Novotel Reading Centre

Novotel Reading Centre

25b Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DP, United Kingdom
+44 118 952 2600

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Novotel Reading Centre
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Sun 19/9
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About Novotel Reading Centre

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Novotel Reading Centre is situated amongst Reading's well-known shops and boutiques, just a short stroll from Reading Railway Station. It is located a brief walk from The Oracle Reading and Reading Abbey.

Deluxe on-site facilities include a sauna, a Turkish steam bath and an indoor pool. Convenient services include an express check-in feature and a luggage storage area. The hotel offers room service all hours of the day and night.

The rooms at Hotel Novotel Centre Reading include a bathtub and a mini bar.

On-site dining options include Elements, which is an ideal place to enjoy a meal. In the evening, guests are able to enjoy a drink in the lounge bar. Guests can also try one of the various bars and restaurants in the local area.

Novotel Reading Centre is ideally situated for sightseeing with Reading Town Hall just a short stroll away. The Hexagon is a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

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Rooms available at Novotel Reading Centre

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Amenities at Novotel Reading Centre

  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Shoeshine
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine


  • Family rooms
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Trouser press
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Feather pillow
  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • EV charging station

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals


  • Beach towels


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Novotel Reading Centre

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6.8 Okay
Pros:Convenient location for work

Cons:Very noisy at night on weekends and the rooms are too warm. You have to keep the windows open or room is too hot. Breakfast is dry and tasteless and overpriced

8.0 Great

Cons:Showers are only 2’x2’ which is quite small for my large American body. HVAC could be improved. Lots of noise some nights from the young people after the local clubs close.

6.2 Okay
Pros:Basic but good facilities

Cons:Very impersonal service

10.0 Excellent

Cons:More electrical outlets for charging stuff would be nice

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25b Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DP

What's nearby

  • John Lewis151 yd
  • Museum and Town Hall200 yd
  • Broad Street Mall271 yd
  • Oracle369 yd
  • The Forbury Gardens424 yd
  • Hexagon0.3 mi
  • Museum of English Rural Life0.8 mi
  • Progress Theatre0.9 mi
  • Thames Valley Park1.4 mi
  • Prospect Park1.6 mi
  • Microsoft UK Headquarters2 mi
  • Madejski Stadium2.4 mi



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 12:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Novotel Reading Centre

  • Novotel Reading Centre is located at 25b Friar Street, 0.3 miles from the centre of Reading. John Lewis is the closest landmark to Novotel Reading Centre.

  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Novotel Reading Centre.

  • Yes, Novotel Reading Centre offers free Wi-Fi.

  • No, Novotel Reading Centre does not offer free parking.

  • No, Novotel Reading Centre does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Novotel Reading Centre is 22.2 miles from London Heathrow. Novotel Reading Centre is 30.1 miles from Oxford Kidlington.

  • Yes, Novotel Reading Centre is a pet-friendly hotel.

  • Yes, Novotel Reading Centre has a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

0.3 mi

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Nearest airport

London Heathrow

Distance to airport

22.2 mi