Great Expectations Reading

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Overview of Great Expectations Reading

Great Expectations Reading

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Reading with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.6/10 Good

330 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
33 London Street, Reading, England, RG1 4PS
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Garden
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

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About this area

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 42 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 48 min drive
  • Reading Station - 9 min walk
  • Reading (XRE-Reading Train Station) - 9 min walk
  • Reading West Station - 21 min walk

About this property

Great Expectations Reading

3-star hotel near a train station
Take advantage of a coffee shop/cafe, a garden, and a bar at Great Expectations Reading. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Dickens themed, the onsite restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the overall value, central location, and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Great Expectations Reading feature perks such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 29 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 10 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The host will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Dickens themed - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 28 2022 to November 30 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Dining venue(s)
The property will be renovating from September 1 2022 to November 30 2022 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue
  • Hallway
  • Lobby
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for GBP 10.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Relaxinnz Great Expectations
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Frequently asked questions

Does Great Expectations Reading offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Great Expectations Reading does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Great Expectations Reading?
As of 2 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Great Expectations Reading on 30 Oct 2022 start from AU$133, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Great Expectations Reading?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Great Expectations Reading?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Great Expectations Reading?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Great Expectations Reading.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Great Expectations Reading?
You can check in from 3 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Great Expectations Reading and nearby?
Great Expectations Reading has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Great Expectations Reading?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Dickens themed. The dining venue will be unavailable from September 28 2022 to November 30 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Bolan Thai (3-min walk), Las Iguanas (3-min walk), and Honest Burgers (3-min walk).
What's the area around Great Expectations Reading like?
Great Expectations Reading is a short 9-minute walk from Reading Station and 10 minutes' walk from Hexagon. Travelers say the area is central and good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

J, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Luke, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

reading wknd stay
Our Stay at the Great expectations was marvellous staff were super friendly and even under building works on the ground floor they running perfectly. My only complaint was the bed was a bit outdate and either time me or my wife moved it felt like you weer going to be thrown out. Apart from that i love it cant wait to see it after the works are completed. Room 29 fyi
Simon, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Kathleen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Niki, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Breakfast is good
Muralee, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

Joanne, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely stay in a Dickensian setting
A lovely pub in a huge building - Hotel above the pub has 29 rooms. The pub has a Dickensian theme (obviously), but the hotel rooms are nice and modern. A great breakfast in the morning too. There is no parking on site, so you need to find somewhere before hand and the pub is currently (mid 2022) closed on Sundays (but that doesn't affect your stay) Otherwise a lovely place to stay, and Reading is actually much nicer than we were expecting
MR N D, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Elisha, 3-night trip
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