Reading Marathon 2017

By / 11th March, 2017 / Uncategorized / Off

Reading Half Marathon will run past the Hillingdon Prince on

Sunday the 19th March.

For guests staying Saturday night please take your time in leaving the hotel as the local roads will be closed for a short period.

Click here to see the route map:

http://www.readinghalfmarathon.com/downloads/VRHM2017-RaceRoute.pdf

The event starts at 10.15, for full details see the link below:

http://www.readinghalfmarathon.com/race-info/half-marathon.htm

Easter is coming!

By / 28th February, 2017 / Uncategorized / Off

This Easter we will be giving away 100 Cadburys Creme Eggs. All you need to do is find an Easter egg picture hidden around the hotel, bring it to reception and we will give you a Cadburys Creme Egg. They will be available to find on the 15th & 16th April, so if you are planning your stay for these days please keep your eyes peeled to see if you can find them! Below are some inspirational ideas for the Easter holidays: We wish all our guests a Very Happy Easter from all the staff. Family Fun Day at John Nike Ski Slope, 27th March 11am-5pm Children can try skiing, snow tubing and ice skating all for just £6 per child. For the adults there is a BBQ and a bar!  Find out more – https://www.facebook.com/events/1019810344758505/ Join in the fun at Wellington Country Park, just a short drive from our hotel.  They are running an Easter Egg Hunt on the 27th March starting from 9.30am. Animals to see, train rides, play area, lots to do for the Easter holidays. Find out more - http://www.wellington-country-park.co.uk/events-at-wellington-country-park-2016/ . Celebrate Easter at Basildon Park, National Trust house and stunning grounds. Perfect for a spring walk in the countryside. Plenty for everyone to get involved in including their Easter egg hunt 14th – 17th April. Find out more - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/basildon-park/features/easter-days-out-at-basildon-park Beale Park, wildlife park and gardens. See many different animals, wonder around the gardens and play in the Little Tikes play area and sandpit. They are running a special Easter egg trail around the park on the 8th – 24th April. Help build a mini bug hotel, join in the workshop, you can even make a small version to take home. 12th & 19th April. Find out more - http://www.bealepark.org.uk/plan-your-visit/whats-on/ We are just a couple of minutes drive from Atom trampoline park. The offer lots of bouncing fun. They are currently running promotions via Groupon for just £7.50 per child. They also run adult sessions too! Find out more - http://www.atomtrampolinepark.co.uk/

Spend Valentine’s Day With Us

By / 10th February, 2017 / Uncategorized / Off

VALENTINESExclusive Valentine’s deals; stay for just £19.99 per person for a standard double room ensuite.

Upgrade to a club double for just £10 per person. Included in all club rooms is a bottle of white wine with our compliments.

Valid Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Friday 17th, Saturday 18th February.

This offer is only available by calling us directly;

Tel 0118 9311311

TERMS -

Based on 2 adults sharing a standard or club double room. Not valid on any other room types. Based on Room Only. Breakfast when pre booked £9 per person.

 

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

By / 6th February, 2017 / Uncategorized / Off

1952 OUTSIDE HOTELGuests often ask me to tell them about the history of the hotel. I have trawled the internet but have always been unsuccessful. I can find pictures of the local area but all photos seem to stop at the hotel railings. The building was constructed in 1890s as a house. I have been told the brick work is in the style of Huntley and Palmers (a well known biscuit factory in Reading) there could have been a connection. Later the Milk Marketing Board used the building for their offices. One of the staff at the hotel recently found this photo, do you recognise the building? Yes it is our hotel!! In 1951 the film ‘The Card’ also known to the American audience as ‘The Promoter’ was filmed in Stoke on Trent.the promotor

They also used our hotel in some of the shots including the photo shown in this email. This black and white film stared many famous people including; Petula Clark, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson and Glynis Johns. This means if you enter our hotel through the front doors you will stand where the legends of this 1951 film once stood. If you have any photos or further knowledge of our hotel building I would love to hear more about it, please jot me an email; mail@hillingdonprince.co.uk MORE INFORMATION CLICK BELOW: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Card_(1952_film)

VALENTEINE’S – RESTAURANTS WE SUGGEST

By / 25th January, 2017 / Uncategorized / Off

VALENTINES

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

Here are some restaurants we suggest to make your Valentine’s Day a perfect one!

