Updated: May 6
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Great Fosters is an exclusive dog friendly hotel housed in a 16th century, Grade I listed Tudor mansion that sits majestically overlooking 50 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland.
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An otherwise plain modern conversion with slanted double height ceiling, this 31 m2 suite is given some character enhancement with a rugged barn entrance door, original leaded window panes, modern artwork and masculine dark oak furniture.
The lounge area was equipped with a large comfy sofa, tartan-patterned armchair and oak coffee table. All very pleasant, but for us it lacked a style punch.
The room looks out to a small rectangular Cloisters Lily garden with a lily pond in the middle.
Cloisters Lily Garden
The bedroom was furnished with a comfy medium firm Super King bed, dressed with 4 super soft pillows and a fluffy duvet enveloped in white luxurious cotton covers. Reading lights from the ceiling and bedside lamps with independent left and right controls completed the package.
Super King Bed 6 ft x 6 ft
Each of our children were provided with a portable single bed (at a surcharge of £40 per bed per night, maximum two beds per room), which fitted snugly at the foot of our comfy Super King bed. It was great that the beds could be folded and rolled away quite easily when not in use.
Dog’s Bed & Bowls
Our Westie (one off surcharge of £25 per stay) was also provided with her own plush comfy bed from Petface, which fitted her perfectly. She took to it instantly and enjoyed her little spot in the room. Click here to check it out on our Amazon associate link (Amazon.co.uk).
The bathroom was spacious with a large single sink and equally spacious tiled walk-in rain shower. L’Occitane’s shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap and body lotion and the lighted vanity mirror were a nice touch. Also provided were huge bath towels, bathrobes and slippers.
The walk-in shower was handy for cleaning up our Westie’s mucky paws after a frolic in the parkland. Although there was no natural light in the bathroom, the brightness of the lights were adjustable to our liking.
There was no full-length mirror in the actual bathroom itself, but there was one just outside on the sliding cupboard doors as well as by the entrance to the bathroom.
The suite comes complete with all the modern conveniences one can expect from a luxury hotel.
Flat-screen TVs (a 40-inch as well as a smaller 21-inch)
Bluetooth music device (built-in radio)
Lavazza espresso machine
Pip Studio tea set
Clipper’s selection of organic teas (English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Peppermint, Green Tea and Redbush infusion ), Van Houten’s hot chocolate and Border’s viennese whirls cookies (replenished daily)
Full-size ironing board
Writing/make-up table (equipped with a small vanity mirror)
Top notch. Check-in was seamless and efficient. Friendly porter assisted with our luggage to our suite.
Request for additional towels and fresh milk made to front desk promptly delivered within 5 minutes.
Complimentary breakfast can be delivered to room and was delivered at requested time. What more can you ask for.
There aren’t many rooms in most hotels where you can fit 2 adults & 2 kids. Hence, compared to getting two adjoining rooms, this Spacious Super King suite is decent value for a luxury retreat.
Hotel: Great Fosters (alexanderhotels.co.uk/great-fosters)
Room No: 59 Buckfast
Room Type: Spacious Super King Suite
Visit Date: A sunny weekend in July 2020
No. of Guests: 2 adults, 2 children and 1 West Highland Terrier
Amount Paid: £239 per night room charge, £40 x 2 per night extra bed for children up to 12 years of age plus £25 one-off pet surcharge
Complimentary English Breakfast
Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Garden en route to Suite