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French Horn Hotel

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, Sonning on Thames RG4 6TN, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely meal and firs class service. The staff could not do enough for us and the pre dinner drinks outside looking over the river was an amazing way to start the evening. The food was also delicious and the building has a nice atmosphere. All round excellent.

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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The French Horn is nestled on the banks of a gently flowing Themes in Sonning. The grounds are lush and green. The restaurant is well appointed with attentive staff and excellent cuisine. We always enjoy the way they take care of your needs without being intrusive. You can eat and chat at your own pace. The rooms are nice albeit... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stayed for two night in early July while on business to Thames Valley Park looking for an alternative to being in Reading. The location is quaint and picturesque and the cottages are very roomy compared to a standard hotel room with the added bonus of dashing across the road (surprisingly busy in the morning) to the main building. While a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

As you arrive, you cannot fail to be enchanted by the beauty and environment - though crossing the road from the car park demands very careful attention, particularly with luggage. As you step inside, you are immediately taken back to the past, and open fire with ducks turning on a spit, lovely beams, loads of antiques and wine paraphernalia. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you are looking for place to stay within easy reach of London/Heathrow then the French Horn in Sonning is wonderful. We stayed one night and were delighted with the staff, the food, the high level of service and overall attention to detail. It’s a delightful place right by the side of the Thames with beautiful walks along the river.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The service here is old school, first class, which is no bad thing. Attentive without being obtrusive in all areas. We had room 27 which is one of the excellent two story cottages just over the road from the main building - they overlook the river and have a terrace where you can have breakfast / drinks etc. The bedroom... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Spent 4 nights last week staying in the cottages whilst working away. Nice to have the space the cottages afforded rather that a small hotel room, although the bed was rock hard and uncomfortable. Company expenses policy meant I could only eat off the set menu, not the £180 caviar to start or the £25000 bottle of wine (I'll save... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a fantastic place to stay and eat. The rooms over the road in the cottages where we stayed are lovely. We had breakfast overlooking the river outside. The restaurant is exceptional. The service and atmosphere is just right. We will certainly be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for our 20th wedding anniversary, so returned last month for our 25th, with offspring in tow. It was exactly what I remembered and went there for. Very old fashioned service - we could have dropped through a time-warp into the 1930s, and I wouldn't have been surprised to find Lord Peter Wimsey around a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

A return to this great hotel and restaurant was needed and we are glad we did The rooms are comfortable and if I was honest in need of modernisation but that aside they are comfortable with all you need It's the food and the remarkable service that we go back for Michael the MD is charming and makes old and... More 

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