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ibis Styles Reading Centre Hotel 3 stars

Customer review rating 3.4/5 1,275 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • An ALLSAFE Clifton Environment Service certified hotel

  • 10-minute walk from Reading railway station

  • Excellent access to M4 motorway

  • On-site bar and restaurant offering a choice of meals

  • Situated next to Oracle shopping centre

Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 12h00


Services and practical information
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Dry cleaning / Ironing Paying
  • Currency exchange
  • Breakfast included in the price
  • 1 Restaurant(s)
  • 1 Bar(s)
Leisure and activities
  • Fitness centre (nearby)
  • Bicycles rental Paying
Business services
  • 2 Meeting room(s)
  • Copy/print service available

Hotel location

ibis Styles Reading Centre

4 - 8 Duke Street
RG1 4RY reading
united kingdom

Tel: +441189583455

Fax: (+44)1189504450

Check-in from 14h00

Check out up to 12h00


  • By plane

    HEATHROW At 41.52km / 25.8 miles

  • By train

    READING CENTRAL At 0.8km / 0.5 miles

GPS :51.454668, -0.968949

Our accommodation(s)

Warm, welcoming and modern, with a comfortable bed and a practical bathroom, our rooms offer everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

Our restaurants and bars

Royal Tandoori Indian Restaurant

Type of cuisine: Indian

Step into Royal Tandoori for an authentic taste of South Asia. With beautiful artwork adorning the walls and skilled chefs running the kitchen, your dining experience will be rich in aromas, colours and tantalising tastes.


Pull up a pew and let the bar staff shake you up a glass of something tasty. The Hampshire Bar is a great place to relax and catch up with friends in characterful surroundings.

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Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 2

  • Maximum size: 65

  • Maximum capacity: 80 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 80 people

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ibis Styles Reading Centre

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ALL Rating 3.4/5

1,275 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating 2.5/5

409 reviews


Customer review rating 3.5/5

Sam Friends - 04/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Lack of a good breakfast was disappointing. Came in a paper bag, I felt like a child being given rations. The muffin was like sand, everything was like warm and I had a disgusting apple. The bedroom was decent and the bed was comfy. The shower head in my bathroom couldn’t be adjusted because of the extractor fan above it. But for the price I paid I should have expected such.


TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

156debbied 03/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

I have stayed here on quite a few occasions over the years (and last time in 2020 gave a glowing review). This stay however did not live up to expectation - the actual room was clean but I literally had no sleep on both nights due to what appeared to be air conditioning units making an incredible noise outside. My window overlooked a pile of rubbish (not just a few carrier bags worth, but a large heap). This appeared to include multiple Pot Noodle cartons, milk cartons and general trash that had been thrown out of windows opposite! On arrival I was told there were no kettles in rooms 'because of Covid' ??!! I have stayed in hotels multiple times recently and no other brand encountered has this policy in force. The Covid 'Breakfast in a Bag' was a diabetic nightmare ( Frosties with carton of longlife milk, chocolate muffin, overtly sweet longlife yogourt - nothing like the description of what would be on offer left on a sheet of paper in the room). The only consolation was that all the staff were cheerful, helpful and pleasant.

Well located, but room could really do with some tlc.

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Millie Friends - 29/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Lovely staff, but room could really do with some tlc. Lots of paint chips and marks everywhere. Some lights didn’t work either.

Terrible room

Customer review rating 0.5/5

Stephanie Business - 26/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Cigarette burns, whole in the bathroom wall, stained carpet and unpleasant smell. Tried changing my room, but was told that hotel was fully booked

You get what you pay for

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Tim Solo - 24/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Cheap but very poor. The bath shower screen was installed such that it wouldn't open and you have to climb round it. That coupled with the fact that the bath/shower temperature control was stuck on scaling hot meant that it was very difficult to use. I had to resort to filling the bin with cold water from the sink and using that to cool down the bath. Having a shower would have been impossible. Plus, you appear to be still using covid as an excuse to serve an awful cheap breakfast. £2 worth of cold food in a carrier bag is not a proper hotel breakfast. Every other hotel and restaurant is able to serve a sit down meal safely. This has nothing to do with guest or staff safety.

Good location and quite room

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Harriet B. Solo - 23/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

For being in such a well situated area in the centre of Reading the room and hotel were very quiet and it was a very good nights sleep

Great location, poor breakfast

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Anonymous Couples - 19/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

great location & welcoming staff. way too much disposable plastic in the breakfast & the coffee tasted like marmite

I wouldn’t stay here if you were paying me

Customer review rating 0.5/5

Anon Couples - 15/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

One of the worst if not the worst of my life. I did the right thing when I left 10 mins after arriving. The room was nothing like the photos on and it was a filthy dark room which was cramped and ugly. Recommend seeking accommodation elsewhere.

