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Great Expectations
33 London Road , RG1 4PS Reading
Rooms from: £34.00
Distance from centre: 0.4km
Guest rating: Average score of all  guest reviews 3.5/5 

If you are looking for a romantic historic hotel with a prime city centre location in Reading near the main train station, the Great Expectations is definitely an ideal accommodation choice. It is housed in the remarkable building of a former theatre, visited once by the famous writer Charles Dickens himself. It stands in London Street, just meters from the Oracle - a large modern shopping and leisure centre, 500 m from the Town Hall, the Museum and the medieval Norman Church of St. Laurence. Other points of tourist interest within easy walking distance from this attractive central hotel include the Forbury Gardens (500 m), where is located the so called unofficial symbol of the city - the Maiwand Lion Statue, the Abbey Gate and Gardens (600 m), the Blade - a futuristic mini skyscraper, 128 m high, used as an office building. The main pedestrian shopping, restaurant and pub area of the city around Broad Street is less than 500 m away from the hotel. The distance to the central train station with regular lines to London Paddington Station is 800 m or 10 walking minutes. Broad Street Mall - another popular leisure and commercial centre, is 700 m from this charming historic hotel.

On the ground floor of the property guests will find a traditional English pub with a nice Dickens-themed décor, serving mouth-watering dishes and true ales. Wi-Fi Internet access is provided in all guest rooms and common areas and no extra charges are applicable. The hotel has no parking.

The Great Expectations Reading has 29 en-suite accommodations, equipped with comfortable and elegant wooden furniture, decorated in warm and welcoming colours. All rooms are airy and bright, featuring all modern-day facilities you may expect from a top quality 3 star hotel in UK, including WLAN connection, satellite TV, DVD payer, heating, facilities for preparing tea and coffee, hairdryer and iron.

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General facilities:
  • Fully non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi in common areas
  • Bar
Room facilities:
  • TV
  • Tea/coffee facilities in room
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi
Average guest score of this hotel: Graphic of the average guest score3.5 / 5 (out of 64 reviews total)
Customer service:
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12 reviewers have given this hotel the highest score (5 out of 5) for customer service, 41 reviewers have rated it between 5 and 3 for customer service, 10 reviewers have given it below 3 for customer service, 1 reviewer has not rated it for customer service
Room comfort:
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6 reviewers have given this hotel the highest score (5 out of 5) for room comfort, 32 reviewers have rated it between 5 and 3 for room comfort, 26 reviewers have given it below 3 for room comfort
Cleanliness:
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7 reviewers have given this hotel the highest score (5 out of 5) for cleanliness, 39 reviewers have rated it between 5 and 3 for cleanliness, 18 reviewers have given it below 3 for cleanliness
Value for money:
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22 reviewers have given this hotel the highest score (5 out of 5) for overall value for money, 25 reviewers have rated it between 5 and 3 for overall value for money, 17 reviewers have given it below 3 for overall value for money
Dining:
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12 reviewers have given this hotel the highest score (5 out of 5) for dining, 32 reviewers have rated it between 5 and 3 for dining, 7 reviewers have given it below 3 for dining, 13 reviewers have not rated it for dining
Family friendly:
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1 reviewer has rated it between 5 and 3 for family friendliness, 63 reviewers have not rated it for family friendliness
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