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The Forbury Roseate

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Why We Love It

  • "One of the most stylish hotels in the country," according to The Guardian
  • The floor-to-ceiling Italian glass chandelier is stunningly impressive
  • There's a 2-AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant with a secret al fresco garden
  • Rooms are spacious and come with plenty of luxurious extras

"The UK's sexiest townhouse hotel" -- The Evening Standard

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Map & Directions

The nearest train station is Reading, which has connections to London, Oxford and the West Country. Reading Station is one minute away by car or five minutes by foot. If you’re coming by car, take the A329 from the M4. The hotel offers valet parking.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The Forbury Hotel is all about the design -- from the designer fabrics and rugs to the American walnut floors, it is seriously stylish throughout. There's bold colour and contemporary art on every wall, and at least three specially commissioned artworks in every bedroom. The real showstopper is the Italian 86,000-glass bead chandelier that descends from the ceiling to the ground floor and is housed in the old lift shaft. And while the décor is sleek and minimalist, the high, vaulted ceilings, panelled walls and period features showcase its status as a 1911 listed townhouse.

Just five minutes on foot from the centre of Reading, The Forbury is less than a 30-minute drive from the charming riverside towns of Henley-on-Thames, Marlow and Bray. The racecourses of Newbury, Ascot and Windsor are also all nearby.

The Forbury is home to the 2-AA-Rosette-awarded Cerise -- a restaurant that, as the name suggests, is decorated with bold splashes of cerise pink. Guests can choose from a range of seasonal dishes such as herb-crusted rack of West Country lamb or roasted pave of skrei cod served with a mussel and gnocchi chowder. There’s also a Moroccan-inspired secret garden for dining al fresco under the shade of a pomegranate tree, with a waterfall feature and outdoor heaters. Alternatively, you can sample a cocktail or choose from the distinguished wine list in the Cerise Cocktail Bar, or plump for afternoon tea, served between 2-5pm. 

There are 23 high-ceilinged and well-proportioned rooms to choose from. Luxurious touches in the Superior bedrooms include a Bang and Olufsen audio-visual system, Molton Brown toiletries, a Nespresso coffee machine, a monsoon shower and a separate bath. Junior Suites have unique extras -- one has a glass bath, another has a 4-poster bed, while one even has a copper bath in front of the fire.

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges apply as follows: £30 per person, per night for children aged 2-11 inclusive. This does not include breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. 
Children aged 1 and under stay free of charge, on request, when staying in an infant's cot/crib. 
Infant's cot/crib and extra beds are available on request. Please use the Special Request field to request a cot/extra bed.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy levels.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm GMT + 8.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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The Forbury Roseate

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