The Forbury Hotel - Reading

26 The Forbury, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 3EJ  show map
 5 stars
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The Forbury Hotel - Reading

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Located at the very city center, the five-star The Forbury Hotel is set next to the main city attractions, such as The Museum Of Reading, Forbury Gardens and Oracle Shopping Centre.

Renovated in 2007, this luxurious-style façade of the hotel offers classical English style interior and up-to-date facilities.

All 23 guestrooms rooms and suites are equipped with heating and ironing facilities.

The hotel’s Cerise restaurant and cocktail bar serves an outstanding wine list and cocktails along with modern Mediterranean cuisine.

Business guests are provided with stylish functional boardroom style table and luxury chairs. Any of public rooms can also be used for meetings. The Library is ideal for formal events.

A 30-seater cinema room with Italian leather seats available for private hire and functions is offered at the hotel.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   23.

Rooms

The hotel provides rooms for people with disabilities.

Suite offers private bathroom and a flat screen TV - 32 inches +.

Junior suite comes with a sofa bed.

Superior double room features a private bathroom.

All children under one year old may stay at the hotel free of charge, using existing bedding, while all children under two years old are staying for GBP15 per night/person for baby cot. Older children and adults stay at the hotel for GBP30 per night/person for extra bed.

Maximum one extra bed and one baby cot are available in each room.

Dining options

A full English breakfast is served in a comfy breakfast room for free.

In-room dining service is available at the hotel.

Cerise brasserie and bar in modern British style offers a menu that follows the seasons and not the latest fashion.

At the hotel The Forbury guests are invited to a full english breakfast served for free. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at GBP 20 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Bathroom telephone

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

26 The Forbury, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 3EJ

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City Center
  • Reading
    700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Reading Train Station
    1400 ft
  • Reading station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    23

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Rooms and availability

The hotel provides rooms for people with disabilities.

Suite offers private bathroom and a flat screen TV - 32 inches +.

Junior suite comes with a sofa bed.

Superior double room features a private bathroom.

All children under one year old may stay at the hotel free of charge, using existing bedding, while all children under two years old are staying for GBP15 per night/person for baby cot. Older children and adults stay at the hotel for GBP30 per night/person for extra bed.

Maximum one extra bed and one baby cot are available in each room.

The Forbury Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Penthouse Apartment
Bed type: 1 Single bed
Size: 1605 sq. feet
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This apartment has a seating area, bathrobe and minibar.

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    Two-Bedroom Penthouse
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      Special Suite
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or King-size bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 35 sq. feet
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      Special features include either a separate living space; a copper bath in front of the fireplace; or twin sinks and a dining table.

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        Junior Suite
        Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed
        Size: 35 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
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        Junior Suite

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          Two-Bedroom Apartment
          Bed type: 2 King-size beds or 1 Single bed
          Size: 855 sq. feet
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          Apartment, 2 Bedrooms (Forbury)

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            One-Bedroom Apartment
            Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed
            Size: 755 sq. feet
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            Apartment, 1 Bedroom (Forbury)

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              Superior Double Room
              Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
              Size: 25 sq. feet
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                Deluxe Suite
                Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed
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                Deluxe Suite

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                  Penthouse Penthouse
                  Bed type: 1 Single bed
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                  Luxury Suite
                  Size: 45 sq. feet
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                    How to reach hotel

                    hotel The Forbury Hotel - Reading Reading location
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                    Hotel Address:

                    26 The Forbury, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 3EJ

                    Get directions
                    City Center
                    • Reading
                      700 ft
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Reading Train Station
                      1400 ft
                    • Reading station
                      1700 ft
                    • Bus stop
                      400 ft
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-In:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-Out:
                      until  11 am
                    • Year renovated:
                      2007
                    • Number of floors:
                      5
                    • Number of rooms:
                      23

                    Hotel Awards

                    UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedReadingThe Forbury Hotel

                    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                    Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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                    The Forbury Hotel Location

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                    What's nearby

                    Tourist attractions

                    • But Is It Art - 700 ft
                    • The Lemon Grove Gallery - 1000 ft

                    Popular areas

                    • City Center - 400 ft

                    Places of interest

                    • Reading Crown Court - 400 ft
                    • Abtei der Kluniazenser - 400 ft
                    • Reading Central Library - 400 ft
                    • HM Prison - 700 ft
                    • Reading Borough Council - 1700 ft
                    • Reading Magistrates Court - 2000 ft
                    • University of West London - Berkshire Institute for Health - 2000 ft
                    • Bridge Boats - 2300 ft
                    • Salter's Bros Steamers - 3000 ft
                    • Reading College - 3000 ft

                    Train stations

                    Shopping areas

                    Amusement

                    • Vue - 1400 ft
                    • Vue Cinemas - 1400 ft
                    • Quicksilver - 1400 ft
                    • Shipleys Amusements - 1400 ft
                    • TVL Paint Ball Supplies (Weekend Warriors) - 2300 ft
                    • Island Bohemian Club - 2300 ft
                    • American Pool & Snooker - 2700 ft

                    Museums

                    • Castle Hill Gallery - 3000 ft

                    Parks

                    • Forbury Gardens - 400 ft

                    Theaters

                    • The Jelly Leg'D Chicken Arts Centre - 400 ft
                    • The Hexagon - 1400 ft

                    Business areas

                    • Oracle Shopping Centre - 1400 ft

                    Local attractions

                    • Gallery Fifty Five - 10.7 mi
                      High Street, Hook

                      Getting there.

