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Great Expectations Hotel & Bar

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   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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Liverpool
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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gryhpe
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20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel had two things in its favour. It was moderately priced and it was close to Reading city centre. Against it was the noise from the bar which went on until after midnight. The two situations are not really compatible, that of a popular cheap boozer, which one can see is probably filled with young drinkers until the middle... More

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were going to a festival in Henley on Thames so booked this hotel. So relaxed and chilled great service from the bar staff and reception no fuss or hassle. Room was dated but spotless a four poster bed lovely clean bedding. Excellent customer service cooked breakfast was scrummy and so we went back for our lunch. Lovely comfy chesterfields... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I booked this hotel because I needed somewhere last minute and cheap. It started badly, I arrived around 10pm on the first night of two to be greeted my a bloke having a wee outside in the street. Inside wasn't much better, a group of drunks playing pool in a very very tacky Victorian street scene décor. I got booked... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

we arrived to the hotel at 10pm and we had to waiting more that 30 minutes in order to have the key of our room becuse the staff lost it. After half an hour spent in the bar we suggested to the guy to give us the master key. The room was nice and big enough but cleaniness was terrible.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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 July 16, 2014 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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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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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