Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel

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Caversham Bridge,Richfield Avenue, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 8BD  show map
 4 stars
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Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Free Wi-Fi

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Crowne Plaza Reading is a four-star hotel which will suite for business and leisure travelers as well as for family on vacation or single accommodation. With a wonderful position on the banks of the River Thames and next to Caversham Bridge it is just 10 minutes from the center of Reading. The hotel is close to business and entertainment areas, but still remains peaceful place.

Tranquil and easy accessible area is a good choice for relax and rest, business and social events, celebrations or just exploring tourist attraction. The River Thames, London, Henley, Oxford, Oracle Shopping Centre are just less part of them.

For relax the hotel has outside terrace with the view of the River Thames and Health Club & Spa featuring 17m heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa bath, five luxury treatment rooms with full leisure facilities. The services are the following: postural assessments and site specific body fat testing, personal training and nutritional analysis, fitness classes such as aqua aerobics, boxercise, circuit training, core conditioning, iron boxing, kettlebells, pilates and zumba dance.

Crowne Plaza Reading has five function rooms equipped with the state-of-the-art technology and available to sit up to 200 people.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Hungarian, Polish, Hindi, Afrikaans, Panjabi / Punjabi.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   122.

Rooms

Crowne Plaza Reading boasts soothing and inviting guest rooms of the following types: Standard Rooms, Executive Club Level and Suites.

All accommodation are spacious and well-furnished including such amenities as TV with on demand movies and standard satellite channels, high-speed Wi-Fi connection, workstation with telephone points, tea and coffee making facilities, chargeable mini-bar, air-conditioning, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, bathrobes, iron and ironing board, luxury duvets with extra pillows, blackout curtains and double glazing to ensure a good night’s sleep, sleep advantage kit and in room laptop-size safe.

Club Rooms with charming riverfront views offer all the benefits of Standard Rooms but with exclusive access to the Club Lounge. The Club Lounge features a complimentary breakfast each weekday morning, complimentary bar with a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the evening.

Suites owing a balcony opening onto the River Thames view consist of a luxury bedroom, separate well-furnishes lounge and dining area as well as modern bathroom.

Also the hotel offers interconnecting rooms and family rooms.

Dining options

2 AA Rosettes-awarded Acqua Restaurant is hotel`s main restaurant serving local food. It opens onto sun-drenched terrace and overlooks the River Thames. The working hours are from 6.30am to 10am (from Monday to Friday), from 7.30am to 11am (on Saturday), from 7.30am to 11.30am (on Sunday) for breakfast; from 6.30pm to 10pm (from Monday to Saturday), from 6.30pm to 9.30pm (on Sunday) for dinner.

Being a perfect place for informal meeting and talking with friends the Acqua Bar offers various cocktails, snacks and light bites.

From early hours in the morning the hotel serves breakfast including full English breakfast with the selection of pastries, cereals, fruit and yoghurts in addition.

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Florist/Flower shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche

Guest Parking

  • Free public parking is possible on site.

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • BBQ facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Hair dryer on request

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • In-room movies
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel Reading location
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Hotel Address:

Caversham Bridge,Richfield Avenue, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 8BD

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City Center
  • Reading
    1.3 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Reading station
    800 m
  • Reading Train Station
    900 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of rooms:
    122

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Rooms and availability

Crowne Plaza Reading boasts soothing and inviting guest rooms of the following types: Standard Rooms, Executive Club Level and Suites.

All accommodation are spacious and well-furnished including such amenities as TV with on demand movies and standard satellite channels, high-speed Wi-Fi connection, workstation with telephone points, tea and coffee making facilities, chargeable mini-bar, air-conditioning, en suite bathroom with bath and shower, bathrobes, iron and ironing board, luxury duvets with extra pillows, blackout curtains and double glazing to ensure a good night’s sleep, sleep advantage kit and in room laptop-size safe.

Club Rooms with charming riverfront views offer all the benefits of Standard Rooms but with exclusive access to the Club Lounge. The Club Lounge features a complimentary breakfast each weekday morning, complimentary bar with a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in the evening.

Suites owing a balcony opening onto the River Thames view consist of a luxury bedroom, separate well-furnishes lounge and dining area as well as modern bathroom.

Also the hotel offers interconnecting rooms and family rooms.

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Executive Club Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 23 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 23 m²
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    • Private bathroom
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel Reading location
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      Hotel Address:

      Caversham Bridge,Richfield Avenue, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 8BD

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Reading
        1.3 km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Reading station
        800 m
      • Reading Train Station
        900 m
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2006
      • Number of rooms:
        122

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedReadingCrowne Plaza Reading

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • But Is It Art - 1.0 km
      • The Lemon Grove Gallery - 1.2 km

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 1.2 km

      Places of interest

      • Salter's Bros Steamers - 200 m
      • Bridge Boats - 500 m
      • HM Prison - 900 m
      • University of West London - Berkshire Institute for Health - 1.1 km
      • Reading Crown Court - 1.2 km
      • Abtei der Kluniazenser - 1.3 km
      • Reading Magistrates Court - 1.3 km
      • Reading Central Library - 1.3 km
      • Reading Borough Council - 1.4 km

      Train stations

      • Reading station - 700 m
      • Reading Station - 700 m
      • Reading Train Station - 800 m
      • Reading Train Station - 800 m

      Shopping areas

      • The Museum Of Reading - 1.1 km

      Amusement

      • Island Bohemian Club - 500 m
      • Quicksilver - 900 m
      • Shipleys Amusements - 1.0 km
      • American Pool & Snooker - 1.1 km
      • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 1.2 km
      • Vue Cinemas - 1.3 km
      • Vue - 1.3 km
      • TVL Paint Ball Supplies (Weekend Warriors) - 1.8 km

      Museums

      • Castle Hill Gallery - 1.5 km

      Parks

      • Forbury Gardens - 1.2 km

      Theaters

      • The Jelly Leg'D Chicken Arts Centre - 1.0 km
      • The Hexagon - 1.6 km

      Business areas

      • Oracle Shopping Centre - 1.6 km

      Local attractions

      • Gallery Fifty Five - 18.3 km
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        Getting there.