                      Airport London Heathrow is in 35.1km

                      From the airport:

                      • Head northeast on Stratford Road toward Salisbury Road, keep left at the fork and at the roundabout, take the second exit onto the Sheffield Road ramp, slight left onto Sheffield Road and take the ramp on the right onto Great South-West Road/A30. Turn left onto The Parkway/A312 and go through one roundabout. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the M4 ramp to M25/Heathrow Airport/Slough and merge onto M4 and at junction 11, take the A33 exit to Reading (Cen.&S)/Basingstoke. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Basingstoke Road/A33 and continue to follow it, going through three roundabouts. Then continue onto A329 and at the roundabout, take the third exit onto Friar Street. The hotel will be on the left.

                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  3 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  11 am
                      • Year renovated:
                        2007
                      • Number of floors:
                        5
                      • Number of rooms:
                        23

                      Hotel Awards

                      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedReadingThe Forbury Hotel

                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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                      The Forbury Hotel Reviews

                      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Forbury Hotel

                      Average guest rating

                      8.6out of 10
                      Superb
                      Based on 20 reviews

                      Guest reviews

                      • Couple
                        9.2

                        The friendliness of the staff was second to none as was the cocktail bar and restaurant.

                        Unfortunately the fire in our room was not working which would have added to the already romantic atmosphere.

                      • Older travelers
                        7.8

                        The individual features and quality of the rooms

                        Shame staff werent a bit more personable or it would have been perfect

                      • Single
                        8.8

                        Luxury ambience and good atmosphere. Oozes quality.

                      • Single
                        10.0

                        The Forbury Hotel very romantic and exellent place to in Reading either for business or just married. I am greateful to the hotel personnel for their efforts to make a comfortable staying there.

                      • Couple
                        9.6

                        We stayed in one of the suites which was absolutely breathtaking - the room was huge and the bath in front of the fireplace was impressive! The attention to detail was incredible, from the CDs and DVDs to the different size mugs for tea. The staff made the stay even better, ensuring nothing was too much trouble. A fantastic, highly recommended hotel.

                        It was pricey and is definitely a treat but you won't be disappointed.

                      • Couple
                        8.8

                        Location, building, design, comfort, cleanliness, free delicious breakfast

                        The woman on reception at check-out wasn't incredibly helpful, half asleep. Not everything was available on the 24hr menu.

                      • Couple
                        9.6

                        It is a lovely hotel to go for a special occasion. This is our second visit and we love it.

                      • Group of friends
                        8.8

                        Pure class in both the common areas and the rooms. Fixtures, fittings and design beautifully executed. Probably the best I have stayed in this side of Asia. We definitely had the best 'tent' at Reading festival.

                        Aircon needed for summer.

                      • Older travelers
                        8.8

                        Location excellent, staff friendly, English breakfast excellent and piping hot.

                        Room was very warm with no thermostat, selection if tv channels poor (3 Sky sports, bbc news, itv 1 & 2, bbc1 & 2and e4 thatsold Sky on a looped message). The private car park is 12 pounds a day, not 10 as advertised.

                      • Older travelers
                        10.0

                        Excellent design. Room is superb. Doesn't feel like a hotel room. CD's and DVD's available in the room . No traffic as the hotel is located at a dead end street. Friendly and correct staff. Only 5 minutes from the city centre. I'll be back some day

                      • Older travelers
                        8.2

                        Our stay at the hotel was comfortable and adequate but the light in the room was very dim need some adequate light to see in both rooms at the suite THE STAFF WAS EXTREMELY GRACIOUS AND SO VERY HELPFUL WE ENJOYED OUR STAY THE COST OF THE STAY WAS FAIR THE FACILITY WAS VERY CLEAN AND NOTHING BUT GOOD COMMENTS.

                      • Couple
                        9.6

                        I really enjoyed my stay at the Forbury Hotel. The staff were lovely and very welcoming. As a young couple we felt very much at ease. Loved the breakfast to the room in the morning - made a perfect start to the day.

                      • Family with children
                        10.0

                        Excellent service, friendly staff, impressive rooms and a great breakfast. A great break.

                        Managed parking is a bit of an inconvenience.

                      • Older travelers
                        9.6

                        decor, and bar

                        Nothing, and all ok

                      • Older travelers
                        10.0

                        I celebrated my 70th birthday at the hotel with my husband and my family and some friends. Everything was superb. The suite we had was excellent. The restaurant served delicious food and the service was outstanding. I loved all of it, had a fanstatic birthday!!

                        Nothing I didn't like.

                      How to reach hotel

                      hotel The Forbury Hotel - Reading Reading location
                      Show big map »

                      Hotel Address:

                      26 The Forbury, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 3EJ

                      Get directions
                      City Center
                      • Reading
                        700 ft
                      Airports
                      Train Stations
                      • Reading Train Station
                        1400 ft
                      • Reading station
                        1700 ft
                      • Bus stop
                        400 ft
                      Hotel information
                      • Check-In:
                        from  3 pm
                      • Check-Out:
                        until  11 am
                      • Year renovated:
                        2007
                      • Number of floors:
                        5
                      • Number of rooms:
                        23

                      Hotel Awards

                      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedReadingThe Forbury Hotel

                      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                      Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

                      Use Badge