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OVERVIEW

Carved Jacobean fireplaces, Flemish tapestries, gilt furnishings and beautiful Saxon-moated gardens are the crowning glories of this 16th-century former royal hunting lodge, once frequented by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Five historic bedrooms with Italian Rococo and Renaissance furniture and an intimate fine-dining restaurant provide the ultimate indulgence.


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OUR REVIEW

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

A stroll through 50 acres of parkland and gardens is spoilt only by the busy M25 at the edge of the grounds, but thankfully it's far enough away not to disturb the tranquillity of the hotel. Egham town's shops and station are five minutes by taxi. Nearby are Royal Windsor with its boutiques, castle and Great Park, polo on Smith's Lawn in summer, and the Magna Carta memorial, which is at Runnymede on the River Thames.

By car: 1 hour from London, 1 hour 20 mins from Brighton and 2 hours from Birmingham and Bristol. There is free parking on-site.

By train: Egham is on a direct line from London Waterloo, the journey takes 40 minutes. The hotel is a three minute taxi ride from Egham station. Book trains to London.

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THE LOOK AND FEEL

A bold makeover of electric-blue furnishings and chrome fittings in 2019 provides a light, contemporary touch to the dark oak panelling, Jacobean fireplaces and ornate ceilings of this historic luxury hotel. Contemporary pastels feature in the Coach House and Cloisters' bedrooms next door. The ambience is peaceful and relaxed.

THE FACILITIES

Service is impeccable throughout, with only a forgotten breakfast order letting the side down. For active guests, there's an outdoor heated pool with original 1920s bathing boxes (May-September), tennis court and croquet plus in-room spa treatments.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Extensive gardens
  • Swimming pool
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

BED AND BATH

Contemporary in style with chrome lamps, white furniture, boldly coloured cushions and tub chairs working in harmony with period fireplaces and four-poster beds. The five historic suites are stunning, their sumptuous 17th-century Flemish tapestries and Jacobean furniture pieces exuding luxury.

Room types: Cosy, Comfy and Luxury rooms; Spacious, Splendid and Historic suites

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with L'Occitane toiletries, TV, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi

FOOD AND DRINK

Chef Alex Payne heads up The Tudor Pass, an intimate restuarant with just seven tables, offering an exquisite tasting menu inspired by seasonal ingredients. The vaulted Estate Grill serves seasonal fare and a top-notch breakfast. Drinks and afternoon tea are served in the cosy bar or terrace.

The Tudor Pass: Gastronomic restaurant. Open Wed-Sun for lunch and dinner. Tasting menu £90. Tasting menus available from £65pp.

Estate Grill: two AA Rosettes, informal dining. Serves lunch and dinner. Mains from £17.

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