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Elephant Hotel, Reading

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Church RoadPangbourne, ReadingEnglandRG8 7ARUnited Kingdom

3-star hotel in Pangbourne with restaurant, bar/lounge
  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Awesome vibe
Great amenities
Rather comfortable
Location is ok
7See all 7 reviews
From 388 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Elephant Hotel, Reading

from $136
  • Classic Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Double Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 7 AM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • 2 per room (up to 30 kg)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free English breakfast on weekdays
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Elephant Hotel, Reading’s small print

Also known as

  • Elephant Hotel Reading
  • Elephant Reading


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: GBP 30
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: GBP 55
  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: GBP 50 (one way)

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for GBP 20 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Elephant Hotel, Reading


  • Beale Park - 29 min walk
  • Basildon Park - 40 min walk
  • Mapledurham House and Watermill - 6.1 mi / 9.7 km
  • Oracle - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Reading Abbey Ruins - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km
  • Pincents Hill - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Lardon Chase - the Holies and Lough Down - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Prospect Park - 4.9 mi / 7.8 km

Getting around

  • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 41 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 48 min drive
  • Reading Pangbourne Station - 5 min walk
  • Reading Tilehurst Station - 6 min drive
  • Reading Theale Station - 9 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 7 reviews

Elephant Hotel, Reading
Very Good8.0
Quaint and Quirky
An authentic English village hotel. Stairs and fire-doors to negotiate with your luggage and a small room. Friendly and helpful service. The most luxurious towels in the world, but poor plumbing. Our toilet wouldn't flush properly, but the maintenance man fixed it the next day and management took some drinks off of our bar tab which was a nice touch. Would definitely stay again.
Judy, auRomance trip
Elephant Hotel, Reading
Very Good8.0
A night in June
We had a pleasant overnight stay for my wife's birthday. Friendly helpful staff, good food and a comfortable room. There was a lot of traffic noise during the day as the hotel is by a busy intersection in the village, although quieter at night.
Roger, gbRomance trip
Elephant Hotel, Reading
Elephant pangborne
Great place to stay. Choice of menus, good beer in the bar. bedrooms are very comfortable and spotless
Martin, gbBusiness trip
Elephant Hotel, Reading
Very Good8.0
Elephant Hotel
Overall a nice place to stay - room was more interesting than the norm for decoration and had everything needed for my stay (in terms of complimentary additions) although slightly tight getting around the room. The food was good (both evening and breakfast)and atmosphere in the bar was pleasant and relaxed. Only a few spaces for parking, however there is a large coucil car park right next door (free from 6pm to 8am). Staff were friendly and I had a good nights sleep. I would visit again (I'm in hotels 3-4 times a week)
Andrew, gbBusiness trip

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Elephant Hotel, Reading

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