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French Horn Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Sonning on Thames RG4 6TN, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Judi H Reading, United Kingdom
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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Been lucky to have eaten a few times at The French Horn , my latest visit kindly paid for by a national newspaper. Dispite the pressence of a photographer taking our picture while we dined the experiance was as amazing as ever. Service is the best bar none and the food faultless. Well done to you all.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed overnight, Friday 10 October, in the main building above the restaurant. The room was attractive and comfortable - except for a heating system failure. The five stars are because the owner / manager dealt with the problem in an exemplary manner, trying to put it right himself, calling in an outside firm, updating us at dinner, adjusting (unasked)... More 

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Rome, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The days I spent at the French Horn hotel were some of the best of my life. The room were ample and comfortable, the scenery was magnificent, the staff very helpful. The food was the best part. Everything was delicious. I found the experience very relaxing and I would warmly reccomend it to everyone.

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Jakz58
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a beautiful find. Lovely staff, attentive but not in your face, such comfortable well thought out rooms and if they say you're staying in the houses across the road, don't worry for one moment. The cottages are beautifully furnished and you get breakfast delivered to you in the morning. The food is great and plentiful and the wines compliment... More 

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Thames Valley
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stayed overnight in mid-October following a birthday dinner with my wife. The room, in the main building, overlooked Sonning Bridge and the lawns which was perfect. Yes, it was old-fashioned but in a traditional building like The French Horn I am happy to accept that, preferable to it having the standard Farrow & Ball grey paint "makeover" ;-) A... More 

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24 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I was nt sure the first time I stayed here so I came back again. Both times I reserved a river cottage suite. The bathroom, with a stand alone tub, shower and twin sinks is impressive. The lounge is sparse and furnished with old fashioned (and not in an antique manner) furniture. The bedroom is spacious and comfortable although it... More 

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