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The Forbury Roseate
Katie Warwick
Deal Expert

The Deal

Great Price

This is "one of the most stylish hotels in the country," according to The Guardian. Overnight stay prices have now dropped on certain dates:

  • $161-$179 per night ... 26-27, 29 Apr; 4, 7, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 28 May; 1, 3, 8, 10 Jun

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

Why We Love It

  • It's a 5-minute walk from Reading town centre
  • Rooms have Bang and Olufsen audio-visual systems and Nespresso coffee machines

Overview

The Forbury 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. 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 keep its Grade II-listed townhouse feel.

Reading town centre and its choice of riverside restaurants are a 5-minute walk from the hotel and the charming riverside towns of Henley-on-Thames, Marlow and Bray are all less than 30 minutes' drive away. Basildon Park -- a National Trust Georgian stately home with a tea room and garden -- in the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is around 30 minutes' drive from the hotel. The racecourses of Newbury, Ascot and Windsor are also all nearby.

The hotel's Cerise restaurant is decorated with bold splashes of cerise pink and there’s also a Moroccan-inspired secret garden for dining al fresco. Alternatively, you can sample a cocktail or choose from the distinguished wine list in the Cerise Cocktail Bar, or opt for afternoon tea, served between 2-5pm. You can even sit back and relax in front of a film in the hotel's private cinema.

Superior bedrooms have high ceilings, a Bang & Olufsen audio-visual system, a Nespresso coffee machine, a monsoon shower and a separate bath, and at least three specially commissioned artworks. Junior Suites have unique extras such as a copper bath and a 4-poster bed, while the Forbury Suite has a free-standing bath with a steam room, and a romantic dining area.

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

  • Mini bar
  • 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 Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges apply as follows: £30 per person, per night for children aged 2-11 inclusive. This is room-only basis. Meals will be charged as taken. 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.

When You Can Go

Until 10 Jun

Getting There

Reading, which has connections to London, Oxford and the West Country, is a five-minute walk away. If you’re coming by car, take the A329 from the M4. Valet parking is available.

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