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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had to try this hotel because of the unique theme of the bar and restaurant; it's set up like a small Dickensian street. Bar and restaurant are cosy and relaxed; I didn't have a meal. Service was really good in my experience. I had high hopes of the hotel when it became apparent it was off to the side,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a typical Pub based Hotel with all of the plus's and minus's that implies. ++'s Well developed mini brewery theme with great selection of drinks on the shelves, good ambiance, the interior is broken up in to smaller areas which is great for segregating groups, couples and pool players. Located very handily for the town on a busy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read some horrible reviews on here, I'll admit I was pretty nervous about this stay. I have to say that I found the room (in this case room 29) very clean, in a good state of decoration and more than adequate for my needs. I was welcomed very efficiently at the bar on arrival and booked in - and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was slightly dubious when l initially booked due to the fact that some of the reviews on here are so bad. However it was far better than we expected. Yes there was a bit of late night noise but nothing which wasnt an issue and prevented me from sleeping. We had a very nice room which l think was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had the misfortune of staying in room 14, which is so bad I would rather have stayed in a room at the Guest House Paradiso from the movie 'Guest House Paradiso' It's so bad it's inspired me to seek out this site, sign up and write this review. Let's start at the hotel reception. It's at the back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I've stayed here once a month for the past four months. The first three times was fine. But this last time I found it to be very noisy. Not so much because the other guests were noisy but because apparently the walls are just paper thin. I hadn't had this experience during my previous visits because I think there were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is a lovely hotel with friendly staff. The room was pleasant with plenty of storage space with drawers and a wardrobe plus a dresser. Usual tea and coffee facilities TV plus hairdryer and toiletries. The hotel has a lovely interesting bar downstairs themed around Charles Dickens serving different beers from a micro brewery plus the normal drinks at reasonable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I came here with a friend for a quick drink somewhere different to where we usually go, and I am so glad we did. Really beautiful hotel with lots of little rooms and alcoves to sit and enjoy yourself. The staff are all lovely and very welcoming, I will certainly be returning and hope to stay there and see the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Just a quick note to say that the bar areas have recentlyhad a make-over and a freshen-up. They have also added a micro-brewery and produce a range of 4 draught beers under The Dickens Brewery name. In the bar area there are several "shops" connected with Dickens stories and there are dining facilities and some areas. One room has a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is the second time that I have stayed here. This time I had a tripled room on the top floor. The room was spacious and impressively equipped. The bathroom was large and spotlessly clean. Tea, biscuits and bathroom essentials were re-stocked after the first night. The beds were comfortable and the temperature of the room just prefect. We only... More 

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