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This historic building was once visited by Charles Dickens for his public readings. It offers a Dickens-themed restaurant, light, modern rooms with private bathrooms, and a themed bar. Great Expectations is located within the center of Reading, right across from The Oracle Shopping Center and a 10-minute walk from Reading Rail Stations. Reading’s numerous shops and restaurants are all within easy walking distance. Guests can enjoy a full English breakfast served every morning at the hotel's restaurant or relax with a real ale at the bar. All of the rooms at Great Expectations feature a TV with a DVD player and tea/coffee-making facilities. Guests can also use free Wi-Fi access.