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Reading, United Kingdom
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Terrible service. Table booked for 730pm asked 7 times for someone to take order. Starters out finally 845pm. Main course served cold at 10:10pm missing sides etc.. No apology no explanation until really pushed then blamed being chef down. Said they were busy they werent. If they had explained up front the problem and steps to overcome it and looked...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed here a number of times and it is definitely a luxury hotel in terms of it's rooms. Lovely comfy beds, lots of very considerate amenities like romantic films and lovely robes. Great breakfast too!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good hotel. Lovely rooms, with big decent bathrooms. Centre of town. No gym though and the one they have a deal with isn't great. But still a good experience and rooms a pleasure to pass out and wake up in. Service is also very good.

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Thank williamsdesilva
Malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I checked in very late due to a late arrival from Dubai - the welcome couldn't have been warmer: extremely efficient and friendly check in the bedroom was cosy, with a lovely view over the park - very comfortable bed, and a very spacious bathroom, well-equipped with Molton Brown toiletries all the staff I met were genuinely welcoming

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here last year for 2 nights after our wedding and loved it. So we were out and about shopping and having fun when I thought why not. On arrival we were upgraded (always a winner). Lavish decor, luxurious rooms and very welcoming staff. Love the rooms and bathrooms. Breakfast delivered to room was spot on. Only slight niggle...

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a double apartment for the first time. They're very different to the rooms in the hotel. The positives are that the apartments are large, comfortable and reasonably priced for what you get. The downside is that they're not furnished anywhere near as nicely as the hotel rooms and detached from the main hotel facilities. The staff are always...

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Thank R3474MZmarkm
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We had our 6th Christmas party in the Cerise restaurant last weekend. Last year, the previously excellent service went to pot, and as I suspected, they were in financial difficulties, hence the low staffing levels. No problem this year, as they are under new management and the level of attention given to us by the general manager and staff was...

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Thank ChrisWM54
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

What a strange hotel this is! We had booked the Penthouse for 1 night and indeed it is at the top of the building, there any resemblance to luxury ends. They have built an annexe housing apartments and the Penthouse, however you have to go outside the original hotel building and across an open courtyard to access the annexe and...

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Singapore
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Booked our stay for 4 nights for a family of 5, 2 adults and 3 kids. When we checked into our 2 bedroom apartment, the extra bed was not there. They set it up while we had our food. However, when my boy tried getting to bed after bathe, the minute he sat on the bed, it cracked! Yes, broken....

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Reading, UK
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

First off. Easily the best hotel in Reading. My boring gripes are that we sat waiting to check in for 15 mins, whilst the lady checked it an obviously big party. However, shouldn't wait this long at a 5 star. Plus side. It was my wife's Birthday & they generously provided a bottle of Bollinger Champagne which was a nice...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A luxury hotel with a private house feel, The Forbury has been designed to meet the needs of the single business person or couple seeking refuge from the “rat race”. The bedrooms and suites provide a sumptuous and stimulating environment. Every feature has been designed with comfort in mind. From huge beds with the finest Egyptian cotton sheets to American walnut floors with underfloor heating and fine Italian chrome bath fittings, nothing has been overlooked. ... more   less 

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Address: 26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Reading
Price Range: $229 - $426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Forbury Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Forbury Hotel Reading
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#1 Business Hotel in Reading
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Reading
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“ask for a park view room”
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