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26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 35 hotels in Reading
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The Roseate Reading houses 23 well appointed luxury rooms in the main hotel and 32 rooms and suites in the newly built and furnished ‘House’. All rooms and suites in the ‘House’ have direct access to Aheli Spa, the gym and Roasted by Roseate, the in house patisserie & boulangerie. Each room has a perfect mixture of art, lighting, sound and comfort. Every en-suite bedroom is equipped with Penhaligon’s amenities and a Nespresso coffee machine. This blend of luxury and fervour permeates throughout the hotel and goes beyond amenities and décor.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Body wrap
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Wine / champagne
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Romantic
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 10 more
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Catherine A wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom47 contributions25 helpful votes
The decor is beautiful and rooms, private and public, are comfortable, cosy but opulent in their appearance. Our room had sweet-smelling toiletries, robes, slippers and even a loofah mit and comb. There were fresh milk and water in the fridge and a huge television. Breakfast was excellent and plentiful- such tasty sausages!. The staff were helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Catherine H wrote a review Jun 2022
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This is the 2nd time we've stayed in this hotel and strongly recommend it. The hotel is beautiful, the service is excellent and the food is amazing. Attentive staff and great attention to giving great service.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Vicky Punchaye, General Manager at The Roseate Reading
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Catherine H, Thank you for your lovely review on your recent stay at The Roseate Reading and your loyalty to the hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will definitely share your kind comments with the team, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Vicky Punchaye, General Manager
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Andrew H wrote a review Jun 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom18 contributions4 helpful votes
An absolutely fantastic hotel that really does look at the detail. Always choose the suites then you’ll end up in the townhouse. Room service was great. 3rd visit for us and will return. Bathrooms are luxurious and I would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Has parking but chargeable and reasonable. Very central
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Andrew H, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at The Roseate Reading and for your loyalty to the hotel.. It is pleasing to read that you enjoyed room service from The Reading room restaurant and bar. We very much look forward to welcoming you back with us on many more occasions. Kind regards, Vicky Punchaye, General Manager
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Dan P wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
Friendly, professional staff. Room well designed and spacious. Good shower and the bed was comfortable. Quiet so got a good nights sleep although room a bit on the warm side ( the fan came in handy). Would recommend and will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Dan P, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at The Roseate Reading and for the wonderful review. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority and your kind words reaffirm the hard work we put in every day. It is pleasing to read that you had a great experience with our team and that you enjoyed the luxurious comfort of your room and the shower. We look forward to welcoming you back with us on many more occasions. Kind regards, Vicky Punchaye, General Manager
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Steph V wrote a review Jun 2022
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Arrived for our afternoon tea which had been bookedprior to our visit. I Arrived with four ladies, one being my niece who was celebrating her birthday. We live in different parts of the country so thought as it was a special occasion we would meet up and have one of what we thought to be a fabulous tea at the cost of £40.00 per person which included a glass of prosseco. I can only describe what arrived at our table as very disappointing. We had to draw to the attention of one of the waitresses that the hard cold sandwiches held together by a lolly stick had no filling in. She looked embarassed and hastily took it away. She replaced it with 3 fingers of a FRESH egg mayonnaise one. So in total the tea consisted of 5 fingers of stale sandwich per person plus 2 tiny hard scones with jam and cream and a seperate plate with tiny bitesize cakes on. We all agreed even though they discounted one of the teas, the cost was still £120.00. which was totally exhorbitant. We left within an hour all of the same opinion that we felt totally ripped off and dissapointed and should have gone elsewhere where as a family maybe would have enjoyed our teas. Steph Vallance
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Steph V, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us and please accept our sincere apologies for the shortfalls during your visit to our restaurant. We have contacted you privately on a separate email and hopefully, we will have an opportunity to welcoming you back at the hotel. Kind regards, Vicky Punchaye, General Manager
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Romeo M wrote a review Jun 2022
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I went to do my work experience there and trust me the place is amazing. All the works there are welcoming, services are amazing. I got to see the room s and how they are taken care of and it simply amazing, the amount of work put into the place is unbelievable. Their food is great, they also have a nice bar and restaurant. And there is much more to be seen I definitely recommend it. They even have a cinema 📽️📽️.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Romeo M, Thank you for taking the time to rate us and for praising the hotel and the team. We are very glad to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your work experience with our team. We wish you all the very best with your studies. Kind regards, Vicky Punchaye, General Manager
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Jorge wrote a review Jun 2022
