The Cedars Hotel is located at the heart of the Whiteknights campus, offering all year round accommodation with 36 en-suite bedrooms, making it ideal for conference delegates, private event or individual bed and breakfast booking.

Our 36 en-suite bedrooms are all equipped with a flat-screen TV, desk, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities. Fresh towels, linen and 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.


Check in is available from 2pm

How to check in…

Please check in at the reception in Park House, our friendly team will provide you with your room key.

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.


Please ensure you have checked out by 10am

How to check out…

Please check out at the reception at Park House.

Just drop your key in the black box situated on the staircase entrance at The Cedars Hotel.

Where to eat and drink


A breakfast buffet is served each morning at ‘Eat at the Square’ catering for everyone’s requirements.

Available from:

Monday – Friday 7.30am – 9.30am

Saturday & Sunday 8.00am – 9.30am

Evening Food & Drink

Dine in the characteristic Park House Bar situated between Eat at the Square and the Students’ Union building. Our menu’s include quality home cooked pub classics that can be enjoyed in the traditional set bar or our outdoor seating area.

Available from:

Monday – Friday 11.30am – 11.00pm

Last food orders at 8.00pm

Convenience Store

The co-op is situated adjacent to the Cedars Hotel and operates seven days a week.

Available from:

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 7.00pm

Saturday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm


Reception: 0118 378 8906 or email

The Cedars Hotel, University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, RG6 6UA

You can view our terms & conditions here

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.

Internal bookings

If you are a University staff member paying by internal charge codes, please complete an online enquiry form. A member of our team will check availability and get back to you shortly.

Getting here

  • Car
  • Bus
Free car parking is available on campus for hotel guests, however spaces are very limited between 09:00 and 17:00. The Cedars Hotel, University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, RG6 6UA  
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.