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Mercure George Hotel Reading

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Booked this at the last min but glad I did. Hotel nice and clean on entry. Lovely woman at desk to greet me. Bit of a climb to get to room but ok. On entry to room it was clean and bed very comfortable. It smack bang in town centre, Tesco’s express 1 min walk away and train station about 5 min walk. Booking my next stay already

Lovely character hotel. Room was well furnished. Bed was soft and I was unsure but actually slept like a baby. Room was overlooking the main road so we had to keep the window closed, was ok in March but the fan in the room would help as there is no AC

I stayed here last Monday night and found the hotel by chance online my accommodation was very nice on the first floor with excellent WiFi connections. The Reception staff were very helpful and Friendly when checking in.The Russian lady at the desk Anna went the extra mile to explain all about the hotel and where I could eat in the hotel she even gave me a drinks voucher which was most kind. The breakfast in the morning was very good. lots to choose from and the breakfast service was very good. The breakfast chef even made my french toast which was not on the menu which I enjoyed very much

After reading some reviews before my stay I was positively surprised when I arrived. I was part of a coach trip but check in was professional, the room was adequate, clean and met my needs. The bar staff were attentive and there was a good choice of wines, beers etc. Our evening meal was set for the group booking, but there was a good selection and the helpings were more than adequate. The room we had was quiet. The only downside was the shower door over the bath leaked a bit. The hot breakfast choice was limited but the help yourself buffet for meats, cheese, cereals, fruit, pastries etc was great.

Great location and nice old building but too many little issues. It is a beautiful old building but that means there is no elevator and it was quite tricky to get my large suitcase up and down the stairs. The room was ok - a bit B&B style but ok. The problems with the room 1) the bed was a small single and SO soft - uncomfortably so 2) despite the cold temperatures outside the room was SO hot - I had to sleep with the window open which made it a bit too noisy - 3) the doors don't lock from the inside (apparently a policy of the hotel?!) so I had cleaners enter - once without knocking while I was trying to sleep and 4) the TV did not work very well - most of the channels kept cutting out. In all it is just a bit expensive for what it is.

I stayed here in desperation when stuck in Reading late last night. Really wish I had not. Having booked a single room on I then phoned ahead to find out where the parking that they claim to have is. There was no answer after ringing for 10 minutes. So I left my car on the road and then looked for the front of the hotel. At 11:30 the main gates are closed and it is not immediately obvious where to gain access but nonetheless I found it. Apparently the parking is in the nearest multi storey car park for £7 per day. This should ideally have been made clear. I did not want to leave my car on the road or in a multi storey and have to walk. Once in the Hotel, which has an attractive courtyard, I was met by the receptionist. No particular help sadly. I was allocated my single room and directions through the maze of corridors were provided. The hotel bar sadly was closed which seemed odd since this claims to be a 4* hotel. As such I was not expecting something resembling a university halls room only smaller. The bed was tiny, and cold since it was right next to the window. The wall was dirty. There was a take away menu for the local curry house which was nice! If lying in the pokey little bed it is not possible to see all of the small television as it is blocked by the Curtains, which are too short for the window so perversely do let let in light first thing in the morning. This charmless room is not worth the £95 I paid. I made this point to the receptionist as I checked out, who agreed the room was small. Very disappointed !

Myself and my boyfriend found ourselves stranded on a Friday night after losing our friend (and place to sleep for the night!) we arrived quite late after midnight and thankfully they had a room. Lovely lobby , cosy feel to the place, the hotel room was small but warm and cosy. Shower didn't have great water pressure (I like a strong shower so thats a disappointment) The location is great and central, so was perfect for us to hop on the train the next morning back to London, as the station is only a few minutes away. The guy on the check in was a big negative , he was not at all polite or nice, however the next morning a lovely lady took our key card when we checked out, a stark contrast ! Nice hotel and am glad we stumbled across it, I would stay again.

stayed for two days over a weekend.enjoyed my stay,apart from noisey guests,great location,right in center of town..staff very polite and helpful..lovely breakfast..would stay again..and would recommend,,free wifi..

This is a hotel situated right in the centre of Reading. The central location suited me so I didn’t mind the inevitable noise in such a location. What I did mind was the truly awful breakfast experience. A single young man was trying to manage cleaning the tables ( with a filthy looking cloth), serving breakfast and helping customers find plates, bowls, cutlery which seemed in very short supply. When my cooked breakfast arrived it was poorly presented with a large puddle of luke warm baked beans and over cooked and exceptionally greasy mushrooms. Horrible start to the day and probably worst breakfast experience I have ever had in a hotel. I award 1 mark only for friendliness of reception staff.

Stayed here for just 1 night. Arrived early and our room wasnt ready so they allocated another room that was. Free wifi code was given. Room was clean and tidy and I was happy to see a fan in the room. I was unhappy not to find any coffee or tea making facilities but was told the next day that they were in a drawer under the television. Thought that was a bit strange. Shower was ok but a little difficult to get temoerature just right as a tiny movement either way meant it was either boiling ir luke warm. We were suprised when we returned from dinner that the bar was shut before midnight on a saturday night. Overall..fairly decent for price. Staff were pleasant and room was clean.

10-12 King Street Reading England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Oracle and Reading Abbey Ruins
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Mercure George Hotel Reading places you next to Oracle and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Reading Abbey Ruins. This 76-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. It's also close to University of Reading and Madejski Stadium.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee.


All of Mercure George Hotel Reading's 76 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and portable fans. Guests can expect wired Internet, free WiFi, and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Mercure George Hotel Reading enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This hotel also has a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

41.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 613 reviews