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Great Expectations Reading eee - 0808 164 1025
Great Expectations Reading, 33 London Street, Reading -0808 164 1025
Area: Reading
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3.85
HOTEL RATING: 
GOOD
3.85 out of 5 (901 Ratings)
0.3 miles from Reading centre
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Hotel Description
This historic building was once visited by Charles Dickens for his public readings. It offers a Dickens-themed restaurant light modern rooms with private bathrooms and a themed bar. Great Expectations Reading is located within the center of Reading right across from The Oracle Shopping Center and a 10-minute walk from Reading Rail Stations. Reading's numerous shops and restaurants are all within easy walking distance. Guests can enjoy a full English breakfast served every morning at the hotel's restaurant or relax with a real ale at the bar. All of the rooms at Great Expectations Reading feature a TV with a DVD player and tea/coffee-making facilities. Guests can also use free Wi-Fi access.

Check-in time: 15:00   Check-out time: 11:00
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Free Internet
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Free Breakfast
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Free Parking
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Swimming Pool
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Fitness Center
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Business Center
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Airport Shuttle
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Non Smoking
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Pets Allowed
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Accessible
Other Amenities
` Restaurant
` Garden
` Golf Course
` Bar
` Heating
` Family Rooms
` Free Wi-Fi
` Non-Smoking Rooms Available
` Non-smoking property

Great Expectations Reading Guest Reviews

Overall Average Score: 
Good (3.85 out of 5)

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Pleasant - 3 out of 5

Sharon Tue, 21 June 2022

The staff on the whole...

Liked: the bed was comfortable and the room a good size plenty of hot water to shower with. Most of the staff were amazing and made up for the short coming of the room Breakfast on 2 out of 3 days was excellent and great value Saturday was short of a few things including cups and glasses fruit juice yogurt
Disliked: The building was a bit tired and in need of an update Room carpet needs a clean

5

Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Stephen Mon, 20 June 2022

Exceptional

Liked: This is the second time we have stayed there, and if in Reading again I would stay there

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

Ing.var Mon, 20 June 2022

Very good

3.5

Good - 3.5 out of 5

Victoria Mon, 20 June 2022

A good value one night...

Liked: The room was spotlessly clean and the water pressure was good. The free breakfast was cooked fresh to order and was very tasty. The bar area was fantastically decked out.
Disliked: The room was very hot and the walls were quite thin, so you could hear other guests moving around their accomodation.

4.5

Wonderful - 4.5 out of 5

Ken Sun, 19 June 2022

Comfortable and Value for Money

Liked: A decent looking pub that is about 10 mins from Reading Station. The guy who was running the place was excellent. Despite clearly being understaffed, he managed to get everyone served at Breakfast and was very accommodating letting drop my bags off early, ensuring they were taken to my room before I arrived.
Disliked: nothing

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

Whittaker Sun, 19 June 2022

Great central place to stay.

Liked: Very friendly helpful staff. We had a great 4 poster room which was spacious and airy. Breakfast had the usual basics, but very nice and well cooked. Good quality sausage which always divides a good breakfast from a bad one.
Disliked: Our bath was large but the shower over ran off the bath mixer taps. This meant no thermostat and resulted in the water temp changing regularly whilst in the shower! The hotel is having a full refurbishment very soon under new owners, so this should be rectified.

4.5

Wonderful - 4.5 out of 5

David Sat, 18 June 2022

Superb

Liked: Breakfast was delicious

3

Pleasant - 3 out of 5

Carolyn Sat, 18 June 2022

Adequate.

Liked: Rather than being a hotel, this is a pub with rooms. Nothing wrong with that and often you get more of a personalised service. The bar area was nice and I didn?t feel awkward going in there alone after my night out. The staff were very friendly and helpful. My room was very small with one single bed and was really in need of modernising. It was clean and adequate. However, when I stayed it was very hot and the room was incredibly stuffy. There was no air conditioning and just one noisy, inefficient fan. I didn?t sleep much that night and breakfast wasn?t available until 8am so I just went home. Not the best stay I?ve ever had, but not the worst either.
Disliked: The hot and stuffy bedroom.

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

Jodi Sat, 18 June 2022

Very good

4

Very Good - 4 out of 5

Craig Sat, 18 June 2022

Good value for money

Liked: Location was excellent lots of eatables near by
Disliked: Had to have windows open noise from police and motorbikes

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Great Expectations Reading 33 London Street, Reading