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The Forbury Hotel

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26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for one night (Reading Festival). Hotel is lovely (it is a bit hot but the location means you can open windows with little traffic noise). Breakfast great - all in all a good place to stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've stayed at the Forbury twice now and love it. It's a little difficult to find (beware - don't drive into the bus lanes in Reading because you will get a fine!). The staff were so helpful and valet parked our car (at no extra charge, I believe). The hotel is very plush. Lovely interior design, luxurious and grand. Both... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Met up with friends at the bar. The staff were friendly , attentive and the bar man was great at making recommendations based on what different people liked. This went down a treat with we ladies. It was a fun night overall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food, is great, Rooms are great (although too old fashioned), nice bar, nice people... everything is good... but I went in a Business Travel (as I often do in TVP) and I do prefer the business oriented hotels

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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed here the night before our daughters wedding. The hotel is first class. Decor and facilities are amazing. Unfortunately I did not get a chance to experience breakfast in the restaurant as I was helping my daughter get ready for her big day, but they did provide a fantastic 'feast' of fresh fruits, croissants etc in... More 

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Brentwood, Essex
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a lovely Saturday night at the Forbury for our wedding anniversary. The hotel is beautiful and rooms are very well-designed with great bathrooms. Seamless check-in, very friendly staff and classy bar. We had a room overlooking the a courtyard with a restaurant that had outside eating. Unfortunately when we returned to our room at around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been staying at this hotel almost every week for near on a year now. This is a great little hotel with friendly and efficient, helpful staff in every area. Each room is unique and really well appointed (although a few power power points in more accessible places would not go amiss!). The rooms are comfortable, some are very spacious,... More 

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Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night on business. Whilst the room was well appointed it was very dark, higher wattage bulbs may have helped but reading during the evening was out as we didn't have a torch. No air conditioning in the bedrooms and the lack of plugs made it difficult to place a fan meaningfully. Restaurant mediocre but staff... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best hotel in the UK in my experience and I've stayed at some great ones. The service is spot-on and the rooms and amenities are awesome. The chilli martini served in the cocktail bar is particularly fine, the food divine and the location is great being close to loads of decent restaurants in Reading.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What more can I say that either I haven't in the title or that other reviews haven't already said before me? We stayed here this weekend as part of a large group of people attending a friends wedding at Wassing Park. It was simply stunning and the perfect place to start a wonderful weekend. It's central! Right in the centre... More 

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