Located in Reading, Elephant Hotel is in a rural area 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. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Newbury Racecourse or Madejski Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
Lardon Chase - the Holies and Lough Down - 7 min drive
Pincents Hill - 9 min drive
Mapledurham House and Watermill - 11 min drive
Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin - 15 min drive
Reading Pangbourne Station - 5 min walk
Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 40 min drive
Laughing Halibut - 2 min walk
Miah's - 3 min walk
The Swan - 4 min walk
Asian Spice Tandoori - 7 min drive
Boat House Deli and Cafe - 7 min drive
About this property
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 a snack bar/deli, dry cleaning and express check-out. All 22 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and room service. TVs, coffee makers and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
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
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Gives staff 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
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Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Parking and public transport
Free self-parking on site
Limited on-site parking
Wheelchair-accessible parking available
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
Room service available
Things to do
Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Newspapers in reception
Front desk (limited hours)
If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per pet, per night
Dogs and cats welcome
2 per room (up to 66 lbs/30 kg)
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees
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
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
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express
Safety features at this property include a 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 Hotel Hotel
Elephant Hotel Reading
Elephant Hotel Hotel Reading
Frequently asked questions
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.
Self-parking is free at this property.
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight.
Checkout is at 11 AM.
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.
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.
Overall score and ratings
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Lovely stay in a lovely hotel in a lovely village. Catered amazingly for dogs, staff were very friendly and lthe decor was unique and stylish. The hotel was clean and the bedrooms were cosy.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021
5 Jul 2021
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021
3 Jul 2021
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Lovely hotel in perfect village with lots of bars and restaurant options.
Bedroom was so comfortable but bathroom really needed some serious TLC. The condition of bathroom was only letdown
Staff could not be more helpful. Breakfast was great.