Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 233
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Traj46 Excellent
This was our second stay and we had a great weekend. we were going into London, Adam was very helpful with travel information into London which helped a great deal.
Nothing is too much trouble and we will be staying again soon,
May 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by U11's Rugby Winners Very Friendly Staff
We stayed at the Holiday Inn as a group of parents with 14 children in total. The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating of the group (especially in the pool area) and we enjoyed our two night stay.... thanks
May 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve119 Hospitality second to none
If you are looking from a home from home, look no further than The Holiday Inn Reading M4 J11.
From the minute you arrive there is a world class welcome waiting for you with smiles, genuine warmth and caring.
A relaxing and comfortable place to stay.
May 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve119 Care & Comfort
In the communal areas, staff are happy, smiling and welcoming. When you close your room door behind you, you can expect cleanliness, comfort and a good nights sleep and the knowledge that if you need anything the staff are only too willing to oblige.
May 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Derek H Disgusting prices of drinks at the bar
This hotel was fine except for one aspect. The price of drinks was absolutely disgusting. For example 1 x large glass of dry white wine (supermarket standard) and 2 packets of plain crisps....£11.90p. Can someone from the management please take the time to contact me and justify this mark up price!!
I would have returned for another stay but it is back to the Premier Inn for me where I can get 3 x large wines for £12!
May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by UKIan Very good, the staff make it.
I have stopped at this hotel a number of times and my next reservations are already made. The hotel is a little older than some but don't let that put you off, the welcome is excellent and the interior of the hotel is very good. I have stopped at other Holiday Inn hotels close which were far more expensive and newer but keep coming back to this one due to the warm service and attitude of the staff. First class.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by aquacat2 Stayed for a game at the Madjeski
I stayed here prior to a game at the Madjeski stadium and would thoroughly recommend it. The stay took the stress out of travelling on the day, staff were friendly and more than happily gave me directions.
The room was clean and the beds were comfy and the only thing I would change is the baths but they were being renewed anyway (which the letter in the room explained).
Breakfast was nice and they have a pancake machine which is different from the other hotels I have stayed at and was very exciting!
In hindsight I wish I came to the hotel earlier in the day to enjoy the pool etc.
But I'm sure Holiday Inn will be seeing me before other rugby matches in the future!
April 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SHD_13 What a difference a year makes
I previously stayed at this hotel just over a year ago and wrote a scathing review about the quality of the food, the attitude of the staff and service levels. What a difference a year makes.
In my room the operations manage had left a hand-written card welcoming me back and wishing me a much more pleasant stay which was a very nice touch !!!. I ate in the bar and the sausage chili was really tasty. also despite the hotel being very busy all the staff were smiling and very helpful.
So I'll probably be back much sooner next time
April 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Traj46 fantastic nights sleep, great food and service
We can thoroughly recommend this hotel, we have stayed in a few in the area and this one is by far the best, Service was always with a smile, we ordered an evening meal in the restaurant and loved every bit of it, the sticky toffee pudding was the best I have had (and I have had a few!) ourselves and our children had a fantastic nights sleep and on the morning of checkout my husband and daughter made use of the swimming pool and Jacuzzi while I packed and enjoyed a peaceful coffee before departing. We visit the area quite often and will definitely stay here on future visits. Thank you to all the staff.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Staff that make it
I have to stay away 4 days a week and as a regular here the staff do not become complacent . They know that the hotel has to do what it can to make time away easier
Reception desk and manager are cool
April 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Necula Perfect for Reading Half Marathon, or any other events at the Majedski
I booked here on their special Reading Half Marathon rate and it was ideal. It offered a 4pm checkout, with breakfast and two bottles of water in the room (although I did have to go and ask at reception for these, as they were not in the room). Being about a 10-15 walk to the Majedski, it's ideal for any events there.
The room itself was basic but served the need of a place to sleep, and was very clean. Special mention has to go to the tea making facilities having plenty of milk pots supplied! The only downsides to the room was that the "double bed" was in fact a double mattress on top of two single bases pushed together which meant an annoying dip formed in the middle. Also the TV had a volume limiter, which I can understand in hotel rooms, but some channels (particularly ITV) were so quiet it was difficult to hear. Also the lights in the main corridor are on all night, which were visible under the door so I had trouble sleeping. Could these main lights not be on motion sensors?
The use of the pool and gym for guests is also good, and I'm sure I would have used the gym if I hadn't been running a Half Marathon the next day! Breakfast had a wide selection, but again I couldn't really eat most of it due to the race. The only thing I would like to have seen maybe with the runners in mind was some form of porridge on the breakfast (either a big vat, or small individual pots).
If I do Reading again next year I would certainly consider staying here again, or if I was attending any of the companies in Green Park.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thamesvalleysurfer work
I stay at this hotel frequently. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The rooms are a little tired, but comfortable and clean.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PeterLondon My favourite holiday inn
Small and maybe a bit outdated in some ways but feels just right and very comforting as a home away from home.
Fully recommended I already look forward to the next stay over.
If the pub area integrates the old pub again and has chairs and tables outside in summer it will be "cracking relaxing"
Thanks to all the staff.
March 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pitters Reading Half Marathon
Hotel needs a little refresh in the bathrooms which is ongoing so a major plus point.
The staff at the hotel were excellent, really busy due to the Reading half marathon but they were exceptional in providing my wife, son and I a first class service would recommend to anyone for a weekend stay.
Only real area for improvement was the set buffet in the evening, the food was fine just a little over priced.
