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The Forbury Roseate
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

I stayed in the Forbury for a relaxing weekend break with my girlfriend. From entrance to exit, the service was excellent, food; delightful and decor; smart and stylish.

We were greeted by the porter when we arrived who parked the car and took our bags to the room. The room was furnished beautifully with comforting wooden floors with the warmth of the underfloor heating. The room was kitted with Bang & Olufsen TV, DVD and sound system which played through the room and bathroom.

We had a fantastic tea full of sandwiches and cake. Dinner was good too but the one thing to really shout home was the huge cocktail list. If you are a cocktail lover, then this may be the place for you. We only tried the espresso martini which definitely hit the spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Booked the romance package for our 1st wedding anniversary 16/10/12 ....... Amazing, From the moment you walk through the doors the stesses and strains of everyday life melt away. Perrier Jouet champagne already on ice in the room which is beautifully presented. The hotel absolutely lives up to it's fabulous reputation from start to finish. Dinner at Cerise was beautiful excellent cocktails, food and ambience.
Would recommend in a heartbeat and will certainly be staying again. If you book one of the packages available and break it down to it's individual componants the Forbury is an absolute steal.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

The staff at The Forbury never cease to amaze me with their top notch customer service. On the top of my list is Jonathan, the bar manager at Cerise, who creates exquisite custom cocktails and goes way beyond the expected to make your stay special; seriously a natural mixologist and passionate care giver.Thanks to all of the outstanding people at The Forbury for making me feel at home again.Cheers!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

We used the hotel restaurant for a family tea with dainty sandwiches and lots of nice cakes. The food and service was excellent and whilst not cheap it is highly recommended for a special occasion. The hotel offers parking and nothing is too much trouble if you want to treat yourself to somethiung a bit different and special.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Staying in Reading for business, the Forbury provided a perfect, restful, base of operations. The room is very tastefully appointed with the poshest bathroom I've seen during two weeks of stay in England. The staff is courteous, friendly and absolutely unpretentious. Their attitude permeates the entire property. Not a wrong note to be found during my two day visit!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Guest is King (or Queen)! Very luxury, comfortable rooms, well designed in a mix of 'very british" and modern art, dark wooden floor, amazingly comfortable bed allows to sleep like a stone!
Swimming pool is a typo below in my rating, guess there's none.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Having lived in Reading for a number of years and left sometime ago, a return visit and a short stay in the Forbury Hotel really changed my opinion of what is available in the town centre.

A beautifully appointed facility, with a super high quality feel and very personal, individualised service made the stay a special one. The room decor and furnishings all very high quality with a unique style and design, combined with excellent equipment and facilities.

The hotel gives a feeling of a stately home, quiet and serene, having almost not been aware of any other guests staying in the hotel.

All in all a very memorable stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Property: The Forbury Roseate
Address: 26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Reading
#1 Business Hotel in Reading
#1 Luxury Hotel in Reading
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Forbury Roseate 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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