Great Fosters

A retreat fit for royalty, Great Fosters is a four 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, 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 Facilities

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  • Outdoor Pool

Hotel Facilities

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  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis / Squash
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from £545
per person (min 2)
Overnight break Selected offer Special offer

New Year's Eve

  • Two nights' bed and breakfast in a Luxury room
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Use of facilities

NEW YEAR’S EVE
- Nyetimber and canapé reception in the Painted Hall
- 4 course banquet in the ancient Tithe Barn
- Live band and dancing in the Orangery
- Nyetimber Toast at midnight

NEW YEAR’S DAY
- Indulgence Cures till 11am
- The Grand Great Fosters New Year’s Day Brunch from 11am
- Grazing buffet supper

2nd January
- Breakfast
- Fond farewell

from £1100
per person (min 2)
Overnight break Special offer

Christmas Three Night Package

  • Three nights' bed and breakfast in a Luxury room with a Christmas tree
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • Use of facilities

CHRISTMAS EVE
- A merry mince pie & mulled wine welcome
- Champagne and canapé reception
- Christmas card making for children
- 4 course dinner in the vaulted Estate Grill
- After-dinner digestifs
- Carrots for Rudolph and tots of sherry for Santa
- Midnight Mass at Holy Trinity Church

CHRISTMAS DAY
- Champagne breakfast
- 5 course Christmas lunch in the Tithe Barn or Estate Grill, with cheese and coffee served afterwards in the lounges
- Afternoon coffee, board-games and The Queen’s speech
- Grazing buffet supper

BOXING DAY
- Continental breakfast
- Falconry display in the garden - Hot chocolate
- The Grand Great Fosters Boxing Day Buffet
- 4 course dinner

27TH DECEMBER
- Breakfast
- Fond farewell

At a glance

  • Recommended restaurant

    Offering 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.

  • Romantic

    From the sense of history to the regal location, the magnificent architecture to the plus historic suites, Great Fosters is an unequivocally romantic hotel destination.

  • Scenic location

    The hotel is famous for its gardens, dating back to the 1500s and reportedly amongst the finest Arts and Crafts gardens in Europe.

  • Hotel

    Providing 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.

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor Pool

Surrounded by vast, picturesque gardens and parkland in the heart of Windsor, leisure at Great Fosters is all about reducing the pace of life, taking advantage of the great outdoors and taking a moment to feel like a member of the aristocracy. As you stroll around the formal gardens, you can just imagine yourself stepping back in time. Originally designed by W H Romaine Walker and Gilbert Jenkins, they are amongst the finest Arts and Crafts gardens in Europe, complete with exquisite details such as a Saxon moat, a knot garden designed to reflect the intricate beauty of a Persian rug, fragrant beds of flowers and herbs, manicured topiary and at the heart the Drake sundial, which historians suggest may have been donated by Sir Francis Drake and is believed to date back to 1585. In short, the gardens are very much an experience in their own right.

With this much space however, the leisure experience does not stop there. Here you can play outdoor chess, life-sized Jenga or croquet, swim in their magnificent outdoor pool or simply sit by it, reading a good book and enjoying the surroundings. As a dog friendly destination you’re welcome to bring your dog to enjoy a stroll around the grounds as well. Meanwhile, once you’ve enjoyed the great outdoors to your heart’s content, there are two treatment rooms in the Utopia Spa, where you can enjoy a range of holistic beauty and wellbeing therapies from the Temple Spa product line, inspired by the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.

Hotel & Accommodation

  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis / Squash

A retreat fit for royalty, Great Fosters is a four star hotel that sits within 50 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and parkland in Windsor. Practically in the shadow of Windsor Castle, reputedly the Queen’s favourite residence, Great Fosters is the sister hotel to another great luxury retreat, Alexander House Hotel. A magnificent red brick homage to Elizabethan design, the hotel’s history dates back to 1598, and testament to that is an original royal crest of Queen Elizabeth I above the main porch. Over the years it has played host to an eclectic array of guests, including the likes of Orson Welles and Charlie Chaplin, but today it remains as luxurious as ever following a careful period of restoration.

While the exterior is all about history, inside the hotel is an exercise in options both historic and contemporary. There’s a range of rooms and suites available, from the Historic Suites to Comfy rooms and private residences for those who want a little extra peace and quiet. Historic Suites are a sensory experience brimming with Flemish tapestries, luxe velvet finishes, rich colours and Grade I Listed Jacobean wall features - in short, they are the height of romance. Meanwhile, 'Cosy' rooms and ‘Comfy’ kings situated in either the Coach House and Cloisters or the Main House, are more contemporary in style but no less decadent. The hotel also offers vast suites that are practically houses in their own right, and dog friendly rooms so that four legged friends don’t need to miss out.

The luxury doesn’t stop there however. Great Fosters is also a master of superb dining, with Michelin Star restaurant, The Tudor Room, proving to be a perennial favourite, as well as the more contemporary surroundings of The Estate Grill being a gastronomic delight. The hotel specialises in modern English and European cuisine, while each space brings its own atmospheric experience to the table. Also a must while you’re here are indulgent afternoon teas (preferably with Champagne), and cocktails on the terrace overlooking the pristine formal gardens.

Location

Stroud Road, Egham, Surrey, South East
TW20 9UR