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4.6 out of 5

"We stayed overnight with 10 other friends after attending a Chris Barber concert at the Mill. Everything was excellent except as noted below which onl ... " More

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the convenient parking at The Great House at Sonning. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Mill at Sonning. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a restaurant. This 4-star hotel has 49 rooms over 2 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and digital TV channels in each room.

  • All rooms offer digital TV, minibars (stocked with some free items) and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine and garden views while dining at Coppa Club
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Amenities include a fireplace in the lobby
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the cleanliness and comfy beds
  • 9 minutes by car from Reading Abbey Ruins and 12 minutes from Madejski Stadium

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£50* Per night/room 22 Dec - 23 Dec

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Business Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Coach House Apartment

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Relaxed Twin

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

The Great House at Sonning ratings based on 7 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Great House at Sonning

Everyone (5) Couples (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Oct 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Oct 2019 by The Great House Team

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Aug 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Aug 2019 by The Great House

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you'll come back and visit us again soon!

4 out of 5
Excellent hotel, beautiful location on the banks of the Thames. Staff were great, rooms gorgeous. The problem was in lack of effective communication that the attached restaurant was independently run. The need to have booked a table for every meal caused embarrassment when the staff in the restaurant did not know that we had booked via the reception desk. There is no need for this if you are aware of the situation clearly on booking via the internet and indeed on booking in at the reception desk on arrival.

Posted by on 14 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 May 2019 by The Great House Team

Firstly we would like to say thank you for your kinds words. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our rooms and over the moon that you found our staff great - we absolutely love to hear that! We do apologise if you feel there was a lack of communication between us and Coppa Club. We do try to inform our guests prior to their stay, via our upcoming stay email and at check in. This aside, we do hope you enjoyed your time with us and Coppa Club and hope to see you soon.

5 out of 5
Luxury rooms, with a great bar/restaurant. Highly recommended!

Posted by , from Manchester on 26 Oct 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Oct 2018 by The Great House Team

Amazing review! It's great to see you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you won't stay away for too long!

5 out of 5

Perfection for our event

Pros: Location, parking, quality of the accommodation, the food and staff.
Cons: Yes, the communications between the hotel and the Coppa Club, who provide the food, is "Mickey Mouse"!
Location: The Mill at Sonning is an excellent, long established dinner theatre and entertainment centre
We stayed overnight with 10 other friends after attending a Chris Barber concert at the Mill. Everything was excellent except as noted below which only slightly dented our enjoyment.

Posted by , from Thame, Oxfordshire on 2 Dec 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Dec 2017 by Manager

Thank you for your review. we certainly are glad you had a good time, we hope you'll return soon!

5 out of 5
Great hotel with Great location with Great character

Posted by , from dxb on 1 May 2017

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4 out of 5

Lovely hotel - fab restaurant and gorgeous room.

Pros: The hotel, the rooms, the restaurant
The location was great on the river and for a one night work stay was positively idyllic - almost felt like I was on a mini break. The restaurant is also fabulous and between dinner, breakfast and the room - the rate was incredibly resonable. The rooms are styled beautifully - I think my bathroom had been half renovated, so a new shower and the rest not so new. It also smelled a little damp and the bottom of the bathroom door was damaged - what looked as though flood damaged, but again, I think this is part of the ongoing renovation.

Posted by on 8 Aug 2016

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About the The Great House at Sonning

Location Thames Street, Reading, England RG4 6UT

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 14 October 2019 until 18 November 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Exterior

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly The Great House at Sonning also features a garden and a fireplace in the lobby. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of The Great House at Sonning was completed in December 2016. This 4-star Reading hotel is smoke free.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 5 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: London (LHR-Heathrow) (39.1 km / 24.3 mi)
  • Train station: Reading Twyford Station (3.9 km / 2.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Great House at Sonning offers 49 forms of accommodation with minibars (stocked with some free items) and complimentary bottles of water. Digital televisions are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Reading hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Portable fan
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM and at the weekend from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Coppa Club – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

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 path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.0 per day.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a sofa bed. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 1.95 and GBP 20 for adults, and GBP 1.95 and GBP 20 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • The Great House at Sonning Hotel
  • Great House Sonning Hotel
  • Great House Sonning Hotel Reading
  • Great House Sonning Reading
  • Sonning Great House
  • The Great House at Sonning Reading
  • The Great House at Sonning Hotel Reading

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.