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Great Expectations Hotel & Bar

33 London Road, Reading RG1 4PS, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Great Expectations for 3nights in July. Our triple room was large with plenty of space for clothes storage and was clean and tidy . Don't expect scenic views because there re none!. Downstairs the bar is quite quirky and interesting to look around. We had two evening meals in the bar which were acceptable and reasonably priced. The... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... but my friends and I liked it. I have stayed here a few times. Good value for money with breakfast included in the room price. The staff are pleasant and the location is very convenient for the town centre.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have waited 72 hours for the hotel to get back to me. But I can't hold back this review any longer. It's not a great hotel is fairly grubby. As previous review stated the walls are paper thin and you can hear someone using the toilet next door. However, during my stay at 7:45 AM man let himself into... More 

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Offenbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Great Expectations (Relax Innz) in Reading is a pleasant budget hotel, but its not just any budget hotel: It has a history. As the name implies, there's a connection to Charles Dickens, the premier English novelist of the 19th century. He used to give public speeches in this building - because he was not just any old novelist, but... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel for one night. My room (room 10) was cosy, clean and modern. However, I have to echo the comments of other reviewers: in my room there was only one place to plug something electrical in and this was placed in quite an awkward area. The walls are also very, very thin, meaning that light sleepers... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is about it as a Pub, and not a hotel. To be honest, there's not much to indicate it's a hotel, but I know people who've stayed here. I was here for a social event last night. They very kindly reserved the area for us, and did their best to limit access to our area. While waiting, I had... More 

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lichfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights with my mother when we were visiting my son who has moved to Reading.It is an old building which has an interesting history.Evidently Charles Dickens used to come here to read his books to an audience.The ground floor is a bar and restaurant very tastefully decorated to represent Charles Dickens book titles and era.There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cant comment on the rooms or anything since I only popped in for some drinks and food-the atmosphere is great. It's clean, and has a historic feel to it-the bar area has been divded into different sections so theres lots of places to sit to relax with a drink with your friends and family with that sense of privacy,... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed on friday night with my partner. The bar downstairs was not busy or loud, the customer service was great. For any couples that like to be intimate, be aware the walls are very thin as we received a complaint from next door. A member of staff came to our room and politely asked us to keep the noise down,... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Apart from the too many stairs it is beautiful. My room was cosy and comfortable and free typical English breakfast is simple and tasty. I would prefer again. The only thing is that I had big suitcase and the stairs were difficult.

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