Elephant Hotel - Pangbourne

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site 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 is a 3-star charming hotel offering a stunning view of the River Thames and Chiltern Hills. Elephant Hotel has been welcoming guests to its individual rooms since 1800.

Elephant Hotel is 10 minutes' walk from the center of Pangbourne. 26 km to Maidenhead.

Reading Services M4 is 8 km from the hotel and Coral Reef is about 26 km away.

It will take 35 minutes by car to get to RAF airport.

Rooms

Elephant Hotel offers 22 guestrooms appointed with individual climate control, satellite television, Wi-Fi, a dressing room and a DVD player with all the sights of Pangbourne within easy access. The guestrooms look out on the garden. Some of the rooms feature oriental décor and hand-crafted furnishings.

Eat & Drink

Guests will taste excellent cuisine in the simple on-site restaurant. At the elegant lounge bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee and cocktails. A variety of dishes are served in The Elephant Hotel and Lou La Belle, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

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

Relax

An indoor swimming pool and a golf course are offered for guests' comfort.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site 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

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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib GBP 20
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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

Get directions
City Center
  • Pangbourne
    100 m
Airports
  • RAF Station (ABB)
    28.0 km
  • NAF (GXH)
    43.1 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • The Elephant Hotel (cuisine: English)
    10 m
  • Cross Keys Inn (cuisine: British)
    40 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    22

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Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Rooms and availability

Elephant Hotel photos Room
Classic Double or Twin Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Please request double/twin when booking, subject to availability.

Elephant Hotel photos Room
Single Room
  • Room size:

    16 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Individually designed room with a flat-screen TV. Please note pets cannot be accommodated in this room.

Elephant Hotel photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

This spacious room have a king-size bed. Some rooms also feature a private terrace.

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center100 m

Local attractions

  • Cornerstone17.3 km
    25 Station Road, Didcot
  • Dorchester Abbey18.5 km
    High Street
  • Didcot Railway Centre17.8 km
    Didcot Railway Centre Didcot PARKWAY Station Road

Restaurants nearby

  • The Elephant Hotel10 m

    Address: Church Road
    Phone: 0118 984 2244

    Cuisine: English
    Price Range: NZD 55 - NZD 110

  • Peking Garden100 m

    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 Brasserie170 m

    Address: 11 Reading Road

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

  • Cross Keys Inn40 m

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

    76% likes this, based on 37 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: NZD 43 - NZD 54

  • Lou La Belle140 m

    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

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Best 3 Star Hotels in United Kingdom

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Cities nearby
  • Wallingford hotels - 13 km
  • Reading hotels - 9 km
  • Henley-on-Thames hotels - 14 km
  • Newbury (Berkshire) hotels - 19 km
  • Goring hotels - 5 km
  • Watlington (Oxfordshire) hotels - 19 km
  • Wokingham hotels - 19 km
  • Steventon hotels - 23 km
  • Burghfield, Berkshire hotels - 11 km
  • Streatley (Berkshire) hotels - 6 km

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
    100 m
Airports
  • RAF Station (ABB)
    28.0 km
  • NAF (GXH)
    43.1 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • The Elephant Hotel (cuisine: English)
    10 m
  • Cross Keys Inn (cuisine: British)
    40 m
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