Utterly dissapointed and misled

Customer review rating 0.5/5

Robert J. Families - 14/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Our room had a dirty, grubby carpet and to get to it we had to walk past an open, dirty, untidy staff storeroom. There were no tea making facilities in the room dispite this being promised on the website and when challenged the receptionist just shrugged her shoulders and said you have to make tea in a dirty, untidy and unhygenic common-room situated on the first floor then take it to your room. When we said we were unhappy and asked to transfer to the Ibis Reading we were told "They have nothing to do with us so you can't". Instead we were transferred to the Mecure George Reading which had good facilities and excellent staff who were always willing to help. The Mercure George is a good reflection on your group whereas the Ibis Styles Reading is a shambolic, dirty, hotel which, at best, misleads customers. It is a extremley poor reflection on the Accor group and we are suprised it has any place in your chain.


Customer review rating 1.0/5

Julia Solo - 13/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Room - carpet stained, mould on curtains. Tea making facilities - communal downstairs. Room was packed with stored furniture, small cups, only one teabag type, littered with rubbish, no milk for tea, not safe to carry back to 2nd floor. Breakfast in horrible plastic bags. Requested when checking in just fruit and yoghurt which was noted. When collecting I was given a routine bag and told they don't do fruit. No milk available at 8.30 next day for breakfast or tea as they were awaiting delivery! Shop next door rather than let guests go without! Covid reasons seem more related to cost saving. The receptionist in morning had heavy cold and cough and should not have been at work. On my 2nd night there was fighting in the corridor for about 20 mins which frightened me and disturbed my sleep. Light on left hand side of double bed not working

Good Return Visit

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Linda Solo - 13/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Warm, friendly welcome, courtesy expressed by staff. High standards of hygiene & cleanliness. Comfortable room.


Customer review rating 0.5/5

L Business - 12/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Having stayed here before I thought I knew what to expect however this hotel has gone downhill since my last visit. The biggest concern was that when returning from an evening out I found that someone had been in my room eating and watching TV and had left food crumbs and rubbish on my bed and in the room. I complained immediately and I was moved to another hotel nearby but no explanation of how this happened was offered. Clearly my colleagues and I will not stay here again and I wouldn’t recommend this hotel to anyone.

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Anonymous Couples - 12/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Shower not good most water came out of tap, breakfast in a carrier bag, Toilet dirty and dripping constantly Toilet door jambs on floor so open all the time No waste bin so was given plastic bags to put rubbish in Overlooking extract to and Indian restaurant Curtains hanging off rail

Okay the staff were very helpful but it would be more helpful if somebody actually cleaned the room is properly

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Caron N. Business - 09/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

My first room hadn’t been cleaned properly there were wrappers on the floor and bathwater in the bath my second room was better until I got a phone call saying I’d left AirPods behind I had not this was the previous guest

Not as advertised

Customer review rating 0.5/5

Jason T. H. Couples - 07/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The room was not Clean. The room was hot as the hotel only a very few rooms had A/C. The staff member was very friendly and understanding. And gave us a full refund

Hotel rooms getting more and more run-down.

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Anonymous Business - 06/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I like the hotel and its staff, but I don't think I have been in a room recently which did not have a major problem. In my room this time there was no water coming out of the sink taps (a trickle of brown water from the cold tap). I was obliged to collect water in a plastic beaker from the bath tap in order to wash my teeth, and to wash my hands under the bath tap, which was inconvenient. I reported this on the morning after I checked in, and it was recorded, but nothing was done, and when I raised it that evening still nothing was done. So I repeated the experience with the bath taps that evening and the next morning, when I checked out.

Poor location

Customer review rating 1.0/5

Mr B. Couples - 02/08/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The room smells of stale feet and curry and it looked as if it houses the Homeless

V small room, tatty & poorly finished, dirty in places. In urgent need of refurbishment. The area Outside of my window was full of litter, bottles, discarded crutches & was disgusting

Customer review rating 0.5/5

Rob G. Business - 30/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Corridor smelt of cannabis & stale food, breakfast bag was underwhelming & not fit to eat on the move. I’ve stayed in many ibis hotels, this was the worst by a long way

Disturbed sleep in central Reading

Customer review rating 0.5/5

Alex Couples - 29/07/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Whilst seemingly good value for money, the air conditioning in the room made a loud noise throughout the night even when the power was turned off. This woke us up on at least 4 occasions, which with the uncomfortable bed, meant we had a very disturbed sleep. Furthermore, the fixtures and fittings were poor quality, with sellotape over the mirror-side light in the bathroom, the bath/shower positioned in such a way it was awkward to get in and out, and the light on the left-hand side of the bed when facing it not working. Overall we were disappointed with the trip, I informed the reception of the issues on check-out, and the member of staff said they’d inform the management but we heard nothing in response.

Good location

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

Dalmatian D 22/07/2020 TripAdvisor review

Reception extremely friendly and helpful. Room was a nice size but unable to use air con due Covid and due to it being hot it was not the most comfortable at night. A fan was provided but it had no swing function and we were a family using two beds. Facilities mostly OK although TV remote did not work very well. Bed comfortable and pillows fluffy. We got a breakfast bag which was nice. Location was excellent.

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