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The Forbury Roseate
Ranked #3 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 November 2013

The Forbury Hotel has to be one of the best hotels in Reading. It is set in the centre of Reading, in a beautiful building. The service is excellent. Nothing is any trouble whatever the time. The food was good and the rooms very comfortable and spacious.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

I'm lucky enough to have stayed in some lovely hotels. The Forbury is definitely up there with the best of them.

Staff are beyond helpful, the room I was allocated on the 2nd floor was beautiful. The bed was amazing, so comfortable, beautiful linens, a gorgeous duvet and down filled pillows.

The bathroom was huge, I'm 5ft 8" and I could float in the bath, a total treat. A rainfall shower and Molton Brown toiletries made it extra special.

As I was here for business and was on my own, I had room service for Dinner and Breakfast. Both meals were delicious, served promptly and were beautifully presented.

I really can't recommend this property highly enough. I'm looking forward to my next visit!

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We had a lovely stay at this hotel for a family celebration. The decor is sumptuous - beautiful fabrics, atmospheric lighting and sculptures - and nothing is too much trouble. I felt that all the staff we encountered genuinely like their jobs and want to make your stay special, and there is no air of snootiness that you sometimes get in 'high-end' hotels. There is plenty of space here - the rooms and bathrooms are large and the common areas are also spacious. If I really had to fault it, I would agree with other reviews that the rooms were too warm at night……..but that certainly didn't ruin our stay there.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

I can't thank the staff at The Forbury Hotel enough for helping to make my mother's 75th birthday a thoroughly special and memorable occasion. The opulently decorated rooms are exquisite and bathrooms divine. You can feel like royalty as a guest in this establishment. My mother enjoyed afternoon tea and breakfast in bed in her gorgeous suite (No. 38) and all the special touches we'd arranged were discretely delivered. Beautiful hotel, excellent restaurant (which was a very pleasant surprise), outstanding service. Can't speak highly enough of The Forbury and its people.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

I stayed here for two nights when in Reading on business. First impressions weren't great as the receptionist wasn't very friendly! My room itself was spacious and very nicely decorated. The bathroom was very nice with a big rainfall shower, seperate bath and heated floor tiles!

The big problem I had with the room was the lack of temperature control. There's no airconditioning and the heating controls are set centrally for the hotel. The nights I stayed, the heating was on full blast making the room far too hot! I also found the bed far too firm.

The food from the restaurant was excellent and the cocktails at the bar were very good too!

Next time I'm in Reading, I'll stay at the Crowne Plaza where I get a good nights sleep and visit the Forbury for dinner!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Plenty of bars and restaurants close to it in walking distance. Lovely old style hotel, very nicely renovated. The room Nr 16 on first floor was spacious. The bathroom was modern with a nice shower and a bath. Water, coffee and tea in the room, as well as a safe. Internet free with perfect connection.
Only downside is that the temparature cannot be controlled in the room individually. The room was quite overheated on arrival, with the only option to open the window.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

My bathroom has an incredibly noisy fan that cannot be turned off & now it is night time it has wafted the smell of cigarettes into my room - disgusting.

The hotel is nicely refurbished but the reception desk staff are frosty & inept.

Room service menu is mainly just sandwiches.

Will not stay again

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The Forbury Roseate

Address: 26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
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 Business Hotel in Reading
#2 Luxury Hotel in Reading
Price Range: £136 - £240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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