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The Great House at Sonning

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Situated in the picturesque, historical village of Sonning on Thames, and laid back by nature, The Great House is only 20 minutes drive into Reading (with mainline station) and Henley on Thames. This riverside hotel offers contemporary and stylish en-suite rooms with accessible, family, and dog friendly options available. Bedrooms are located in separate buildings across the property; the original White Hart Hotel, the 16th century Palace Yard, the 17th century Coach House, and the Clock Tower. Coppa Club dining spaces include a relaxed bar area with an open fire and an outdoor terrace with its renowned igloos, overlooking the gardens and river. Breakfast, Brunch and All-Day menus are available with options from pizza, salads, smoothies and cocktails, and the best coffee. Meetings, weddings and events take place in the Main House where rooms overlook the riverside terrace and lawns.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Boating
Water sport equipment rentals
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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AgathaChristie2012 wrote a review 17 Apr
Singapore, Singapore107 contributions60 helpful votes
The room was extremely comfortable -nice bedding and toiletries - and I am picky! Aesthetically lovely and very English. We loved the daily supply of tea and biscuits and the room was always cleaned beautifully, including the roll top tub! A+! We stayed almost three weeks while visiting relatives in Sonning and we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Takster wrote a review Sept 2022
Midlands50 contributions44 helpful votes
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Dog friendly hotel one of the best I have stayed in which caters for people with animals. The rooms are beautiful, for just an extra £10 we got a dog pack including bed,bowl, towel and treats. The rooms are beautiful modern retro. Lovely touches with complimentary tea/coffee/water/proper milk and a small jar of sweets. The attention to detail is amazing and good quality items. Very luxurious compared to some places I have stayed in. This really is a hidden gem. The staff were so friendly and helpful. The Coppa club next door had a great vibe, reasonable priced food and drinks! The dog was allowed everywhere in the pub and for breakfast. Amazing views and great location for scenic walk. Would have loved to stay longer! Thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty parking. Easy reception check in! Looks small from outside, amazing inside!
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Response from Samuel - Guest Relations Officer, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great House at Sonning
Responded 2 Oct 2022
It's no exaggeration to say we LOVE our four legged guests! We are delighted to see you all had such a great time and love the little touches from the doggy pack to the sweets! We hope it won't be long till you stay with us again!
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KlariMari wrote a review 13 Apr
London, United Kingdom21 contributions2 helpful votes
Staff are simply amazing, we checked in and they provided us with a wonderful room with a river view, couldn’t be happier. Thank you very much for your kind hospitality. Restaurant is a hit too - lovely food. Highly recommend for a short stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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saoaasn wrote a review 5 Apr
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom59 contributions22 helpful votes
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What a fantastic find.. I was looking for somewhere relatively close to Windsor but a bit more rural and stumbled upon this place. It was so welcoming, lots of comfy seats to just chill and relax in the bar area and a lovely restaurant, and noticed they had some igloos if that’s your vibe! Would check booking in for your evening meal - it’s a popular spot and can be busy. I opted for taking breakfast and booked direct - worked cheaper that way. Had a lovely breakfast both mornings. Room was great with very good facilities. Staff super friendly, so all in all would warmly recommend this spot (Dog friendly also!)!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Linda R wrote a review Mar 2024
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We stayed here with family and two dogs and really enjoyed our stay! Rooms were comfortable and very clean with everything you need to feel at home. Our dogs were also made very welcome with a doggy pack each. We had dinner in the evening in one of the outside igloos which was fun and felt special. Food was very good and prices reasonable. All staff were very attentive and happy. Being situated so close to the river was great for a walk along the towpath with our dogs. All in all a really nice stay!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gill C wrote a review Feb 2024
Douglas, United Kingdom102 contributions56 helpful votes
Stayed one night after a family get-together in the area. Had a Biggy Double with a river view. It wasn't that "biggy" but the bed was big (six footer) and there was generous space around it. It was warm, very warm, and we had to open a window during the night. Better than being cold! The shower room wasn't huge but it was well set out. Plenty of shelf space to put your stuff, nice towel warmer and the bath towels were decently sized. Full sized toiletries by the sink and in the shower had writing on the labels that I could read without my glasses - often a problem when you have to scout the bottles with glasses on and then remember which was which when you are in the shower. Full sized kettle in the room and plenty of tea/coffee choices with 2 of every type. Great restaurant. Relaxed with good service and excellent food at reasonable prices (especially considering where you are). Dinner was beyond reproach and breakfast was vast and well cooked. Extra marks for the tall glass of pink grapefruit juice with a slice of fruit and ice cubes.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Samuel Reception Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great House at Sonning
Responded 24 Feb 2024
What a fab review! We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your stay with us at The Great House and hope we will see you back again soon!
