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French Horn Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Sonning on Thames RG4 6TN, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
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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ipswich
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I have eaten at The French Horn several times and have never been disappointed. The setting is so pretty, right by the River Thames. The service was attentive without being OTT, and we felt looked after. I wasn't expecting the little surprise at the end of the evening -- so thank you to the FH for doing that. The food... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stayed in one of the rooms in the main house albeit they are a bit old fashioned that actually adds to the charm of the place. The food and service is amazing, could not fault anything. Breakfast was also really nice. All in all a fantastic night away.

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Madrid
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I normally stay in Reading when I go to the UK office but decided to change to the French Horn (based on Tripadvisor ratings) which is about the same distance from the office. It has been great experience. Extremely friendly staff, very profesional and the food is splendid. Also it is nice to be in a pub like environment for... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had a table for eight last night in their beautiful conservatory on the bank of the Thames. The restaurant was very busy but the service was still great. Although we have eaten here many times before the quality of everybody's dinner was superb and they definitely have eight customers who can't wait to go back!

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