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A Grade II Listed townhouse built in 1911, The Forbury Hotel in Reading, Berkshire, not only flaunts grand architecture, its fabulous boutique interiors rub shoulders with original features.
Around every corner you will find evidence of its rich past in the vaulted ceilings, original lift shaft and imposing council chambers. There is incredible attention to detail in every aspect of the hotel, even down to the arresting chandelier with its 86,000 glass beads, and the curious artwork. But it’s the unfaltering hospitality that’s really at the heart of the Forbury hotel.
Overlooking Forbury Gardens, the hotel stands gracefully on a quiet corner. Greeted by the doorman as you enter the vibrant, almost Mediterranean style lobby, guests are wowed from the moment they arrive. There’s nothing stuffy about this hotel and there’s a real sense of playfulness that echoes throughout. From the oak panelled library to the swanky cinema, every inch is adorned with magnificent features and loveably quirks.
The bedrooms are dripping in luxury, with state-of-the-art facilities such as Bang and Olufsen audio-visual system, Nespresso coffee machine and Molton Brown products. Beautifully boutique, rooms are draped in sumptuous fabrics and possess an almost sultry yet romantic charm.
Downstairs, Cerise Restaurant and Cocktail Bar entices guests with contemporary furnishings that embrace the grandeur of the building. Here you can experience award winning food and a traditional afternoon tea accompanied by discreet service.
Everything about The Forbury Hotel oozes chic urbanity, which lulls you into other-worldly relaxation. If you want to get out and about during your stay, there is a wealth of quaint villages, country walks, shops and ancient sites just a stone’s throw from the hotel.
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