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The Great House At Sonning

Thames Street, Sonning on Thames RG4 6UT, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Janice G Bideford, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Banstead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have just returned home from an overnight stay at 'The Great House'. Both bedside lamps were without shades (ie bare bulbs) and one then ceased to function at all although the Housekeeping 'Manager' hit it and it worked. Who knew? But that aside, when turning down the bed, I saw 3 large spots of bright red blood on the... More 

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Michael W, General Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Reviewer, The content of your review is of real concern to me and would be very appreciative if you can contact me direct to discuss. We were not full this day and would have been very happy to move you to another room. Please contact me on michael.westenbrink@greathouseatsonning.co.uk Best Regards, Michael Westenbrink More 

Bideford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just come back from a visit in Caversham and we decided to stay not far away in Sonning and it was a toss up between the exorbitantly priced "French Horn" or this more reasonable Great House. We were very pleased with our choice. Very clean (the cleaner is a very friendly and lovely person). Gorgeous food, had one meal in... More 

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Michael W, General Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Dear Janice, Great review thank you very much, I will sort out the breakfast straight away appreciate the feedback. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay and the food in our restaurant, we are to undergo extensive refurbishment this year so watch this space.... Hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Michael Westenbrink More 

Blandford Forum
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid £50 for a Saturday night including a continental break. This was good value for money. I would only recommend this hotel as a place to stay/sleep. The rooms were nice and clean. However the bar and restaurant need refurbishment.

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Michael W, General Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Dear Derek, I'm assuming you meant 'Stay'....many thanks for your review its great. I can also tell you we are to undergo extensive refurbishment this year so please do try us again to experience the new! Best Regards, Michael Westenbrink More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as a group of friends for Sunday lunch. To start on a positive, we were seated near the window and there was a view of the river. The food was very disappointing. One friend was presented with a single dry slice of pork, which, together with what trimmings were available, occupied no more than half of his plate.... More 

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Michael W, General Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Dear Helen, Not a great experience by reading this, I would appreciate it if you can contact me direct on michael.westenbrink@greathouseatsonning.co.uk to discuss it in more detail. Best Regards, Michael Westenbrink More 

Travelers are raving about these Sonning on Thames hotels

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two rooms in the new Clock Tower (ground floor) and they were excellent. Very short walk across the car park to the main building/reception entrance. It is probably true to say that some of the public rooms in the main building will benefit from the planned refurbishment, though the views over the gardens and river were beautiful. Some... More 

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Michael W, General Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Reviewer, Thank you very much for your great review, I will make sure we add some items to the Breakfast as you are correct. Next time I will book you a table in a quiet area! Hoping to see you again soon. Best Regards, Michael Westenbrink More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night in a clock tower room - no 70 which was quiet ( Sunday night) and comfortable, very large, but décor was more institutional than stylish. Strangely in the bathroom with 2 basins, one had sparkling new plug unit and the other was rusted - where's the sense in that false economy? The shower attachment was faulty... More 

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Michael W, General Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Reviewer, Many thanks for your review, much appreciated feedback which we have all sorted you will be pleased to know. We are undergoing refurbishment this year which I am sure will put the character back into this fantastic location. Hoping to see you again soon. Best Regards, Michael Westenbrink More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Just back from 2 nights at the Great House. Couldn't have been better. Room 9 in the main house. Warm and cosy with a great river view. Lovely breakfast, all fresh and beautifully presented. I thoroughly recommend this hotel as it is very good value.

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Michael W, General Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Reviewer, Amazing review...thanks! The rooms in the Main House have a great view of the Thames, and breakfast is really good.... We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Michael Westenbrink More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights, and the room was a good size, the bed was very comfortable, and that is immensely important to us, so well done Great House :-) We felt that it may have benefitted from a little 'spruce up' & perhaps a really good deep clean, although it appeared clean there were a few signs of it... More 

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Michael W, General Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Dear Carol, Nice review, thank you very much for the detailed feedback. The Lamb Dish is definitely a winner, everybody loves it! European Breakfast is confusing for guests so I am going to change this and make it much clearer to what is expected, you are totally right.... We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Michael Westenbrink More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I had an extremely tasty and well presented dinner in the café bar (although maybe a little small for a Northern lad such as I), in the glow and warmth from the log fire, roast rump of lamb followed by the cheese board, and a very nice full English Breakfast in the light and airy dining room overlooking the River... More 

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Michael W, General Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Dear Mike, That's a great review, yes I agree room 24 is slightly odd with its décor, it must have been unique at its time...! Our Café Bar is fantastic, glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We are going through a refurbishment soon so watch this space..... Let me know when you are next in the area and email... More 

Crystal Palace,London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were staying for just one night whilst attending a party being held locally [2 rooms, couple + a single "fussy" friend]. We were a little uncertain what to expect as we knew renovations were scheduled not that we were affected at all. I had contacted the hotel beforehand and was offered a reasonable and competitive rate for B +continental... More 

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Michael W, General Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Reviewer, Great review! Thanks for the detailed feedback and good point about the location of the safe....I will make sure we include that change in the upcoming refurbishment. Let me know when you are next in the UK to stop by and see the finished product...! Best Regards, Michael Westenbrink More 

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