The Cedars

Whiteknights Campus, University of ReadingReadingRG6 6AXUnited Kingdom
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About The Cedars

Situated on the Whiteknights Campus of the University of Reading, The Cedars Hotel features bed and breakfast rooms, shared gardens, and free parking.

The hotel has 36 rooms, each one featuring contemporary decor and amenities such as desks, flat-screen TVs, telephones, and hospitality trays. En-suite bathrooms offer fresh towels and luxury toiletries.

Guests at The Cedars Hotel can use fitness facilities such as squash and tennis courts and a gym. The property is non-smoking and welcomes children.

A complimentary breakfast is served in the Eat at the Square university refectory. For a fee, guests can enjoy additional meals in the Park House Bar. A convenience store is located on the ground floor of the hotel.

This hotel lies ten miles from the Living Rainforest and within 30 miles from Windsor Castle and the Hell Fire Caves. Reading city centre is a 15-minute drive from the property.


Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(118)3788906 | 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
  • Convenience store
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Basic but clean rooms

Previous guests have tended to find the rooms here a little on the basic side but do concede that all the essentials are provided. The accommodation is typically described as offering clean surroundings.

Convenient location

Although not all of the feedback concerning the location of this hotel is positive, guests have found the overall setting convenient. The property is reasonably close to the M4 and within easy reach of both Reading city centre and Central London.

Reasonable value for money

Overall, the room rates here are found to quite reasonable both for the area and the general standards on offer. Guests have appreciated the additional savings offered by the free breakfast, Internet access, and parking.

Negative Reviews

Hotel can prove difficult to find

A fairly large number of guests have mentioned that although the general location of the hotel is good, it is actually hard to find. You'll need to navigate a university campus with several car parks. Not all guests have found this all that simple.

Limited availability of staff

Staff availability here has often disappointed guests, with a fair number suggesting that when they arrived there was no-one to welcome them other than a security guard to buzz them into the building. Staff availability seems to be particularly limited at weekends.

Surroundings vary between term time and holidays

The atmosphere of the campus here varies between term time and holidays. During term time, the campus is lively with lots of amenities open and available but is rather noisy. During holidays, it's nice and peaceful but with closed amenities and too deserted for some.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 233 reviews across the web
7.7 /10
  • UniversityRooms
    7.3 /10
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    7.8 /10
7.7 out of 10 based on 233 reviews