Holiday Inn Reading South

500 Basingstoke Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 0SL  show map
 4 stars
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Holiday Inn Reading South

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Overview

Holiday Inn Reading South is placed in a business area of Reading in the vicinity of University of Reading Library, Absolutely Combat and Coral Reef . Built in 2001, the hotel is a combination of imperial architecture and contemporary facilities.

The property enjoys great location steps away from a church, monuments and a museum as well as a valley and parks. The center of Reading is 4 km away from the venue.

A local bus stop is 150 meters away. The hotel is located 40 minutes walk from London Heathrow airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 202 modern rooms appointed with cable TV with on-demand movies, a laptop safe, an iron with ironing board, pay TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. Some rooms overlook the courtyard. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and dressing gowns.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at Holiday Inn Reading South can sit down to a tasty breakfast. The onsite restaurant specializes in authentic cuisine. The bar's menu includes desserts and light meals as well as non-alcoholic drinks.

The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of GBP 14.95 per person per night. 

Services

A safe deposit box, a storage room and an ATM along with a meeting room, a business center and a photocopier are also at guests' disposal.

Relax

Guests will appreciate a health club, a Jacuzzi and a sauna provided on site. On-site fitness amenities include a gym and a fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   202.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Welcome drink
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Snack bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/ Child services
  • Video games
  • Children's menu
  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Health club
  • Spa center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Garden furniture
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

500 Basingstoke Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 0SL

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City Center
  • Reading
    2.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Reading Train Station
    2.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    202

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed
Size: 260 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Holiday Inn Reading South Reading location
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    Hotel Address:

    500 Basingstoke Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 0SL

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Reading
      2.4 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Reading Train Station
      2.6 mi
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      202

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedReadingHoliday Inn Reading South

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • The Lemon Grove Gallery - 2.3 mi

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 2.3 mi

    Places of interest

    • Reading hindu temple - 3700 ft
    • Shinfield Royal British Legion Club - 1.6 mi
    • School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading - 1.6 mi
    • University of Reading Library - 1.7 mi
    • University of Reading - 1.9 mi
    • Royal Berkshire Hospital - 2.1 mi
    • Reading Borough Council - 2.2 mi
    • Reading Magistrates Court - 2.2 mi
    • Reading Central Library - 2.3 mi
    • University of West London - Berkshire Institute for Health - 2.3 mi
    • Reading College - 2.4 mi

    Shopping areas

    • Museum Of English Rural Life - 1.9 mi

    Amusement

    • The Mad House Play and Party World - 3700 ft
    • BJ's Luxury Bingo - 4300 ft
    • TVL Paint Ball Supplies (Weekend Warriors) - 1.9 mi
    • Vue Cinemas - 2.2 mi
    • Vue - 2.2 mi
    • Shipleys Amusements - 2.4 mi
    • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 2.4 mi
    • American Pool & Snooker - 2.4 mi

    Stadiums

    • Madejski Stadium - 2700 ft

    Museums

    • Castle Hill Gallery - 2.1 mi

    Theaters

    • Progress Theatre - 1.6 mi
    • The Hexagon - 2.2 mi

    Business areas

    • Oracle Shopping Centre - 2.2 mi

    Local attractions

    • Gallery Fifty Five - 8.4 mi
      High Street, Hook
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        202

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedReadingHoliday Inn Reading South

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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      Holiday Inn Reading South Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Reading South

      Average guest rating

      7.4out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 96 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Hotel was good and very handy to major roads. Staff at reception very efficient and friendly. The staff member in the pool/gym area appeared unhappy to be there and this was reflected in her attitude. Food selection was good.

        The mattress on our bed was old and collapsed in several places so a sore back resulted. The hotel only offered internet access for a minimum of 24hours at £15. If you are only staying for a night you need an option for 3hours or 12 hours access.

