Malmaison Reading

18 - 20 Station RoadRG1 1JXReadingUnited Kingdom
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About Malmaison Reading

Built in 1844, Malmaison Reading is believed to be the world's oldest surviving station hotel.

Air-conditioned guestrooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, work desks and flatscreen TVs with satellite channels. Free toiletries can be found in the private bathrooms. Also included are minibars and tea and coffee-making facilities. Room service is available around the clock.

Wi-Fi is free in public areas of this hotel, which has a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance, luggage storage and dry cleaning.

A continental breakfast is served every morning for a surcharge. There is also a brasserie and a bar/lounge in which guests can relax with a drink.

Malmaison Reading is positioned in the middle of the town, opposite Reading Railway Station. Local attractions include Reading Abbey Ruins, Reading Museum and Oracle, all of which are within a ten minute walk. The Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Football Club, is less than two miles away.


18 - 20 Station Road, RG1 1JX, Reading, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1189562300 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Ideally positioned.

Malmaison Reading is easy to access, being that it is located directly opposite the station, so getting to and from this property by train is very straightforward. Also, because it is in the middle of the town, there are lots of shops, restaurants and bars in the immediate vicinity.

An interesting theme.

This hotel does a good job of giving guests a good sense of the history of the building. There is a steam railway theme throughout, which is interesting and unique.

Clean and comfy.

Beds are very comfortable here, and the level of cleanliness is excellent across the whole building.

Negative Reviews

A bit gloomy.

Everything feels a little dim at Malmaison Reading. Firstly, the décor is very dark and, on top of that, the lighting is generally quite low. It can be hard to read in bed or to do any work. The bathrooms are just as poorly lit, so putting contact lenses in or doing make up is harder than it should be.

Not always quiet.

Because it is in a town centre location, the hotel does experience external noise, from local venues, traffic and people walking past. Internally, the floorboards can get a bit creaky and some of the air conditioning units are louder than is ideal.

Slow internet.

The Wi-Fi can be fairly intermittent at times. When lots of people are logged on it is painfully slow.

Rating Overview

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8.3 out of 10 based on 1421 reviews