Elephant Hotel - Pangbourne

Church Road, Pangbourne, United Kingdom, RE8 7AR  show map
 3 stars
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Elephant Hotel - Pangbourne

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

Pets allowed

Overview

The charming Elephant Hotel offers an individual accommodation in the heart of Pangbourne. With accents of empire architecture, the hotel was built in 1800 and renovated in 2011.

This hotel is located in a vibrant area, 5.0 km from Reading Borough Council, Reading Magistrates Court and Basildon Park. The center of Pangbourne is 1 km away from the venue.

The hotel offers good location close to meadows and hills.

Elephant Hotel lies within 30 minutes’ drive to RAF airport.

Rooms

This property counts 22 guestrooms featuring Classic Double Room and Superior Double Room. Some rooms come with a stunning view of Chiltern Hills and the River Thames. They also have private bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

The simple restaurant offers excellent meals. The elegant lounge bar features free Wi-Fi and a terrace.

Services

Such business facilities as a business center, a meeting room and a copier are also available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor parking
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • Concierge desk
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from 15:00-23:00 

Check-out

  • until 07:00-11:00 

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of GBP 20 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of GBP 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Elephant Hotel - Pangbourne Pangbourne location
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Hotel Address:

Church Road, Pangbourne, United Kingdom, RE8 7AR

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City Center
  • Pangbourne
    400 ft
Airports
  • RAF Station (ABB)
    17.4 mi
  • NAF (GXH)
    26.8 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • The Elephant Hotel (cuisine: English)
    100 ft
  • Cross Keys Inn (cuisine: British)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from 15:00-23:00 
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-11:00 
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    22

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Rooms and availability

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Classic Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 220 sq. feet
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  • Private bathroom
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Please request double/twin when booking, subject to availability.

Room facilities
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    Superior Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed
    Size: 220 sq. feet
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    • Private bathroom
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    Spacious room with a king-size bed and a separate seating area. Some rooms also feature a private terrace.

    Room facilities

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Elephant Hotel - Pangbourne Pangbourne location
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      Hotel Address:

      Church Road, Pangbourne, United Kingdom, RE8 7AR

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Pangbourne
        400 ft
      Airports
      • RAF Station (ABB)
        17.4 mi
      • NAF (GXH)
        26.8 mi
      • Bus stop
        400 ft
      Restaurants
      • The Elephant Hotel (cuisine: English)
        100 ft
      • Cross Keys Inn (cuisine: British)
        200 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from 15:00-23:00 
      • Check-out:
        until 07:00-11:00 
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • Number of rooms:
        22

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedPangbourneElephant Hotel

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 400 ft

      Local attractions

      • Didcot Railway Centre - 11.0 mi
        Didcot Parkway railway station, Didcot

        Restaurants nearby

        • The Elephant Hotel - 100 ft

          Address: Church Road
          Phone: 0118 984 2244

          Cuisine: English
          Price Range: USD 41 - USD 81

        • Peking Garden - 400 ft

          Address: 2-6 Whitchurch Road
          Phone: 0118 984 2669 0118 984 2669 0118 984 2669 0118 984 2669 0118 984 2669

          75% likes this, based on 30 reviews
          Cuisine: Chinese

        • The Moors Brasserie - 600 ft

          Address: 11 Reading Road

          78% likes this, based on 51 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary

        • Cross Keys Inn - 200 ft

          Address: Church Road
          Phone: +44 (0)118 984 3268

          76% likes this, based on 37 reviews
          Cuisine: British
          Price Range: USD 32 - USD 40

        • Lou La Belle - 500 ft

          Address: 3-5 Reading Road

          63% likes this, based on 39 reviews

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from 15:00-23:00 
        • Check-out:
          until 07:00-11:00 
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of rooms:
          22

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedPangbourneElephant Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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        Elephant Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Elephant Hotel

        Average guest rating

        7.6out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 18 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Single
          6.6

          Room was individually furnished, and some extra 'touches' such as a complimentary elderflower liquer

          Reception was not always staffed which meant you had to hunt around for someone in the bar or the dining room. This was a bit irritating when you wanted to collect your key. Cooked breakfast service was also a little slow

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          Decor with itmes from the Raj and excellent, friendly service

        • Couple
          6.2

          Breakfast was good. Bed was comfortable.

