Reviews - Great Expectations


33 London Street, Reading, RG14PS

Price From 79.28 AUD

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Very Good

All reviews (45)

76% would recommend it to a friend


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  • NICK W

  • January 2016

All good with us

Straight forward booking process - Room was as specified and a good nights sleep.

Morning staff were happy [New Years morning] and grub was good.

  • Kathryn W

  • November 2015

Excellent for a short stay with well appointed, comfy rooms and great location

The standard of accommodation was better than we expected with good sized rooms and bathrooms.

Comfy beds and bathroom. Things were a little dusty and bins hadn't been emptied. However important things like the bed linen were clean. There was some noise from bar next door but hardly the hotel's fault.

Breakfast was a bit disappointing with cheap quality drinks and very salty. Overall though our stay was good value and the hotel location was excellent.

  • Mark G

  • October 2015

Really nice hotel

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 got there I found there was a microbrewery in the pub downstairs which was a bonus. The pub was a nice place to relax when I had a few hours to kill.

  • Alan J

  • October 2015

Did not meet expectations

Overall quality not good.

Experience made worse by room being just above the noisy beer garden. I didn't have great expectations of the hotel, but even so it fell short by some margin.

  • m wright

  • September 2015

service and food were excellent.staff were freindly.

The room was clean tidy as was the bathroom the bed comfy and firm.No complaints.Nice

  • 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!!!

  • Bronwen L

  • June 2015

Noisy room and not great area

Hotel location is close to the centre but there were two people begging aggressively almost immediately outside the property (possibly having been displaced from the Oracle area).

This made me feel a bit unsafe. Hotel as described above the bar. Seemed friendly. Good common areas. My room was a bit dated. The main problem was a Samba class from 8 until 11 pm which took place in the next building but no more than 10 feet from my window. So noisy I had to have the TV on loud.

  • Dave S

  • May 2015

Amazing quality and value

Spotless, modern and comfortable

  • Harriet S

  • May 2015

Everything perfect!

Very helpful staff, excellent shower, fantastic value for money