Reading Lake

ex. Copthorne Hotel Reading

Pingewood Reading, Berkshire Rg30 3 Un, Reading, United Kingdom  show map
 4 stars
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Reading Lake

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Free Wi-Fi

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Wind surfing

Water skiing

Boating

Canoeing

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

Featuring a swimming pool and barbeque grills, Reading Lake Hotel offers non-smoking rooms overlooking the countryside. The elegant hotel was built in 1970 and refurbished in 2010.

The property lies within 1.7 km from Reading Magistrates Court, University of Reading and Madejski Stadium. Guests can get to Reading city center, which is 5 km away.

RAF airport can be reached in 40 minutes by car from Reading Lake Hotel.

Rooms

Reading Lake Hotel is a property in Reading that comes with 81 rooms and provides a seating area, free Wi-Fi, individual climate control, a dressing area and cable TV. They also have en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the café. A fine variety of contemporary dishes is offered at the modern restaurant onsite.

Services

There are a photocopier, a business center and an exhibition space available on site.

Relax

Reading Lake Hotel also has cots and babysitting for guests travelling with children. Such sports activities as boating, windsurfing and canoeing are provided on-site.

Internet

No internet access available

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   81.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Banana boat
  • Water skiing
  • Wind surfing
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Motor board
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Welcome drink
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Barbeque grills
  • Garden area

Room view

  • Lake view

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

Pingewood Reading, Berkshire Rg30 3 Un, Reading, United Kingdom

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City Center
  • Reading
    2.8 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Reading Train Station
    2.9 mi
  • Bus stop
    4000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    81

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    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
    Size: 195 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      Bed type: Double bed
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Reading Lake Reading location
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        Hotel Address:

        Pingewood Reading, Berkshire Rg30 3 Un, Reading, United Kingdom

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Reading
          2.8 mi
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Reading Train Station
          2.9 mi
        • Bus stop
          4000 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2010
        • Number of rooms:
          81

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedReadingReading Lake

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • The Lemon Grove Gallery - 2.6 mi
        • But Is It Art - 2.7 mi

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 2.7 mi

        Places of interest

        • Reading hindu temple - 4300 ft
        • Lifespring Church - 1.9 mi
        • Reading Borough Council - 2.5 mi
        • Reading Magistrates Court - 2.5 mi
        • University of West London - Berkshire Institute for Health - 2.5 mi
        • Reading Central Library - 2.7 mi
        • Royal Berkshire Hospital - 2.8 mi

        Shopping areas

        Amusement

        • The Mad House Play and Party World - 4600 ft
        • BJ's Luxury Bingo - 1.7 mi
        • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club - 2.4 mi
        • TVL Paint Ball Supplies (Weekend Warriors) - 2.4 mi
        • American Pool & Snooker - 2.5 mi
        • Vue Cinemas - 2.5 mi
        • Vue - 2.5 mi
        • Shipleys Amusements - 2.6 mi
        • Quicksilver - 2.7 mi

        Stadiums

        • Madejski Stadium - 1.1 mi

        Museums

        • Castle Hill Gallery - 2.3 mi

        Theaters

        • Progress Theatre - 2.5 mi
        • The Hexagon - 2.8 mi

        Business areas

        • Oracle Shopping Centre - 2.8 mi

        Local attractions

        • Gallery Fifty Five - 9.2 mi
          High Street, Hook
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of rooms:
            81

          Hotel Awards

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          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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          Hotels nearby
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          4 stars
          9 km
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          Reading Lake Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Reading Lake

          Average guest rating

          6.6out of 10
          Good
          Based on 109 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            Peaceful location, this looks & feels like a conference type of hotel, nice appointments for the price. Excellent staff, nice food

          • Single
            8.2

            The hotel was lovely, staff friendly and food good, the room was large and comfy. There was a power cut which was local and not your fault which disabled the shower the following morning, I was up early and couldn't have a shower, this was not a huge issue and as mentioned, not their fault, however they still apologised and gave me a bottle of wine, not really needed and I didn't ask but welcomed of course!

