- Very Good
- 29 guest reviews
"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..."
"Floor creak all the way leading up to the room. Breakfast was decent but they appeared to be understaffed that morning. Only 1 waiter runnin..."
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
- 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
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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69% would recommend it to a friend
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!).
We were in a twin room (which was actually a triple) on the second floor.
There were a lot of pigeons outside and a noisy fan outside the window which made it hard to sleep but was not too bad. A fan was provided in the room which was much needed. The hotel is clean and the beds were nice but nothing special. The breakfast was a selection of variety pack cereals, toast with jam or marmalade and a fried breakfast (which was basic but fine). The location was very practical, close to lots of restaurants and shops and with a bus stop outside where you can catch the 21 bus to the university (we were staying for a conference).