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"This hotel is an awful hotel, due to its taped carpets, out of order lift, what looks like fire damage to a large portion of the building and it’s gen ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 30 Jul 2018

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Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the room service at The Reading Lake Hotel. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Madejski Stadium. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a bar. This 3.5-star hotel has 29 rooms over 3 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free wired Internet and a balcony.

  • All rooms offer balconies, sofa beds and 24-hour room service
  • Free Wi-Fi in some public areas
  • Enjoy international cuisine while dining at Lakeside Restaurant
  • Breakfast is offered for a fee
  • Amenities include free newspapers in reception, 9 meeting rooms and conference space
  • Guests like the breakfast and room service
  • Just a 2-minute drive from Lagoona Park and 7 minutes from Madejski Stadium

The Reading Lake Hotel ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 1.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Reading Lake Hotel

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3 out of 5

Old and tired by the lake

This hotel is an awful hotel, due to its taped carpets, out of order lift, what looks like fire damage to a large portion of the building and it’s general flaky paint exterior. Whilst the hotel bed was comfortable, the shower was little more than a trickle and the comfort features within the room were sparse.

Posted by on 30 Jul 2018

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3 out of 5

Seen better days?

Pros: The lakes and wildlife
Cons: General updating of room facilities, balcony furniture in good weather, general external clean up.
Location: The Cunning Man pub nearby does good food if you don't fancy the hotel meals
Maybe it was the time of year but this hotel, new though it seems is a little run down. A part build (or demolished) wing doesn't help the first impressions and its the first hotel I've stayed in for about 5 years where the TV was not flat and had no more than 4 snowy channels. The up side is that this is a really good location, between the M4 and Reading, yet feeling like the middle of nowhere. For wildfowl lovers its great, the lakes surrounding attracted the bird, we had a grebe fishing within 2 meters of our balcony. Inside the rooms were large, comfortable and clean and except for the antique TV, well equipped. Breakfast was individually prepared and well done, the evening meals were basic fare. If you want somewhere to stop off at, or stay for work this is a suitable choice, I don't think I'd spend more than a few days though myself. Having said that I would stay again if only for the wildfowl and the surroundings.

Posted by on 13 Mar 2017

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There are 9 meeting rooms available. The business-friendly The Reading Lake Hotel also features multilingual staff, a garden, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby.

  • 1 building
  • 29 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Sofa bed
  • Fridge
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Train station: Reading Station (6.4 km / 4 mi)

Room Amenities

The Reading Lake Hotel offers 29 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds and desks. This Reading hotel provides complimentary wired Internet access. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) and Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Cots (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Lakeside Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Waterfront Bar and Lounge – This bar only serves light fare. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards.

  • Staffed front desk


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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