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Elephant Hotel

Star Rating
3 out of 5
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Reviews

4.4 / 5Excellent
40 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Basildon Park
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Prospect Park
    10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mapledurham House and Watermill
    11 min drive
  • Airport
    Reading (XRE-Reading Train Station)
    13 min drive

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020 3788 4841

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    About this area

    Reading

    Located in Reading, Elephant Hotel is in a rural location and near a train station. Notable landmarks in the area include Mapledurham House and Watermill and Reading Abbey Ruins. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Madejski Stadium or Newbury Racecourse.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Basildon Park - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Prospect Park - 10 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Mapledurham House and Watermill - 11 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Hexagon - 12 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Broad Street Mall - 13 min drive

    Getting around

    • Reading Pangbourne Station - 5 min walk
    • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 49 min drive

    About this property

    Elephant Hotel

    Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free weekday breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include dry cleaning, express check-out and multilingual staff. All 22 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, room service (during limited hours) and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, free bottled water and phones.

    Property amenities

    Internet

    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Limited parking spaces
    • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Free English breakfast available weekdays 6:30 AM–9:30 AM
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    • 1 bar
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • Horse riding/hire
    • Shopping

    Family friendly

    • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

    Conveniences

    • Ballroom
    • Front-desk safe
    • Newspapers in reception

    Guest services

    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • Meeting rooms

    Outdoors

    • Garden
    • Terrace

    Accessibility

    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking

    More

    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities

    Bedroom

    • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

    Entertainment

    • TV/satellite channels
    • premium channels
    • TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water

    More

    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Nearby things to do

    Activities

    • Golf

    Frequently asked questions

    4.4

    Excellent

    5 - Excellent
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    4 - Good
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    3 - Okay
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    2 - Mediocre
    1
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    4.5
    Cleanliness
    4.5
    Service and Staff
    4.0
    Amenities
    4.1
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    As it says, its quirky. Clean, good food with very friendly and helpful staff.

    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Appreciation

    Really appreciated being able to change rooms when we found we were in a front room which was close to the main road and very noisy.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Quirky but fun

    Like stepping back into the time of the Raj. Comfortable and clean. Old building but brought up to a modern standard. Parking for free directly outside.

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Ok stay. Needs to try harder.

    Nice privately owned hotel and bar. Room was nice but a little dated and in need of some decoration. Perfectly acceptable at perhaps a slighly lower price point. The main issue for me was the lack of staff interaction from reception through to tge breakfast team. No interest in how we slept, no nice good morning and the service at breakfast was disconnected. No instruction on whats available, no offer of sauces etc. Its a shame because its a quirky hotel and you would imagine that service could be an area they excel in compared to chain hotels. Also beware parking is limited so we used the car park next door. Good location in pangbourne and quality items served at breakfast. However ai would recommend a thorough clean under the till counter. Not the best sight whilst eating. Would i stay again, maybe but only if it was substantially cheaper than the 120 pounds we paid. Shame could be really good as public spaces are really comfortable.

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

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