Pentahotel Reading  4 stars

Oxford Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 7RH  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Billiards/Pool tables

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

The Penta Hotel Reading is peacefully situated in the heart of the historic city of Reading, located on the river Thames, close to the Lemon Grove Gallery and the Museum of Reading.

This fashionable modern building features contemporary design that creates a fun and relaxed space with welcoming and personal service. Guests are offered to relax in the Penta lounge or fitness room or take advantage of nine superb meeting and event rooms.

There are 206 elegant rooms spread over six floors that feature simple and tasteful design. All guestrooms are equipped with great beds and fabulous showers, high-speed Wi-Fi access, satellite TV with free in room movies, phone and hair dryer.

The hotel restaurant is designed by Matteo Thun as the perfect haven for those looking for a contemporary yet beautifully chic setting with a dynamic atmosphere.

The Penta Hotel Reading is located within five minutes walk of Reading’s main bus and train station.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of rooms   206.

City Center Reading - 2300 ft
Airports RAF Station (ABB) - 21.8 mi, London Heathrow (LHR) - 22.6 mi
Train Stations Reading Train Station - 2000 ft, Reading station - 2300 ft
Bus stop - 700 ft

Rooms

The property offers a range of rooms and suites fitted with comfortable beds, where you can snooze under the finest down duvets, 32inch flat screen TV with complimentary in-house movies, high-speed internet access, rain shower, designed especially for Penta hotels, desk space, phone, iron and ironing board on request, hair dryer and complimentary mineral water on arrival.

Dining options

The Penta lounge offers a lively evening with a refreshing drink and delicious meal, and the integrated games room for a game on the Nintendo Wii or American pool table.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of GBP 15 per person per night. 

Services

The business travelers are offered nine wonderful and chic meeting and event rooms, all featuring a wealth of natural daylight, air conditioning and the technology that you need. Conference facilities include arrival tea and coffee treats, flipchart, conference kit, notepads, pens, LCD screens, screens for projector, unlimited mineral water and unlimited soft drinks.

Leisure

Moreover, guests are provided with the fitness center, equipped with up-to-date training machines, and the games room with Nintendo Wii and billiard table.

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Facilities

General
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Activities
  • Racquetball
Services
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Game room
  • Kids club
Leisure facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Connecting rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
Bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Electric kettle
Bedroom
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu
Media
  • In-room movies
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • Telephone
  • 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 extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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The property offers a range of rooms and suites fitted with comfortable beds, where you can snooze under the finest down duvets, 32inch flat screen TV with complimentary in-house movies, high-speed internet access, rain shower, designed especially for Penta hotels, desk space, phone, iron and ironing board on request, hair dryer and complimentary mineral water on arrival.

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Bed type: King Size bed
Size: 260 sq. feet
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    Bed type: King Size bed
    Size: 260 sq. feet
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      Pentahotel Reading Luxury Room Twin Room
      Bed type: King or Twin beds
      Size: 325 sq. feet
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        Pentahotel Reading LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        The hotel is 400m from the Lemon Grove Gallery, the Bridge Boats, the American Pool and Snooker Club, the Castle Hill Gallery and the Museum of Reading. Besides, there are the Lifespring Church, the Madejski Stadium, the Museum Of English Rural Life, the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology and the Forbury Gardens within walking distance from the venue.

        Tourist attractions
        • The Lemon Grove Gallery
          1400 ft
        • But Is It Art
          1400 ft
        • 2.2 mi
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          2000 ft
        Places of interest
        • HM Prison
          2000 ft
        • Abtei der Kluniazenser
          2700 ft
        • Salter's Bros Steamers
          2700 ft
        • Bridge Boats
          3000 ft
        • Lifespring Church
          5000 ft
        Train stations
        Shopping areas
        • Oracle Shopping Centre
          3300 ft
        Amusement
        • American Pool & Snooker
          400 ft
        • Quicksilver
          700 ft
        • Shipleys Amusements
          700 ft
        • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club
          1000 ft
        • Vue Cinemas
          1400 ft
        • Vue
          1400 ft
        • TVL Paint Ball Supplies (Weekend Warriors)
          2700 ft
        • Island Bohemian Club
          3000 ft
        • BJ's Luxury Bingo
          1.6 mi
        Museums
        • Castle Hill Gallery
          1400 ft
        • 1700 ft
        • Museum Of English Rural Life
          5000 ft
        • The Ure Museum of Greek, Archaeology
          1.4 mi
        Parks
        • Forbury Gardens
          2700 ft
        • The Herb Farm and, Saxon Maze
          1.9 mi
        Theaters
        • The Jelly Leg'D Chicken Arts Centre
          2000 ft
        • The Hexagon
          3300 ft
        • Progress Theatre
          1.2 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Gallery Fifty Five
          10.7 mi
          High Street, Hook
        Getting there.

