Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters

Stroude Road, Surrey, Egham, TW20 9UR

From £119.00 per person

Our customer rating: 5/5

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A pampering experience that’s fit for a king (or queen)? You’ll find it here at the Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters. 

Nestled in the heart of Surrey, near Windsor, the sumptuous Grade I-listed hotel was built in the 1500s. A fine example of Tudor architecture, it was once Henry VIII’s hunting lodge - but now it offers indulgent experiences designed to make you feel like royalty.

Stroll through 50 acres of grounds and soak up the history - there are listed topiary mazes and sculptures, Saxon-moated gardens and a sundial gifted to the estate by Sir Francis Drake himself. The historical wow-factor continues inside, where antique Flemish tapestries sit alongside oak beams and ornate Jacobean fireplaces.

Royal connections continue off the estate, too, with Windsor and its castle just five miles away. Crammed with boutique shops, Windsor’s a vibrant place for retail therapy or you can take the family to Legoland or Thorpe Park. 

With a fantastic choice of bedrooms and historic suites to pick from at Great Fosters, the icing on the cake has to be the Utopia Retreat itself, with three zen-like treatment rooms and rituals designed to energise and rejuvenate you, body and soul. 

But the centrepiece of it all is the lovingly refurbished art-deco swimming pool and hot tub, complete with original 1920s bathing boxes. Open during the summer months, chic loungers and attentive butler-style service will make you feel like a real VIP.

Popular Facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool (May-October)
  • Outdoor hot tub (May-October)
  • Indoor and Al fresco treatment rooms
  • Michelin-star dining at The Tudor Pass
  • 2 AA-rosette winning The Estate Grill
  • Cocktail Bar for pool days (May-October)

Packages

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A Day by the Pool

  • Glass of Champagne
  • Light lunch from the poolside menu
  • Designated loungers by the outside pool
  • Butler style service
  • Sculpture and art walk
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Six hours use of the outdoor pool
  • Arrive at 10am
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Pool and Pamper Day

  • 1 treatment, 55 minutes
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Light lunch from the poolside menu
  • Designated loungers by the outside pool
  • Butler style service
  • Sculpture and art walk
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Six hours use of the outdoor pool
  • Arrive at 10am
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Drift Away Pool Day

  • 2 treatments, 110 minutes
  • Glass of Champagne
  • Light lunch from the poolside menu
  • Designated loungers by the outside pool
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Six hours use of the outdoor pool
  • Alexander Hotels tote bag to take home
  • Arrive at 10am
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From £259.00 per person

1 Night Renew and Refresh Break

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation in a Luxury King Room
  • £40pp allocation towards dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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From £272.50 per person

1 Night Celebration Break

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation in a Luxury King Room
  • Bottle of Champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries
  • £40pp allocation towards dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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From £337.50 per person

2 Night Escape with Treatment

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • 2 Night accommodation in a Comfy King Room
  • £40pp allocation towards dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am
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From £355.00 per person

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Details

Length of pool20m (May-October)
Towel and robes providedYes
No. of treatment rooms4
Dual treatment roomsYes
Max no. in group6
Lockers availableNo
Product houseTemple Spa
Dress for lunchNo
Spa Accessible accessNo
Car parkingComplimentary
Minimum age18
Local attractionsRunnymead National Trust, Royal Holloway, Magna Carter Monument, Egham Museum and Truss's Island
No. of bedrooms56
Check-in time15.00
Dress codeSmart/casual
Hotel Accessible accessNo
Car parkingComplimentary
Electric car charging pointYes
Pets welcomeYes - £40 (Max 15kg dogs)

Facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool (May-October)
  • Outdoor hot tub (May-October)
  • Indoor and Al fresco treatment rooms
  • Michelin-star dining at The Tudor Pass
  • 2 AA-rosette winning The Estate Grill
  • Cocktail Bar for pool days (May-October)

The Spa & Wellness at Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters

Revel in a haven of luxury as you embark on the perfect pampering experience at the Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters. 

The centrepiece here is the art-deco heated outdoor pool and hot tub, complete with chic loungers and original 1920s bathing boxes. Open from May to October, it makes a glamorous spot for soaking up the sun on hazy summer days. 

Cocooned in your soft robe and slippers, there’s butler-style service. So ask for a glass of something blonde and bubbly and a light lunch to help you de-stress and unwind. But it’s not just about living out your Great Gatsby fantasies here, because the Utopia Retreat also has an array of blissful treatments to enjoy. 