            I wouldn't stay at your hotel again due to the cost, the room price was fair and the food was nice, if slightly over priced but the breakfast was £15 per person. I would only have a couple of slices of toast & a coffee yet it was still £15!! I was forced to eat elsewhere which is less than convenient when on a tight schedule in the morning. This is the reason I would not stay with you again, although I did like the hotel, location, staff, room & food, i couldn't justify this when there is plenty more to choose from. It is a personal thing as it is the only meal which I need to arrange so to speak due to time restraints in the morning and to need to mess about for something so simple because I could not justify this expense is not worth it..

          • Couple
            9.2

            Great place for peace and solitude.

            City Centre drop/station fare is £15 each way

          • Group of friends
            6.2

            We arrived late afternoon after a long business meeting.we were greated well and went to our rooms at extreme ends of hotel. My colleague was happy because he had a suite. The rooms were clean and reasonably comfortable. The bathroom in my room was very dated a looked like it needed an overhaul. I went down to the bar to meet my colleague to do some work for a meeting the following day. I wanted to buy some cigarettes and the hotel did not sell any and the girl behind the bar directed me to the services on the M4. Luckily I knew the area better. Upon returning to the hotel I even further disappointed because we could not pick up wireless internet in the bar or anywhere in the hotel. We decided to eat in the restaurant and then go my colleagues room to carry on working. The food in the restaurant was excellent and the service was warm and friendly. We then went back to my colleagues room to finish working but struck out again with the internet connection. One of my frustrations with hotels as a business person is not being able to use internet services. At 11:30pm we decided we needed a drink to keep us going - the mini bar was empty so we headed down to the bar which was closed. We then had to grab the guy off reception so he could serve us the soft drinks that we required. At 2am we finished working and I headed back to my own room where I had a comfortable sleep and woke up to a wonderful view of the lake and unfortunately a not so wonderful view of my colleague looking out of his window at the other end of the hotel in the nude!! Our stay was ok and could have been improved with better internet provision.

          • Group of friends
            7.8

            Really good alternative to Travelodge etc. Nice location next to lake and all rooms get a nice view (and I think all have a balcony). Plenty of parking and well out of the way of Reading traffic chaos. Quiet, with good-sized rooms and friendly staff. Excellent value if you book ahead.

            Bar prices were a bit steep and they wanted just under £16 per breakfast, which is an outrage but you can do your own thing instead.

          • Single
            10.0

            Staff were a1 as always, room very clean and nothing was too much trouble.

            You may need to watch the satnav very carefully to find it.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            It was lovely opening the french doors in the morning to the lake and the wildlife. (mainly birds).

          • Older travelers
            5.8

            Free internet access in the room.

            The room was quite stuffy, as no air conditioning and the window only opened a few inches. The verandahs, which although great to be on the lake, really need to be overhauled as they are looking very tired. Very few channels on the TV.

          • Family with children
            7.4

            Great value for money. .

            One critism would be the condition of the lake which resembled a mucky bog rather than a lake.

          • Single
            6.6

            The lake view

            The bathroom fittings were old and shabby, and the shower was poor

          • Single
            4.2

            It's no wonder Copthorne sold this - its a very substandard hotel. My room was very big with a view over a lake but it smelt of damp, the bed linen was creased and smelt of damp too, the phone didn't work, no ironing facilities, bathroom reminded me of something from the drab 70's and overall - what a poor experience. I had this room for £117 instead of £150+ - quite frankly, I would have refused payment if it was for the larger amount. Even so, £117 was alot, more like £17 standard.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            The stunning view from the the balcony across the lake. A very peaceful and relaxing hotel to stay in.

          • Group of friends
            5.8

            The water view was out of this would

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            lovely location

            staff on check-out could have been a little friendlier

          • Family with children
            8.2

            The location is nice & quite

            Bathroom seemed a bit dated but was ok, Key entry to room is also outdated

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Reading Lake Reading location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Pingewood Reading, Berkshire Rg30 3 Un, Reading, United Kingdom

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Reading
            2.8 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Reading Train Station
            2.9 mi
          • Bus stop
            4000 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2010
          • Number of rooms:
            81

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedReadingReading Lake

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

          Use Badge