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Great Expectations Hotel & Bar

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   33 London Road, Reading RG1 4PS, England
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Ranked #18 of 32 hotels in Reading
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very central and we found that to be convenient for shopping etc. Our room was large and had a four poster bed and a very large bath. Overall the place was clean and airy and there was plenty of tea//coffee available in the room. We found the staff to be extremely pleasant and we felt the customer... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I had a four poster room which was excellent! Its really big and clean. However, the pub itself is quite rough. I had to check out by 11 am and at about 9 whilst I was still asleep, a worker opened up the room and nearly walked in, questioning me when I'm going to check out. Furthermore, whilst I... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A pleasant, unfussy hotel. Clean rooms, with the welcome addition of a fan, especially on a hot night. Friendly bar staff when checking in, very straightforward. There's a car park nearbye that only charges £5 a day.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good central location at a reasonable rate (as single room rates go). I checked in at the bar and was told I could store my bicycle in the cellar. My room was spacious and clean with a very good shower in a good sized en-suite. Everything I needed was provided, ie Tea making facilities, TV and shower gel. Breakfast was... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I stayed here on a Friday night after a work do. Perfectly situated just behind the Oracle with parking close by in Queens Road car aprk (£15.10 for 24 hours) The bar part is done up like a Dickensian street and looks good, you need to head right to the back at the end of the bar to check in.... More

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Pune, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is an average Hotel with an average sized Rooms. But still,you won't find the Rooms too crunchy. The interior of the Hotel has been designed to give it an antique look & displays some of the memories of the Great Writer, 'Charles Dickens'. This Hotel serves one of the best English breakfast in the world. The advantages here you... More

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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Great expectations is a hotel/bar which could not be better situated. It is just across the road from the Oracle shopping centre and the riverside restaurant and bars. The hotel is really clean and the rooms cannot be faulted, they were clean, spacious and the shower- well, my partner wanted to bring that home as it was really powerful- not... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The front of this hotel looks quite grand from the outside and when you step inside the bar area its done out like a Dickensian street with lots of different alcoves and areas to sit in very unusual and quite well done. The hotel reception is at the far end of the bar when you get your key retrace your... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great Expectations is a themed pub with a hotel above the pub section. It is in the heart of Reading's nightlife (the Kennett Riverside/Vue Cinema/Oracle are just opposite) and offers clean accommodation at budget prices. The showers are equipped with massage head, which is a real treat after a day in meetings. The downside, this is not a place to... More

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The biggest plus about this hotel was the cheap rate, £38 for a single room including breakfast. So for a trip involving London on the way back this was far more economical than a London hotel. I can only think of Premier Inn as offering anything cheaper. Room was plain and a bit scruffy but bed was comfortable and I... More

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Address: 33 London Road, Reading RG1 4PS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Expectations Hotel & Bar 3*
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