This hotel has a great location, a wonderful building and staff that clearly care about it. I stayed for one night right after a transatlantic flight because I had a meeting in Reading the next day. In order to check in to the hotel you need to walk through a pub and then back out to take the stairs up to the rooms -going through two sets of doors as well which is tricky with luggage so the assistance from the owner was very welcome!
The room was clean, and spacious but very old fashioned with not even a telephone and a TV that I could not make function. Wi-Fi was free and worked well.
The next morning breakfast was served downstairs in the pub and it was great! Do not expect a chain hotel style buffet or set up but do go for the full English option because it will set you up for the day!
The hotel is great value and very well located and as another reviewer mentioned 'you get what you pay for'! I would suggest to the management that playing the TV audio throughout the pub all day has a negative effect on ambience, and that it would be great to have some kind of information on the building's significance in each room. I wish the owners of this hotel well and I really hope that they are able to make some good investments in the place because with a minimum amount of updates this hotel could put its rates up and still be incredibly competitive.
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- Great Expectations Hotel Bar