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“Happy Birthday to me....” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Forbury Roseate
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Reading, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Happy Birthday to me....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband took me here for my birthday. We stayed overnight and had an evening meal in Cerise as part of the package. We also had a bottle of champagne in the room and a box of chocolates. We chose to have the champagne served with the evening meal . The room was very well furnished. Lovely furniture, rugs, wall paper etc. Very top end boutique hotel. i loved the bathroom and the walk-in shower. i felt thoroughly spoilt. The meal was also very nice, desserts could have been better. We loved the cocktails pre and post dinner. Good thoughtful present by my lovely husband.

Room Tip: We were in room 28 (i think) and it was lovely.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Beverley A
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Had a last minute night away here. We had a dinner, bed & breakfast package, with a lovely bonus of room upgrade. Spotlessly clean, fabulous friendly staff & very enjoyable good. The hotel has a lovely atmosphere, much inspired by the manager I suspect. A really lovely relaxing break, definitely will book again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Worcs
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

A great hotel for a Saturday night meet up with friends; our room was excellent with nice finishing touches and the meal in the restaurant good. Staff all tried very hard to please even to the extent that because the reading half marathon was taking part on the Sunday our car had to go to a local retail park as the roads in the vicinity of the hotel were closed and the manager escorted us personally to it in the morning.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ChrisandCrew
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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel a few times now and it really is my favourite hotel in the UK. its not a huge hotel which works wonderfully for there market place and it allows them to pay as much attention to each guest as possible . the rooms are extremely classy with great attention to detail and high quality furniture . the bathrooms are all modern, clean and very inviting. including branded products.
the hotel offers many attractions including its welcoming lobby , helpful staff , beautiful restaurant and its location .

i will definately be staying again .

Room Tip: Room 22 is at the front and minimal for noise, we stayed in room 17 also which overlooks the carpark...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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United Kingdom
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

I treated my partner to a night away at The Forbury Hotel for her birthday and it was just perfect.

I managed to book a package including a bottle of champagne in the room, chocolates, dinner for us and a night. At just shy of £300 it was worth every penny. Upon arrival, the receptionist/concierge parked the car and gave us our room key, mentioning we had received an upgrade. The room was on the second floor and it was pretty special. A huge bathroom, kingsize bed and seating area with nice little touches around the room.

Dinner in Cerise was delightful. A great extensive wine list and the menu catered to our tastes. The Goats Cheese fondue is a delightfully strange desert and worth a try. Breakfast was also of a good standard with hot items cooked to order and a fresh continental buffet laid out.

I'm not sure when we will have the chance to return, but its a firm favourite of ours now.

Room Tip: It appears most rooms overlook the Forbury courtyard so rooms are quiet and away from the road.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Adam Q
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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at this Hotel, located in the centre of Reading. Attention to detail, and spotless through out. Ambience of this Hotel, is of the highest standard. we would highly recommend it. Jean and Peter Ball.

Room Tip: We had a tour of the Hotel and found all the rooms at a very high standard room12 Wow!!!!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank peteball40
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

Absolutely awesome !! Got the royal suite (room 18) and wow is all I can say ! most defo going back to this hotel if I ever go to Reading again ! great staff and a great place to be !! Recommend it big time !

Room Tip: Choose room 18 or 32 !! They are lush
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ash-cj
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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 Business Hotel in Reading
#1 Luxury Hotel in Reading
#1 Romantic 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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