The Great House at Sonning

Thames StreetRG4 6UTSonningUnited Kingdom

About The Great House at Sonning

Set in a former coaching inn beside the River Thames, The Great House at Sonning is a modernised property boasting elegant original features, including a Grade II-listed Elizabethan Inn.

The hotel’s 49 period-style rooms feature blue-panelled walls and orange accents, as well as standard amenities, including sofas, flat-screen TVs, retro fridges, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Spacious en-suites include power showers.

The Great House at Sonning is a popular venue for conferences and private celebrations such as weddings and birthdays. The hotel offers several work areas with power points and Wi-Fi, as well as free parking, a safe-deposit box, and 24-hour front desk services.

The Coppa Club is the hotel’s on-site restaurant, opening early for breakfast before switching to an all-day menu. Brunch is served until late afternoon at weekends. Plus, there’s a terrace bar.

The Great House at Sonning is just 20 minutes’ drive from both Reading and Dinton Pastures Country Park. Central London can be reached in around 90 minutes.


Thames Street, RG4 6UT, Sonning, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1189)692277 | Fax: +44(1189)441296 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Stunning riverfront setting

One of the most often mentioned highlights of this property among reviews is its picturesque setting beside the Thames. Add in sloping gardens, plenty of comfortable seating, and sumptuous views, and it’s easy to see why the location is one of the guests’ favourite features.

Gorgeous rooms offer a comfy stay

Guests find the rooms here to be of a good standard, generally describing the contemporary accommodation as being in impressive shape. Guests find the rooms comfortable throughout their stay and are often particularly appreciative of unexpected extras such as fresh milk in the fridges.

Wonderful service from staff

The standard of service appears to be consistently high. Guests find the staff friendly and helpful, even during busier periods when it could potentially be harder to serve up efficient service with a smile.

Negative Reviews

Sunshine brings the crowds

The appeal of the property’s riverfront spot can’t be understated, seemingly especially so over the warm summer months when the arrival of the sunshine also heralds the arrival of the crowds. Hotel guests can feel overwhelmed by the number of people enjoying the restaurant and gardens.

Noise level can be a problem

The level of unwanted noise in the rooms can be an unwelcome surprise for guests. The problem appears to be at its worst in the rooms closest to the road, though few seem to be spared the sounds from neighbouring rooms.

Guests don’t take priority for dining

The Coppa Club is undoubtedly a favourite dining spot for locals. Guests don’t take priority over other visitors to the restaurant and must book a table like everyone else. Guests who don't can find themselves without a table, even at breakfast.

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