Hillingdon Prince

39, Christchurch Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 7AN  show map
 2 stars
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Hillingdon Prince

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

The quiet Hillingdon Prince is a decent example of a 2-star hotel in Reading.

Forbury Gardens, School of Systems Engineering and Museum of English Rural Life are located 400 meters from the hotel. Hillingdon Prince lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of Reading.

Guests can visit a museum, a theater and a church as well as bars, a stadium and restaurants close by.

Hillingdon Prince can be reached in 40 minutes by car from London Heathrow airport.

Rooms

This property offers 69 bright guestrooms complete with satellite TV, a writing desk, individual climate control, free Wi-Fi and coffee/tea makers. The rooms feature an electric kettle, a fridge and a microwave as well as en suite bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A hearty breakfast is served every morning. Restaurant And Lounge bar is available on site.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Hillingdon Prince offers a conference room, a business center and a photocopier along with laundry, ironing service and 24-hour reception.

Relax

A gym and a fitness center are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   69.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • 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. 

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Hotel Address:

39, Christchurch Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 7AN

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City Center
  • Reading
    4600 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Reading Train Station
    1.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    69

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Rooms and availability

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Club Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 35 sq. feet
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    Budget Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 35 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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      Standard Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 35 sq. feet
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        Standard Family Room
        Bed type: 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
        Size: 45 sq. feet
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hillingdon Prince Reading location
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          Hotel Address:

          39, Christchurch Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 7AN

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Reading
            4600 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Reading Train Station
            1.1 mi
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            69

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • The Lemon Grove Gallery - 4300 ft
          • But Is It Art - 5000 ft

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 4300 ft

          Places of interest

          • Royal Berkshire Hospital - 2000 ft
          • Reading College - 3700 ft
          • University of Reading Library - 4000 ft
          • Reading Central Library - 4000 ft
          • Abtei der Kluniazenser - 4000 ft
          • Reading Borough Council - 4000 ft
          • School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading - 4300 ft
          • Reading Crown Court - 4300 ft
          • University of Reading - 4300 ft
          • Reading Magistrates Court - 4600 ft
          • University of West London - Berkshire Institute for Health - 5000 ft
          • HM Prison - 1.0 mi

          Shopping areas

          Amusement

          • TVL Paint Ball Supplies (Weekend Warriors) - 2700 ft
          • Vue Cinemas - 4000 ft
          • Vue - 4000 ft
          • BJ's Luxury Bingo - 4600 ft
          • Shipleys Amusements - 5000 ft
          • Quicksilver - 1.0 mi
          • American Pool & Snooker - 1.1 mi

          Museums

          • Castle Hill Gallery - 4600 ft

          Parks

          • Forbury Gardens - 4600 ft

          Theaters

          • Progress Theatre - 1000 ft
          • The Hexagon - 3300 ft
          • The Jelly Leg'D Chicken Arts Centre - 5000 ft

          Business areas

          • Oracle Shopping Centre - 3300 ft

          Local attractions

          • Gallery Fifty Five - 9.8 mi
            High Street, Hook
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              69

            Hotel Awards

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            Hillingdon Prince Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hillingdon Prince

            Average guest rating

            6.2out of 10
            Good
            Based on 258 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Single
              5.0

              internet wasn't working for the 3 days i was there

            • Family with children
              8.2

              Quiet and relaxed environment, coasy suites.

              Hard mattress

            • Older travelers
              4.6

              Considering its location it's quite and peaceful.

              We were told a discounted rate would apply when we made an extension of stay, but upon checking out the reception of the day said the discount did not exist! And she refused to contact and clarify with her colleague who made the promise because it's too early (9 in the morning)... Poor staff.

            • Couple
              8.8

              You need to provide more towels in the rooms. If i remember correctly we had 2 small towels and 1 large towel for 2 adults, which wasn't enough. Apart from that, there was no problems.

            • Single
              6.6

              The booking worked smoothly. The rooms were functional to good. The hotel was efficient and quick at getting taxis. The food was good. Staff were friendly. The fitness equipment was nearly new.

              The ambience of the bar was rather old-fashioned.

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              Friendly staff, warm room and bathroom and good choice at breakfast

              second bed not made up on arrival but quickly attended to. Fire door in corridor outside room banged loudly everytime anyone went through.

            • Older travelers
              6.6

              staff - excellent-v friendly and very helpful

              hotel generally looking very tired.

            • Single
              5.4

              It was driving distance to Reading town centre.

              Mine was a last minute booking, but was only told on arrival that I had no shower (there actually was one, but had been taped up and not working). I chose the hotel as it had a gym, but couldn't use this as the gym had no shower either. Also, the advert said the room had satellite tv, but I actually only had 3 channels available.

            • Family with children
              7.4

              Pleasant rooms, cooking facility, nice staff

              , Distance from center of town.Shower head and faucet needed a serious scrubbing

            • Single
              4.4

              The staff were friendly and helpful. There was ample free parking.

              The hotel is in need of refurbishment. It lacks the basic facilities one expects in a hotel in the price range.

            • Family with children
              7.0

              We liked best that there were facilities like a refrigerator and microwave. It is easy to be able to make/keep fresh things fresh (again) when you're on your way. We also liked the possibility to make some coffee or tea. On the room at the ground floor was airco, that was nice. Shops to buy a takeaway meal were nearby; several to choose from! Staff was friendly and helpfull.

              It looked a bit dusty; windows to look out weren't really clean. For the rest everything was alright.

            • Older travelers
              5.0

              It was ok about us getting back late.

            • Family with children
              6.2

              Hillingdon Prince locates near to Reading university. Walking distance to the Reading city centre. It is a quite place. Prices reasonable. Nice surroundings. On call facilities are good.

              Rooms are small. Double bed rooms sizes are not constant. I used two double rooms, one is big, with cooking facilities. Other one is small. No cooking facilities. I have used tripple bed room also. No cooking facilities. Old type tv in the tripple room, not working properly. Previous rooms got new TVs.There was no iron in tripple room. Drinking glasses provided after reuesting. In 500 block, there was an entrance on the first floor, near to room 517, without a controlled access key. Big noice when opening room doors. I extended my stay for two days, with confirmation from the reception saying that I can use the same room. But next day, same officer informed me that I have to change my room. During the summer, rooms are hot. Not comfortable, other than rainy days. Hotel has to provide fans, I suggest. Rooms have to be categorized according to the sizes and facilities available. Then visitor is aware what he will get. I met 6 receptionists during my 8 days stay. Consistance of information and reservation have to be.

            • Family with children
              8.2

              The room was very spacious and there was free internet access. Nearby there was a bakery and kebab shop and there's buses nearby to the town area. This is very convenient.

            • Family with children
              6.6

              Location near university. Like the neighbourhood. Parking area. Nice breakfast. Good manner employees

              Management should renovate the hotel. It needs that 'something' to become happy and bright. Hall and bar area needs to be modern with modern chairs and tables. Throw wall down and make a bigger room bright with modern colours on the walls and new carpets. Airconditioning should be installed in rooms. Very hot.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Hillingdon Prince Reading location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            39, Christchurch Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG2 7AN

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Reading
              4600 ft
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Reading Train Station
              1.1 mi
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              69

            Hotel Awards

            UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedReadingHillingdon Prince

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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