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The Elephant at Pangbourne

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The Elephant offers its guests an experience of quirky luxury and a warm welcome, whether staying overnight, dining in the restaurant, or having a relaxed drink in the bar. All 22 bedrooms are individual and furnished with handcrafted furniture, rich ornamental rugs and opulent fabrics. The bar, known as Babar, has a bistro feel, serving simple but excellent British produce, while the restaurant offers beautifully cooked unpretentious food in elegant surroundings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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52Somewhat walkable
Grade: 52 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
4Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Staff are great, the rooms are comfortable and clean and quiet. Everything you need is provided and the breakfast is served in a very interesting room.Delicious as always. Only a short walk into the pretty little town of Pangbourne and gaze into the Aston Martin showroom.
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Live locally but decided to stay over as family were staying.Lovely quirky rooms warm and clean.Restaurant very busy but service was very good.We all had steaks mine was one of the best I had tasted.Breasfast also good.Only one small gripe our nephew is a celiac.I told the
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I have recently moved to the area, and many people told me to try the Elephant in Pangbourne, The 5 mins I was there it was awful, walked into a empty reception area, receptionist didn’t even lift her head to say hello, told her we had booked aafternoon tea on Open table she
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I stayed overnight with a friend after a day walking the Thames. We had a twin room opening out onto the garden. The room was beautiful, clean and comfortable with really nice complimentary items. The food in the restaurant was great, as was breakfast, and the staff were polite
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Response from Management_General, General Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings Lightning2502, Thank you ever so much for providing such a glowing review! It was a pleasure to welcome you and we're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our comfortable rooms, delicious quality of food and welcoming hospitality. We look forward to your next visit! Warm wishes, Matthew Buy General Manager
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I ordered food that arrived 15 minutes after my friends had got theirs (we all ordered together) got a tiny bit of cheese on my “cheesy” chips and when I politely asked about the other half of my meal which still hasn’t arrived (the cod goujons) at the table and at the bar I got
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Response from Management_General, General Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Hannah H, Thank you for providing your insightful review and choosing to visit The Elephant Hotel. It is deeply disappointing to hear that your experience fell short of meeting expectations. We're terribly sorry to hear that the service you received was less than perfect and sincerely apologise for this inconvenience. We can assure you that this is not an accurate representation of the Elephant Hotel and hope you will allow us another opportunity to impress you soon. Warm regards, Matthew Buy General Manager
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Hi im not actually sure about this as we were visiting elsewhere (george michaels house ) so we just booked here for somewhere to sleep but highly recommend this lovely place x
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Hi Xanthe - probably best to ask the hotel directly? Our room was marvellous but upstairs - don't know if there's a lift I'm afraid.
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Sorry, I've been passed your question but I reported as a MEAL guest not a residential one. I suggest you contact the hotel direct.
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"Try and get a room away from the road."
"Room 22 or 23"
"We stayed in the Empire room which had fabulous interior"
"We had a garden room which was lovely."
"Garden room"
$104 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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