We chose this hotel because we were going to a football match at the adjoining stadium. Everything was as you would expect from a new build - good facilities, spacious comfortable room etc. - but it felt very soulless. Even though the bar was busy before the game our friends commented that it felt like we were in an airport waiting for our flight! Convenient for M4 but not much nearby - £8 taxi ride into town. Got it for a good price though so more than happy with our stay.
Convenient for walking around Reading,shopping, visiting the Museum, and close to the Station for trips to Bath and London. Close to the famous 'Smelly Alley' for fresh fruit. Steam Room out if order but thoroughly enjoyed the sauna and swimming pool. Staff friendly. Well looked after.
"Brand new Ibis Hotel - staff were excellent and "
We have stayed in this hotel when it was Travel Lodge and may I say it is now over 100% improved.
Obviously being new it will be spotlessly clean but the staff were very helpful and pleasant and if it continues to stay as clean as this we will be staying regularly as we visit my son a few times a year.
We have been staying at the Crowne Plaza and Madejski Stadium on offers while the hotel has been renovated and I have to say I have got a night in April at the Crowne Plaza cheaper than I could get at the Ibis! But that is only when there are offers on so we will be returning to the Ibis.
Thank you to all the staff.
Traveller from Lancashire
Enjoy a warm welcome and relaxing stay at ibis Styles Reading Oxford Road. Located just 1.5 miles from Reading centre, this …More
Stayed on Saturday night. Request for quiet room was supplied. Room and hotel was spacious and in good condition. Hotel had gym and pool which was an unforeseen extra considering the low price of under £50 room only.
I stayed at the Crowne Plaza for 1 night in December 2015 as I was visiting my office in Reading. (I work from home in Shropshire.) It was a great place to come back to after the stresses of the town - I found the staff to be friendly and helpful, my room was lovely - lots of space, comfortable, with everything I could want - and the breakfast was excellent.
Reading is an important commercial center in southeast England, as well as a university town. Popular attractions include the historic Reading Abbey ruins, Forbury Gardens, the Museum of English Rural Life, and The Oracle, a large indoor shopping center. Each summer, the Reading Festival brings top musical acts from Europe and the US for a three-day outdoor music and arts festival.