Mercure George Hotel Reading 4 stars

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Mercure George Hotel Reading
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Hotel extras

  • The oldest known building in Reading, dating back to 1423

  • Located just 20 minutes away from Heathrow Airport

  • Landmarks include the Madjeski Stadium and Reading Abbey

  • Within a five-minute walk of Reading Railway Station

  • On-site Prezzo restaurant serving quality Italian food

Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 11h00

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Services and practical information
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-outPaying
  • Dry cleaning / Ironing (Nearby)Paying
Catering
  • Breakfast
  • 1 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Room service
Leisure and activities
  • Fitness centre (Nearby)

Hotel location

Mercure George Hotel Reading

10 - 12 King Street
Berkshire
RG1 2HE
reading
united kingdom

Tel: +441189573445

Fax: (+44)118/9508614

Contact email

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 11h00

  • READING BUSSES :   READING STATION

  • By plane

    LONDON GATWICK At 88km / 54.69 miles

  • By plane

    LONDON HEATHROW At 40km / 24.86 miles

  • By plane

    LONDON LUTON At 96.5km / 59.97 miles

  • By train

    READING STATION At 1.3km / 0.81 miles

GPS :51.455097, -0.970194

Our accommodations

Classic room with Double Bed or 2 Single Beds

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Satellite/cable colour TV

Superior Room with Double Bed or 2 Single Beds

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • High speed internet
  • Free in Room Mineral Water
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Satellite/cable colour TV

Classic Twin Room with 2 Single Beds

  • Max. number of persons: 2
  • Area: From 40
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Satellite/cable colour TV

Executive Room with Double Bed or 2 Single Beds

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • High speed internet
  • Free in Room Mineral Water
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Satellite/cable colour TV

Classic Room with Single Bed

  • Max. number of persons: 1
  • High speed internet
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • Satellite/cable colour TV

Our restaurants and bars

PREZZO

Type of cuisine: International

Prezzo is about providing great quality Italian food in a friendly and relaxed environment at reasonable prices. Only using the finest seasonal products available, the menu includes pizza, pasta, risotto, grilled meats and fresh salads

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Dinner

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DICKENS BAR & BRASSERIE

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Relax in the luxurious surrounds of our recently refurbished LV Lounge & Bar.Ideal for both business and pleasure the bar has an extensive range of beverages and the food menu contains traditional dishes all prepared using local produce whenever possible

Lunch

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Dinner

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Mercure George Hotel Reading

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ALL Rating 3.8/5

2,819 reviews

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TripAdvisor Rating 3.0/5

713 reviews

Mostly ok

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Richard Business - 10/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Room and public areas were clean and tidy but the state of the bathroom was not good - mould on the grout and silicone sealant and significant rust on the safety rail for the bath. Breakfast area could have been slightly larger as hard to find a seat at times.

Makes Business Travel Comfortable and Easy

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

JamesonBusinessTrave Business - 10/01/2020 TripAdvisor review

regularly stay at the Mercure George on Business. Staff are friendly and welcoming, courteous and helpful. Being Reading's oldest building (15??) it has it's quirks (slightly wonky floors, odd corners), that adds to it's charm.

Lovely room and facilities but a very noisy room, no sleep with trolleys and box lorries for deliveries under window from 03.50 am

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Susan F. Couples - 04/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Lovely hotel but room was in a very noisy location in the building

Moved from IBIS to this hotel, not happy

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Henrik Couples - 03/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Our reservation was moved from the nearby IBIS to this hotel because you said your occupancy was low. That’s fine as long as you provide same service and are thankful to the customers for accepting your unilateral decision without consulting us first. In IBIS, Breakfast is from 6.30 in George Mercury, 8 AM. This meant my wife could not had breakfast as she had an early shift at work. The receptionist said she could not even get a picnic offering as no staff was going to show up early on the 1st of January. Still we were charged full price. On the morning I went down to a rather unclean breakfast room, only to be told by the staff that if I wanted any eggs or anything cooked I needed to pay her 6.95 as I was coming from IBIS. Sorry?? I am making you a favour so you can Close a hotel and I have to pay extra to get breakfast much later than expected ? That is poor customer service. Very disappointed!

Friendly welcome and cosy hotel

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Fr B. H. Solo - 01/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

A friendly welcome, helpful service throughout and a comfortable room. Thank you.

very happy

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Jonathan B. Solo - 29/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everyone was very welcoming and helpful, the hotel was lovely.