March 8, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AnneClare Not as good as last visit
We were checked in quickly and offered late check-out. However, on entering the room it smelt strongly of smoke so we went straight back to Reception. A different person gave us another room without fuss.
Restaurant fully booked (we did arrive quite late) but bar meal good if expensive.
Probably due to the large number of people having breakfast at the same time (just before us), the service was poor as staff tried to catch up with clearing tables. We waited an unacceptably long time to be offered tea/coffee. Maybe put more staff on at breakfast when the Half Marathon is on?
On our return to the room after 12 noon, the door access cards didn't work, despite the discussion about late check-out the day before. This was rectified quickly, but no apology was given. Housekeeping knocked well before 2pm - doesn't anyone tell them about late check-out?
This is still the right place to stay before Reading Half Marathon, but our experience wasn't as positive as last year.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve119 Exec rooms are nice n comfy!
I recommend getting an exec room; lovely bed, nice TV, lovely towels, water and Kitkat!
March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Waslsu Great Service
The hotel is as any other Holiday Inn which I stay in regularly all of which are a good standard. But never before have I stayed in a hotel with such welcoming and attentive staff, especially those on breakfast. Great service!
March 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ThumperBatty Excellent Half Marathon Package
Stayed on the reading half marathon package, excellent value and benefit of late check out. Room was very clean and comfortable. Bar food was the only disappointment, and pricey!! Although breakfast was great :-)
March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buzzbee First Class
We have stayed at Holiday Inn a number of times over the past few years ,we have always found them up to excellent first class rooms hotels and staff fist class as well. This stay was great we visited the MillAt Sonning Reading choose to stay at Holiday Inn ,after a busy day the room was most welcome and had a cosy nights sleep .
Thank you for making us so welcome and comfortable.
February 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Meanwood Great staff
Having read previous reviews only after I had pre paid for our rooms, I dreaded the trip and braced myself. To my surprise, the rooms were comfortable, bathrooms extremely clean, and the staff can teach a thing or two to the staff at Oxford circus. The restaurant staff were amazing with my kids and by day 3, the waiters had stopped asking what we drink in the morning and teas and mocha chinos , and hot chocolate for kids became the norm. We all felt very much at home, which is normally very difficult to feel in a hotel.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cobo04 Business stay
While working in the Reading area, work lasted all day so needed a rest. Thankfully Holiday Inn to the rescue for a good nights rest before back to work the following day.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thamesvalleysurfer Regular stays
I stay in this hotel frequently.
I have never had a bad stay. Staff are always friendly and rooms clean and tidy.
February 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DNP2014 Amazing First Family Holiday
It was our wedding anniversary and also first holiday with our baby girl. Holiday Inn staff at Reading South made it all the extra more special. It is a relatively small hotel, family room was nice and cosy. We would have liked it a little better to have a king size bed however travel cot was complimentary and our baby slept peacefully throughout the night. We also enjoyed using the pool and sauna.
Restaurant and Reception staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We were visiting Oxford for a day and staying in this hotel proved to be very economic and value for money. Our compliments to the Chef for amazing breakfast. Choices in the main restaurant menu could be improved since we are vegetarian.
Onsite spa services and treatments would be a bonus. Proximity to Windsor and Legoland means we are definitely going to book another stay soon.
February 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Demery Fantastic Hotel
Great stay once again at junction 11 great staff & very helpful & friendly. Breakfast was amazing.
February 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by conwe Average Holiday Inn
Close to M4 and Costco as well as Reading football club. Recommend for a short weekend break. Building is old and corridor is long. There is new development going on around the area which would make this property better in terms of area located.
January 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aghm Good value excellent staff
We were staying one night only before a family party in Farnborough. I had stayed here over ten years ago whilst working in Reading and actually joined the priority club at this hotel. It is now a fairly old hotel and although we were kindly upgraded to an executive room the room was below the standard we have come to expect from IHG. The chairs in the room showed their age from by how worn they were and the Bath was very stained. However there was a letter in the room explaining that half of the baths are to be changed starting in February. What did make up for the room was the excellent staff in all departments. I would not be able to pick out any particular staff member for praise as from the receptionists to the restaurant and bar they were all proficient, friendly and helpful. Also we appreciated that they all were happy to chat without detracting from the service provided. We had the chef's special for dinner and it was excellent, even better it was relatively cheap, certainly a far cry from when I stayed Monday to Friday on business in the 2000's. As usual the drinks are expensive which is shame as I would go out to eat if staying for any length of time. The pool is fairly small but big enough for laps if you are not a strong swimmer. The Gym also small but well equipped. All in all a very pleasant stay slightly marred by the room which although clean felt a little dingy because of the wear.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeKent2 Another Great Stay
Very enjoyable stay over the Christmas Period - Well looked after, nice room.
Food and Drink Excellent!
Loved the complimentary Mulled Wine just what was needed on a cold evening.
Looking forward to the next stay.
January 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bigphill Great service and staff
When we arrived we was told they up graded our room, staff are helpful and very polite ,loved the swimming pool and Jacuzzi very relaxing breakfast was one of the best I have had .
January 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Micky Mouse. Unable to turn on the Shower.
One thing that spoilt the visit was being unable to turn on the shower, so therefore unable to take a shower. Also the Minibar had not been fully restocked. Otherwise the stay as very pleasant.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Demery Fabulous Stay
When we arrived we were greeted by Letisha who was very polite, pleasant & helpful .
Our room was very comfortable and breakfast was amazing my husband said it was the best he'd had in a long time xxx
December 30, 2013