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“Comfortable Accommodation, Excellent Food”
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Great Fosters
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Egham
Certificate of Excellence
London
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“Comfortable Accommodation, Excellent Food”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

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.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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RY1931, Hotel Manager, Cathy Nolan at Great Fosters, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Thank you for writing a review on your recent visit to Great Fosters.

I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that my team looked after you so well.

We look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay in an historic room.
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

My husband & I stayed here overnight after a wedding reception. The service was just amazing & the staff so courteous & friendly. We had a problem reopening our safe & the staff offered us coffee whilst we were waiting for the timelock to go off plus was also past our check out time. We stayed in one of the courtyard rooms which had everything you could need & a very comfortable bed to sleep in. The room was small but it was fine for us with the bonus of complimentary bottled water. The only slight criticism is that I would have liked to have had a clock in the room also a hand rail on the bath. The gardens & Japanese bridge are a feature of this hotel which dates back to Elizabethan times & they must be beautiful when in flower.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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RY1931, Hotel Manager, Cathy Nolan at Great Fosters, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Thank you for writing a review.

I was sorry to hear of the difficulties with your safe but glad that my front office team looked after you so well while it was being rectified.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

We were there last weekend on a Travelzoo voucher. The deal was fantastic and I'd recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a restful break. The food, hotel amenities, room were all superb. There was a wedding going on the same time but this did not detract from the fabulous food (three course meal in Oak Restaurant) which was to die for. We have not stopped talking about it to anyone who'll listen! The manager showed us around so we saw some of the wedding venues set up pre-wedding and the Tithe Barn was something else. Overall a fantastic place to spend some quality time eating and relaxing.

Room Tip: If you know you'll be housed in the Coach House select a top floor bedroom. Creaky floors above...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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RY1931, Hotel Manager, Cathy Nolan at Great Fosters, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Thank you for writing a review on Great Fosters. I was delighted to see that you enjoyed your recent stay with us to celebrate your husband's birthday and will ensure that all the staff here read your kind comments.

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

We snapped up a Travelzoo offer to celebrate my husbands 'milestone' birthday and upgraded to the truly magnificent Tapestry room. We had an amazing experience from the minute we drew up outside the impressive front entrance to the moment we, very reluctantly, left the following morning. The hotel is stunning and furnished so tastefully that it is like stepping back into another era. The staff were all most welcoming and friendly - how nice to meet people who appear to derive such obvious enjoyment from their jobs. We strolled round the wonderful formal gardens which are immaculately kept and we would love to return in the summer to dine 'alfresco' on the terrace and enjoy the gardens at their best. We would definitely return if the hotel was to offer a special deal as, being pensioners, the full price is sadly out of reach.

Room Tip: We can recommend upgrading to a historic room if within budget. The house is so steeped in history i...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

A charming hotel that is bursting with character. We stayed at Great Fosters for one night on attending a wedding reception at the hotel. Up the creaking staircase, we found ourselves in a delightfully cozy room with an incredible view of the gardens and amphitheatre. Perfect.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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RY1931, Managing Director, Richard Young at Great Fosters, responded to this review, 1 March 2012
Thank you for writing a review on your recent visit to the hotel. We agree the views from our Main House bedrooms at the back of the hotel are stunning.

I hope that you enjoyed the wedding and that we will have an opportunity to welcome you back to Great Fosters again.
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Property: Great Fosters
Address: Stroude Road, Egham TW20 9UR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Egham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Egham
Price range (per night): $186 - $496
Hotel Class:4 star — Great Fosters 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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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