Crescent Hotel - Reading

35 Coley Avenue, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 6LL  show map
 3 stars
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Crescent Hotel - Reading

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The quiet Crescent Hotel is a 3-star property located 1500 meters away from Oracle Shopping Centre. An example of Victorian architecture, this hotel was opened in 1890 and was fully restored in 2007.

The city center is about 20 minutes on foot.

Castle Hill - Bath Road, Russell Street (NE-bound) bus stop is just 200 meters away from the hotel and a 15-minute walk is enough to get to Reading train station. The property is set 40 km from RAF airport.

Rooms

The hotel's compact rooms are appointed with satellite television, free Wi-Fi, heating, a trouser press and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms at Crescent Hotel have a view over the lake. Room facilities also include an electric kettle and a dishwasher for self-catering.

Services

There are a meeting room and a photocopier available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   18.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

35 Coley Avenue, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 6LL

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City Center
  • Reading
    4000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Reading Train Station
    4300 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    18

Rooms and availability

Crescent Hotel photos Room
Double Room Ensuite
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

With a private bathroom and electric shower. This room cannot accommodate extra beds.

Crescent Hotel photos Room
Twin Room en suite
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

With a private bathroom and electric shower. This room cannot accommodate extra beds.

Crescent Hotel photos Room
Family Room En Suite
  • Room size:

    175 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

With a private bathroom and electric shower. This room can accommodate up to 1 extra bed.

Crescent Hotel photos Room
Triple Room En Suite
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

With a private bathroom and electric shower. This room cannot accommodate extra beds.

Crescent Hotel photos Room
Single Room
  • Room size:

    55 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Features a work desk and shared bathroom facilities. Tea and coffee facilities are provided. This room cannot accommodate extra beds.

Crescent Hotel photos Room
Double or Twin Room
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Crescent Hotel photos Room
Family Room Shower
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This family room has a electric kettle. This room cannot accommodate extra beds.

Crescent Hotel photos Room
Budget Single Room
  • Room size:

    35 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This very compact en suite room has a TV and a radio. This room cannot accommodate extra beds.

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • The Lemon Grove Gallery3000 ft
  • But Is It Art3700 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center3700 ft

Places of interest

  • Reading Magistrates Court2000 ft
  • University of West London - Berkshire Institute for Health2300 ft
  • Reading Borough Council2700 ft
  • Lifespring Church3700 ft
  • Reading Central Library4000 ft
  • Abtei der Kluniazenser4300 ft
  • Reading Crown Court4300 ft
  • HM Prison4300 ft
  • Salter's Bros Steamers1.0 mi

Train stations

Shopping areas

  • Oracle Shopping Centre4600 ft

Amusement

  • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club1700 ft
  • American Pool & Snooker2000 ft
  • Vue2700 ft
  • Vue Cinemas2700 ft
  • Shipleys Amusements3000 ft
  • TVL Paint Ball Supplies (Weekend Warriors)3000 ft
  • Quicksilver3300 ft

Museums

Parks

  • Forbury Gardens4600 ft

Theaters

  • The Jelly Leg'D Chicken Arts Centre4000 ft
  • The Hexagon4600 ft

Local attractions

  • Gallery Fifty Five10.4 mi
    High Street, Hook
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2007
    • Number of rooms:
      18

    Crescent Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Crescent Hotel

    Average guest rating

    5.2out of 10
    Guest rating
    Based on 103 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Rooms
    3.8
    Service
    3.8
    Value
    3.5
    Location
    5.8

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      The Hotel is well located, just a short distance from the city centre and the price was reasonable.

      The hotel reception area was dark, dowdy, gloomy, uninspiring dated ;70'S. In our room the lampshade, shirting boards, picture frames, nets and curtain was very dusty. The window was absolutely filthy with a view of a large dust bin as the focal point. The bed covering was tired and dated and the bed was old, stained and not secure. The bathroom floor was uneven and creaked continuously, the shower was cramped and filthy and the hand basin taps did not matched, with the cold water tap just dribbled. The TV options was limited to only BBC channels and was located above the wardrobe, which was about 8ft in the air which made viewing very uncomfortable. The noise from the other rooms was clearly audible throughout our stay.

