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Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

What a great evening - the service was excellent, the food and drink superb, we were in a room that had an intimate atmosphere, and at each place a reminder of the menu order. There was a really good atmosphere. A night to remember!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

This was our second time at the Forbury. We stayed for4 nights. Our room was excellent and the staff were very professinal and polite.It was very clean, overlooking the park in front of the hotel with a big bathroom and a very usefull Nespresso coffee machine !
I will definitely recommend this romantic hotel !

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

Without doubt you will not find a better hotel in Reading. With its individuality, it's decor and great staff. All a credit to Peter the General Manager. You will not be disappointed staying here. Whilst you are staying there please visit Cerise, this is not your normal hotel restaurant supurb food and yet again great service. You can also get a good cocktail, try a St. Lawrence or 3, they are lovely.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

We booked the excellent value 'Romantic Break', including a one-night stay with dinner and breakfast plus a bottle of champagne and a box of chocolates (not just any old chocolates, these were from Hotel du Chocolat). Getting to Reading from Epsom was the easy bit; finding the Forbury, despite a map, was an initiative test that we failed first time, discovering in the process the complexity of Reading's road network.

The hotel is located in the former HQ of Berkshire County Council, which was abolished in the nineties. It is pleasantly situated opposite parkland and close to a ruined abbey. A tranquil part of town yet just a few minutes walk from the lively centre. All too often these days town centres can be a bit depressing - charity shops, pound shops, betting shops, boarded up shops - but it's not like that here, one gets the impression that the recession by-passed this place. And then there is the huge Oracle Centre with plenty of good shops and restaurants.

The friendly and hands-on manager helped check us in and was around too during dinner. This is a luxury hotel but it is an unostentatious sort of luxury. The interior of the building is beautiful. No complaint at all about our room (well almost - they could provide a bar of soap for the bath!). Dinner was first-class. This is stylish, inventive cooking that clearly has a vital ingredient: TLC. Elsewhere we have found that fine dining can be disappointing, with the chef seemingly focussed on showing how clever and trendy he is, producing something that looks pretty but tastes of nothing very much. Here the focus is on pleasing the customer, food that looks good without being fussy, and that tastes very good. Breakfast, which can sometimes be a let-down even where dinner has been good, was also of a very high standard.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable and very relaxing stay. The one and only discordant note was when when we were in reception, waiting for our car to be brought round ready for our departure (there is valet parking). A couple came in and asked the receptionist about making a booking for a large party. But it was a Sunday, she didn't have access to availability details, it was someone else's job so could they come back the next day. Maybe they did - or maybe they didn't. Surely dealing with such queries should be a team responsibility.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2013 via mobile

I travel extensively with work and have the luck to stay at The Forbury every month or two. The hotel has a fantastic interior with unique rooms and a luxurious decor. The staff are always a joy to deal with polite, efficient and always friendly. Food is faultless.
A truly great hotel.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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