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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice Hotel, Good Bar, Good Breakfast, though room is a bit small. Very close to restraunts and nightlife. In a dodgy area of reading though, you could see a man shooting heroin into his dick from the front.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

great for well priced drinks & reasonable pub food. Only seconds from the oracle. Ideal for a week end break in their fair priced rooms. One of the few pubs that retain the sunshine after 6pm. Popular for parties & meetings

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Newport Pgnell
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basic but tasty Sunday lunch, very Pubby and ok if you don't mind bad language from staff and regulars in the back ground!! Best not take the kids!! The wine list was VERY poor but they pride themselves on are and micro brewery which looked good. Won't rush back but served a purpose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is absolutely perfect to do anything in Reading. We spent the day shopping and having lunch and dinner and it is literally across the road from the hotel which means no need to drive. Parking is just across the road, it's £6 for 24 hours at the weekend. Really handy and closeby, also very secure. The staff were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is just opposite the Oracle. There are so many restaurants along the river Kennet which is also on the opposite side of road to the hotel. It is not far from the main road - Broad Street. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The room was clean and had the things that were needed in the room.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is based only on a one night experience....it is a lovely place to be though an elevator could do even though help was offered to carry the luggage. The allocated room was simple, clean and well organized. Although I didn't use the restaurant, the food and beverage area is Dickensian in look to match the theme as it... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

right from check this is terrible. you walk through the pub up to a grotty kiosk next to the bar. a young lad was too busy texting when I approached so I waited for one of the barman to finish collecting glasses to book me in. the walk up to the room smelt damp, lasted painted a good few years... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

First time at a new hotel naturally you have Expectations would this experience be Great? This is a quaint building dating back to the time of Charles Dickens, and it is he whom this theme hotel and pub is based around. Being a period property it is not wheelchair friendly with steep steps to get in and even steeper steps... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The rooms are quite well used, with worn carpets, marks on walls, furniture wobbly, with bits missing. All reasonably clean and tidy though. The bar/restaurant area has a Dickens style, which is quaint. there is a micro brewery in the open area to be looked at, with a strong smell of brewing activity throughout the bar. The beers are served... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

My partner and I had a few drinks and a large platter here! The platter was good value for money and lots of choice. They even have their own micro brewery. We haven't stayed here so can't comment on that but good little place to go

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Great Expectations Hotel & Bar

Address: 33 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range: $82 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Expectations Hotel & Bar 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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