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Malmaison Reading, Reading

18-20 STATION ROAD, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1JX, UK
Malmaison Reading, Reading Malmaison Reading, Reading 011 8334 1331 18-20 STATION ROAD Reading
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  • Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
  • Public Transport Nearby

The oldest surviving station hotel in the world, Malmasion Reading offers it’s guests luxe décor, decadent dining and a convenient location in the centre of Reading providing easy access to all that this town has to offer.

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Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
  • Public Transport Nearby

Number of Bedrooms: 75

Parking Spaces: 0

Steps into Hotel: 0

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 12pm

The Malmaison in Reading started life in 1844 as the Great Western Hotel and is regarded as being the oldest surviving railway hotel, not only in the UK, but in the world. With a central location, this four star hotel in Reading is ideally situated for exploring the town and it’s attractions including the gorgeous ruins of Reading Abbey or shopping at the Oracle and Broad Street Shopping Malls.

The 75 hotel rooms and suites at Malmaison Reading used to be just for people who had a train to catch. But these days, these most fabulous hotel rooms in Reading are a destination in their own right. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or simply stopping off to break the journey, these rooms all offer you a one-way ticket to hotel heaven. Each room enjoys a luxe decor, gigantic soft beds and some rooms even have roll top baths.

A far cry from the station tearooms of the past, the Chez Mal brasserie at the Malmasion Reading specialises in locally sourced dishes with a contemporary French influence, including succulent steaks, mouth-watering Malburgers, country lamb and delicious, fresh seafood. Enjoy a drink or two in the chic Chez Mal, one of the hottest cocktail bars in Reading. Take your pick from the world-class wine list or selection of ice-cold beers, and settle back in this stylish, ambient bar in the heart of the hotel.

The Malmaison Reading offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year. Book online today with My Hotel Break.

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Bedrooms

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All of the bedrooms at Malmaison Reading offer the complete set of Mal ingredients - great beds for sleepy heads, mood lighting, en-suite bathrooms complete with baths and power showers, digital TV, delicious wines and naughty nibbles. Other little luxuries include same-day laundry, 'vroom' 24 hour room service, fast and free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, ironing board and iron and complimentary tea and coffee.

STANDARD DOUBLE
As you know, the slinky 'standard' double rooms are anything but standard. Perfect for a discerning business trip or romantic weekend alike, these rooms are tailored for both style and function.

The sumptuous double beds alone are worth the trip to Reading Malmaison, with silky soft cotton sheets, plump pillows and soft mattresses. And don't forget the en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. With Malmaison, standard gets you extra.

STANDARD TWIN
The 'standard' twin rooms are anything but standard. Perfect for a girls’ nights out or city trips with friends, they're ideal when you need a little space between you and your partner - but not too much.

The cosy twin beds alone are worth booking a room at Reading Malmaison, with silky soft cotton sheets, plump pillows and sinkable-soft mattresses. And don't forget the en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. With Malmaison, the 'standard' gets you the full unforgettable Malmaison experience.

MAL CLUB
The Club Rooms are reserved for the most discerning travellers, looking for a little touch of luxury from their hotel in Reading.

Enjoy being a part of the Mal Club in special bedrooms designed to give you that little bit extra. You'd be surprised what a difference a few details make - now with Lavazza espresso coffee machines, the Club Rooms can weather the most rigorous relaxation.

SUPERIOR DOUBLE
The superior rooms are... well... superior.
Some of the rooms have been given a bit of an overhaul, adding a little extra furniture and a little extra style. With the King size soft bed and gleaming en-suite bathroom, you'll have time to unwind, relax and feel... superior to the standard. The Superior Rooms also include the standard extras as standard.

STUDIO ROOM
At Reading Malmaison, our studio rooms are where our interior designers really let off some steam and expressed themselves, influenced by the railway heritage. They're an open plan platform for a perfect stay, with features including monsoon showers, big screen TVs and huge double beds.

 

Bar & Restaurant

The low-lit Chez Mal brasserie at Reading Malmaison has an industrial chic style with acres of exposed brickwork - there's simply no cooler restaurant in Reading.

With hanging filament bulbs and custom artwork adorning the walls the décor is just a couple of stops from London chic, but still retains an individual style and local personality that shines as brightly as those floor to ceiling windows.

This Reading restaurant and brasserie is famous for classic dishes with an elegant twist, this refined steakhouse right by Reading's train station specialises in quality dining and offers generous portions, attracting hungry travellers as well as discerning locals.

BREAKFAST
There's a morning crowd at the station - it must be breakfast at Malmaison Reading.

With a crisp, home-baked selection of pastries, yoghurts, berries and fruits, freshly-squeezed juices and pots of steaming tea and coffee, our continental breakfast is worth a trip to Malmaison in itself. But upgrade to our cooked option and you'll discover the best breakfast in Reading - eggs any which way, crisp bacon and more, all served to our brasserie restaurant standard.

Better make that return ticket off-peak.

View Sample Breakfast Menu

DINNER IN READING
Dinner is an altogether wonderful affair.
Melt in the mouth strip steaks, monstrous burgers and our firmest favourites make up the iconic 'Mal Classics' - fiercely popular dishes that we don't dare to remove from our menu. This is dinner with the delicious factor ramped up a notch. And whether you opt for steak, seafood, salads or soup, make sure you start with hors d'ouevres and leave room for desserts. They're just too tempting to turn away from.

