The Roseate Reading
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This Edwardian property has an Italian glass chandelier spanning the length of the building
- Reading town centre is 5 minutes' walk away while Henley-on-Thames and the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are 30 minutes' drive away
- Rooms have Bang and Olufsen audio-visual systems and Nespresso coffee machines
The Roseate Reading 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 Newbury, Ascot and Windsor racecourses 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.
House Junior Suites and House Premium Suites are both located in a newly open block and have parquet flooring and marble baths with walk in showers. House Premium Suites are larger than House Junior Suites. Roseate Prime Suites have sofas and some even have a 4-poster bed. Roseate Executive Suites have unique extras such as a copper bath or a monsoon shower. All rooms feature a Bang & Olufsen audio-visual system and a Nespresso coffee machine.