          Room was as clean as you would excect. Around 10 parking spaces available for a 22 room hotel does not work well. Breakfast staff were not attentive.

        • Family with children
          8.2

          Nice staff, excellent food, great garden, creative interiors.

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          the bed was very comfortable with lovely soft, white cotton bedding. The shower was good. The room was a good size with ample storage space. Staff were friendly and willing, but generally seemed to lack training about what is expected of customer service.

          Lack of attention to detail is evident in this hotel. The shower area had quite a bit of black mold growth in the tile grouting, the under rim of the toilet was dirty. You may think - what on earth were they doing examining under the rim - but when sitting on the bed with the bathroom door open it was there just in front of you - no examination necessary I promise you. Breakfast buffet was barely average with a poor selection of cereals and buffet. Cooked breakfast, when it arrived was good, but one morning there was no brown toast and a wait of nearly three quarters of an hour for eggs benedict seemed a bit excessive. Staff were friendly, but seemed to me to lack training in basics of good customer service. Finally, the decoration in our room was badly done. Room was themed 'Flashman' with dark paint, but wallpaper was not properly stuck to wall and net curtains were stained - a good idea to have themed rooms, but it has to be done properly. Rates at this hotel are not cheap, so we did expect a little more in terms of excellence really. A very small hotel car park that is difficult to access that was full of staff cars. Although next to pay and display public car park, surely customers should be the priority for parking in this circumstance. For us it served a purpose as we had to be in Pangbourne, but in future would not expect to repeat a stay at the Elephant. These are not complaints, but merely observations following a stay of 3 nights.

        • Older travelers
          8.2

          Lovely welcoming staff, room very comfortable all in all we had a very pleasant stay

        • Group of friends
          6.4

          The hotel is situated in a small friendly village, the rooms were comfortable and a good breakfast was served.

          On Check in at 5.30pm I was told that the room was not ready as they had made the room as a double not the twin requested. Indeed the manager seemed indifferent that he had not only not read the reservation but had failed to telephone us to confirm our dinner reservation. When reproached I asked that he might buy us a drink to make up for the inconvenience, (the room would not be ready till after 7pm when his staff came back on duty) he simple said no! So we ate else where. The website gives the impression of having a very good food, on talking to a local person, I was informed that the chef had left some time ago and the food now was just ok.

        • Older travelers
          7.0

          gourmet cooking

          room too hot, there was no fan in room

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          Comfortable, spacious room with good facilities. Instant hot water, heated towel rail. Generous, well-cooked breakfast, plenty of choice.

          Room and hotel generally was too warm. Thought £155 per night for a double room slightly overpriced.

        • Couple
          7.0

          Very spacious room and the bed was very comfortable.

          Anchovies in the Chicken Casear salad which were not detailed on the menu, as this is a very distinct taste and something I do not like. If I had known it was included I would have asked for my them not to be included in my salad.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Really comfortable rooms, clean and spacious. Breakfast excellent.

          Car park can only take about ten cars, though there is a public car park next door.

        • Couple
          7.8

          Design of room, quality of food, surrounding countryside

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Good location; quirky decor; good size room with hairdryer, iron and ironing board; good hospitality tray.

          Parking could be a problem if busy as hotel car park is quite small. Town car park just next door.

        • Couple
          7.8

          Great service. Nice decor. Super comfortable rooms.

          Shower and bathrooms a bit cramped.

        • Single
          7.4

          Nice and charming hotel, antique style.

          Wooden floor that made a lot of noise when I walked over it... Hope there wasn't another room below mine!

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Elephant Hotel - Pangbourne Pangbourne location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Church Road, Pangbourne, United Kingdom, RE8 7AR

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Pangbourne
          400 ft
        Airports
        • RAF Station (ABB)
          17.4 mi
        • NAF (GXH)
          26.8 mi
        • Bus stop
          400 ft
        Restaurants
        • The Elephant Hotel (cuisine: English)
          100 ft
        • Cross Keys Inn (cuisine: British)
          200 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from 15:00-23:00 
        • Check-out:
          until 07:00-11:00 
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of rooms:
          22

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedPangbourneElephant Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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