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The Forbury Roseate
Ranked #3 of 31 Hotels in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 December 2017

An elegant venue that's both relaxing and welcoming. It's a haven in the heart of Reading, away from all the hustle and bustle.
The private cinema is a unique events space for the local area and one that we've hired both individually and commercially. It's a fun and easy way to host a celebration or an event! The charity fundraiser was a huge success thanks to the friendly and extremely helpful staff. They provided assistance throughout the planning and last minute on the day and enabled us to raise a great deal of money for a good cause. I am very grateful to the hotel for their support and assistance. Thank you!
The bar was the perfect post event space for networking and discussion. It provided a fun vibe with good music, relaxed seating and delicious drinks! It really helped in providing a space in which we could bring the community together and end the event on a high!
On a personal note I frequent the bar and restaurant at the hotel often. It's a local place to dine and meet with friends! It's comfortable and peaceful, whilst always being warm and accommodating - the perfect refuge from a busy day of shopping, to have a celebratory meal out or to meet for business.
I can't recommend the hotel enough! If you're in Reading, make sure you pop in. You won't regret it!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Stayed in apartment last week
A bit run down, poor quality kitchen equipment
Curtains didn’t draw properly
Cold in bathroom as towel rails didn’t work
Very comfortable bed
Kept awake until 2 am due to a Christmas party which was irritating as tired for my meeting the next day

Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Like a Victorian Prison, this hotel has no air conditioning or windows that open. I paid £140 for a red hot room on the 3rd floor, with a rave pounding from the ground floor and a crowd uprising shouting obscenities until 2am
The French Manageress's apology for my 'all niter' was - well its only Christmas - pity i didn't think - well its only money..
Do not stop hear unless you want to be miserable or if every other hotel in Berkshire is full

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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Vicky P, General Manager at The Forbury Roseate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Dear colinmI4265KG ,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review regarding your experience at the hotel. It is disappointing to read that you did not enjoy your stay with us.
I have contacted you on a separate email and hope to hear from you soon. The team and myself look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to the hotel and to restore your faith in our service levels.

Kind regards
Vicky Punchaye
General Manager

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I have stayed at the Forbury a number of times over the past few years, typically as part of an annual Christmas shopping trip with my wife. Staff are very attentive and go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Rooms are typically quite large, big beds and well appointed. The hotel itself has just the right amount of old world charm and serves a great full-English breakfast until 11am on a Sunday. Possibly not the cheapest hotel in central Reading, but convenient, very close to great shops and restaurants and in my mind the overall experience represents good value for money. The only gripe is that as a hotel guest you still have to pay for parking @ £20 a day - ouch! Other than that I would highly recommend the Forbury for a night away with a touch of decadence.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Vicky P, General Manager at The Forbury Roseate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Dear Flash1605,

Thank you very much for your review of The Forbury Roseate. It was a pleasure to read your kind words regarding your experience and your thoughts of the hotel. I was delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us as of previous years and the service you received from the team continued to be exceptional. I will share your kind comments with the team, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Please feel free to book with us directly for the lowest rate guaranteed when you are planning to visit us next time.

Kind regards

Vicky Punchaye
General Manager

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for one night on a business trip. The hotel is well location being only 500m from the train station and right in the centre of Reading.

I was in the main building in a superior room and the rooms are well kitted out with Molton Brown toiletries, Bang and Olfusen sound and TV in addition to a Nespresso machine.

The bedding is amazing but other areas of the room are a little tired. For example, the TV is clearly dated and even with 20/20 vision, the clarity of the me TV was poor and certainly not HD. The remote for the TV was filthy and the Nespresso machine was not clean. In the bathroom the sink took over a minute to drain and the wall was badly chipped. These issues are not major and can easily fixed but it is the little attention to detail that makes a hotel like this.

I visited the restaurant for dinner and it was busy. Sadly this led to ridiculous waits for food and then my order was wrong; that said they apologised and rectified which is all you can ask. For breakfast I thought the continental selection serving bowls were too small. For example the fruit was in a small bowl so after two guests it was empty. As a result bowls had to be constantly replaced by the staff.

I also visited the gym which is around 400m away. You need to ask reception in advance as they have to take some details and email you a pin code to enter. I have used this gym before but a small leaflet would help some to firstly find the gym and then how to enter.

On a whole a good visit and with a few small fixes could easily achieve 5 stars.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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Vicky P, General Manager at The Forbury Roseate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Dear flyboy1000,

Thank you for taking the time for posting your review.

We value your feedback, and this will be discussed with the relevant teams. We are reviewing the TV channels in the first quarter of next year and a soft refurbishment in the bedrooms after the busy period of Christmas.
We looked forward to welcoming you in the near future.
Please feel free to book with us directly for the lowest rate guaranteed when you are planning to visit us next time.

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Vicky Punchaye
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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 Business Hotel in Reading
#1 Romantic Hotel in Reading
#2 Luxury Hotel in Reading
Price Range: €154 - €272 (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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