FOR FINE DININGTry Forbury’s Restaurant - Here is a link to their menu http://forburys.co.uk/menus/valentines-menu

FOR SCENERY – Try L’Ortolan, Michelin grade restaurant https://www.lortolan.com/

FOR INTIMACY – Try London Street Brassiere http://www.londonstbrasserie.co.uk/

FOR A FIRST DATE – Try Cafe Yoke, much more than just a cafe take a look https://www.facebook.com/cafeyolk/

FOR LOOKING AFTER YOUR WALLET (But still great food) – Try Queens Head Public House
Their Valentine’s menu is £25 or order from the main menu, show your hotel key and receive 10% off  https://www.facebook.com/QueensHeadPub/

Christmas Shopping at The Oracle Reading

By / 17th November, 2016 / Uncategorized / Off

Opening Times
M 21 Nov 9.30am-8pm
T 22 Nov 9.30am-8pm
W 23 Nov 9.30am-8pm
T 24 Nov 9.30am-8pm
F 25 Nov 9am-9pm
S 26 Nov 9am-7pm
S 27 Nov 11am-5pm
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M 28 Nov 9.30am-8pm
T 29 Nov 9.30am-8pm
W 30 Nov 9.30am-8pm
T 1 Dec 9.30am-8pm
F 2 Dec 9.30am-8pm
ec 9am-7pm
S 4 Dec 11am-5pm
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M 5 Dec 9am-9.30pm
T 6 Dec 9am-9.30pm
W 7 Dec 9am-9.30pm
T 8 Dec 9am-9.30pm
F 9 Dec 9am-9pm
S 10 Dec 9am-9pm
S 11 Dec 11am-5pm
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M 12 Dec 9am-9pm
T 13 Dec 9am-9pm
W 14 Dec 9am-9pm
T 15 Dec 9am-9pm
F 16 Dec 9am-9pm
S 17 Dec 9am-10pm
S 18 Dec 11am-5pm
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M 19 Dec 9am-10pm
T 20 Dec 9am-10pm
W 21 Dec 9am-10pm
T 22 Dec 9am- 10pm
F 23 Dec 9am-10pm
S 24 Dec 9am-5pm
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
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Win A Free Night

By / 4th November, 2016 / Uncategorized / Off

face-bookLike us on Facebook for a chance to win a free night stay. One lucky winner will be announced on Facebook at the end of November.
Terms:
Like us on Facebook to win a free night stay on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday, valid on any weekend for a 6 month period.
Good luck!

Shuttle Bus to Reading Festival

By / 22nd July, 2016 / Uncategorized / Off

rock festivalFor all our guests stay over Reading Festival we will be operating a shuttle bus service;
26th, 27th & 28th August
Cost just £4 per person
The shuttle will run with a minimum of 3 people at a time, this means as soon as we have atleast 3 guests the shuttle will leave, making this a great way to arrive at the festival site!

Have You Tried This?

By / 24th March, 2016 / Uncategorized / Off

LIDIAHave you tried one of our amazing omelettes made by our fabulous chef Lidia, they are so tasty!

You can choose any filling of your choice, this one has all your five a day including onion, red peppers, green peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes. You can even add cheese and ham too, keeps you filled up all day!

Be sure to try it on your next stay.

Reading Marathon 3rd April 2016

By / 24th March, 2016 / Uncategorized / Off

Good luck to all those runners who are running Readings Marathon Sunday 3rd April.

The route runs past out hotel, I have attached a link so you can see the route. Please bear in mind there will be road closures. If you are staying with us on the Saturday 2nd April please do not dash to leave the hotel as certain roads will be closed.

Further details will be available at the hotel.

http://readinghalfmarathon.com/downloads/VRHM2016-RaceRoute.pdf