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Great Expectations Hotel & Bar

33 London Road, Reading RG1 4PS, England
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Ranked #20 of 33 Hotels in Reading
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here overnight on Friday. I had a single room on the second floor which was spacious and well equipped. The bed was comfortable enough but felt to be on a bit of a slant - possibly due to the age of the building. The stairs are quite hard going and not recommended for anyone with restricted mobility or... More 

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stayed in this hotel for just one night,on business,very comfortable clean and quiet.Have stayed in two other establishments in Reading before,price wise very similar,this one was the quietest and cleanest,and a big plus,had a three pack of custard creams with the tea tray!!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very basic not very clean with a bed on not even ground. Not the best choice I ever made. The bar downstairs generated a lot of noise too. Nice location though. The name indicates something that reality does not live up to.

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