The Forbury Roseate

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Why We Love It

  • 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 UK's sexiest townhouse hotel" -- The Evening Standard
Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
"The service was excellent and the food in the restaurant was of very high standard."
Nov 12, 2018
Abingdon, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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.



  • 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.

Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Forbury Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The service was excellent and the food in the restaurant was of very high standard.
Other Comments
Absolutely perfect hotel and service, will definitely return!
Daniela Nov 12, 2018 Abingdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The staff are very friendly and helpful and hotel is spotlessly clean . The hotel decoration is amazing. The location is very close to reading town centre making it perfect for the shops and bars etc
Darren Feb 05, 2018 Morden, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very helpful and could not do enough for you, the food was nicely prepared and presented. The building is lovely but as mentioned above
Other Comments
The room was dirty, the B&O system for video does not work, décor of the room really shabby, curtains thorn , window locks broken, bathroom fittings loose not clean a shelf in the bath room looks like is has not been cleaned in months. The hotel is becoming very tired in décor
james Jan 29, 2018 Reading, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The confort
Other Comments
Very very Nice hotel
Amina Jan 08, 2018 Reading, United Kingdom

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