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The Market House

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with 3 bars/lounges, near Reading Museum and Town Hall

8.6/10 Fabulous

73 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Meeting Facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
1-2 Market Place, Reading, England, RG1 2EQ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 3 bars/lounges
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Refrigerator in a common area
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Digital TV service
  • Premium bedding

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Reading City Centre

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 44 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 61 min drive
  • Reading Station - 6 min walk
  • Reading (XRE-Reading Train Station) - 6 min walk
  • Reading West Station - 19 min walk

About this property

The Market House

3.5-star hotel in the heart of Reading City Centre
You can look forward to a rooftop terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and an outdoor entertainment area at The Market House. The onsite restaurant, The Market House, features brunch. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with 3 bars and conference space.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Wedding services, a front desk safe, and smoke-free premises
  • 2 meeting rooms, coffee/tea in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk
  • A reception hall, outdoor furniture, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at The Market House include thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and designer toiletries
  • LCD TVs with digital channels
  • Electric kettles, heating, and daily housekeeping


English, Italian, Romanian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Working away

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference space (969 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


The Market House - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
The Market House - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 15 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 15 (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

This property will be closed from August 25 2022 to August 31 2022 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 25.0 per stay


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per accommodation, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Parties and events are allowed on site.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID - 128729390

Also known as

The Market House Hotel
The Market House Reading
The Market House Hotel Reading

Frequently asked questions

Is The Market House currently open?
This property will be closed from August 25 2022 to August 31 2022 for renovations and will resume operation once the renovation is complete (completion date subject to change).
How much does it cost to stay at The Market House?
As of 2 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Market House on 9 Oct 2022 start from AU$129, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does The Market House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Market House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Market House?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Market House?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 20 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at The Market House?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Market House.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Market House?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM. There's a charge of GBP 15 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 15 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at The Market House and nearby?
The Market House has 3 bars.
Are there restaurants at or near The Market House?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, The Market House. Nearby restaurants include itsu (4-min walk), The Outlook (4-min walk), and Pappadams (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Market House like?
The Market House is in Reading City Centre, a short 6-minute walk from Reading Station and 3 minutes' walk from Oracle. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Reading for a night with daughter
Room was spacious, nicely decorated and surprisingly quiet given its in a pub. Was thankful the air con was on when we arrived (30 degrees C outside which is rare in the UK & was too much for my daughter). Slight issues was the toilet handle was missing leaving a bare screw-like spindle with which to flush the toilet, my daughter found this a bit sore on her hand, also early grey tea wasnt nice & i had to pour it away (could have been the milk though). Check in was at the bar counter which was a bit odd & took a while to get the keys, staff pleasant though.
Cute headboard!
Rowena, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Chloe, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hotel was easy to reach from the train station. Very clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend. Will be going back .
sharon, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nicola, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Stay
A one night stopover that was a pure joy. Very easy to check in and check out, everything nice and clean, location brilliant.
Arwyn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing hotel the rooms were amazing at a great price and all part of a cracking bar and food area, great location and great price
Sam, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Shree, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Brenda, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great quirky hotel
Simon, 1-night trip with friends
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