The Roseate Reading

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This Edwardian property has an Italian glass chandelier spanning the length of the building
  • It's a 5-minute walk from Reading town centre
  • Rooms have Bang and Olufsen audio-visual systems and Nespresso coffee machines


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.

Rooms & Rates

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  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 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


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


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


  • Parking (fees apply)


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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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