Signature massages, skin-brightening facials and beautifying finishing touches can be found in zen-like treatment rooms. With Templespa providing the Mediterranean-infused body rituals and OPI polish for your nails, there’s everything to pamper and preen you from top to toe. 

Or for something extra special, head to the al fresco treatment tent offering treatments for two with views across the moat. 

The Gym & Fitness at Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters

You’ve de-stressed at the Utopia Retreat. Now it’s time to nurture your physical health with a spot of exercise, and Great Fosters has just the thing.

With so many acres of lush grounds, exercise is all about fresh air and the great outdoors here. Get energetic on the pretty outdoor tennis courts. You can borrow rackets and balls, or bring your own if you prefer. 

Take to one of the trim trails, on a power walk past the piggery, beehives and kitchen garden. Prefer to travel by two-wheels? There are some distinguished-looking Great Fosters bicycles to hire.

Although there’s no gym on-site, the hotel has negotiated a preferential at nearby Egham Orbit. Less than a five-minute drive away, there’s a large fitness centre, and more group exercise sessions than you can shake a dumbbell at, including Zumba, spinning and Body Pump.

Restaurants & Food at Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters

Great Fosters is a great location if you’re here on an occasion when only the best will do. Its Tudor Pass restaurant is truly something extra-special, boasting an elegant menu, a top head chef and a shiny Michelin star.

This intimate gastronomic experience has just seven tables and sumptuous decor (think rich tapestries, velvet seating and oak beams). With the air of an exclusive dining club, it feels special even before you’ve had your starter. 

Open from Wednesday to Sunday for both lunch and dinner, each four or seven-course tasting menu takes you on a culinary voyage, with dishes presented in person by the chef or one of his team.

Don’t fancy something fancy? The more informal (yet still two-AA rosette-award winning) Estate Grill has vaulted ceiling and open fires, and opens out onto the terraces for alfresco dining in the summer. Open for lunch and dinner every day, the cuisine here is sublime too, with much of it cooked on the Josper grill.

Spa Location

Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters

Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters

Stroude Road
Surrey
Egham
TW20 9UR
01342 859 702

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: The nearest train station to Great Fosters is at Egham, a five-minute taxi ride away. The station has trains running to Weybridge and Reading, and you can be in Waterloo in 40 minutes. Ascot train station is also close by.

By bus: The 567 bus from Staines to Virginia Waters stops at Great Fosters.

By car: The hotel is close to junction 13 of the M25. The postcode for your satnav is TW20 9UR.

Parking: You can park free of charge in one of the hotel’s 200 parking spaces, including allocated disabled parking bays. There are Tesla destination charging points for electric cars here too.

Reviews

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Exceptional hotel, great food and lovely spa.
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

The hotel and staff were exceptional. The grounds are stunning and the house and spa décor gorgeous. Absolutely loved our room! Really recommended the garden suites! The concierge, main reception, cleaners and waiters were all amazingly friendly, professional and great at their jobs. The spa itself was gorgeous, however the drinks/service of spa reception could have been slightly better if I’m being completely honest. Only area that lacked the standards of every other aspect. Massage was amazingly relaxing and loved all the pools. Would love to see a cold pool and shared sauna/steam rooms to add to the luxury. Food at reflections, both lunch and dinner was superb! Will definitely be back. Customer service from Sam Elliott was of the highest standard and he went above and beyond to ensure we had a great stay. So impressed! Overall had the most amazing time and will be back! Thank you x

Sammie Jo Leicester, Haywards Heath

Hidden gem of a place
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Quality
  • 4 Satisfaction

We stayed at Great Fosters and were blown away by the service and location. We given an unexpected upgrade and benefitted from a character historic room which really made our stay so special. Everyone was welcoming with customer service that hit the right level of attentiveness without being overbearing. All in all fabulous.

Helene Cross, London

Heaven
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

We enjoyed our day stay by the pool and afternoon tea. The pool was so nice and warm the Jacuzzi was like a hot bath, it was heaven. We had lots of cocktails and it felt like a tropical island. The staff are so nice and always so attentive if we needed anything. Beautiful place and peaceful retreat. Thank you to all the staff and all the spa therapists.

Melissa Tucknott, Derbyshire

Special location
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

We got engaged at Great Fosters last weekend. We were very fortunate to experience staying in a four-poster bed at their signature suite. Dinner at The Tudor Room was incredible. Spa treatments resulted in us feeling refreshed and relaxed.