View Sample Prix Fixe Menu
View Sample A La Carte Menu

OPENING TIMES
Breakfast
Monday to Friday - 6.30am to 10am
Weekends and Bank Holidays - 8am to 11am

Lunch
Monday to Wednesday - closed
Thursday to Saturday - 12pm to 2.30pm
Sunday - 12.30pm to 4pm

Dinner
Monday to Thursday and Sunday - 6pm to 9.30pm
Friday and Saturday - 6pm to 10pm

CHEZ MAL BAR
Lights. Cocktails. Action. A Dark and Stormy or a Moscow Mule? Whatever your tastes, what better place to indulge them than this exciting boutique Reading hotel? Sleek, chic and stylish, this is a destination Reading bar with a difference. Take your platform at Chez Mal and treat yourself to one or three of the famous Malchemy cocktails, bubbles by the ice bucket and cool beers by bottle or draught.

By day you're welcomed to the quiet coach. Lattés, croissants and a relaxed ambience replace the glitter and the cocktails of the evening before, providing the perfect antidote to life on the fast track. Ready to quaff something cold, sink into some bubbles, or try something that will leave you feeling stirred but not shaken? Alternatively enjoy the complexity, uniqueness and variety of the wide selection of craft beers with something to suit all tastes. Whether it be a traditional West Coast American favourite, a classic Belgian brew, a local gem or a taste of them all, please see the menu below.

View Sample Bar Food Menu
View Sample Drinks Menu
View Sample Cocktail Menu
View Sample Wine List

OPENING TIMES
Monday to Thursday - 9am to 11pm
Friday - 9am to 1am
Saturday - 11am to 1am
Sunday - 11am to 11pm

Location & Directions

Directions to Malmaison Hotel in Reading

BY CAR
SAT NAV
For arrival by car please use the Garrard Street NCP post code RG1 1NR.

FROM THE NORTH
From Oxford: Head into Reading on the A4074. When you get to a T-Junction (opposite Lloyds Bank) turn right onto Bridge Street and over the River Thames. At the roundabout, take the second exit, straight on towards Town Centre, keep in the right-hand lane. At the next roundabout, again take the second exit, but this time stay in the left-hand lane. Continue along this road under a railway bridge and through 2 sets of traffic lights. Immediately after the second traffic lights take the slip road up to a roundabout, turn left into Friar Street. At the lights turn left again into Greyfriars Rd. Take the next right into Garrard Street, the car park is towards the end on the left.

From Henley: Head into Reading on the A4155 (Henley Rd) through Caversham and follow sign to Reading Town Centre. At the first roundabout turn right, follow the road around to the left, through traffic lights onto Bridge Street over the River Thames. At the roundabout, take the second exit, straight on towards Town Centre, keep in the right-hand lane. At the next roundabout, again take the second exit, but this time stay in the left-hand lane. Continue along this road under a railway bridge and through 2 sets of traffic lights. Immediately after the second traffic lights take the slip road up to a roundabout, turn left into Friar Street. At the lights turn left again into Greyfriars Rd. Take the next right into Garrard Street, the car park is towards the end on the left.

FROM THE SOUTH, EAST AND WEST
From the M4, Junction 11: Head into Reading on the A33 and follow signs to Reading Town Centre. After about 1.5 - 2 miles you will pass under a bridge, go through 2 sets of lights and continue straight on (do not go up the slip road). Once past the slip road go under the bridge and take the next slip road up to a roundabout. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit into Friar Street. At the traffic lights turn left into Greyfriars Rd and take the next right into Garrard Street. The car park is situated towards the end of the road on the left.

NEAREST PARKING
There is no parking on site.

The nearest car park to the hotel is the NCP Garrard St, which can be found with your Sat Nav at postcode RG1 1NR.

*Please be advised: NCP Garrard St will be closed on 3 consecutive weekends. 28-29th September, 5-6th October & 12th-13th October. Alternatively, you can use the APCOA car park (Reading Station car park) - please consult our reception team for more infomation.

FROM THE CAR PARK TO THE HOTEL
Walk to the top of Garrard Street and the hotel is the white building on the opposite corner.

By Rail
Reading main train station is located directly opposite the hotel.

BY AIR
Heathrow Airport is 30-40 minutes away by private car or the Heathrow Express coach service. The terminal for the Heathrow Express service is located in the Reading main train station coach stop, directly opposite the hotel. Gatwick Airport is 60-70 minutes away by private car. Please allow longer travel times during peak commuting periods.

 

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NEAREST PARKING
There is no parking on site.

The nearest car park to the hotel is the NCP Garrard St, which can be found with your Sat Nav at postcode RG1 1NR.

*Please be advised: NCP Garrard St will be closed on 3 consecutive weekends. 28-29th September, 5-6th October & 12th-13th October. Alternatively, you can use the APCOA car park (Reading Station car park) - please consult our reception team for more infomation.

Things to See and Do
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tick Cycling
tick Golf in Local Area

Famous the world over for its University and historic background, Reading is an intoxicating mix of ancient and modern, with everything you need for a short break or a long stay.

Reading is simply a retail paradise, with everything from great shopping centres like The Oracle and Broad Street Mall through to the eclectic and quirky Harris Arcade.

Yet the history is just as good as the shopping here, with delights such as the 19th century Forbury Gardens and the gorgeous ruins of Reading Abbey (which is free, but with booking essential).

Or if your tastes run to the literary, you might want to check out Her Majesty's Prison Reading, immortalised in the Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde, who is also commemorated on an evocative memorial.

As you might expect from the town that gave us the legendary Reading Festival, there are plenty of music and theatre venues here. The iconic Hexagon, in the heart of town, offers a wide range of rock and pop, while Reading Film Theatre shows all the art house and foreign films you could ever imagine.

And if you want to let your hair down a little, you'll find a host of happening nightspots here, with everything from a couple of pretty grand casinos through to informal places like the After Dark Club and the always hilarious Highlight Comedy Club.

 

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