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


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.



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)


By / 25th January, 2017 / Uncategorized / Off



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
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
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
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
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

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.
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.


The First Proposal

By / 26th January, 2016 / Uncategorized / Off


Be the FIRST to propose to your loved one at the Hillingdon Prince during the valentines weekend 2016 and win a free night stay to return.
All you have to do is to take a photo of the proposal at the hotel and post it on our face book page. We will then contact you after the weekend.

Winter Attractions

By / 26th January, 2016 / Uncategorized / Off

Even though it is cold out there, there is still lots to do in Reading, here are some ideas:

READING MUSEUM, run regular tours and activities for adults and children:    http://www.readingmuseum.org.uk/