        The hotel is easy reachable from the M4 motorway, providing connections to the major airports and transport links, and within walking distance from the Main bus and train station.

        Getting around.

        The Penta Hotel Reading is placed 600m from Reading’s main bus and train station, allowing fast and easy access to London, the Midlands and north of the UK, and 40km from London Heathrow International Airport. In addition, guests are offered a private parking.

        Pentahotel Reading Reviews

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

        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple

          Polite staff, great breakfast, good bar/restaurant.

          Room was a little small - air conditioning was a little ineffective.

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Single

          This is a really good hotel in the centre of Reading.It is modern and offers free movies and a very comfortable room. You also get a discounted parking rate at the near by car park of £2.00 which is great value. If you can get a good deal well worth staying here

          The only negative is the drinks which are quite expensive but they are always served with a smile

          • Average rating
            8.8
        • Single

          Contemporary design and cleanliness of the room. Excellent wet-room style shower.

          The restaurant was overpriced.

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Older travelers

          The staff were very obliging. We had a couple of complaints which were dealt with courteously and efficiently.

          We thought this was probably a younger persons' hotel. Clearly the rooms are built for style, especially the wetroom bathroom, but we found them rather alienating, and we didn't like not being able to open he window at the front. We chose not to have breakfast because it was £15 per person extra, and Pret was close and much cheaper.

          • Average rating
            7.4
        • Group of friends

          Friendly staff

          Noise from the road More staff required on reception and at the bar

          • Average rating
            7.0
        • Group of friends

          Nice decor and ambience. Cool bar, nice staff. Very comfy bed! Good deal with Booked.net so seemed really good deal

          Expensive breakfast (£15) meant we didn't bother with it! Bar prices a little steep. Location not great and although gave discounted ticket for parking, location of car park a little out of way when you have heavy luggage and would rather not pay. Also paying for wifi in this day and age is daft

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Older travelers

          Would stay at this hotel again, the staff were very professional and friendly, The rooms were spotless and beds realy comfortable.

          The rooms were a bit hot the aircon blew out warm air, didnt complain just opened the window

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Family with children

          Was surprised at the quality, this place as been refurbished to a very good standard. Food and ambience value for money. Location ideal, would stay here and travel into London if I wanted to go site seeing.

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Couple

          My partner and myself enjoyed our weekedn stay here as the staff were friendly and we both would stay here again.

          • Average rating
            8.8
        • Couple

          Fantastic location, fantastic rooms and an even better price. I cannot rate this place highly enough, just as good as any Hilton I have stayed in and a fraction of the price. As we checked out on a Sunday we had free late checkout at 1500. It's right in the city centre, has the biggest beds I have ever seen and there are free movies/sky sports in room on the basic package. I will use again.

          • Average rating
            9.2
        • Couple

          Amazing value for money . Excellent breakfast and great Value. Would recommend and definitely stay again. Would recommend a comfort room these are amazing.

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Couple

          Went here for a last minute 2 night break with my boyfriend to escape our hectic lives.Bargain only paid £62 for 2 nights. Room and hotel were just as in the pictures, staff were very friendly and helpful overall atmosphere was great. Didnt eat there so cant comment on food. No onsite parking but you get a discount with the car park across the road so we dropped off bags first then parked up worked out £10 for 24 hours so not to bad

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Older travelers

          The late check out on Sunday morning after a late function.

          Had to ask for iron, which took a while to arrive. No safe.

          • Average rating
            6.6
        • Couple

          Fantastic location, fantastic rooms and an even better price. I cannot rate this place highly enough, just as good as any Hilton I have stayed in and a fraction of the price. As we checked out on a Sunday we had free late checkout at 1500. It's right in the city centre, has the biggest beds I have ever seen and there are free movies/sky sports in room on the basic package. I will use again.

          • Average rating
            9.2
        • Single

          Comfortable bed and duvet

          I'm afraid I can't recommend this at all. It's difficult to find. Parking is in a multi-storey 5 mins walk away and it is not the best end of town (not great if you have bags, are alone, etc.). In reality this is a budget hotel, dressed up to look like something special. The Laurel and Hardy flim screened on the wall as you walk in the lobby gives a nice atmophere and a funky impression. However, the rooms are small, basic and have been dressed by an interior designer who doesn't understand hotels - the materials used aren't robust enough and so the furniture and fittings in my room were covered in unslightly chipps. Worse, the room was very poorly cleaned - sweet wrappers under chairs when pulled out, etc.) and the heating did not work at all. I ended up having a hot shower (no bath) just to keep warm and then diving under the duvet. When I mentioned it the next morning (too late that night to be bothered) I received a "sorry, I'll tell the manager/housekeeping". I'm afraid if a hotel can't get the basics of a warm, clean, room with good service right, then the rest just comes over as pretentious nonsense.

          • Average rating
            4.2
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