William Hyde, Surrey

Wow-factor
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Quality
  • 5 Satisfaction

This made a great choice for a surprise romantic getaway for my wife’s anniversary. A unique listed Tudor country Manor House, Michelin-starred dining, it had the wow-factor, and then some. The food in the Estate grill is also excellent if you are unable to reserve a table in the sought-after Tudor Pass. The lounges are sumptuously furnished and decorated to a high standard as are the bedrooms. The gardens are worth a wander. The hotel offers spa treatments (my wife said her massage was amazing) and the outdoor heated pool and hot tub was a lovely touch.

Paul Mitchell, London

Excellent Wedding Venue
5 / 5

Just had the most wonderful wedding at Great Fosters, the venue was truly magical! From the two year planning stage to the actual day everything ran smoothly. The staff worked tirelessly and were...... Read more

A great experience!
5 / 5

Easy to find, and a stunning location. All the staff were friendly and efficient (special shout out to Joe!). Our rooms were immaculate and well appointed and the grounds were gorgeous (we spent well...... Read more

Charming and beautiful hotel 8 miles from LHR.
5 / 5

Beautiful hotel - converted manor house/mansion. With all its new extensions it is much larger than it looks. The manicured grounds seem to cover acres. Rooms and beds very comfortable. Staff...... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters offer afternoon tea?

It does. And if being served in Anne Boleyn’s former drawing room doesn’t blow your mind, wait until you see what you’re eating. An ever-changing, ever-elegant array of fancies include delicate bavarois, moreish eclairs, indulgent sandwiches and warm, freshly baked scones.

Afternoon tea is also served in the Garden Room and Cocktail bar, and out on the terrace in the summer months. There’s even a doggy afternoon tea so your four-legged friend won’t miss out.

Is there a swimming pool at Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters?

Yes. Built in the 1920s, the 20m outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub are the Utopia Retreat’s crowning glory! Open May to October, you’ll find stylish sun loungers and parasols, charming original bathing stalls along with bathrooms and outdoor showers, all to match the original art deco decor. 

Refurbished in 2021, numbers are carefully restricted so you don’t have to fight for a lounger. The pool is open from 8am to 8pm and children are welcome to use the pool between 8am and 10am and 4pm and 6pm each day.

Is there accommodation at Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters?

Here on an overnight pampering break? You’re in for a treat. There are 56 rooms and suites, and each one is a luxurious haven complete with fine linen, Temple Spa amenities and signature robes.

Choose from charming Cosy rooms to larger Comfy Kings, either in the Coach House and Cloisters or the Main House. Luxury Super King rooms can be found in the Dower House or Coach House. 

After something extra special? Go for an historic suite. Brimming with tales of the past, they feature 17th century Flemish tapestries, intricately carved feature pieces dating back to Jacobean times and Grade I-listed walls. Slip into a four-poster bed to feel like the Tudor royalty who once lived here!

What are check-in and check-out times at Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters?

Check-in time at Great Fosters is 3pm. You can get an early check in at 12pm for an extra charge. Check-out time is 11am.

Is the Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters family-friendly?

While treatments are for those aged 18 and above, children can use the outdoor pool (open May to October) between 8am and 10am and 4pm to 6pm, so don’t forget to pack their cossies.

Great Fosters is fabulously family-friendly, with spacious rooms, their own bathrobes and super-cute sleep teepees for little ones. During the school holidays, private dining spaces transform into activity rooms and children are given welcome rucksacks to start their stay in style. They even open the restaurant from 5pm for stress-free family dining.

The grounds feature topiary mazes to explore, along with beehives and tennis courts. And if that’s not enough, both Thorpe Park and Legoland are on the hotel’s doorstep.

Is Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters accessible?

Yes. There’s designated disabled parking and accessible room options too. Some areas of the gardens are not suitable for wheelchair users – a member of staff will be able to highlight these for you.

Is the Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters pet-friendly?

Yes. Dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re positively given a royal welcome at Great Fosters. The doggy red carpet is rolled out to well-behaved small and medium sized pooches who can stay for £40 in selected comfy king rooms and spacious super-king suites. 

They’ll get their own comfy bed and stylish bowls, and your pampered pooch can dine alongside you on the terrace or in the Cocktail Bar. They even do a doggy afternoon tea complete with specially created food and a puppy-cino to finish. 

Dog breeds must be declared at the time of booking, and all inoculations must be up to date.

Is there a golf club at Utopia Retreat at Great Fosters?

No, there’s no golf club at the hotel, but the spectacular Wentworth is a short drive away and features three world-class golf courses, steeped in history. Wentworth Club has been known as the home of golfing champions since the precursor to the Ryder Cup was played here in 1926. Guests are free to play on all three courses, allowing them to walk in the footsteps of champions every day.