Pentahotel Reading  4 stars

Oxford Road, Reading, Rg1 7Rh, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 7RH  show mapSave
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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) - 21.9 mi, London Heathrow (LHR) - 22.5 mi
Train Stations Reading Train Station - 2000 ft, Reading station - 2300 ft
Bus stop - 400 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. 

Work

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
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Services
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's play area
  • Game room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Media
  • Satellite TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • 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 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
    • Just Posh Art
      2.2 mi
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      2000 ft
    Places of interest
    • HM Prison
      2000 ft
    • Abtei der Kluniazenser
      2700 ft
    • Bridge Boats
      3000 ft
    • Salter's Bros Steamers
      3000 ft
    • Lifespring Church
      1.0 mi
    Train stations
    • Reading Train Station
      1700 ft
    • Reading station
      2000 ft
    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
    • The Museum Of Reading
      1700 ft
    • Museum Of English Rural Life
      5000 ft
    • The Ure Museum of Greek, Archaeology
      1.4 mi
    Parks
    • Forbury Gardens
      2300 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

    Average guest rating

    8.2
    out of 10
    Excellent
    Based on 541 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Dining
    9.0
    Location
    7.8
    Rooms
    6.9
    Service
    6.8
    Value
    7.1

    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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