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Desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, rollaway beds
Desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, rollaway beds
Desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, rollaway beds
Desk, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds, rollaway beds

Guest reviews

4.3 out of 5 Excellent
44 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Parking included
Pet Friendly
Restaurant
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationBasildon Park3 min drive
Popular LocationJohn Lewis Reading15 min drive
Popular LocationOracle27 min drive
AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)54 min drive

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  • Classic Double or Twin Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 65 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsClassic Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Double Room

    Room amenities

    • 75 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuperior Double Room

About this area

Reading

Located in Reading, Elephant Hotel is in a rural location and near a train station. Basildon Park and St. Giles-in-Reading Church are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Beale Park and UK Wolf Centre. Bucklebury Farm Park and Lagoona Park are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Basildon Park - 3 min drive
  • Forbury Gardens - 14 min drive
  • Reading Abbey Ruins - 14 min drive
  • John Lewis Reading - 15 min drive
  • Oracle - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Reading Pangbourne Station - 5 min walk
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow) - 54 min drive

Restaurants

  • Miah's - 3 min walk
  • The Swan - 4 min walk
  • Four Seasons - 6 min drive
  • Asian Spice Tandoori - 7 min drive
  • Pierreponts - 7 min drive

About this property

Elephant Hotel

3-star hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free hotel. 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 offer free WiFi, room service and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, free bottled water and phones.
Elephant Hotel offers 22 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. This Reading hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) and Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

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 any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • 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

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 7 AM and midnight
Minimum check-in age - 16

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per pet, per night
Dogs and cats only
2 per room (up to 66 lbs/30 kg)
Food and water bowls are available
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20 per night.
Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 20 per night

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 20 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Elephant Hotel Reading
Elephant Reading
Elephant Hotel Hotel
Elephant Hotel Reading
Elephant Hotel Hotel Reading

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Elephant Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Elephant Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Elephant Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Elephant Hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, Elephant Hotel allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 30 kg per pet. There's a fee of GBP 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Elephant Hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Elephant Hotel?
Check-in is from 7 AM to midnight.
What time is check-out at Elephant Hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Elephant Hotel located?
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Beale Park, Basildon Park and North Wessex Downs. Mapledurham Country Park and Pincents Hill are also within 3 miles (5 km). Reading Pangbourne Station is only a 5-minute walk.
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4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with pets, Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Good location in delightful village with river meadows to walk in. Ideal also for stopover as near M4. Quirky hotel - African theme so all quite dark. Service was good and staff friendly. Restaurant specialises in steaks which were very good. Breakfast was served as opposed to a buffet (due to covid?).
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
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Lovely hotel
Amazing hotel with beautiful rooms. Staff were very accommodating and friendly. Enjoyed the fine selection of gin at the bar and a lovely dinner in the restaurant.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Weekend break
Very comfortable stay at the Elephant. The bar staff were excellent, great location for walks along the Thames. Restaurant was fully booked (Valentines Day), but the bar food was great. The lounge areas were also great.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: 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

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