About the award
Introduced in 1992, this award is the AA’s ultimate accolade for hotels in the UK. It is awarded to hotels that are recognised as being outstanding examples in their particular market.
Over the years, Great Fosters has been on an incredible journey – the Grade I listed Tudor mansion, set in 50 acres of beautiful parkland and immaculate gardens, has risen from black stars to red stars and The Tudor Room has been awarded four AA Rosettes for Douglas Balish’s outstanding cuisine, and two Rosettes in the more informal Estate Grill. Behind these accolades is, of course, a dedicated team of professional staff who are all highly guest focused and deliver attentive and intuitive service with a smile – from arrival through to departure.
The main house’s bedrooms are sumptuous and will make you believe you’re staying in a royal palace – some have towering four-posters, some have elegant roll top baths. On a less grand scale, but still luxurious, are the more modern cloister and coach house rooms. Guests find it easy to relax here but the swimming pool, tennis courts, croquet lawn and spa treatments
could easily tempt them away from reading a book in a comfortable chair. Excellence is around every corner at this wonderful hotel.
2017 – The Gainsborough Bath Spa
2016 – Northcote
2015 – Cliveden
2014 – Dormy House, Broadway
2013 – Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead
2012 – Lime Wood, Lyndhurst
2011 – Gilpin Hotel & Lake House
2010 – Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa
2009 – Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa
2008 – Jesmond Dene House