        London Heathrow ( LHR) is 43.13km East to the hotel. From T 1 - T4 leave airport follow signs for M4 West, leave at J11 and follow sings for Reading then Caverhsam From T5 follow M25 northbound to J15. Exit onto M4 West. Leave J11 and follow signs to Reading then Caversham. Hotel Post Code RG1 8BD.

        London Gatwick ( LGW) is 92.05km South East to the hotel. M23 London Bound. Exit J8 to M25 northbound. M25 to J14 for M4 West. Leave M4 at J11 and follow signs to Reading, then Caversham. Hotel Post Code RG1 8BD.

        Reading Main Station is 800m East to the hotel. Leave station and follow signs to Caversham. Hotel situated just before the Caversham Bridge on left.

        Driving directions: from M4 Junction 11 (from East) take the A33 to Reading. Drive approximately 2 miles over various roundabouts and join the inner distribution road. Take the underpass signposted to Caversham and Henley. Continue in left lane and then bear left at the next roundabout, continuing along Caversham Road. At the next roundabout turn left. Hotel is on the right.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2006
        • Number of rooms:
          122

        Hotel Awards

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        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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        Crowne Plaza Reading Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Crowne Plaza Reading

        Average guest rating

        7.4out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 115 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        6.0

        Guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          King size bed;very friendly and efficient bar staff

          On an earlier occasion breakfast was so disappointing we do not have breakfast there anymore

        • Single
          8.2

          Location adjacent to the River Thames, convenient to pubs and restaurants, nice view from a comfortable room (nice firm bed!)

          Prehistoric tv! Time to upgrade to flat screen TV'S.

        • Group of friends
          7.4

          I loved the gym and pool facilities. Spacious, clean, and relaxing!

          Wireless internet connection in the rooms is very poor. Even if the wired connection is good, if there are two persons in the room, then one person remains without internet. This is particularly annoying for business travellers.

        • Couple
          8.2

          Excellent food and spa. Lovely promenade on Thames

          At checkin they gave us twin room instead of requested double.

        • Couple
          9.6

          This hotel was very comfortable and nice overall. The dining area opens out onto a terrace that looks directly down onto the river which is very pretty! There is a lovely walk by the riverside and river cruise boats leave from very close by. The breakfast voucher that can be bought the previous night is better value than buying it on the day, but there is also a cafe right across the road if one wants to go for a cheaper option again.

          I thought the hotel staff should know a bit more about things to do and see in the area and should have flyers and brochures about local attractions etc. I was disappointed that they didn't have vegetarian sausages as mentioned on their breakfast menu.

        • Couple
          9.6

          That we were greeted by reception staff who seemed genuinely pleased to welcome us. That all staff we met were helpful and happy. As another visitor commented "this is the securist hotel I have stayed in", and we felt comfortable enough not to have to bother with the safe in our room. Also I really like the shampoo and shower gel that you are now using, lovely thick towels too!

          My husband and the noisey air conditioning!!!

        • Single
          7.8

          Friendly staff. Good location for station. Nice room.

          No wireless just cable Internet.

        • Single
          8.2

          Facilities in room excellent for working, particularly comfortable chair at desk. Plenty of lighting options in room. Shower good. Excellent food/wine (room service menu) and prompt, efficient service. Good breakfast.

        • Couple
          10.0

          Free parking, our room backed onto the river so views were beautiful

        • Older travelers
          7.0

          Good Hotel we would guess mainly used for Business people during the week , rooms good modern

          Internet access should be free to all guests Not £5.00 per hour , when we know braodband is cheap, also they would get more occupancy if they did deals on Friday and Saturday Nights

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          It was very clean and comfortable - and a good view of the river Thames

        • Single
          9.6

          The attention given to us by the Reception staff when checking in. Also the quality and comfort of the bed

        • Group of friends
          9.2

          Very comfortable bed, clean room and nice and quiet. Great breakfast. I was able to switch my booking to a double from twin on arrival, and a lovely location.

          My sister and I booked separate rooms with breakfast and didn't know til the morning that we had separate breakfast options.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          Excellent riverside hotel in good location near all shops and leisure center.

        • Couple
          6.2

          Nice views, comfortable rooms, good lounge & bar area.

          Unfortunately, we were not impressed with the cleanliness of our room. Although there were other family members staying too in much cleaner rooms so we may have been unlucky. Dirty mugs & hairs left on the sheets (not ours!) Breakfast was not of a great standard. Bad scrambled egg & lack of awareness from staff with not receiving your tea & coffees at the beginning of breakfast.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel Reading location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Caversham Bridge,Richfield Avenue, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 8BD

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Reading
          1.3 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Reading station
          800 m
        • Reading Train Station
          900 m
        • Bus stop
          100 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2006
        • Number of rooms:
          122

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedReadingCrowne Plaza Reading

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

        Use Badge