Hotel The Crown Inn

PlayhatchReadingRG4 9QNUnited Kingdom
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About Hotel The Crown Inn

Housed in a building dating back to the 16th-century, Hotel The Crown Inn is situated in the village of Playhatch and is a little under four miles northeast of Reading city centre. Amenities available to guests include a garden and meeting space for up to 14 guests.

This hotel has ten double rooms, each one featuring a patio and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. Additional conveniences include plasma TVs, free Wi-Fi, and hospitality trays.

Hotel The Crown Inn is a smoke-free property with a library and complimentary parking for guests. Front desk services are available during limited hours and pets are not permitted. An adjacent barn caters for private functions for up to 40 seated guests.

Room rates are inclusive of a full cooked breakfast. The pub also offers lunch and dinner menus as well as a traditional Sunday roast.

This inn lies within five miles of the Reading Abbey Ruins and Henley-on-Thames.


Playhatch, Reading, RG4 9QN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1)189472872 | 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

  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Location is well liked by guests

The location of this inn has been a hit with guests. Playhatch is a quiet and peaceful village though the property remains within easy reach of the likes of Henley-on-Thames and Reading city centre. Guests also note that walks along the River Thames are nearby.

Friendly service from staff

The standard of service here has proved consistently impressive to guests. The staff is said to be welcoming, friendly, and helpful and often give guests the impression that no question or request would be too much trouble for them.

Nice atmosphere

Overall, guests have enjoyed the atmosphere in this inn. The friendly staff help to create a nice vibe around the place and, as a result, many guests express a desire to come back to the property for a repeat visit.

Negative Reviews

Rooms could be improved

It's not all bad where the rooms are concerned and guests do tend to describe them as quiet and nicely decorated. Unfortunately, guests also mention that the rooms could be much cleaner, also commenting that the rooms are too dark and are marred by a lack of proper maintenance. Plus, the addition of air-conditioning would be welcome.

Potential plumbing problems

A fair number of guests mention that they encountered some issues with the showers here. Not everyone has had problems but those that have described how when having a shower, the whole bathroom becomes soaked and unusable.

Can seem pricey

A fairly significant number of guests seem to have stayed at this inn on some kind of deal. This and the fact that guests mention that the rates seem high, especially when the Henley Regatta is taking place, indicates that this might not be the best choice of accommodation for budget-conscious guests.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 211 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
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    8.1 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 211 reviews