For our one night stay we were kindly upgraded to The Nursery suite which was just fabulous. So much character (animals in the ceiling!) and so many features--like the bathroom and shower rooms which are hidden behind the panelling! This suite enjoys a view over the front of the hotel, the swimming pool at the side AND the beautiful gardens at the rear. The bed is enormous and very comfortable indeed.
The suite includes two very comfortable sofas, a bureau, a table, and plenty of space. We didn't want for anything
The staff are friendly, proactive and appear to be happy to do anything to make your stay special.
We ate in the The Estate Grill (as we have done many times before) and enjoyed each of our three courses--especially the cote de beouf which was cooked to perfection. (Suggestion: could you make your side dishes just a little more generous without breaking the bank?)
However, if I was asked "What would you change?" I'd happily say "nothing". This is a gem of a place to go and get cozy and to be treated very well indeed.
(And regarding one of the other reviews who mentioned the smoke from the fire--I guess he doesn't understand that this kind of feature--a massive open fire in the entrance hall--adds to the charm and helps this venue stand out from the characterless chain establishments--none of which are getting on for 500 years old!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Probably built as a Royal Hunting lodge and very much a stately home since the 16th century, Great Fosters is now a prestigious hotel, awarded 4 red stars by the AA. Set amongst 50 acres of gardens and parkland, the hotel is a Grade One listed building blessed with the grandeur of 16th century England and luxurious modern facilities. Its past is evident in the mullioned windows, tall chimneys, fireplaces and brick finials, while the Saxon moat, crossed by a Japanese bridge, surrounds three sides of the formal garden. All the suites and bedrooms are individually decorated. The bedrooms in the Main House are adorned with tapestries and antiques, whilst the bedrooms in The Cloisters are more contemporary in style. The refurbished Coach House offers luxurious accommodation with the latest plasma screens, i-pod docking stations and fabulous bathrooms. The hotel has two restaurants - The Estate Grill has been awarded two rosettes by the AA and serves a simple and seasonal menu with many of the dishes using produce grown on the estate and cooked on a Josper grill. The Tudor Room was awarded a Michelin star and three rosettes by the AA in October 2016 and is an intimate sophisticated restaurant open for lunch on a Thursday & Friday and for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday inclusive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Great Fosters Egham, Surrey, UK
- Great Fosters Hotel Egham