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The Great House At Sonning
Reviewed 29 June 2014

The Great House used to have a hideous chain-link fence separating the grounds from the Thames. Ridiculous idea which has thankfully been removed. Jolly good. Staff as pleasant as ever, rooms functional, but generally ok.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I stayed here for Business at the start of June and found the staff to be very welcoming and helpful. The food was enjoyable and pleasing to the eye although the room service menu is limited. Breakfast was done well with a variety of options from a light bite to a full cooked breakfast. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

The rooms were not clean......Blood on door frames....blood on white bath towels, stains around light switches and wall, sink had lime scale stains......bedd had blanket with holes in it........
We complained and were offered to be moved or the room cleaned as we had started to unpack and were there for a friends party......we opted to have the room cleaned !!!!!! not very well.....the receptionist stated she had clean it with flash !!! as the housekeeper had gone home.
We stayed as we didnt want to spoil our friends party.....We asked for a reduction on our bil and was given £20 !!!!...would not go back, it was a disgrace.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed here on an organised group event. The staff were extremely helpful and made the stay (2 nights) very enjoyable. There were 40 guests in our party but, despite there being a wedding with considerably more guests just next door, we were served very efficiently and quickly by the restaurant team and neither event impacted on the other.
Rooms were nicely furnished although ours was on the top floor of the Clock Tower building and extremely warm. A fan was provided on request.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We popped in here for drinks with visiting friends as a change to the Bull Inn. We were disappointed with the decor, tatty flooring and general disrepair. The staff were very polite and welcoming but we only stayed for one drink and went back to the Bull as the atmosphere was none existent whereas the Bull was bouncing. I understand the new owners will be carrying our a refurbishment programme, its desperately needed! I dont think we will be going back until this has been done.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Shabby worn out rooms. Horrible cheap blankets and sheets. Bathroom was worn, extractor not working, had to ask for towels. Decor must be based on the dreams of someone who had taken something strong and let loose, see paint job on room doors for example.
Some staff very unhelpful, we were refused a meal choice which had already been agreed on check in, after a firm demand back at reception we got the meal. It was FRESH fish that had been put away for the night, so how old does fresh get in this place.
Generally it needs a refurb and proper staff training, in some cases they need a "can do" attitude instead of looking at the clock and saying
"too late"

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Stayed overnight and enjoyed the location , very good service and excellent food at dinner and breakfast.

Overall staff could not have done more to make the stay enjoyable and the room in the annexe clock tower was very spacious including large ensuite ( still to work out why two wash basins?).

Grounds are impressive and walk along the river would have been ideal without the rain-not the hotel's fault.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Address: Thames Street, Sonning-on-Thames RG4 6UT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Sonning-on-Thames
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Sonning-on-Thames
Price Range: £58 - £159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Great House At Sonning 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently refurbished, The Great House on the banks of the river Thames in Sonning offers contemporary and stylish en-suite rooms. The hotel offers easy access to the A4, Reading and the M4, ample free parking for guest's use and free WiFi throughout. Bedrooms are located in separate buildings: the original White Hart Hotel, the 16th century palace yard, the 17th century coach house, and the clock tower. Rooms include a number of comfortable features including luxury bedding, work desks and rain showers. A newly opened all-day restaurant, Coppa Club, includes a relaxed bar area with an open fire and an outdoor terrace overlooking the gardens and river. Breakfast can be ordered from 7:30am and a wide range of options are available from healthy smoothies to a full Skillet Breakfast. In the main house guests can work throughout the day and enjoy fresh coffee and snacks whilst making use of the complimentary WiFi and numerous power points. Situated in the picturesque conservation village of Sonning-on-Thames, the hotel is a 20-minute drive to Reading and Henley-on-Thames and less than 2 miles from Thames Valley Business Park. We look forward to welcoming you soon! ... more   less 
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