We stayed on a Saturday night in the Easby room which is a basic double room in the cloisters extension of the hotel. The room itself is perfectly well equipped, clean and comfortable with lovely Molton Brown toiletries. A room bonus is that fresh milk is provided for teas and coffees. A small room minus is that the room looks out across a small garden onto another guest room or corridor (not sure which) so we had to keep the blind closed and light on while we were in the room to prevent being overlooked.
The hotel excels in its cuisine and offers an amazingly good quality evening menu. We found the standards to be much, much higher than those of other country house hotels around London (Cliveden and Luton Hoo spring to mind) and the good cooking carried over to the breakfast. The breakfast room was full owing to a wedding held the previous day and the staff generally coped very well. Food was brought out swiftly. There was a delay in sending out our coffee and toast and we had to ask five times for this which was a tad bit annoying but we were the only diners having a problem and it seemed that we were the exception rather than the rule.
The reception staff were fantastic and we felt truely welcome at the hotel. A last minute request for flowers in the room was handled seamlessly.
I would go back to this hotel because of the food and the character of the place but I'd probably try one of the historic rooms just to get the full benefits of being in such an amazing place.
- 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, UK - England
- Great Fosters Hotel Egham