pentahotel Reading

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Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes
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Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes
Hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes

Overview of pentahotel Reading

pentahotel Reading

4 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Oxford Road, Reading, England, RG1 7RH

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOracle6 min walk
  • Popular LocationReading Abbey Ruins11 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Berkshire Hospital19 min walk
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)32 min drive

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About this area

Reading

Located in Reading, pentahotel Reading is in the city center and near a train station. Hexagon and Reading Museum and Town Hall are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Broad Street Mall and Oracle. Check out an event or a game at Madejski Stadium, and consider making time for LEGOLAND® Windsor, a top attraction not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Broad Street Mall - 3 min walk
  • Hexagon - 3 min walk
  • Oracle - 6 min walk
  • Reading Abbey Ruins - 11 min walk
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital - 19 min walk

Restaurants

  • Penta Lounge — 1 min walk
  • Hotel Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Thai Corner — 3 min walk
  • ASK Italian — 3 min walk
  • Coconut Bar & Kitchen — 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Reading Station - 9 min walk
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 32 min drive

About this property

pentahotel Reading

4-star Reading hotel in Reading City Centre, walk to Hexagon
This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 206 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and Smart TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find first-run movies, rainfall showerheads, and electric kettles. Change of towels is available on request.
Pentahotel Reading offers 206 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. 38-inch Smart televisions come with premium digital channels and first-run movies. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries.

This Reading hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Hypo-allergenic bedding, irons/ironing boards, and change of towels can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Secured extended parking on site (GBP 75 per week)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Offsite parking within 656 ft (GBP 10.80 per day)
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10 AM: GBP 15 for adults and GBP 7.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Reception hall
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Catalan
  • Croatian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space (5920 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 38-inch Smart TV
  • Cable/satellite channels
  • First-run movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Paper towels

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: GBP 15
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Guests may request late check-out at 3 PM on Sundays.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per pet, per stay
Dogs and cats welcome
2 per room
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 3 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: GBP 25.00 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15 for adults and GBP 7.50 for children (approximately)
  • Secured extended parking fee: GBP 75 per week
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 10.80 per day (656 ft away)
  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 15 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates)
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Air conditioning is not provided
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Up to 2 children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property
Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 435 out of 976 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 338 out of 976 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 116 out of 976 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 48 out of 976 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 39 out of 976 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hot water supply unstable at times
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
On the surface, a nice boutique hotel, but with some unwelcome surprises. Pros: good sized rooms with good quality furnishings and fittings. Good water pressure and bathroom consumables. Good central location. Cons: "free" wifi is an unusable 1mbps, which is useless for anything but simple browsing. Forget video conferencing or any network-intensive tasks. This should really be scrutinised by trading standards. Paid Internet service has died out in most other hotels, but this hotel is an anachronism. "24 hour" room service is not: checking-in at 23:00, after having to ask for a room service menu to be brought up, I was told the kitchen is closed, necessitating a Deliveroo order. Cyber security is rubbish as all systems were down due to a Ransomware attack. A temporary cjeck-in and payment system is up, but I'll be watching my credit card transactions for a few months. While the bathroom looks nice, numerous design flaws make it slightly comical in use. The "drench" shower head is made tough to use by the bath profile (one has to lean fwd to get one's head under it) the heated mirror is heated in the wrong place and one needs to list to port to use the toilet. Many otherwise trivial issues (e.g a fixed tv screen that prevents you watching it from the desk; no menus; poor servicing). Finally, I had hoped that tbe age of cloying incence in reception areas had been pit to the sword years ago, but not here, where it smells how what I imagine a Turkish brothel might smell.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
room was filthy, various toiletries from previous guests was left in the room and lots of dirt and grime on the surfaces and appliances, Parking was also made a nightmare, would have been cheaper even with the "Hotel discount" too park elsewhere and closer too the hotel, nice staff on front but did give me the impression that free parking was available which was great until being charged a "reduced rate" of £16 for overnight parking the following day which i was not over the moon about, Staff are very polite as a positive
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I absolutely love this hotel friendly staff, beautiful hotel all around and excellent check out time on Sundays at 3pm. Will always return and recommend thank you.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is quite spacious and funky downstairs. 24hr bar. Friendly/helpful staff. Clean, modern room, plenty of space for my needs.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021