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French Horn Hotel

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Superior Room | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
Superior Room | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
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Superior Room | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe

Overview of French Horn Hotel

French Horn Hotel

4-star property
Riverfront inn in Reading with restaurant and bar/lounge

8.8/10 Fabulous

119 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Sonning-on-thames, Reading, England, RG4 6TN

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Thames River - 1 min drive
  • Lapland UK - 29 min drive
  • LEGOLAND® Windsor - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 40 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 49 min drive
  • Reading Twyford Station - 5 min drive
  • Reading Wargrave Station - 6 min drive
  • Reading (XRE-Reading Train Station) - 8 min drive


  • Coppa Club - 5 min walk
  • Bull Inn - 7 min walk
  • The Crown Inn - 19 min walk
  • Momo House - 3 min drive
  • The Bay - 4 min drive

About this property

French Horn Hotel

Located near a train station, French Horn Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Reading. Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit Restaurant, which is open for lunch and dinner, and offers garden views. This upmarket inn also features a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and breakfast.


English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:30 PM until 10:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1880
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Dial-up Internet access is available in guest rooms for an extra charge
  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

French Horn Hotel
French Horn Hotel Reading
French Horn Reading
French Horn Hotel Inn
French Horn Hotel Reading
French Horn Hotel Inn Reading

Frequently asked questions

Does French Horn Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, French Horn Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at French Horn Hotel?
As of 28 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at French Horn Hotel on 4 Feb 2023 start from £200, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at French Horn Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at French Horn Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at French Horn Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at French Horn Hotel?
You can check in from 2:30 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:30 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at French Horn Hotel and nearby?
French Horn Hotel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near French Horn Hotel?
Yes, Restaurant offers garden views. Nearby restaurants include Coppa Club (5-min walk), Bull Inn (7-min walk) and The Bay (2 mi).
What's the area around French Horn Hotel like?
French Horn Hotel is located by the river, a short 1-minute walk from Thames River and 2 minutes' walk from Mill at Sonning. Travellers say that this inn is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

A stay of two halves
Well my stay started off very promising, hotel reception called in advance of my check-in to see if I wanted dinner (always nice to get this call), on my arrival was informed I had been upgraded to a junior suite (again nice). I was shown to my room, it was very cold but I can live with that as I had only booked a few hours before arriving and wouldn't expect them to heat an empty room. I slept reasonably well but when I awoke early to shower & shave I was greeted with only cold water, It's an old building I thought so lets just let the water run a little..5 minutes still ice cold water..10 minutes again still ice cold this made for a very bad start to the day. I went to check out as I had already lost 15 minutes to my day by faffing about with the water I wanted to get going ASAP. I mentioned that there had been no hot water and was amazed at the response I got "well it is an old building" I will spare you the rest of this short conversation. My advice is do not stay here if you need to have a shower that is not ice cold!!!
steven, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Steven, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Darran, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stunning location. Great service. Quiet rooms with great views. In the morning, just walk down the beautiful lawn, jump in the river and go for a swim.
Nick, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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10/10 Exceptional

Great setting. Hospitality friendly and helpful. Breakfast was wonderful. Highly recommend without reservations.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff and owners very friendly and great service enjoyed the breakfast lovely view from the room
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Traditional hotel.
A traditional upmarket hotel. Quite old fashioned in the decor and feels rather grand of the last. Food is expensive but a pleasant enough hotel. Beautiful location not a lot around. Wouldn’t recommend for children.
James, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Gillian, 1-night trip with friends
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