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Lucy J wrote a review Feb 2024
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What a surprise we were both delighted with the cosy double and the cost. The room was clean and spacious lovely full size fridge in the room that’s a treat. Bathroom huge and only cost 100.00 per night and in the beautiful Sonning ! we have stayed in five star accommodation and four times the cost and it didn’t match the great house. Beautiful settings and easy access to the Thames. Well done to The Great House
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Samuel Reception Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great House at Sonning
Responded 24 Feb 2024
We are over the moon to see we were able to deliver on all fronts and still impress! We hope you'll visit again soon!
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annie K wrote a review Jan 2024
London, United Kingdom43 contributions59 helpful votes
Lovely welcome upon arrival. Stayed in the family suite with our grandchildren which was amazing, large and spacious, comfortable and very clean. The bathroom was huge and spotless. We ordered 'mocktails' at the bar when we arrived for the kids and we had nespresso martinis which were perfect. The food in the restaurant was delicious and the childrens' menus were good portions with a good choice. The only suggestion I would make is that the wine list is updated to include some better quality wines and that someone is there to advise on the wines too. The staff are all delightful and helpful. Breakfast was served till 10.30 weekends and 11.30 during the week.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Samuel Reception Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great House at Sonning
Responded 24 Feb 2024
AMAZING REVIEW! We are over the moon to see we impressed from stay to finish and hope you won't prove a stranger and book again soon!
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Kevin Dann wrote a review Jan 2024
Bangor, United Kingdom35 contributions35 helpful votes
My Biggy room was really comfortable and had loads of space, super helpful staff and fabulous dinner and breakfast in the Coppa Club. Thanks agian for a wonderful stay, looking forward to some better weather to get back out in the garden, see you again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Samuel Reception Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great House at Sonning
Responded 24 Feb 2024
Thrilled to see our hotel and staff were able to make your stay a great one! We hope you'll come and stay again super soon!
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Viktor3010 wrote a review Jan 2024
Maidenhead, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely location and place! Peter on the front desk was a gem for our late check-in (delayed coming out of London). Personal and professional! Thank you all for a lovely break away! We will definitely try and get back again sometime soon and enjoy more of the area!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Response from Samuel Reception Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great House at Sonning
Responded 24 Feb 2024
What a fabulous review, we are thrilled to see you loved your stay with us, we are certainly very lucky to have Peter in our team, well and truly a gem! We hope to see you back again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Great House at Sonning
Which popular attractions are close to The Great House at Sonning?
Nearby attractions include TimeTrap Escape Rooms (2.8 miles), Knockout Escape Rooms (3.1 miles), and Escape Reading (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Great House at Sonning?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Great House at Sonning?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Great House at Sonning?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Great House at Sonning?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Great House at Sonning?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse - Reading, Miller And Carter, and The Lyndhurst.
Is The Great House at Sonning located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Sonning on Thames.
Does The Great House at Sonning offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Great House at Sonning?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Great House at Sonning?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Reading IDR (3.7 miles), Greyfriars Church (3.0 miles), and Surley Row Conservation Area (2.4 miles).
Does The Great House at Sonning have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.