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Novotel Reading Centre

25b Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DP

+44 118 952 2600

per night


based on 2,156 reviews

About Novotel Reading Centre, Reading

Value for money

Located only a five-minute stroll from Reading Railway Station, Novotel Reading Centre provides guests with an ideal base while in Reading. It is situated a short walk from The Oracle Reading and Reading Abbey. Hotel Novotel Centre Reading is equipped with a range of deluxe facilities, such as a Turkish steam bath and a sauna, along with an indoor pool. Multilingual staff are on hand assist with reservations or dining recommendations, and an express check-in/check-out facility is provided. Just a stone's throw from nearby clubs and bars, this 4-star hotel also allows guests to easily explore what the local nightlife has to offer. Every contemporary room at Novotel Reading Centre features a bathtub and all the necessities for a comfortable stay. They are also equipped with a telephone, ironing facilities and a shower. Specializing in international dishes, Hotel Novotel Centre Reading's on-site restaurant serves a range of meals for guests to enjoy. In the evening, guests are able to enjoy a drink in the comfortable lounge bar. A wide choice of cafés and restaurants are also available in close proximity to the property. London Heathrow Airport is around a 35-minute drive from the hotel and Reading West Railway Station is within walking distance. Only moments away are some of the Town's most famous sites, including Reading Town Hall.

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Hotel Amenities & Facilities

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

Health and safety

  • 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 sanitizer 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 sanitized
  • 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
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Shoeshine
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr 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.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator


  • 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
  • Pants 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
  • Private parking
  • EV charging station

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals


  • Beach towels


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near Novotel Reading Centre

Attractions in Reading, England curated by momondo

Novotel Reading Centre location: 25b Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DP

Restaurants and Cafés

Revolution Reading0.1 mi
Malmaison Brasserie - Reading0.1 mi
Tasting House0.1 mi
Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Reading0.1 mi

Novotel Reading Centre Reviews

GreatBased on 2156 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • "Clean, friendly staff and comfortable" (in 279 reviews)
  • "great location, very comfortable room" (in 206 reviews)
  • "Clean, friendly staff, great location" (in 192 reviews)
Cons -
  • Separate toilet with no sink. (in 42 reviews)
  • Car parking fee (in 14 reviews)

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Novotel Reading Centre room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • Novotel Reading Centre is typically below the average price of 4 star hotels in Reading. On average, you can expect to pay $133 per night in Reading. Novotel Reading Centre typically costs $87 per night, which is $46 cheaper than the Reading average.

  • Novotel Reading Centre is 22.2 mi away from London Heathrow. You can typically expect your drive time from Novotel Reading Centre to London Heathrow to be 1h 6min. It might be worth looking up traffic trends near your hotel if you are worried about saving time.

  • Novotel Reading Centre has parking available on site for customers of the hotel. With that in mind, the most efficient way to not only get from London Heathrow to the hotel, but also around Reading during your stay may be renting a car. Car rentals in Reading are on average $53/day. A very popular option for travelers staying at Novotel Reading Centre would be to take a taxi or ridesharing service from London Heathrow directly to the hotel.

  • Novotel Reading Centre welcomes pets at their venue.

  • There is a restaurant at Novotel Reading Centre that can be used by visitors of the hotel. You can sit down or take food to go. Call the front desk at +44 118 952 2600 for kitchen hours. One of the easiest dining options for Reading guests staying in Novotel Reading Centre is to get room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Novotel Reading Centre does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • Novotel Reading Centre is 0.3 mi away from the city center of Reading, where you can find interesting sights such as Hexagon.

  • For assistance from an employee at Novotel Reading Centre please call +44 118 952 2600.

  • Yes, Novotel Reading Centre has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • There is a fitness center available to Novotel Reading Centre guests.

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