Great Expectations


33 London Street, Reading, RG14PS

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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.

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Showing Tuesday 1 September 2015 to Wednesday 2 September 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
Wi-Fi Available, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
Restaurant, Bar
In room entertainment
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room, Hairdryer in each room

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From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Important information
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

Customer Reviews

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Very Good

All reviews (53)

81% would recommend it to a friend


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  • S Law

  • August 2015

Cannot really argue for the price.

Floor creak all the way leading up to the room.

Breakfast was decent but they appeared to be understaffed that morning. Only 1 waiter running about

  • Catherine R

  • July 2015

Great place to stay!

I stayed here earlier in July for a long weekend with my cousin and her four year old.

The overall stay exceeded my expectations!!. My first impressions were of an impeccably clean freshly painted surroundings, very tastefully and quaintly furnished (with recent upkeep) with Charles Dickens furniture and artefacts. First of all the staff were so accommodating that they went out of their way to provide every comfort by way of providing a trolley bed on learning of my cousins 4 yr old they were quick to see a lower trolley bed was more appropriate than a single one for her and had it set up promptly. Breakfast was a variety of cereals, orange juice, tea/coffee and a delicious cooked breakfast made personally to the individuals taste. I had read reviews of noise but heard no noise!. This hotel was also conveniently situated 8-10 mins walk from train station and 5 mins walk from the oracle and the centre of Readings wonderful shopping mall. I could not fault it!!!

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