      • Single
        8.4

        The staff were friendly and the room comfortable. The only 2 suggestion I would like to make are that the halls common to the smoking rooms needs to be deoderized frequently and that in my opinion the cost to connect to internet is very expensive and should be reviewed. Otherwise, the hotel is close to a bus route that takes u right into town and busses are frequent. An overall good experience and I will surely use Holiday Inn again.

        It was fine, for what i paid, it supercedded my expectations.

      • Group of friends
        10.0

        Got a room only deal which was ok, room was lovely. But they said it was 15.00 for breakfast not that good and and to expensive sorry didnt go for the breakfast, only complaint. Room was lovely and staff were very helpful.

      • Group of friends
        7.0

        There is a pub on the site but was not open as being uses for a function. This seemed to leave the hotel over populated and under staffed.

      • Single
        7.0

        Convenience: easy booking and availability. The Holiday Inn product is standardised so I know in advance what I will be getting when I stay there.

        The food at the restraunt was good but the service was slow and the waiter got my order wrong, although this was remedied by a waiteress whod dealt with it well. I didn't enjoy looking at the stacks of dirty plates and left overs that were left around on trollies and I had to be careful to choose clean crockery at the breakfast buffet, some of which was greasy and didn't look very clean.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        Convenient, simple and good value

        Slight problem finding car parking space and lack of clear directions from m4 Junction.

      • Single
        8.8

        Convient business location with good leisure facilities.

      • Group of friends
        9.6

        Great location, clean hotel and friendly staff, ideal for a weekend away with friends and only 20 mins in a taxi from Ascot.

        Quite difficult to get things booked to rooms, breakfast far too expensive!

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        i felt that the recetion staf were excellent; caring, helpful and attentive

        The first bottle of wine I ordered was undrinkable and the waiter (?restaurant manger argued that there was nothing wrong iwth it before eventually aggreeing to produce another bottle of a different wine. Either the wine was going off or it should never have been sold. I am unaccustomed to drinking vinegar and as I hardly ever complain about wine I took exception to the attitude of the waiter. It is likley that I would not eat in this hotel restaurant again. A pity because the table waiter was charmoing as were the reception staff

      • Couple
        8.2

        Room was very clean, quite big, the stuff was very helpful, friendly and quick check-in at 2am! The price was good and parking for free!

        We were woke up at 8am by somebody without telling us before. He was knocking on each door!! Also, the room was not isolated well, we did hear a noises from other people. Was not pleasent in the morning.

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        The hotel was very clean and the staff very approachable. The food was good.

        The restaurant was not far enough away from the recetion area and children were running around the tables throughout the meal.

      • Older travelers
        9.0

        Value for money for early booking

        We were put off by high prices for basis meals in the restaurant, and ate in the pub adjacent to hotel.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        The layout of the hotel and the bar

        The walls are thin and its very noisey.We wre hoping for a layin but were woken by people and kids running along the corridor at 7am this cntinued till around 9am.also you could here the cleaning staff talking in the hallways this started about 8am. The curtains do not provide a full blackout in the room and it would not hurt them to provide biscuits with the coffee and tea in the room... Even the travel lodge down the road provided that for 19.99 a night. Decore was good but due to the noise it looks like we will have to try some where else next time unless there is another option at the hotel

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Ideal location for purpose of visit. Good meal in Callaghan's. Excellent value for money.

        Wifii in room was expensive as I recall, maybe mistaken. Would have been helpful if a Map of the town of Reading was available. A lot of hotels are using tear of maps at front desk.

      • Older travelers
        5.8

        Our room would not lock when we checked in in the early afternoon - we reported this to Reception and were assured it would be fixed - when we returned to our room at 10.45 this was not the case - again we reported this to Reception - after several suggestions including locking us in the room with a master key we were moved to a room with disabled access. This was OK but rather basic. We were not charged for our breafast which in some way made up for the inconvenience and discomfort

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Holiday Inn Reading South Reading location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      500 Basingstoke Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 0SL

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Reading
        2.4 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Reading Train Station
        2.6 mi
      • Bus stop
        700 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        202

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedReadingHoliday Inn Reading South

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

      Use Badge