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Great Fosters
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Egham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 April 2012

What a great stay we had at The Great Fosters. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were treated so well by the staff and there's not a bad thing I can say about our stay. Even though we had booked through a TravelZoo offer at no point were we treated any differently to other patrons.

We upgraded to a historic room which is difficult to compare against a regular room as we didn't see one of those. I was happy with the decision though. We were in the Duke of Wellington suite, where the wallpapering is mind blowing. The bed was comfortable, the shower was powerful and hot, and the set-up of the suite (comprising a separate lounge and bedroom) made you feel you were staying in someone's house rather than a hotel (which I prefer). We also had a beautiful view over the garden and moat.

The food in the restaurant was of a very high standard, and the service was again attentive and friendly throughout our meal. Good wine selection with decent quality bottles available from £30 upwards. Breakfast in the morning was top notch too.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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RY1931, Hotel Manager, Cathy Nolan at Great Fosters, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit.

I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that there will be an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 6 April 2012

Stayed for one night, 1st April 2012, with my best friend on a Travelzoo deal. We were both very impressed with the friendly and professional approach of all the staff we dealt with. Their attitude was spot on: genuinely friendly without being intrusive, and totally professional. It was obvious that people like working here and do want guests to relax and enjoy themselves and the lovely hotel, beautiful grounds, and gorgeous food. Both of us would definitely go back, together or with our partners. A country house hotel could make the mistake of being too reserved or fussy: Great Fosters is set apart by its friendliness, genuine care for the guest experience, and exemplary standards throughout its operation. Extremely relaxing; many thanks indeed.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Stayed end of March 2012 it exceeded all expectations, we paid £50 to upgrade to the 'Italian Room' which is as camp as Christmas but lovely!
From arriving and walking through the Hobbit style doorway you are looked after 100%
We went on a Travelzoo offer and were treated as well as if we were paying the full price, the staff could not have done anymore to make you welcome. The cream tea is superb and the scones like no other scone I have ever tasted! delicious.
As so many have said the grounds are lovely even though you can hear the hum of the motorway it really doesnt matter.
Dinner in the oak room was lovely though 'teeny tiny portions', however you can fill up on the excellent selection of homemade breads.
My only minor annoyance was the slightly sniffy wine waiter, who clearly knew his stuff, wanted us to buy his choice and when we stayed with what we like he said our choice was 'basic'
we are intending to go back again as soon as possible as its very very relaxing there.

Room Tip: Worth paying the extra to stay in the main house in the historic rooms.
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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 reviewResponded 4 April 2012

Thank you for writing a 'fabulous' review on your recent stay at Great Fosters. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you are intending to return.

Sorry, our wine waiter annoyed you slightly - he's very passionate about his wine and I know that he will be dismayed that he offended you and appeared 'sniffy'. I am confident that this would most certainly not have been his intention.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another relaxing stay.

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Reviewed 1 April 2012

We stayed in March on a Travelzoo offer. From the moment we arrived we were treated impeccably by very helpful staff. We had a cream tea on arrival and the scones were out of this world. We then went for a walk around the grounds which were absolutely beautiful. The room itself was very comfortable with everything we needed (bath robes, slippers, sparkling and still water and molton brown bathroom essentials). The meal was lovely although there wasn't a great deal of choice and the potions were quite small (to be expected of an a-la-carte menu) and the wine list and selection of drinks were very good. Breakfast in the morning was exquisite with access to a buffet with everything you could think of. Overall our stay was extremely enjoyable and we would recommend the hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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RY1931, Hotel Manager, Cathy Nolan at Great Fosters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2012

Thank you for writing a review on your recent visit to Great Fosters.

I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed 27 March 2012

We stayed in March on a Travelzoo offer. The hotel is beautiful set in the most beautiful grounds wonderfully placed close to Runnymede, Windsor, and Heathrow, in complete tranquility. The history of the building is wonderful in itself, and is steeped in history through out

Staff were ample at all times and help was offered parking the car and with luggage (including when we left). As we were walked to our room we were given a helpful run down of all the facilities. Our room was in the Cloisters which was across a courtyard (lit with candle lanterns after dark). Although a modern building, unlike the main building , it was sympathetically furnished and styled was in keeping with the whole. The room overlooked other rooms and while others have remarked on this negatively the 25ft divide had a water feature and flower beds and did not spoil our enjoyment one bit.

The grounds are amazing having been established in the 1920's. I understand there are five full time gardeners. There is beautiful topiary, feature bridges, a horseshoe moat, a lake and sunken rose garden. My only observation is that both here and the divide between the rooms could do with some winter colour as the garden looked bare and were just beginning to bud. I fully accept that in the Summer they would be amazing and the design was nevertheless breathtaking.

The room was well equipped (even if one light bulb did not work- a common problem in hotels). There was a Panasonic flat screen TV with Sky channels (no supplement) ipod dock, free wifi,molton brown toiletries, a welcome note from the manager. The bathroom had decent towels, face cloths a power shower and bath (which could do with a handhold for safety), a phone in the bathroom and full width toilet rolls (have you noticed that even decent hotels think shaving half an inch off the toilet roll width is a bright idea).Complimentray water was provided even though that marked sparkling was flat water. Even so a great gesture. Fresh milk for the in room tray was provided. First of all we did not find it, so rang down and more appeared in seconds. There is a night menu of imaginative hot chocolate with many varieties.

The restaurant was amazing. We were ushered from the entrance of the Oak Room to a room next door. I thought this might be a disappointment but it was wood panelled and rather more intimate and service was both friendly and prompt. Throughout, all the staff had a friendly and informal word but with discretiion. A consistent approach, rare in many hotels.

We upgraded the menu for a small supplement (billing got that spot on) and we were not disappointed. The food was amongst the best we have had anywhere. A good wine selection and reasonably priced. We had coffee in one of the public rooms of which there are many. Petit fours were provided to choice. There are flowers everywhere and wonderful log fires in many public rooms. Breakfast was superb too, freshly cooked with ample buffet selection.

I have pointed out the tiniest of failings on the basis that nothing can be perfect and to give some balance to a superb experience, with the highest standards, and one which I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. I have no hesitation to give 5 stars..

Room Tip: THe cloisters is really fine but historic roolms are surely worth the experience
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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RY1931, Managing Director, Richard Young at Great Fosters, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2012

Thank you for writing such an extensive review on your recent stay with us.

I was delighted to read that you so obviously enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Additional Information about 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 3 Hotels in Egham
Price Range: €123 - €382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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