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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 #20 of 32 Hotels in Reading
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The young staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was great for the town centre and not far from the Thames for walking. About ten minutes walk from the station, possibly less Choice of juices and cereals at breakfast plus full English. Got a good price for the night which was the main reason for choosing the hotel, plus... More

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Moscow, Russia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The name of the hotel - it is a mockery of those who decided to stay in it. Everywhere dirt, rooms not clean, towels not changed, everywhere worth terrible smell. Nearby cafe partying seven days a week. Rest don't available !!!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms were in great need of refurbishment. Bathrooms were cleaned but stained and broken. Beds clean and comfortable but noise from the pub below was irritating. Room charged twice and it took over 2 weeks to get a refund. Would not stay here again.

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Yorkshire
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10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. I was sharing with a friend whilst we were working, I asked for a twin, didn't get, the whole hotel, bar, restaurant (you can't call it that) lobby, hall and bedroom was FILTHY, the carpet in the bedroom in the bedroom was shameful, I had to put socks... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just come back from here been away for work and it was the worst hotel I've ever stayed it! It was dirty the carpets were all stained there was pubes and urine around the toilets, holes in the walls and the window didn't shut which backed on to an alley with bins down it! Completely vile wouldn't wish this place... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Reasonable sized room, comfortable bed, but no mattress protector. Window with view of brick wall wasn't great. TV which didn't work. Good shower in bathroom. Noise from next door disco till 2am which was awful. Would not go again.

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

room very dirty , bathroom was a joke and smelt awful , very dated, bed was lousy , I would advise anyone not to stay here the noise level from next door is bad even in the week , for another £25 per night you stay at the Hilton which is 200 % better free parking as well ,

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Visited great expectations recently for the pub quiz. Decided to go early for drinks and some food. The menu is real simple however the food was fantastic for what it was. Had the cheesy chips was really good had a burger too and which was also good.. To be fair it was too much one dish would have been enough.... More

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Liverpool
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Away with work for the night and the wife tagged along. Upon entering this hotel you are met by what is in effect a pub with character, lots of nooks and crannies to hide away in. You check in at the end of the bar, little hatch that will open for you to give your details. You then go back... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stayed at the hotel the night before Reading Festival to break up the travel time and received a wonderful service, wonderful staff, delicious food- can't go wrong with a complimentary cooked breakfast, comfy beds and spacious rooms. Showering facilities were good and although we didn't have the best view it was good for what we needed. Only downside was the... More

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Additional Information about Great Expectations Hotel & Bar

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*
Number of rooms: 29
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