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
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Coffee shop

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Spa center

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Elephant Hotel is a 3-star charming property offering an individual accommodation steps away from Reading College, Forbury Gardens and Reading Central Library. The building was renovated in 2011.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. Guests will get to Hook (Hampshire) in 20 minutes by car.

The hotel allows quick access to meadows and hills.

The venue is notable for the good location within a 30-minute drive to RAF airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Elephant Hotel come with Wi-Fi, a dressing area, a minibar, individual climate control and a DVD player. Elephant Hotel overlooks Chiltern Hills and the River Thames, offering a stunning view from the rooms. They are equipped with a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle.

Eat & Drink

British dishes are served in the simple restaurant on site. Guests can savor cocktails and coffee in the lounge bar. Serving a wide range of dishes, The Elephant Hotel and Lou La Belle can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

A business center, a meeting room and a copier along with a baggage storage, a car park and a lift are available for guests.

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

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Female traveler room/floor

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa center

Room facilities

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

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. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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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  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    22

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Rooms and availability

Elephant Hotel photos Room
Classic Double or Twin Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 220 sq. feet
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Please request double/twin when booking, subject to availability.

Room facilities
    Elephant Hotel photos Room
    Single Room
    Bed type: 1 Single bed
    Size: 175 sq. feet
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    Individually designed room with a flat-screen TV. Please note pets cannot be accommodated in this room.

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      Elephant Hotel photos Room
      Superior Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 220 sq. feet
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      This spacious room have a king-size bed. Some rooms also feature a private terrace.

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        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  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • 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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        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  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • 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  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • 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

          Use Badge