Located in Reading, The Great House at Sonning is in a rural area and on a river. St. Giles-in-Reading Church and Reading Abbey Ruins are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Legoland and REME Museum of Technology. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Ascot Racecourse or Madejski Stadium.
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a garden, a picnic area and a fireplace at reception are on-site. All 49 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars (stocked with some free items) and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free bottled water and portable fans.
The Great House at Sonning offers 49 forms of accommodation with minibars (stocked with some free items) and a safe. 34-inch Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
This Reading hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
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Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Parking and public transport
Limited on-site parking
Wheelchair-accessible parking available
Food and drink
Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee 8:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekdays and 8:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends: GBP 1.95-20 for adults and GBP 1.95-10 for children
24-hour front desk
If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Staffed front desk
Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees
Children and extra beds
Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 20.0 per stay.
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.
Breakfast fee: between GBP 1.95 and GBP 20 for adults, and GBP 1.95 and GBP 10 for children (approximately)
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 20.0 per stay
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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve sofa beds
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
We should mention
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Property is also known as
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
Frequently asked questions
Yes, The Great House at Sonning offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Great House at Sonning cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
As of 13 Jun 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Great House at Sonning on 14 Jun 2021 start from £95, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
Limited spots are available.
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM.
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Situated on the riverfront, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Mill at Sonning and 3 mi (4.7 km) from Royal Berkshire Hospital. Microsoft UK Headquarters and Thames Valley Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Quality bedrooms and bathrooms. Friendly staff. Nice touches like Complimentary fresh milk and mineral water in the fridge. Only disappointment is the unexciting menu at the Coppa club (which I believe is a separate business). Particularly if you are a regular visitor.
We regularly eat in the Coppa Club adjoining the Great House hotel but we usually arrive by boat as it is right at the edge of the Thames. Our first time actually staying in the hotel. it was a foul night when we arrived but the young lady on reception was very nice and even apologised for the slight delay as she was on the phone when we ran in. Check in was painless as most of the form was pre-filled and we were soon off to our room in the clock tower.
Very spacious, clean and well supplied with tea, coffee, and fresh milk in the large fridge. Even though I assume this was a budget room, it has a couch and a shower room with twin basins.
A very enjoyable one night stay, we ate dinner and breakfast in the Coppa club and that too couldn't be faulted with the staff following all covid guidlines.
My only slight gripe is that the room was very hot during the night although there didn't appear to be heating anywhere that could be turned down and no aircon. Bearing in mind this was October 30/31 2020 it disturbed my sleep as I was too hot under the thick duvet.
A minor point in an otherwise excellent experience which I hope to repeat soon.
Disappointing. Room stupidly hot and no way to cool it, toilet paper appeared to be rationed, they refused to service the room. No access to sit in the riverside garden that they reference in their details. Insufficient parking for hotel residents.
Restaurant - how many attempts to get breakfast right yesterday? - 3 it was only 2 the day before.
Nothing more than an expensive posh motel with someone else’s restaurant attached and not enough parking.