The stately Great Fosters hotel is set in a quiet pocket of Surrey and was thought to have been built as a royal hunting lodge for Henry VIII. The Elizabethan manor house has a 50-acre estate with manicured hedges, rose gardens and a lake, plus an award-winning restaurant. Easy Living magazine describes it as a “destination for serious foodies” and Red agrees, calling it "nothing short of magnificent".
The grand property has maintained its period featuresincluding a Jacobean fireplace, mullioned windows, and rich oak panelling. The Estate Grill has received 2-AA-Rosettes and showcases regional produce -- the chickens come from Essex, the lamb hails from Cumbria, and the pigs are reared on the hotel's grounds itself.
For more relaxed dining, the Tudor Room serves modern English food in a lavish dining room with silk-lined walls and a 17th-century tapestry. There is also a cocktail bar that overlooks the Japanese bridge in the gardens.
Rooms are spread across three buildings -- The Main House (dating from 1550) offers historic suites and bedrooms while The Cloisters & Coach House are contemporary in design. All are individually decorated. Upgrade to the Tapestry room in the Main House for a real treat -- it has a 4-poster bed, massive tub and lovely views of the property.
Other highlights include four secret gardens, a grassed amphitheatre, a heated outdoor pool, a tennis court and a croquet lawn. London, the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court palace are all within easy reach.
From the press:
It is "magnificently well preserved, with original features abounding both inside and out" -- The AA Restaurant Guide
"Spectacular gardens add much to the dining experience at this
stunning and historic Elizabethan mansion"
"The stables and cloisters provide
particularly stylish and luxurious accommodation" -- The AA Hotel Guide
by Michelle Brister
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Complimentary valet service
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for English breakfast: GBP 19.5 per person (approximately)
Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 15 per night
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 35 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
hotel is in Egham, Surrey. It is close to Windsor Castle, Eton, Ascot and
Virginia Water and is only seven miles from London Heathrow Airport. Parking on site is free.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
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