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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 4 hotels in Pangbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My and my friend stayed for 1 night on Sunday 24th August, considering it was bank holiday weekend we got a great price which included breakfast. There was no one at reception when we arrived but we managed to get someone tracked down, room wasn't ready (to be fair we were nearly 1 hour early!), we ordered hot drinks and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a one night stay in this hotel and I was very happy with the whole experience from the nice check in, the room, the evening meal and to the great nights sleep I enjoyed. I stayed out in the annex building and was extremely surprised. Spacious room, well decorated and a handy location despite being separate from the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were absolutely charmed by this unexpected find. There is a real feeling of colonial style and many charming objets d'art from the far east dotted around. We had a delightful bedroom and bathroom overlooking the spacious garden (so very quiet) with everything you could think of provided including lovely toiletries, speciality teas and a small bottle of a local... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the hotel last week for a birthday party. The food in the restaurant was very good. The staff, especially our waitress Irene were lovely. There was a wedding at the hotel and only one bar staff on. Service was a bit slow, not his fault as he was very busy. Two male members of our company, said the... More

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

many thanks for taking the time to review, we are looking at the issues mentioned so they don't happen again More

Reading, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited The Elephant for a working lunch. Food was lovely - although a little hard to eat the burger without making a complete mess. Service was fairly quick. As it was a lovely sunny day we decided to sit outside - the garden was a lot bigger than I'd expected and the tables were far enough apart that we... More

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

thanks for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your lunch and hope to see you again soon More

13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the hotel for a long weekend break having come across the hotel on an internet search. The hotel and bedrooms are nicely decorated and the welcome received by the staff on arrival was very good. However, the real star is the restaurant. Exceptional quality and a real surprise. Highly recommend.

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thanks for such a nice review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for one night in the Charleston room. Decent room with massive bed but not convinced by the shabby chic furniture. Shower difficult to control. Plenty of choice of cold and cooked breakfast options which were nice. Overall good but expensive for what it was (we were staying for a wedding), probably choose to stay somewhere else nearby instead.

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thank you for your review, its disappointing to hear that you were underwhelmed by our furniture and do hope you might return. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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we are deeply sorry for the issues you encountered when you stayed and that you had cause to write this review, especially after we had discussed all your issues with you and offered compensation. More

London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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thank you, we love having weddings at the hotel and are very pleased you all enjoyed More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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thank you for your positive review 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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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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