- Very Good
- 27 guest reviews
"On arrival we were greeted by a lovely member of staff who immediately checked us in and gave us the key to our room. We were able to gain a..."
"Straight forward booking process - Room was as specified and a good nights sleep. Morning staff were happy [New Years morning] and grub was..."
"The standard of accommodation was better than we expected with good sized rooms and bathrooms. Comfy beds and bathroom. Things were a little..."
"This was a really good value hotel. I booked it based on reviews and wasn't let down. The room was clean and the bed was comfy. Also when I..."
"The room was clean tidy as was the bathroom the bed comfy and firm.No complaints.Nice..."
About the hotel
This historic building was once visited by Charles Dickens for his public readings. Now it offers a Dickens-themed restaurant serving traditional pub food and a themed bar serving light bar snacks There are 29 ensuite bedrooms that include a TV with DVD player, free WIFI and tea/coffee-making facilities making it a perfect resting pace for business and leisure travelers alike. Great Expectations is located within the centre of Reading, directly opposite The Oracle Shopping Centre and 10 minutes’ walk from Reading Rail Stations.
It is easily accessible to the M3 and M25 and local attractions include Windsor Castle being only 30 minutes drive away and Henley just under an hour away.
- Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout , Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room
- Wi-Fi Available , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
- Restaurant , Bar
- In Room Entertainment
Useful Info Show/hide
- From 15:00 hours
- Until 11:00 hours
- 14/03/2012 to 31/03/2021 - Cards used to guarantee reservations only. Full payment will be charged upon arrival The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
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67% would recommend it to a friend
On arrival we were greeted by a lovely member of staff who immediately checked us in and gave us the key to our room.
We were able to gain access to the room prior to the check in time of 3pm which was fab as we were in reading for the festival. The room was beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. Our room key also opened the front door meaning we could come back after midnight without any hassle. The bed was soft and comfortable to fall into after a long day at the festival. The breakfast was a good size and all good quality food products. We will definitely be booking again next year.
I'm sure if you are used to backpacking in third world countries that you would be happy to stay here.
However, I grew out of that a few years back and expected a bit more. The room was quite neat, but clearly the toilet hadn't been cleaned before I checked in because there was clear evidence of previous visits!. The beer was awful. Not sure if it was more cleaning fluid or just dirty lines but I couldn't drink it (and I tried 2 different ales!).