception.

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am really pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and really like the look and feel of the hotel. It's great to read that you guests are enjoying the experience provided. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Best wishes Steve Thorne-Farrar Operations Manager

Upwell
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I was very happy with the hotel. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. I was given a,quiet room and my bed and pillows were super. The car park was clean and tidy. I didn't eat at the hotel, so cannot comment about that part of the hotel.

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ph_Reading, Manager at pentahotel Reading, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am really pleased to read that you had a great stay with us and were well looked after by the team. I hope on your next visit you will have chance to sample the menu in the restaurant as I'm sure you will not be disappointed. We look forward...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located in the city centre, pentahotel Reading is the perfect choice no matter if you are travelling for leisure or for business. The four-star hotel has 11 meeting and event spaces for up to 250 people. European cuisine is served in the onsite restaurant which is open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Your room has air conditioning free on-demand pay TV and a private bathroom. Free Wifi is available in the entire hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about pentahotel Reading

Address: Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7RH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range: $111 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — pentahotel Reading 4*
Number of rooms: 206
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Also Known As:
Reading Penta Hotel
Renaissance Reading
Renaissance Hotel Reading
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Reading
#9 Family Hotel in Reading
#10 Business Hotel in Reading
#11 Romantic Hotel in Reading
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“Ask for a quiet room as the road noise can be excessive.”
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“Ask for a quieter room on a higher floor, when you book”
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“Try not to be in a room facing the street”
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“Rooms away from the expressway and on higher floors should be quieter”
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“If you despair the morning's sun but with little noise from 5th floor, rooms on the west side enjoy the view of Central Reading.”
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