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The Forbury Hotel

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26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Forbury is one of the best hotels I've stayed in. It's in a great location, incredibly comfortable and excellent value. The staff are friendly and the bar/restaurant is top quality. Really can't understand how it manages to be such good value considering the quality.

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England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I tried this Hotel out and it was amazing! Everything very high class, clean and beautiful. It felt very romantic for us. The prices are okay, definitly will recommend to friends and family

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well what can I say an incredible 5 star girls night away! A relaxing atmosphere with attentive polite staff, extremely helpful and accommodating. An extensive cocktail list with great bar staff to help you choose the perfect tipple. Food to die for which looked amazing on the plate and tasted devine! Must be top of any ones list "The Forbury... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must say that I've only stayed in this hotel one night and on business. Everything looked very amateur. Breakfast was the worst. Ok the room is overly decorated, but I was not on a honeymoon. It's business and when on the go you want practicality, not excessive details of unwanted things. Miss my Hilton.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for two separate two week stays at the beginning of the year, I chose one of their serviced apartments due to the duration as I liked the idea of more space and some kind of a kitchen to cook my own food, do my own laundry etc. Hotel food gets very tedious very quickly. Whilst the hotel... More 

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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When you go to the Forbury the first quest that hits you, is what is this hotel doing in Reading? Despite living locally i've stayed a couple of times and put up family or business guests there who alerts rave about it. Beautiful rooms and quiet location in the middle of Reading. look at the website, it's not the normal... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for in a junior suite with breakfast included. The junior suite was lovely, very nice decor and feel to the room. We were unable to change the temperature in the room so became very hot - opened a window but outside was quite noisy so this was frustrating. Lovely big bath tub to sink into (needed bubble bath... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This hotel is extremely nice inside with lots of luxury items in the room. Nice sound system, nice bathroom, luxury feel to the whole place....BUT...could not believe there was no control of the heating in the bedroom. I was awake half the night as the room was so hot. No air con or thermostat. Suggestion from the reception was open... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband and I chose The Forbury as our wedding venue (see separate review which is soon to come); for this review I will focus on the hotel itself. We stayed the night before the wedding, along with some of our bridal party and my family, and my husband and I also stayed the night after (as well of course... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Forbury Hotel is just a short walk from Reading railway station and town centre, it takes 20 minutes to walk to the University London Road Campus. The Forbury stands in a quiet spot next to the Forbury Gardens with it's famous lion statue. Next door are two restaurants including a modern Carlito's The Oracle centre is 5 minutes walk... More 

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