Great Expectations Relaxinnz in Reading - 3 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Great Expectations Relaxinnz

This historic building was once visited by Charles Dickens for his public readings. It offers a Dickens-themed restaurant, light, modern rooms with private bathrooms, and a themed bar.

Great Expectations is located within the centre of Reading, directly opposite The Oracle Shopping Centre and 10 minutes’ walk from Reading Rail Stations. Reading’s numerous shops and restaurants are all within easy walking distance.

Guests can enjoy full English breakfast offered every morning at the hotel's restaurant or relax with a real ale at the bar.

All of the rooms at Great Expectations feature a TV with DVD player and tea/coffee-making facilities. Guests can also make use of free Wi-Fi access.

Reception hours: On business days: from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PMOn the weekend: from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1800, Last complete renovation 2004, Number of floors 3, Total number of rooms 29, Number of single rooms 16, Number of double rooms 10, of which have 2 separate beds 4, of which have a double bed 6, Reception manned at weekends from 07:30, to 22:00, Reception manned from 07:30, to 22:00, Earliest check-in 14:00, Latest check-out 10:00, English-speaking staff available during the day, Inn, City hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, No-smoking room 29, Family rooms available 3

AddressShow map

London Street 33, RG1 4PS Reading, United Kingdom


  • Station (Guildford - Railway Station) 36.08 km
  • City centre (Reading) 0.27 km
  • Airport (London Heathrow Airport (LHR)) 35.12 km
  • Highway (M4) 5.0 km

Service times

Reception open:

7:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Reception manned at weekends:

7:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Earliest check-in:

2:00 PM

Latest check-out:

10:00 AM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express

Hotel facilities

  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 12:30.00 until 14:30.00 and from 18:00 until 21:00.00
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby
  • Breakfast from 07:30 o'clock to 09:00 o'clock
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel has emergency lighting
  • Hotel complies with country/state/local fire laws
  • Audible smoke alarms in guest room
  • Audible smoke alarm in hallways
  • Emergency exits for each floor
  • Guest rooms accessed by interior entrances
  • Building meets all current local, state and country building codes

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms
  • Cable TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Emergency information
  • Plan of emergency exits

In-house services

  • WLAN in room
  • Pets not allowed

Hotel location

London Street 33, RG1 4PS Reading -

Evaluations of Great Expectations Relaxinnz

Overall 8 ratings, including comments: 5 ratings
5.5 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
Corporate customers
1.0 / 10
February 2015

No positive experiences :( AS my friend said: not all Expectations were Great // )

Very dirty hotel :( Reception in the bar. Not nice smell at the hotel hall. Noises in the room (especially at night - not soundproof walls). Bathroom wasn't cleaned at all. Not recommended is not a proper word, AVOID it !

Corporate customers
3.8 / 10
July 2012

Carpet in the room was not cleaned, bathroom was dirty as well, no toilet paper available in the room. WiFi was for free but signal strength was so low that I could not work from my room.

Private Solo traveller
2.0 / 10
August 2009

I was very dissatisfied with this hotel. The room was dusty with cobwebs hanging off the walls and dead flies on the windowsill. There was poo stains on the toilet that I had to clean myself with the toilet brush provided. I was staying at the hotel as a student and took with me some pot noodles however I was unable to use them and one was wasted as I opened one and went to fill the kettle to find lots of grey dirt and limescale in the kettle. It was absolutely disgusting. Hotel staff were told and said they had no other kettle or cleaning equipment and they would take the kettle and sort it the next day. They did indeed take the kettle but never brought it back!! So I could have no pot noodle and no cup of tea. I had to spend money on eating out. I am disgusted and quite frankly do not intend to use your service again if this is what I can expect. A 4* hotel... your having a laugh.

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