Crescent Hotel - Reading

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

Overview

Crescent is a 3-star quiet hotel providing a compact accommodation only minutes away from Reading Magistrates Court, Oracle Shopping Centre and Madejski Stadium. The property opened in 1890 and features Victorian architecture.

University of West London, Reading Central Library and The Museum of Reading are about 10 minutes' walk away. Set within a 20-minute walking distance from Reading city center.

Crescent Hotel is within a 40-minute drive to RAF airport.

Rooms

Guests can make use of free Wi-Fi, a closet, heating, satellite TV and a writing desk available in all Crescent Hotel rooms. They also feature private bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Services

The hotel offers 24-hour reception, housekeeping and laundry together with free self parking, a baggage storage and a vending machine for guests' comfort.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   18.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room view

  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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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

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Basic Shared Bathroom Single Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed
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    Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
    Size: 130 sq. feet
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    Twin: 2 Single Beds with Shower Toilet

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      Shared Bathroom Single Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed
      Size: 55 sq. feet
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        Triple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
        Size: 165 sq. feet
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          Suite
          Bed type: 2 Single beds
          Size: 130 sq. feet
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            Family Room
            Bed type: 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
            Size: 130 sq. feet
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            Family room with showert toilet.

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              Family Suite
              Size: 175 sq. feet
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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Crescent Hotel - Reading Reading location
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                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

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • The Lemon Grove Gallery - 3000 ft
                • But Is It Art - 3700 ft

                Popular areas

                • City Center - 3700 ft

                Places of interest

                • Reading Magistrates Court - 2000 ft
                • University of West London - Berkshire Institute for Health - 2300 ft
                • Reading Borough Council - 2700 ft
                • Lifespring Church - 3700 ft
                • Reading Central Library - 4000 ft
                • Abtei der Kluniazenser - 4300 ft
                • Reading Crown Court - 4300 ft
                • HM Prison - 4300 ft
                • Salter's Bros Steamers - 1.0 mi

                Train stations

                Shopping areas

                Amusement

                • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 1700 ft
                • American Pool & Snooker - 2000 ft
                • Vue - 2700 ft
                • Vue Cinemas - 2700 ft
                • Shipleys Amusements - 3000 ft
                • TVL Paint Ball Supplies (Weekend Warriors) - 3000 ft
                • Quicksilver - 3300 ft

                Museums

                • Castle Hill Gallery - 1000 ft

                Parks

                • Forbury Gardens - 4600 ft

                Theaters

                • The Jelly Leg'D Chicken Arts Centre - 4000 ft
                • The Hexagon - 4600 ft

                Business areas

                • Oracle Shopping Centre - 4600 ft

                Local attractions

                • Gallery Fifty Five - 10.4 mi
                  High Street, Hook
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Year renovated:
                    2007
                  • Number of rooms:
                    18
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                  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