Convenient for travel

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Anonymous Couples - 29/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Good location, served the purpose of a brief stay but the room was very cold

Basic but adequate for my needs

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Anonymous Solo - 28/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Spent very little time in the hotel - just used it for overnight accommodation and breakfast. It did what was needed. Bathroom (room 307) desperately in need of a good clean: black mould on the shower hose and around the taps; waste bin top broken. I did not choose this hotel - I was 'bumped' from the Ibis Styles round the corner due to low occupancy there.

Reasonable stay

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Anonymous Business - 26/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

I am usually upgraded and given a drinks voucher for a welcome drink. Just lately I have had to remind staff about the drink voucher and I was not upgraded. I understand this is not always possible but it was disappointing as I am a regular guest and I have always rated the hotel so highly

Mrs

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Mrs L. C. Couples - 23/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Overal Good, some mould in bathroom, Television did not work but nice quiet room

Dear Linda C., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Mercure George Hotel Reading. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Mercure, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely,

FABULOUS

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Cheran M. Business - 22/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

I had stayed more than 50 days in the hotel and felt really great with all the experiences. Felt like my home and the staff members are good ,really helpful and friendly . DIckens Bar experience was awesome. Bhel puri food was really nice. COMPLAINTS : - --> ********You guys should do some alternatives to build "GUEST LIFT ". I was literally helped two old people twice to carry their luggage.Foreigners will carry 2 * 23 kg luggage. Building lift is not possible means , arrange at least luggage lifts . --> Please take care of the Fire alarm , three times it rang but without any valid incident.

Dear {guest_first_name} M. Cheran, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Mercure George Hotel Reading. I am happy that your overall experience was a pleasant one. At Mercure, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Unfortunately due to the building being grade 2 listed, we are not able to do alterations in order to install any kind of lift. Sincerely,
Customer review rating 3.8/5

Anonymous Solo - 16/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

The room was poor quality, the hotel was very noisy, the breakfast was poor, staff rude

Dear Symon T., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Mercure George Hotel Reading. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Mercure, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely,

Not happy

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Angela G. Friends - 16/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Room location good, very noisy all night, bottles being emptied in the early hours, very noisy all night, water constantly flushing somewhere above. Breakfast not hot, even the dishes on the hot plate were Luke warm. Poached eggs on toast, toast dry no butter, white of eggs not cooked properly.

Dear Angela G., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Mercure George Hotel Reading. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Mercure, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely,

Great

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Kathyn Couples - 16/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Staff friendly and helpful as allways, room very comfortable and quiet, everything good.

Reasonable

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Anonymous Business - 15/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

The lower floors at the hotel smelt like curry which I presume was as a result of an internal restaurant. I was on the third floor so this wasn't an issue in my room. The room was clean, if a bit tired, with the phone socket having detached from the wall. There were no sockets near the bed to allow me to charge my phone and keep it within reach. The staff were very polite and helpful.

Poor

Customer review rating 3.8/5

No N. Business - 15/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Poor, tired and dated

NOT GOOD

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Bryan B. Solo - 13/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

When I ordered a bowl of porridge and one mushroom omelette for breakfast the waitress brought both to the table at the same time.I asked do I eat the hot porridge first followed by the cold omelette or the hot omelette followed by cold porridge? Oh...…. and walked away.I ate hot porridge and left the cold omelette.Going to the reception and relating the situation the reception said "Oh dear" I remarked that that was the most expensive breakfast I had in any hotel £12.50 for a bowl of porridge.Unlike OLiver I did not ask for more.

noisy hotel no lift

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Bill Business - 13/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel has no lift and I have large luggage. I was put on the 5th floor. The front desk girl keep telling me it is the 3rd floor but actually quite lot of stairs and doors. Room is street facing and quite noisy. Homeless people outside partying until 2AM. Room charged in full upon check in (booked flexible rate) and told can not cancel the 2nd day. After complaint, changed room to lower floor the 2nd day and was Ok.

Business-Trip to Reading

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Anonymous Business - 13/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Cosy and unique hotel experience in the center of Reading in the oldest building of the town. The otel offers bar and restaurant service. Standard breakfast offering.

Sleepless night due to street noise.

Customer review rating 3.8/5

Paul Business - 10/12/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Awful! I should have realised this was a bad idea staying here as soon as I saw earplugs beside the bed. Staff were very efficient and polite. But.... Every car, every late night drunk and reveller from the street, every bar playing loud music, kept me awake through inadequate glazing.. It was like camping outside a bar in Ibiza on a Saturday night. Also, the curtains were inadequate at keeping out street light. Facilities were limited. Need a hair dryer? You won’t get one here.

Dear Paul C., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Mercure George Hotel Reading. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Mercure, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely,
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