A retreat fit for royalty, Great Fosters is a five star hotel that sits within 50 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland in Windsor. Complete with historic gardens said to be amongst the finest in Europe, an outdoor pool and hot tub, two spa treatment rooms, a Michelin Star restaurant and exquisite rooms and suites ranging from the historic to contemporary, it’s a relaxing, romantic escape to another time, let alone another place.
Spa and hotel facilities
- Outdoor Pool
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Pet Friendly
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Why people visit here
Scenic locationThe hotel is famous for its gardens, dating back to the 1500s and reportedly amongst the finest Arts and Crafts gardens in Europe.
RomanticFrom the sense of history to the regal location, the magnificent architecture to the plus historic suites, Great Fosters is an unequivocally romantic hotel destination.
Recommended restaurantOffering a feast for the senses, the hotel has two restaurants and a superb afternoon tea offering available. Amongst the highlights however is the Michelin Star restaurant, The Tudor Room.
HotelProviding an exquisite experience at every turn, Great Fosters is all about indulgence and tranquility, so while there are no spa facilities, there is a beautiful outdoor pool and two treatment rooms offering delicious spa therapies.
Great Fosters frequently asked questions
- Who owns Great Fosters?
Great Fosters was owned by the Sutcliffe family for nearly 90 years before it was purchased by the Alexander Hotels group in 2018. The group was established in 1994 by Peter and Deborah Hinchcliffe. Peter is also known as the cofounder of the supermarket-chain, Iceland.
- How do you get to Great Fosters?
Great Fosters is set within 50 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland in Windsor. For those who are driving to the hotel, take the A30 and you will find the hotel on Stroude Road. They have parking available as well as electric charge points for cars.
The nearest train station to Great Fosters is Egham (40-minutes from London Waterloo). From there, a taxi to the hotel will take less than five minutes.
The hotel is in close proximity to London Heathrow Airport, and for those arriving by helicopter, the hotel has its own landing site - O/S grid reference TQ013696.
- What is included in a spa day at Great Fosters?
What's included in a spa day at Great Fosters depends on the experience that you book. Facilities include an outdoor pool, outdoor hot tub and beautiful gardens to explore. There are two treatment rooms and therapists use Temple Spa products in a range of face and body therapies.
- What is near Great Fosters?
Practically in the shadow of Windsor Castle, Great Fosters is in a fantastic location for exploring the royal town and the surrounding borough. Visit the 11th-century castle, explore the local shops and restaurants, walk in Windsor Great Park, see St George's Chapel, or even head to LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort.
- When was Great Fosters built?
Great Fosters has an incredible history. A former hunting lodge, it was originally built in 1598, and testament to that is an original royal crest of Queen Elizabeth I above the main porch. In 1930 it was bought by Sir Harold Sutcliffe and following a major renovation it became a hotel. Since then it has been refurbished and updated, retaining its historic style whilst also offering modern luxuries.
- What amenities does Great Fosters have?
Great Fosters is an impressive property surrounded by 50 acres of historic gardens complete with a sundial believed to have been donated by Sir Francis Drake. It has 43 opulent rooms and suites to choose from. Famed for their superb dining experiences, Great Fosters is home to a Michelin Star restaurant, The Tudor Room, as well as the more contemporary stylings of The Estate Grill.
The spa and leisure facilities include an outdoor pool, outdoor hot tub and beautiful gardens to explore. There are two treatment rooms and therapists use Temple Spa products in a range of face and body therapies.
The hotel and spa's accessible facilities include:
- Accessible bedrooms
- Disabled parking
- What are the food and drink options at Great Fosters?
Famed for their superb dining experiences, Great Fosters is home to a Michelin Star restaurant, The Tudor Room, as well as the more contemporary stylings of The Estate Grill.
- How many treatment rooms are there at Great Fosters?
Great Fosters has two treatment rooms. Therapists use Temple Spa products in a range of face and body treatments.
- What time is check in/check out?
Check-in at Great Fosters is from 3pm, and check-out time is 11am. It is recommended however that you check your specific spa booking times before arrival, and that you check for any changes to regular opening times, particularly relating to bank holidays, before you visit.
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