The Reading Lake Hotel

Star Rating
4 out of 5
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3.0 / 5
375 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Gym


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Prospect Park
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Madejski Stadium
    7 min drive
  • Restaurant
    The World Upside Down
    7 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Mad Hatters
    8 min drive
  • Airport
    London (LHR-Heathrow)
    42 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Reading, The Reading Lake Hotel is in a rural location and on a lake. Notable landmarks in the area include Reading Abbey Ruins and Mapledurham House and Watermill. Lagoona Park and UK Wolf Centre are also worth visiting.

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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Prospect Park - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Madejski Stadium - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Hexagon - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Broad Street Mall - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Oracle - 11 min drive

    Getting around

    • Reading West Station - 8 min drive
    • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 42 min drive


    • Lakeside Restaurant — 1 min walk
    • Waterfront Bar and Lounge — 1 min walk
    • The World Upside Down — 7 min drive
    • Mad Hatters — 8 min drive
    • Anatolia Restraunt — 8 min drive

    About this property

    The Reading Lake Hotel

    A restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, 24-hour room service, and conference space. All 29 rooms provide conveniences like sofa beds and refrigerators, plus free wired Internet and balconies. 24-hour room service, TVs, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Renovations and closures

    This property will be closed from 18 November 2018 to 30 November 2019 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).  



    Check-in between 2 PM - 2 PM
    Express check-in


    Check-out before 11 AM
    Express check-out

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 25.0 per day.
    • Free cribs (infant beds)!


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    Diners Club
    American Express

    Important information

    Optional extras

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

    • Breakfast fee: GBP 14.75 per person (approximately)
    • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25.0 per day

    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, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.
      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

    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.

    Property is also known as

    • Reading Lake Hotel
    • The Reading Lake Hotel Hotel
    • The Reading Lake Hotel Reading
    • The Reading Lake Hotel Hotel Reading

    Property amenities


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

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking
    • Self parking (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Breakfast available for a fee: GBP 14.75 per person
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Things to do

    • Fitness center
    • Motorized watercraft

    Family friendly

    • Dry cleaning service
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Laundry facilities
    • Refrigerator
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Sofa bed


    • Free newspapers in lobby

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Multilingual staff
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • Bulgarian
    • English
    • Polish
    • Portuguese

    Business services

    • 9 meeting rooms
    • Conference space


    • Garden


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking

    Room amenities


    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Sofa bed


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer


    • 28-inch TV

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator

    Outdoor space

    • Balcony


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board

    Nearby things to do


    • Water skiing

    Where to eat

    • Lakeside Restaurant – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    • Waterfront Bar and Lounge – Alfresco dining bar. Serves light fare.

    Guest rating

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

      This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018


        This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
        Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

        4/5 Good

        • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
        • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

        Unfortunately I have experienced this hotel at it's best. The staff were nice and my room was upgraded to a suite which was a lovely touch considering I stayed with my two children. The hotel is tired, there was lightbulbs out in the room, wallpaper peeled and framework missing from the doors. The shower was yellowing and when used sprayed from cracks behind the shower head. When on the balcony you can see the other half of the hotel which is closed off and unused. It has no roof and some of the balconys look to have dropped. When checking out of the hotel at 8am there were a large group if men, stood in the carpark surrounding my car. My teenage daughter became nervous but I advised they were probably waiting to be transported to work somewhere. I asked them to move and they did so I could leave but not a great impression. I paid £94 per night (averaged) over my two night stay and unfortunately I don't think the hotel should be asking for that price for what I booked which was a standard room.

        Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018


        • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

        Awful. Still in shock!!

        Awful. Don't go. Looks like it's falling down and derelict. We left bags in the car to check the hotel was still open. Unfortunately it was. Photo on site must be 10 years old. This is a 1 star hotel.

        Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018


        • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

        A sad state of something that has once been a love

        There seems to be a policy to allow this hotel to run down.. Lift and toilets out of order, gardens allowed to grow over , no atmosphere at all. Only good point was rooms were very clean and staff helpful

        Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

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