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Thames Street, Sonning on Thames RG4 6UT England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 10/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 hotels in Sonning on Thames
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Situated in the picturesque, historical village of Sonning on Thames, and laid back by nature, The Great House is only 20 minutes drive into Reading (with mainline station) and Henley on Thames. This riverside hotel offers contemporary and stylish en-suite rooms with accessible, family, and dog friendly options available. Bedrooms are located in separate buildings across the property; the original White Hart Hotel, the 16th century Palace Yard, the 17th century Coach House, and the Clock Tower. Coppa Club dining spaces include a relaxed bar area with an open fire and an outdoor terrace with its renowned igloos, overlooking the gardens and river. Breakfast, Brunch and All-Day menus are available with options from pizza, salads, smoothies and cocktails, and the best coffee. Meetings, weddings and events take place in the Main House where rooms overlook the riverside terrace and lawns.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Boating
Water sport equipment rentals
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Car park
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Polish
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erinlouise10 wrote a review 20 Sep
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We stayed here to celebrate our 3 year anniversary but were woken up at 7am but delivery drivers unloading a van right outside our window, the people staying above running up and down the stairs and also seeing as we requested a dog friendly room there was no where close to take our dog to the toilet.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Samuel - Guest Relations Officer, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great House at Sonning
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Oh dear, sorry to see you weren't as impressed with your stay as we'd have liked, we certainly never like to hear of anyone being woken up early! We hope this won't prove a deal breaker as we'd love to see you back again soon!
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Albert E wrote a review Oct 2020
Cramlington, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
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We wanted a Covid getaway. This was definitely the place. Highly professional on handling the restrictions. So much so it didn't affect our stay in the least. Location is superb. The interiors are very relaxing and to high quality. More than ample parking if you avoid main parking at reception. River walks superb even in the rain.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Reception Team, Other at The Great House at Sonning
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Wow ..and this review is really good too!! -thank you so much- (you certainly know how to turn our cheeks red)!! It really is comforting to know the Covid restrictions we have in place didn't affect the enjoyment of your stay and greatly look forward to welcoming you again for another 'Covid Getaway' soon!
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M G wrote a review 20 Sep
London, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
I like the decor and furniture in the rooms (although we had quite a few things with defects/damage) but it's overpriced for what you get for your money, which doesn't include breakfast, so it doesn't feel like a particularly good value hotel.
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Response from Samuel - Guest Relations Officer, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great House at Sonning
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Great to see you enjoyed your stay with us overall, we're sad to see you didn't find us value for money but don't forget to sign up to our newsletter for all our latest deals!
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sjshaw94 wrote a review 18 Sep
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Perhaps because of the good weather and ongoing weddings we found parking to be a bit of a nightmare. I would have liked them to do more to reserve spaces for events - particularly since it appeared as though some previous guests were leaving their cars longer than they were supposed to. We had our wedding reception here and not being able to park straight away was a bit of an awkward first impression for our guests. Located by the side of the Thames in an idyllic village this is a lovely place to stay and have a drink and meal. There was plenty of choice with food - we had a wedding feast which was quite generous in portion sizes and for those with dietary requirements, the staff were extremely accomodating. Overall staff were very helpful and friendly on the day. They made our wedding reception welcoming for all our guests and accomodated all ages during the evening.
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Response from Samuel - Guest Relations Officer, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great House at Sonning
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Thrilled to see you loved your stay with us over all from the location to the staff, we certainly do have a great bunch! Sorry to see you found parking problematic, whilst we do have over 90 onsite spaces we are very popular but find that it's never long till a space frees up! We hope this won't put you off a return visit as we'd love to see you back!
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swest180220 wrote a review 17 Sep
Brighton, United Kingdom1 contribution
Very comfortable room in the clock tower. Excellent and helpful receptionist. Friendly staff in the restaurant. Very comfortable bed. Amazing shower with gorgeous bath products. High quality tea abs coffee with sweets and biscuit Highly recommended
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Response from Samuel - Guest Relations Officer, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great House at Sonning
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Perfect review! We are over the moon to see you had such a great stay with us from the natural spa products in the bathrooms to our wonderful staff! We hope it won't be long till we see you again as frankly, we miss you already!
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PRICE RANGE
US$99 - US$192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandBerkshireSonning on Thames
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Great House at Sonning
Which popular attractions are close to The Great House at Sonning?
Nearby attractions include Knockout Escape Rooms (4.9 km), TimeTrap Escape Rooms (4.5 km), and Escape Reading (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Great House at Sonning?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Great House at Sonning?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Great House at Sonning?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Great House at Sonning?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Great House at Sonning?
Conveniently located restaurants include Las Iguanas, Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse - Reading, and Miller And Carter.
Is The Great House at Sonning located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Sonning on Thames.
Does The Great House at Sonning offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Great House at Sonning?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Great House at Sonning?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Greyfriars Church (4.8 km) and Surley Row Conservation Area (3.8 km).
Does The Great House at Sonning have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.