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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Sheila W London, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I attended a friends wedding held at the The Elephant, Pangbourne. Quite an interesting "themed" hotel, in a beautiful location. Nice enough room, but the one I occupied lost all power to the sockets, at some point in the evening. As a result, the desktop fan that was provided could not be utilised. Bearing in mind the current warm weather,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently enjoyed our daughter's wedding held at the Elephant. It's a delightfully quirky hotel with large comfortable rooms, all individually designed. The staff could not have been more helpful and pleasant and the food, wines and beers are excellent. We were particularly impressed by their use of local quality produce. Their terrace and garden are wonderful places to relax.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A unique experience in a small butiq hotel! Hotel has made sure you will turn in the key at check out by latching a big elephant to the room key. The location is great and people are nice. Many eating joints, pubs in and around the place ...

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Sussex
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13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 June 25, 2014

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 June 25, 2014

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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