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Great Expectations Hotel & Bar

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason we give it a 2 star is because the stuff where friendly and the bar/ restaurant area is nice. The breakfast was not what I expected, there was very limited chose. The carpet had stains everywhere, the bath had black marks on and had a crack. There was dust everywhere. The window didn't have a handle and...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly I was say on first impressions this is a nice hotel - there is a great bar, good food, and they brew their own beer - what is not to like there... Check in was quick and efficient and the room itself was bright and a good size and could be exceptionally good - however.... They clearly have major...

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33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed-back ,we are constantly assessing our cleaning routines and will take your comments on board Thank you your lovely comments regarding our hotel and bar.

Ayr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stay here midweek for work. Some rooms better than others. Mainly because the beds are a bit soft. It's a budget hotel so please bear that in mind. I've found on arrival room windows wide open and hearing off so a wee bit chilly. Rooms and hotel in general a bit tired but reflected in price and the price...

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33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review.we look forward to having you stay with us this year.

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I stayed in this hotel for three nights during the first week of April, I was there to attend a conference. With the reviews from other guests in mind, I requested a quiet room as it is above a popular bar. I was given room number 129, and indeed it was really quiet. The room was spacious for one person,...

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Thank Waheed L
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Fantastic choice we made to come here! The place has kept its character in true Dickens style in the bar/restaurant with lots of little nooks and crannies to sit in or browse the ancient books on display. I even asked to borrow one and they were so kind and allowed me to, completely on trust that I will return it....

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights as was travelling to Cheltenham festival from Reading with friends. Clean room, comfy bed, clean sheets and a fantastic shower!! Also a very good choice of breakfast included in the price. Thanks and well done!! Will definitely use again...👍👍👍

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33londondst, General Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Thank so much for your great review .we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Went in and asked if the football could be put on, was promised it would be which they did. We ordered drinks and food and only AFTER we payed and was given food did they then turn it off for rugby ( they had more people ask for it) when we then looked around NOBODY was watching it apart from...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I was a bit concerned after reading some of the reviews of Great Expectations, but I can only say it was really very good all round. Reception staff a bit inattentive when I checked in and there are a lot of stairs to climb to get to the rooms (not much fun with a heavy suitcase), but those were really...

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33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review . I'm so sorry we didn't notice you had a heavy case ,we would have taken it to your room for you. We hope to see you again

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Had a nice stay whilst visiting Reading for the weekend. Room was clean and comfortable. Friendly and efficient staff. Full English breakfast included in the room price was excellent. Thank you for a lovely stay. (No parking at the hotel but within 5 minutes walk of Queen's Road Carpark.)

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33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed your weekend stay with us. Thank you for your review . I hope you chose to stay with us again when you're next in Reading .

pel74
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Ok stay Rooms very dated need a re vamp Parking tricky as you are in the centre of town Saving grace was the staff were very friendly and the breakfast included was pretty decent and therefore made the cost decent value

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33londondst, Manager at Great Expectations Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review ,we pride ourselves on our friendly staff,so glad you found this the case.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Great Expectations Hotel & Bar

Address: 33 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range: $95 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Expectations Hotel & Bar 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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