    • Group of friends
      6.4

      Rooms were quite a nice size and beds were comfy.

      Have to pay extra for full english breakfast at the weekend, although the continental was quite adequate and included eggs and beans.

    • Family with children
      4.4

      Frankly the location of the hotel is ideal but the management should seriously look into refurbishing of the entire place as the beds are uncomfortable and the carpets too require changing. The hot water shower in our initial room was not working and after some harsh words we were given a better room with a working shower. Staff are friendly - overall the hotel's very basic - if this is what one is looking for than there is no course for complain. I had no choice as all the hotels were fully booked so it was a case of appearance on the net that had caused me to choose crescent hotel. I wish the owner, management and staff all the best and perhaps a paradigm shift to improve the hotel, after all, a little investment will go a long way for you. Cheers and happy days!!!!

    • Couple
      3.8

      The pot of tea at breakfast

      Mattress was a shocker, the springs digging into back Internet did not work for our entire stay. Initially this was blamed on an overload, and then the next day on the rain. Shower had old hairs....looked like it wasn't cleaned properly. Very busy at breakfast, and only one lady doing all the cooking and serving...had to wait a long time. The price was far too high for this Hotel standard. You'd be better off sleeping under a bridge in a cardboard box.

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      not much ok for town centre

      no hot water no heating no bar at weekends its a student shack

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      We appreciated the welcome and understanding of the member of staff who welcomed us.It met our short stay needs

      Just a bit run down on early impression

    • Single
      8.8

      convenient for link up for working away from home

    • Single
      5.8

      It is easy to locate and has its own parking. It is a short easy walk from the town center. Its location is reasonably quiet. Everything appeared to be kept clean.

      Its a converted house rather than purpose-built. The floors and partition walls between rooms are a bit on the thin side for noise protection from other guests and some fittings are a little on the old/worn out side. The basic-class rooms must share a single bathroom and toilet - this could have been more clearly described on the booking page, e.g. "Basic - NO ensuite". This shared bathroom lacked a free/engaged indicator.

    • Single
      3.8

      Everything was poor, the worst hotel I have ever stopped in! Awful decor, standards and overall feel! Room stank of cigarettes when I went in! Woman serving breakfast didn't speak English and seemed to cook, serve, clean up.....everything! So service was slow and all tables dirty! I was crawling just led on the bed, think I need flea spray now!!! I honestly don't think the room has ever been cleaned properly, I didn't even have a shower sue to the manky bathroom!

    • Couple
      6.2

      Lots of toast at breakfast. Close to citycentre

      Very rude staff on desk who was aggressive in the way he talked to my girlfriend, indicating she, despite a university degree,was stupid.the bed was lacking substance on the left side and there was a big hole in the carpet. The breakfast was only for an hour on a Sunday and was too early really.

    • Single
      5.0

      The breakfast and the breakfast room scored the best marks with me.

      The room was small for a double bed room. The bed (mattress) was bad; overused, uncomfortable. Woke up with back-ache. The bath room needs more attention; wash-basin too small to allow ordinary brushing of teeth and shaving. The shower cubicle had mildew at the corners and the shower head was scaled so much that water could hardly flow through. The floor carpeting next to the bed had a burn hole.

    • Family with children
      3.8

      Checking out

      Old lumpy matress, dirty bathroom, virtually unusable shower, limescale mountain in kettle.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      Value for money comfortable, parking an advantage cloce to city centre and helpful staff.

    • Single
      3.2

      The hote is not good at all.. not recommend to stay there...

      The rooms are not good, the breakfast is so worst..smelly with oil.. Fruits are basic things at each breakfast, but not avaialble... Bath towels, and duvets are not washed....Surpisingly, the insects are in the room...

    • Single
      4.6

      Reception was always manned when I needed for any questions or queries. The room was priced economically.

      My small room was on the second floor up several flights of stairs with doors that opened onto staircases. The shared bathroom was a half floor below so there was no way of telling whether it would be occupied or not. The sink in my room appeared to have no hot water. The bed was very noisy.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Crescent Hotel - Reading Reading location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    35 Coley Avenue, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 6LL

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Reading
      4000 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Reading Train Station
      4300 ft
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2007
    • Number of rooms:
      18