Based in a historic building with a columned facade, Great Expectations is a modern hotel with an on-site restaurant. Located only a short walk away from the Reading Rail Station, the venue is based in the heart of the city with The Oracle Shopping Centre sat a few-minute walk away. Other nearby attractions include The Olympia Ballroom, South Street Arts Centre and The Hexagon. The Reading Abby Ruins are also within a walking distance, while a short drive can take visitors to the site of the Windsor Castle.
Collection of modest rooms are made up in a vintage style, characterised by pastel colours and wide, patterned bed covers. All of them can boast en-suite bathrooms, satellite TVs and access to the hotel’s Wi-Fi service. Patrons can use a wardrobe and cabinets available to unpack during their stay.
Commemorating Charles Dicken’s visit to the hotel, the on-site restaurant is decorated in Victorian themes and serves traditional British fare. Guests can relax at the fully-licensed bar or take a seat in the dining area to sate their appetites. The bar catches the eye with its exposed brick walls and beamed ceilings, the dim lighting creating an intimate atmosphere. Every morning the kitchen serves a selection of breakfast staples, including Full English. While waiting for their orders, patrons can partake in a round of pool.
Groupon’s Guide to Reading
Reading is a large town in the county of Berkshire. Although affected by the English Civil War, with a major siege and loss of trade, Reading remains one of the most visited towns in the UK. Major attractions include the ruins of the Reading Abbey, founded by Henry I in 1121 and used as a major worship place for kings and queens, the REME Museum of Technology, the historic ruins at Silchester and the 19th-century Reading Museum.
What You Get
Double Room - Two People
Dinner on the first night
Two-course dinner on the first night
Policies and Fees
Reservation is non-refundable
Selected dates of stay cannot be modified once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
No city tax
Travel window: until 30 Nov 2019
On-site Dickens-themed restaurant and bar
Check-in 3pm; check-out 11am
No pets allowed
No on-site parking available
The Fine Print
* The price applies to a double room, and not per person * Selected dates of stay cannot be modified once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased * Reservation is non-refundable * No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate * Check in closes at 11pm, if you are planning to arrive later than this please ensure that you contact the hotel in advance of your stay * Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in * No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in * Must be 18 or older to check-in (with a valid ID) * Credit/debit card required at check-in * No city tax * Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services * In order to facilitate your stay, your name and email address may be shared with the hotel for communication related to your stay only * Travel window: until 30 Nov 2019
Offer sold by Groupon International Travel GmbH
Standard occupancy: 2 adults sharing
Maximum occupancy: 2 adults sharing
Additional persons policy: no additional persons allowed
Parking: no on-site parking available
Pets policy: no pets allowed
Transport and transfers not included.
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