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Great Expectations Hotel & Bar

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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Reading, Great Expectations Hotel & Bar is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its quirky environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Great Expectations Hotel & Bar makes it easy to enjoy the best of Reading. Great Expectations Hotel & Bar is a quirky hotel offering a flat screen TV in the rooms. Plus, guests can enjoy free breakfast, which has made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Reading. Great Expectations Hotel & Bar makes it easy to stay connected during your stay by offering guests free wifi. Given the close proximity to Basildon Park (12.1 km), guests of Great Expectations Hotel & Bar can easily experience one of Reading's most popular landmarks. When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out The SOJU, Finn's Traditional Fish and Chips, and Tuscany Pizzeria, which are some seafood restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. Reading also is known for some great comedy clubs, including Milk, Smoking Hot Comedy, and Highlight Comedy Club, which are not too far from Great Expectations Hotel & Bar. Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Great Expectations Hotel & Bar is sure to make your visit to Reading one worth remembering.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Quirky Hotels
Centrally Located
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Full view
97Great for walkers
Grade: 97 out of 100
108Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
18Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
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All reviews charles dickens themed pub triple room oracle shopping centre breakfast was included bath and shower good size saturday night comfy bed dickensian kettle
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great Expectations RG1 4PS was booked on Booking.com for 1 night. Great Expectations turned out to be No Expectations.Turned up to go through a bar to a makeshift reception area. We were given room 30. We went to room 30 to see the duvet in...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Fabuhelen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this hotel for a one night business stay when all the other ‘usual suspects’ were exorbitantly priced at £140+ for the night I required. The hotel is over a Dickens themed pub , with a very basic reception positioned at the far end...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank PhilnGill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at The Great expectations bar and hotel on Saturday night, The hotel was a comfortable escape from the rain You check in via the bar. the bar itself is full of charector, its made to look like a Dickensian street almost. Once we where...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Katie M
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed the one night and only used the room,which was good size, clean with a comfy bed and bathroom with a bath and shower. Some noise issues , fan in bathroom was running for 45mins after light went off, and was loud. As was the...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank mikeshuff
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

As above! Arrived early and they offered to hold our bags until check in. Although this is an old building and my husband is in a wheelchair they offered help getting up the steps. Storing our wheelchair. All with a smile and helpful manner. Our...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank tupper123
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Brennybobs
19 July 2018|
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Yes they will keep them behind the bar for you
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Geoff T
3 July 2018|
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"Please don't go."
Fabuhelen
5 days ago
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"rooms right above the pub will be noisier than the ones off to the side"
TashaO555
27 Aug 2018
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"Ask for a room that isn't on the side of the hotel near the dance/music from next door."
847paulu
18 Aug 2018
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"Taxi fare to the hotel from Reading Station was £3.20 or £1.20 on frequent bus service from right outside..."
696nickp
7 Dec 2017
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PRICE RANGE
US$56 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
great expectations hotel and bargreat expectations hotel bar
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandReading
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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