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The Forbury Roseate
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Washington
1 review
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Reviewed 9 October 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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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 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, travelled with family
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San Francisco, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 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, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 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, travelled on business
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 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, travelled on business
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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

I stayed at the Forbury hotel early september for business. I booked the hotel and week before and all they had left was the executive room which they gave me as a free upgrade.

The room was amazing with a bath tub in the room and was very big. I was on the top floor of the hotel and you can hardly hear any noise.

The breakfast is really high standard as are the cocktails from the bar.

Overall an excellent stay and very classy, elegant hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Cerise Restaurant in The Forbury Hotel is excellent. Seven of us went their to celebrate a birthday recently and we could not fault the place. The bar is wonderful as is the bar menu!
Service is spot on and the staff are superb. The menu is fabulous with lots of choice; nothing
was less than excellent . Would recommend this lovely place to any one.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: The Forbury Roseate
Address: 26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Reading
#1 Luxury Hotel in Reading
#1 Business 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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