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The Cedars Hotel


The Cedars Hotel offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the University of Reading's Whiteknights campus. Our 36 en-suite bedrooms are all are equipped with a flat-screen TV, desk, telephone, and tea and coffee making facilities. Fresh towels, linen and luxury toiletries are also provided.

An excellent location just a 10 minute drive from Reading town centre and regular bus services straight into the heart of the campus. Reading train station also provides 25-minute links to central London. The campus is close to junction 11 of the M4 motorway, providing access to Heathrow Airport, GreenPark Business Park, Madejski Stadium, Oracle Shopping centre, Legoland, and Windsor Castle.

Please note the accommodation is located on the first and second floor, and is accessible via stairs only. Therefore it may not be suitable for guests with mobility impairment.



To book a room at The Cedars Hotel please use our online booking service.


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How to find us

The Cedars Hotel is located at the heart of the Whiteknights campus, to help find your way around campus please view our Cedars Map

Please note our reception is situated in Park House, a separate building to the hotel. Park House is just a short walk around the corner from the hotel and is highlighted on the map.

Reception opening hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm. For out-of-hours check in please read the 'Your Arrival' information below.

By car

Free car parking is available on campus for hotel guests, however spaces are very limited between 09:00 and 17:00.

Sat Nav postcode: RG6 6UR

By bus

Reading buses run regular services to and from Reading town centre and the Whiteknights campus (routes 20, 20A, 21). The trip takes only 10 minutes and takes you into the centre of campus.

Your arrival

Check-in is available from 2pm.

Arriving before 6pm (weekdays) - Please check in at the reception in Park House, our friendly team will provide you with your room key.

Arriving after 6pm (weekdays) and any time at weekends - Please go direct to The Cedars Hotel front entrance and press the security button on the intercom. Our Campus Security team will let you know which room you are staying in, your room will be open and on the desk you will find your room key, key-card for front door entrance, and Wi-Fi codes.

Your stay

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing equipment (on request)
  • Tea & coffee making facility
  • Fresh towels and linen
  • Bathroom/shower toiletries
  • Desk Fan
  • Cash point & Santander bank  

    Where to eat and drink

     What's available Where When 
     Breakfast Eat at The Square 

     07:30 - 09:30 weekdays

    08:00 - 09:30 weekends

     Evening food and drink (weekday)

    Extensive bar menu of pub classics such as Steak, battered fish and traditional pies. We serve a fantastic range of quality wines and real ales to suit as well as also specialising in malt whisky and gins.

    Park House bar

     11.30 - 23:00 weekdays

    (Last food orders at 20:00)
     Convenience Store (Co-op)  Ground floor of The Cedars Hotel

    09:00 - 19:00 weekdays

    10:00 - 18:00 Saturday

    11:00 - 16:00 Sunday 


    Your departure

    Check-out time is 10am.

    Checking out after 8am (weekdays) - Please check out at the reception at Park House.

    Checking out before 8am (weekdays) or any time at weekends - Just drop your key in the black box situated on the staircase entrance at The Cedars Hotel.


    For any questions or queries please do not hestitate to contact us by telephone 0118 378 8906 or by email thecedars@reading.ac.uk