Great Expectations Hotel - Reading

33 London Street, Reading, United Kingdom, RG14PS  show map
 3 stars
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Great Expectations Hotel - Reading

Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee shop

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

Great Expectations is a welcoming 3-star hotel set 3.9 km from Reading hindu temple and 3.6 km from Madejski Stadium.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property.

Reading train station is a 10-minute walk away. A 45-minute drive will take you to London Heathrow airport.

Rooms

Great Expectations Hotel provides guestrooms appointed with free wireless internet, climate control, multi-channel television, ironing facilities and a private toilet. They feature en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Serving British dishes, Revolution is about 600 meters away.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   29.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Limited time reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • CD player

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out 07:00-11:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

33 London Street, Reading, United Kingdom, RG14PS

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City Center
  • Reading
    1000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Reading Train Station
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    29

Rooms and availability

Great Expectations photos Room
Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
Great Expectations photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Cleaning products
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • The Lemon Grove Gallery1000 ft
  • But Is It Art1400 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center700 ft

Places of interest

  • Reading Central Library700 ft
  • Abtei der Kluniazenser700 ft
  • Reading Borough Council1000 ft
  • Reading Crown Court1000 ft
  • HM Prison1700 ft
  • Reading Magistrates Court1700 ft
  • University of West London - Berkshire Institute for Health2000 ft
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital2300 ft
  • Reading College2700 ft

Train stations

Shopping areas

  • Oracle Shopping Centre1000 ft

Amusement

  • Vue700 ft
  • Vue Cinemas700 ft
  • TVL Paint Ball Supplies (Weekend Warriors)1000 ft
  • Shipleys Amusements1700 ft
  • Quicksilver2000 ft
  • American Pool & Snooker2700 ft
  • Rileys American Pool & Snooker Club3300 ft

Museums

Parks

  • Forbury Gardens1400 ft

Theaters

  • The Hexagon700 ft
  • The Jelly Leg'D Chicken Arts Centre1700 ft

Local attractions

  • Gallery Fifty Five10.5 mi
    High Street, Hook
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until 07:00-11:00 
    • Number of rooms:
      29

    Great Expectations Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Great Expectations

    Average guest rating

    6.8out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 247 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    8.0
    Rooms
    6.0
    Service
    6.5
    Value
    6.9

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      6.2

      Great location close to, but just outside the busy area of the city centre. Comfortable, spacious room. Included in the price was a nice cooked breakfast.

      Quite a bit of noise from RISC next door some nights. Bathroom had a damp smell.

    • Single
      9.2

      Easy check in ,friendly staff

      Building work right outside my window...Started work about 6:30 am which woke me up

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      The staff were very helpful and friendly, and made us feel most welcome.Will certainly stay there again on our next visit to the town.

      A bit noisy from the street at night, but this was a Saturday and not totally unexpected.

    • Single
      7.8

      Just a few minutes walk from the centre. 24 hour access. Real Ale Bar and restaurant. Good breakfast included. Friendly and helpful staff. This was my second visit as I enjoyed my stay in 2009. Good value for money.

      Currently (May 2010) building work next door. Builders started at 0700 - should have been 0800 according to the hotel - good job I had earplugs. Hotel said they would speak to them about it. Steep stairs to top floor

    • Single
      9.6

      Friendly staff and great location and bar. Great value - no parking but Oracle nearby and value of room more than covers parking costs.

    • Family with children
      6.2

      Good central location in Reading. Good sized room

      No lift in hotel which was a problem for anyone with mobility problems -due to recent health problem I had difficulty struggling up the steep and winding stairs. There was no warning re lack of lift when I booked.Noise can be a problem -poor sound insulation between rooms meant that you could follow your neighbours conversation whether you wanted to or not. Fan in room covered in dust.

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      it was clean and the service was good, also making you feel as your within a family with the service they offer..

      cannot recon on any...

    • Family with children
      8.0

      Very friendly stay although puzzled by attempt to cancel our visit on the day before booked stay because of a "flood"; when we queried this and asked if similar accommodation could be booked for us instead they then rang back to stay that infact our booking was not cancelled. We wondered if there had an error with the booking - possibly overbooking.

    • Single
      7.4

      It was in a good location handy to everything, large room but nothing flash. I loved the classic old English pub, one of the better ones in town. They served a great English breakfast for you hearty eaters - not my type of food. Also had tea and coffee facilites in room which was great. Overall a pleasant stay.

      Bottom sheet was too small for bed so it moved about. Cleaner wouldn't take my dirty towel even though I left it on the floor twice, had to ask for it to be taken. The cleaner must of had long dark hair as I found this on the bathroom floor and on the bed (though the sheets were clean).

    • Single
      7.4

      Good location, a lovely pub downstairs with great character that serves good food. I would stay again.

      Great expectations - it wasnt what I hoped for. The bedroom window wouldnt close - it looked like it had been like that for ages because there were vines / leaves climbing through it. Not very friendly for mobility impaired people - lots of stairs.

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      The cooked breakfasts are really good, and the staff is always friendly.

    • Single
      4.2

      Hotel have locked all the summ for 5 days on the card. Great Expectations do not meet any expectations, as one day room was floated from the silling and next day staff after clearning room did not close the door.

    • Single
      2.8

      Absolutely non-sense hotel, the room was completely leaking and had a horrible time in the room. Checked in late in night and no one to attend the guest...complete mess. One of the most ridiculous hotel i have ever stayed. I will never ever refer this to anyone on my lifetime.Ridiculous hotel

    • Family with children
      6.6

      The location of the hotel is very good since it's only 5 minutes away from the city centre (on foot).

      1. The hotel staff messed up my reservation. 2. The room is quite old and there is no lift in the building. Series of staircases make it very inconvenient if you have got senior citizen with you along with big pieces of luggage. 3. Breakfast is usually served from 8-10 am but the staff was half an hour late so we all missed our breakfast.

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      Very comfy and we were looked after well.

      Difficulty with the parking.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Great Expectations Hotel - Reading Reading location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    33 London Street, Reading, United Kingdom, RG14PS

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Reading
      1000 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Reading Train Station
      2300 ft
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until 07:00-11:00 
    • Number of rooms:
      29