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Nice stay but not luxury, staff really nice and polite. We had a room (even though the receptionist called it a suite it was still a room) in the building next door. We went to the main building to check in and it looked nicely decorated and luxurious. The lady at check-in (Nyssa I think she was called) was polite and pleasant, we had a free non-alcoholic welcome drink (it was really a shot), checked-in ourselves and the car for a ripping-off price of £20 a day and told us her colleague would take us to the room and show us around. He took us to the room but completely forgot to explain us where the facilities were such us the restaurant etc. We had bubbly and homemade chocolates included in the room package. Chocolates were a bit disappointing, 4 small chocolate balls that looked like they came out of a package were nicely presented on a plate. The room was quite big and modern, and nicely and impractical decorated. A reading lamp was hanging so low over the armchair that you could hit your head against it while sitting on the chair. TV was really small for the room size and so low that you needed to sit down in bed to be able to watch it. Another really impractical thing was the hair dryer, the cable was maybe 1 meter long nothing wrong with that but when you have the closest socket to the mirror at a distance of 2 meters then in becomes a really big struggle. The bathroom was really nice decorated and big with a shower and a bath, two sinks and enough toiletries for a good stay however the shower head was blue of the amount of limescale, the soap tray by window was hanging off the wall and the hot water was just hot enough so you were showering with cold water. On the other side the bath hot water was quite hot. Dinner was amazing, cannot fault anything and it was way beyond our expectations, really recommended. Malcom (I think his name was) was really polite and professional as well as another man who never picked up his name but looked like the head waiter or manager and came around a couple of times. We didn’t have a pleasant sleep due to the temperature in the room, aircon was difficult to make it work on a stable temperature and it was too hot during the night and way to cold in the morning when we woke up. We went down for breakfast and service from waitresses was good and coffee was really nice. That’s about it. It was really disappointing, a really cheap and poor quality breakfast, fried eggs undercooked in the oven/grill and not fried, and bacon hard and dry as if it has been sitting down on a heating lamp for hours. The buffet was alright not a lot to choose from and quality as low as the full English, I would have expected the pastries being homemade and not coming out from a box in the freezer given the high standards and quality of the dinner. Overall, the hotel is not worth the money payed, it wasn’t much better that what you find on a Premier Inn or Holiday Inn Express. The dinner experience was spectacular and luxurious which made the rest look so poor and not worth the money.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Jorge, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us and please accept our sincere apologies for the shortfalls during your stay. We have contacted you privately on a separate email and hopefully, we will have an opportunity to welcoming you back at the hotel. On a seperate note, I would like to thank you for praising the team and that dinner was above your expectation. We very much look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Vicky Punchaye General Manager
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RichardU71 wrote a review May 2022
Lidingo, Sweden268 contributions151 helpful votes
What a great hotel. Small, personal, charismatic, beautifully decorated areas, magnificent large rooms. Really great restaurant with good food for dinner and breakfast. Can’t fault a thing, maybe a slightly bigger gym would be great but I guess that’s a nice to have ;-)
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear RichardU71, Thank you for taking the time to describe your experience at The Roseate Reading. We are very glad to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay along with dinner and breakfast. Your kind words are much appreciated. We very much look forward to welcoming you back with us on many more occasions. Kind regards, Vicky Punchaye. General Manager
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Venture48910 wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed at the Roseate with another couple, and it was faultless from start to finish. From the minute we parked, to the minute we checked out, the staff couldn’t do enough for us. Every interaction with a staff member was polite, courteous and welcoming. The bar staff were fantastic - cocktail menu was extensive and the mixologists were excellent. The rooms were beautiful - really spacious, well thought out and had a touch of opulence. I especially liked the light reading books on the bedside table - really nice touch. We would 100% go back to this hotel - whoever curated the stay experience has got it spot on, it was more than perfect and I thank all the staff we met that weekend, as they made all of us feel welcome and special.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vicky Punchaye, General Manager at The Roseate Reading
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Venture48910, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at The Roseate Reading and for the 5 star review. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority and your kind words reaffirm the hard work we put in every day. It is pleasing to read that you had a great experience with our team and that you enjoyed the luxurious comfort of your room and the amazing cocktails in the Reading room bar and restaurant. Your comments have been shared with our staff and we look forward to welcoming you back with us on many more occasions. Kind regards, Vicky Punchaye, General Manager
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BackPacker256703 wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
An excellent stay. A beautiful room and wonderful service from all the staff. We were treated like extra special guests. We had afternoon tea , dinner in The Reading Room and breakfast in our room the following morning (£5 tray charge, still worth it though.) We had been concerned about parking however we were fortunate and spaces were available. Parking is £20 for 24 hours, so a little steep. I would recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 May 2022
Dear Helen K, Thank you for taking the time to describe your experience at The Roseate Reading. We are very glad to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay along with dinner and breakfast. Your kind words towards the team and food have been shared with the team and are much appreciated. We very much look forward to welcoming you back with us on many more occasions. Kind regards, Vicky Punchaye. General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$113 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
forbury hotel reading
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Forbury Roseate
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandBerkshireReading
NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Roseate Reading
Which popular attractions are close to The Roseate Reading?
Nearby attractions include TimeTrap Escape Rooms (0.3 km), Escape Hunt Reading (0.2 km), and Reading Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Roseate Reading?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Roseate Reading?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Roseate Reading?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Roseate Reading?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Roseate Reading?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse - Reading, Miller And Carter, and Osaka.
Is The Roseate Reading located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Reading.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Roseate Reading?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Roseate Reading offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Roseate Reading?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Roseate Reading?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mapledurham House (6.0 km), Greyfriars Church (0.6 km), and Surley Row Conservation Area (2.3 km).