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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Googled and looked into a peaceful riverside haunt, but not quite that I have to say the Room (5) was lovely, wonderful furnishings, olde world books and one of the most comfortable super king sized beds. Trouble was, the road outside all night long, the fire alarm and the general racket from everywhere. We had pre-booked Cosy Club but what...

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Erding, Germany
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the seon time I am staying at the Great House. After the renovations are now completed, it has become a wonderful place. This time, I had a'retro' room which is just amazingly decorated. And the location on the banks of the River Thames with the outdoors restaurant make it a lovely setting. One minor point: the hotel is...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

very good location just by the river, with a restaurant with green and river view. newly refurbished, classic 'old' room style I like that. towels bedding bathrobe are all comfort. little bit smell of new furniture. very nice staff always smile and helpful. to improve: no place to hang clothes or bathrobe in bathroom, no pen in the room so...

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House M, Operations Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, so great to hear you loved your time at The Great House and loved the atmosphere and location. Glad to hear the team really looked after you. Sorry you couldn't find the pencil in the room but we love your feedback - thanks!

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place to stay. The stunning surroundings, lovely barns/houses where the rooms are. Even a Easter sweetie cone on the bed was a lovely little touch. It was great to stay here and just watch the world go by on the river. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. Only down side was not all the...

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House M, Operations Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Great to hear you loved your time at The Great House and had a brilliant experience from start to finish. We'll pass on the kind words to the crew and hope to see you back with us soon!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about The Great House is great. The room, the shower, the service , the staff, the restaurant, the food, the drink, the lawn with deckchairs- you name it they've got it. The most fantastic setting and location. Thank you for such a great time at the Great House.

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House M, Operations Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, so "great" to hear you loved your time at The Great House and loved the atmosphere and location. Hope to see you back in the house soon!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay at the Great House (booked through Secret Escapes) for my mum's 60th birthday - we were in the Deluxe Double and the Clock Tower suite, both were very spacious, with stylish and spotlessly clean facilities, great character and quirky touches. The staff very kindly decorated my mum's room with 60th birthday balloons and banners which...

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House M, Operations Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

A belated Happy Birthday to your mum. We're so pleased you liked the little touches for her birthday. We were thrilled to read your review and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reigate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 'cosy' room, which was much larger than we were expecting, with a fridge, fresh milk supplied, great shower and luxe bathroom. Our deal included 'express breakfast' which was basic but just what we wanted. The 'luxe' vibe didn't really transfer to the breakfast room - a view over the river but a builders mug of tea! But...

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House M, Operations Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, pleased to hear you're a fan of The Great House and love the new look. Sorry to hear you were a little disappointed with the food offering we will be sure to pass on your comments to our colleagues in Coppa. Thanks for your constructive comments re car parking we'll be sure to take that on...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location in Sonning and hotel rooms are separated into several buildings around the compound. Rooms were clean and looked very new with a nice retro theme. Great service from the team and we felt sad to leave.

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House M, Operations Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

Great to hear you loved The Great House! Brilliant to know you loved the rooms and our team looked after you well. Don't be sad - come back soon!

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel , young welcoming staff and despite only having a cozy double the quality of the room finish and great waterfall shower that was powerful. Our room was in the main building next to the Coppa bar / restaurant.

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House M, Operations Manager at The Great House At Sonning, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you loved The Great House! Great to know you loved the shower - we love them too, the rooms and the friendly team too. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a superb situation! Right on the Thames by the old bridge - lovely views beyond. River walks immediately adjacent through the gate. Sit in the extensive garden in the deckchairs - glass of wine in hand and soak up the sun as Red Kites glide above. A large terrace beyond the bar & breakfast room looks out on the...

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Brilliant to hear you loved your time at The Great House thanks to the friendly team doing their bit. Hope to see you back soon!

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Recently refurbished, The Great House on the banks of the river Thames in Sonning offers contemporary and stylish en-suite rooms. The hotel offers easy access to the A4, Reading and the M4, ample free parking for guest's use and free WiFi throughout. Bedrooms are located in separate buildings: the original White Hart Hotel, the 16th century palace yard, the 17th century coach house, and the clock tower. Rooms include a number of comfortable features including luxury bedding, work desks and rain showers. A newly opened all-day restaurant, Coppa Club, includes a relaxed bar area with an open fire and an outdoor terrace overlooking the gardens and river. Breakfast can be ordered from 7:30am and a wide range of options are available from healthy smoothies to a full Skillet Breakfast. In the main house guests can work throughout the day and enjoy fresh coffee and snacks whilst making use of the complimentary WiFi and numerous power points. Situated in the picturesque conservation village of Sonning-on-Thames, the hotel is a 20-minute drive to Reading and Henley-on-Thames and less than 2 miles from Thames Valley Business Park. We look forward to welcoming you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Great House At Sonning

Address: Thames Street, Sonning-on-Thames RG4 6UT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Sonning-on-Thames
Price Range: $115 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Great House At Sonning 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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“We had a cosy retro room in the Palace Yard- room 40 Fab.”
Thorley66, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“River Facing rooms in the Main building are best!”
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“Avoid the coach house!”
3jellyfish, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Would wait until refurb complete but still very good whilst this takes place.”
115miks, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we booked the cheapest smallest room and it was better than some 5* hotels I had stayed in”
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