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Great Expectations Hotel & Bar

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quirky Hotels
Centrally Located
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
97Great for walkers
Grade: 97 out of 100
302Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
66Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews charles dickens triple room oracle shopping centre breakfast was included bath and shower good size comfy bed
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Reviewed today via mobile

I booked this hotel for a one night business stay when all the other ‘usual suspects’ were exorbitantly priced at £140+ for the night I required. The hotel is over a Dickens themed pub , with a very basic reception positioned at the far end...More

Thank PhilnGill
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed at The Great expectations bar and hotel on Saturday night, The hotel was a comfortable escape from the rain You check in via the bar. the bar itself is full of charector, its made to look like a Dickensian street almost. Once we where...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed the one night and only used the room,which was good size, clean with a comfy bed and bathroom with a bath and shower. Some noise issues , fan in bathroom was running for 45mins after light went off, and was loud. As was the...More

Thank mikeshuff
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

As above! Arrived early and they offered to hold our bags until check in. Although this is an old building and my husband is in a wheelchair they offered help getting up the steps. Storing our wheelchair. All with a smile and helpful manner. Our...More

Thank tupper123
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for one night whilst visiting Reading to see a show , quirky place inspired by Charles Dickens , check in was easy and the room accessible by stairs ( no lift ) . The room and en suite plenty...More

Thank Roversbluen
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Brennybobs
19 July 2018|
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Response from Roversbluen | Reviewed this property |
Yes they will keep them behind the bar for you
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Geoff T
3 July 2018|
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Response from 33londondst | Property representative |
No sorry we don’t
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Superyiddo
12 October 2017|
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7am weekdays 8am weekends
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Room Tips
"rooms right above the pub will be noisier than the ones off to the side"
TashaO555
27 Aug 2018
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"Ask for a room that isn't on the side of the hotel near the dance/music from next door."
847paulu
18 Aug 2018
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"Taxi fare to the hotel from Reading Station was £3.20 or £1.20 on frequent bus service from right outside..."
696nickp
7 Dec 2017
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"Room 30 has just been updated!"
maxsS8424JU
25 Aug 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$57 - US$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
great expectations hotel and bargreat expectations hotel bar
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandReading
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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