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Great Expectations Hotel & Bar

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5 Mar.6 Mar.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic hotel. Really unique, as they have recreated some of Dicken’s ideas within the entrance and restaurant. It’s a really good idea and it works well. The rooms are good - nothing amazing but absolutely worth it for the location. Parking was...More

Thank European-Bookworm
Response from 33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & BarResponded 3 days ago

We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review for our hotel and bar.we take pride in the fact we are unique . We look forward to offering you a warm welcome back in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quiet and clean, and great location, food great. 500 mtrs from the Thames, and Oracle shopping centre with a vast array of eateries.Would recommend the food at the hotel as you get 20% off if you are a guest.

Thank Wayne H
Response from 33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & BarResponded 2 weeks ago

We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Great Expectations .thank you so much for your 5* Review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon .

Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

A group of friends and I visit each year for a Christmas meal. The venue is perfect and staff are brilliant. The food is good and very reasonably priced. Would definitely reccomend and will certainly be returning.

Thank Mbaker179
Response from 33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & BarResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review.it’s so nice to hear we made your Christmas meal special for you and your friends. We look forward to seeing you next Christmas and hopefully before !

Reviewed 18 December 2017

Central in Reading, easy walking distance to anywhere in town. Nice pub / bar downstairs, friendly staff. Huge room with a 4 poster bed and chairs etc - very well equipped. Warm bedroom, quiet even though on a main road - parking over the road...More

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Response from 33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & BarResponded 20 December 2017

Thank you for your review ,we are glad your room was comfortable and our staff were welcoming. We hope you choice to stay with us again in the future.

Reviewed 8 December 2017

I had just one night at the Great Expectations Hotel as I had to catch an early train from Reading Station. I was very pleased with my choice. Very nice room,clean and well presented. The room was quiet despite having a busy bar on ground...More

Thank Nick P
Response from 33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & BarResponded 11 December 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back when your next staying in Reading .

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Response from Dawn W | Reviewed this property |
no but there's an NCP carpark almost opposite. Reasonable charges.
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