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The Elephant at Pangbourne

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 Church Rd, Pangbourne RG8 7AR, England
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Pangbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Harrogate_Folk Harrogate, UK
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

1. Room terribly small. You ger off your bed and you step on your suitcase. 2. Bathroom- Tabs make a deafening noise when open. 3. Restaurant- Food far below average. 4. Value for money- From zero to ten- TWO

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Harrogate, UK
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here to meet up with family and to celebrate a birthday. Our snack lunch in the bar was fine and dinner in the restaurant was good, made even better by our smiling and attentive waitress. When she discovered there was a birthday in our party she produced a small dish of chocolates with a candle in! The room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit the area quite frequently, but had not stayed in Pangbourne before. In general, we tend to be wary of ‘themed’ or ‘quirky’ places, but The Elephant is fun and works well; the Indian/elephant theme is omnipresent, but isn’t allowed to intrude on functionality; our room, on the garden side of the annex, was quiet, spacious, clean and had... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would just like to thank all the staff at the Elephant for making our weekend so very enjoyable.From the moment we arrived until we left nothing was to much trouble. The food was really lovely,our room which overlooked the garden was also lovely. Special thanks to Irene who never stopped smiling, but also big thanks to everyone else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one night at here and really enjoyed our stay. I would like to have given a higher rating as the service and the food was very good, . but the little things that need attention, I was unable to read in bed at night as the light was too weak, the hair dryer would not reach to a... More

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Cambridge
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35 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a couple of nights away by myself on business but it still felt like a treat! From reservation to departure all staff were lovely. My very comfortable and beautifully decorated room was in the Annexe. Surprisingly great shower for this type of building. Top quality teas and coffees and complimentary water which makes me very happy. Had supper in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hotel is a bit different from normal with interesting indian/colonial decor & lots of elephants! The public areas (bar, restaurant, lounges & garden) all look good & the staff are friendly. Breakfast is excellent. We had a nice time but be aware of a few downsides which are: There is quite a busy road running next the hotel &... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Room 16 was lovely, clean with a comfy big bed and good quality complementary items, drinks in the garden a real treat, breakfast did not disappoint and service was quick and friendly. All round a good experience.

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Matt B, Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne, responded to this review

we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking the time to post a review More

Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

From the exterior this hotel looks run down and certain parts of the public areas, like the carpets look well worn and in need of replacement. We were unable to find a space in the small hotel car park and had to pay for parking in the neighbouring public car park. That said, however, it is refreshing to stay in... More

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Matt B, Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne, responded to this review

thank you for writing your review, we are working on the maintenance issues that you have highlighted and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay overall More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

4 of us stayed for 2 nights. Immediately you realise this is not a standard chain hotel, & is so much better for it. It is "quirky" and unusual but we all loved the decor. The lounges & reception are nicely styled and relaxing. The garden is exceptional and a beautiful place to sit & enjoy the surroundings if you... More

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many thanks for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you come back again, we do have some lighter rooms if you ask when booking More

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Address: 3 Church Rd, Pangbourne RG8 7AR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Pangbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Elephant at Pangbourne 3*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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The Elephant offers its guests an experience of quirky luxury and a warm welcome, whether staying overnight, dining in the restaurant, or having a relaxed drink in the bar. All 22 bedrooms are individual and furnished with handcrafted furniture, rich ornamental rugs and opulent fabrics. The bar, known as Babar, has a bistro feel, serving simple but excellent British produce, while the restaurant offers beautifully cooked unpretentious food in elegant surroundings. ... more   less 
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