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The Forbury Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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Ranked #1 of 32 hotels in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed 2 nights at this Hotel - a last minute booking, unseen and no knowledge. Usually a recipe for disaster. Not so this time. Everything was a pleasant surprise. Every process went smoothly from arrival to in-room. The rooms by the way are fabulous. Great bathroom, proper bath and shower (even nice touches like bath oil in a... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such an amazing night away here! As soon as we turned up, our car was parked for us and a porter insisted on carrying our bags. The receptionist was incredibly helpful! The room was amazing. We were in a junior suite which was unbelievable! Surround sound music that is played in the bathroom and a selection of gorgeous... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for fourth or fifth time for five days. The previous times we have stayed at the hotel rooms, but this time we stayed at the Forbury apartments. When we arrived at the hotel reception we had a very warm welcome. As always the staff was very helpful and friendly. Our reservation was for a two bedroom apartment but... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived as guests for a friends wedding. As a fervent TripAdvisor contributor I was confident she would choose a lovely hotel for the day of her wedding. She did not fail. Although we arrived early, our room was ready and we were allowed to check in. The room (28) was a lovely double room with a fabulous en suite... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here because I was running a workshop in Reading the following day. I was hot and tired when I arrived and they were speedy and responsive. They parked my car, sorted my luggage and my room was really delightful. I was on my own and the restaurant looked a bit quiet (menu looked great though) so I wandered out... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We arrived at 9pm on a hot July evening and were efficiently checked in. However, on walking into our room we were disappointed to find it very hot and stuffy. I called reception and they immediately offered us an alternative. However, although not quite as bad, this was also hot and stuffy... and off we were taken to our last... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I booked a package at the Forbury for one night for my wife's birthday. This included a bottle of champagne on arrival and a three course meal in the restaurant. On arrival our bags were whisked in doors by a cheerful and helpful porter who then parked our car for us. A good start. We were then shown up to... More

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Diss, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stayed here for my son's graduation - this was the 2nd time I've stayed at this hotel. Beautiful rooms, central location and excellent service - all of the staff were extremely helpful and go the extra mile to help you to have a great stay. I recommend the valet parking as the car parking is a little tight!

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I travel a lot with work and can honestly say the Forbury is a real home from home. The food is excellent, but what really makes this place is the staff. One of the best boutique hotels I have stayed in and I have stayed in quite a few over the years!

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Lagos, Nigeria
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25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I spent another night at the Forbury Hotel last week and I must say that my view of the hotel as a hospital classy hotel was reinforced. The staff are very friendly and helpful and will bend over backwards to be accomodating. Excellent location too! It's unlikely that I will be in Reading again any time soon, but I will... More

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Address: 26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Forbury Hotel 5*
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A luxury hotel with a private house feel, The Forbury has been designed to meet the needs of the single business person or couple seeking refuge from the “rat race”. The bedrooms and suites provide a sumptuous and stimulating environment. Every feature has been designed with comfort in mind. From huge beds with the finest Egyptian cotton sheets to American walnut floors with underfloor heating and fine Italian chrome bath fittings, nothing has been overlooked. ... more   less 
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