The Great House at Sonning

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Double Room | Hypo-allergenic bedding, free minibar items, in-room safe, desk
Relaxed Double Room | Hypo-allergenic bedding, free minibar items, in-room safe, desk
Deluxe Double Room | Hypo-allergenic bedding, free minibar items, in-room safe, desk
Business Suite | Hypo-allergenic bedding, free minibar items, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Great House at Sonning

The Great House at Sonning

4.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Thames Street, Sonning-on-Thames, Reading, England, RG4 6UT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMill at Sonning4 min walk
  • Popular LocationThames Valley Park5 min drive
  • Popular LocationMicrosoft UK Headquarters7 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)39 min drive

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About this area


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® Windsor and Lagoona Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Henley Cricket Club or Madejski Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Mill at Sonning - 4 min walk
  • Thames Valley Park - 5 min drive
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital - 7 min drive
  • Microsoft UK Headquarters - 7 min drive
  • Reading Abbey Ruins - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Reading Twyford Station - 5 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 39 min drive


  • Bull Inn - 2 min walk
  • French Horn - 4 min walk
  • Momo House - 4 min drive
  • The Bay - 4 min drive
  • Thai Elephant - 4 min drive

About this property

The Great House at Sonning

Riverside hotel with 24-hour front desk and restaurant
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a 24-hour front desk. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, a picnic area and a fireplace at reception are on-site.
The Great House at Sonning offers 49 accommodations 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 offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.


English, Polish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • 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

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
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Coppa Club


  • Banquet hall
  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • 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 (select rooms)
  • Vibrating pillow alarm
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Renovated entire property – December 2016
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Portable fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • 34-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV/satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar (some items)


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and 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

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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 major credit cards, debit cards and cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 293 out of 469 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 119 out of 469 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 32 out of 469 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 16 out of 469 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 469 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great property great location
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel is wonderful, it is in a very pretty location and the room we stayed in was clean and well maintained. Beautiful. The restaurant was good, the breakfast was delicious and well presented on a cast iron plate which was a cool touch. The only problem we had was that we stayed during the heatwave and although a fan was provided, we had a young baby with us and it was uncomfortably hot. We were on the top floor where all the heat rises and it was considerably cooler in the hallway and lower levels. Just bear this in mind if staying during hot months.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Despite being a historical group of buildings, the standard of the hotel, is far from historical. It is perfectly perched on the river Thames, in a lovely village. There are other establishments within a short walk, if you wanted to have some variety to your stay, it is also close to the The Mill theatre. Perfect for a couples get away, or special event. I was a lone traveler, returning to the area for a family event. Whilst the rooms are not air conditioned, the windows open, and fans are supplied, which in the event or hot weather, room temperature can be altered. Whilst tea and coffee bags are supplied along with fresh milk, it would be nice to be able to heat the milk for coffee, so that it doesn't lower coffee temperature too much. The hotel is used mid week for a lot of business functions and stays, which can make the bar and seating area quite noisy at times, whilst informal meetings are taking place.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely room, great location
We stayed in the Business Suite, lovely large room with facilities for hot drinks, lovely large shower. We'd prefer the bed slightly firmer but this is personal preference. With the Coppa Club for nice meals and drinks, great breakfast included, and perfect location for walks.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022