ibis Reading Centre

ibis Reading Centre 3 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.3/5 1,349 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • Central location, with plenty of nearby transport links

  • Oracle shopping centre is located nearby

  • The on-site bar offers a variety of light meals & snacks

  • Pet-friendly hotel, with on-site facilities

  • Landmarks include the Madjeski Stadium and Reading Abbey

This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.

ALLSAFE approved hotel

Hotel location

ibis Reading Centre

25A Friar Street
United Kingdom

GPS:51.456735, -0.972356

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In summary
On site
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
Near the property
  • Car park


Unwind with a coffee, sip a chilled sauvignon or bond over a beer or two. Our stylish on-site bar is the perfect place to kick back and relax or spend quality time with your travel companions.

Our accommodation(s)

Our hotel offers rooms in 4 categories - Standard double room, Twin Room, Ibis Sweet Room and Disabled room. All rooms are bright, modern, quiet and feature a walk-in shower. All rooms also provide free 24h Wi-Fi access. Each rooms comes equipped with individual air cooling system, LCD Tv, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryer for personal use. Our Sweet rooms have Smart Tv installed for our guests entertainment. All rooms are 100% Non-smoking. We are a pet friendly hotel.

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ALL Rating  4.3/5  1,349 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating  4.0/5  1,332 reviews

Worst Ibis We’ve Ever Stayed In

TripAdvisor rating 1.0/5

JRMADA Couples - TripAdvisor review

This is absolutely the worst Ibis yet. Hopefully the last. The rooms need refurbishing. The carpet in ours is in the worst condition (stained, worn, dirty). The rooms have no air conditioning, and even when the weather is cold outside, the room is warm inside. Warm to the point of being uncomfortable to sleep. There is a window, but it only opens 1 inch, so it is no relief to the warm room. The walls are paper thin and one can hear everything from the street to the adjacent rooms and hallways. It is noisy on the weekends. The location is convenient as it is in the city center and 5 min walk to bus and train stations. The breakfast is also the worst if I compare to other Ibis we’ve stayed in. The coffee machine is dreadful, and the food looks like it was yesterday’s served again… even the food looks tired here… Stay away. We will not stay here ever again.

Spot On

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

Neil0 Business - TripAdvisor review

Very good budget hotel. Very clean, everything worked, friendly staff, reasonably priced and nice bar area. The breakfast was excellent with lovely cooked breakfast - way better than Holiday Inn Express, Premier Inn or a local Wetherspoon. Great location next to station and many bus routes.

No air conditioning or ventilation, shower blocked. Do not stop or park outside this hotel. Staff good.

Customer review rating 1.0/5

Anonymous Families - Confirmed reviews ALL

The air conditioning was switched off completely so there was no airflow in the room. Sometimes if there is no cooling you can at least get airflow. Not at this hotel. The units in the rooms were off so the fans didn't work. You can crack open a window but the room and corridor are sealed so there is no air movement. There were signs in the lifts with excuses about no air conditioning, but that is not acceptable. It needs to be fixed urgently. The shower drain was blocked. Reported it. Do not stop or park outside this hotel. The parking is a nightmare, but that is the council's fault. The staff worked hard and were good.

Well located

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Fouad Couples - Confirmed reviews ALL

The location was amazing. However room was a little small.

Dear Fouad, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Tamas Racz Team Leader

Friendly and well located

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Business - Confirmed reviews ALL

Friendly staff, online check-in worked well. The lifts need to be repaired as the display in one is broken and hanging off and the other looks damaged.

Dear Joseph, First of all, thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us—we really value your input and flagging up areas where we can further improve. Hope to see you back again soon. Regards, Tamas Racz Team Leader

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  • 1,138 reviews 9.1/10 Service
  • 22 reviews 7.8/10 WiFi
  • 587 reviews 7.2/10 Cleanliness
  • 293 reviews 8/10 Breakfast

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