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Mercure George Hotel Reading

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

this is our fifth stay always very polite and friendly staff ,rooms warm and comfy all clean lovely comfy bed plenty of hot water and clean towels. right opposite the oracle shopping centre so brilliant if its raining

This is a 400 years inn adapted to a today hotel. If you want to experience something new this is the place. Small rooms, with inclined walls, ceilings or floors but very clean. The cracking wooden floors are covered with carpets. Being an old inn to find the room you need to follow the signs. There are some places where you need to watch your head. The noise on the street starts somewhere at 6 am. Hotel has the curtesy to give you some ear plugs. The breakfast is basic. On the other hand the people are great. They are very willing to help and very friendly. The location is the key for this hotel. It is exactly in the center near to train station, shopping, restaurants and bus stops.

Stayed here midweek. Had a really lovely room (320). The hotel is an old, quaint style. Great spacious room with dressing table and a nother table and chair which was handy for doing some work. Fab powerful shower, and to my delight as well as kettle, tea/coffee sachets I had a Nespresso machine. The breakfast was very good, wide selection of continental/ cold buffet and an option for cooked. My only real disappointment was the evening meal choice - there is an Indian restaurant on site, but vegetarian. There is a separate area for non Indian, but not a great menu choice. Also there is a door close to all the tables which leads into what could be a quaint courtyard, but really frequented by stream of smokers in and out (we chose to eat at the Prezzo right next door). I would suggest moving the smoking area somewhere else and expand the menu. Aside from that would stay here again.

Situated slap bang in the very middle of Reading town centre the hotel is perfect for most things. Couple of hundred yards from the mainline train station and even less to John Lewis and a large M &S. subsidised parking is not so far away although you might want some help if there was a lot of it

My worst hotel experience in the last five years:-( A barely average hotel framed as a charming coaching inn on the Accor website. Really very disappointed, a complete waste of money:-( Specifics are hard to manage as almost everything about the room and the hotel itself was wrong (you name it: price, bed, room, breakfast, temperature, bathroom, service delivery ie breakfast hours or bar closing times). Positives: The staff made the best of it and were helpful and friendly. The room and public areas were clean. Am very grumpy indeed and looking at options to find non-Accor accommodations for my next business trip:-(

Had lunch here recently and really must commend the Mercure for their excellent food and very relaxing surroundings. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. The menu had plenty to chose from and the prices were such good value for money. We both ordered the egg baguette which came with side salad and crispy fries and it was delicious. The quantity and quality of the food was top class and I would certainly eat here again and recommend.

It is apparently one of the oldest buildings in Reading, and from the outside you can believe that, it has lovely character to the external décor. Inside, the reception and restaurant are all fairly modern. As you would expect with older buildings, there are some low ceilings, uneven floors, and lots of random stair cases (no lift), but this comes with the age of the building. The rooms are fairly modernised, WiFi is in all the rooms, (I couldn't get it working but the signal strength was good), there are flat screen TVs in the rooms and plenty of power sockets. The bathroom is rather cramped, and getting in and out of the bath was quite a challenge due to the placement of the shower screen against the sink holder, but again all clean and tidy. The paint could have done with a freshen up as it looked a bit tired, and the mattress was extremely soft, I literally sunk into it. Breakfast comprises a self service continental option or a cooked to order hot breakfast, well worth the wait for it to be cooked. Given its location and its price for a city centre location, would stay here again.

Stayed for one night with work at the Mercure George Hotel which is in central Reading about 10' mins walk from the station at max. Had a twin room 214 which was clean and tidy. Room very quiet despite town being full of revellers. Bathroom a tad small and it was actually difficult to get in the shower between the sink and shower screen. Breakfast was extra so I went to Wetherspoons instead. Would stay again but not for a romantic weekend away. Receptionist very helpful when checking in.

I was travelling on business and made the mistake of travelling to Reading in Jun - Ascot week. I arrived in the hotel to find out it had no air-conditioning. And to make matters worse there was building works going on outside my room all of the first night. So I needed to open the window and got deafened - otherwise I would have cooked. The night from hell (well the temperature felt that way). If you ever need to go to Reading and the weather is hot then avoid this place like the plague. Awful. Won't be back. Oh and the staff did nothing to help either! "Sorry no fans" - in a heatwave? For goodness sake its the 21st century!

I agree with other reviews on here, this hotel needs a refurbishment as it looks tired and dated. The reception staff were friendly and the room was ok but it looked tired. Comfy bed though. Good wifi

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. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. 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 phones. Guests can expect wired Internet, free WiFi, and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

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.

Room options

Classic Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Classic Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

41% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 589 reviews