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The Great House at Sonning

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Free minibar items, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Free minibar items, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Free minibar items, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Free minibar items, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of The Great House at Sonning

The Great House at Sonning

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Thames Street, Sonning-on-Thames, Reading, England

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMill at Sonning4 min walk
  • Popular LocationThames Valley Park5 min drive
  • Popular LocationMicrosoft UK Headquarters7 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LHR-Heathrow)40 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 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.

What's nearby

  • Mill at Sonning - 4 min walk
  • Thames Valley Park - 5 min drive
  • Museum Of Berkshire Aviation - 6 min drive
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital - 7 min drive
  • Microsoft UK Headquarters - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Reading Twyford Station - 5 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 40 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Coppa Club – Garden-view restaurant with a bar offering Mediterranean cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, dinner and light fare daily. Kids' menu available.

About this property

The Great House at Sonning

Riverside hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
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

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

  • 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


  • Banquet hall
  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Polish

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


  • 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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

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

Important information

Optional extras

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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 255 out of 416 reviews
5 - Excellent 61%
Rating 4 - Good. 111 out of 416 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 30 out of 416 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 15 out of 416 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 416 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The room was very comfortable and clean Easy access to parking.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A gem by the Thames
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.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

2/5 Poor

Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
Disappointing - Basically a posh motel
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.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2020