“A majestic Italian renaissance style country house in the most stunning location - set amid 65 acres of landscaped and formal gardens overlooking the River Thames, between Marlow and Henley. No two rooms and suites are the same - interiors veer from traditional country-house chic to Phillipe Starck designed rooms to contemporary duplex suites. But all offer the trappings you'd expect from a luxury establishment - large comfy beds, plasma TVs and fluffy bathrobes. All enjoy a view, whether it be into the courtyard or a more expansive one to the River Thames and Chilterns beyond. The restaurant is overseen by Executive Head Chef Billy Reid whose philosophy is to take simple ingredients and elevate them to something really special - modern British cuisine. In addition you'll find the pampering Spa Illuminata Danesfield House which offers a host of facilities - swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room, fully equipped gym to name but a few. Danesfield House is a great pick for all sorts of reasons; come for a quick city escape, base yourself here if you're going to Henley Regatta or Ascot Racecourse or want to explore the wider area including Windsor and Oxford, or simply book in for a bit of luxury R'n'R and make the most of everything the spa and restaurant have to offer!”
Written by Sarah Empson
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
The reason why people love to stay at Danesfield House Hotel & Spa and the reason they come back time and time again is because of the exclusivity of the property and grounds that surround it. The service is second to none and people enjoy learning about the historical importance of the House.
What is there to do in the area?
Danesfield House Hotel & Spa is between the beautiful towns of Henley-on-Thames and Marlow, both of which we recommend visiting. The area is alive with events almost all year round. In Henley there is the Festival, Regatta, Literary Festival, Vintage Boat Festival and Rewind Festival. Slightly further afield there is Ascot Racecourse which hosts Royal Ascot every summer. Windsor and Bicester Village are not too much further afield as well.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Full English, A La Carte, continental and room service.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
24-hour room service dining is available at Danesfield House. Restaurant dining hours are: Breakfast 7am-10am, Lunch 12noon-2pm, Afternoon Tea 1-5.30pm (weekends 3.30pm-5.30pm) and dinner 6.30pm-10pm. There are also a range of al fresco dining options in the warmer months for enjoying the stunning terrace or to picnic in the gardens.
The area has an abundance of excellent places to dine including: Hand & Flowers and The Coach in Marlow, Waterside Inn and Fat Duck in Bray and Orwell’s in Shiplake.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The River Rooms at Danesfield House are one of the most popular because of the breathtaking views over The Thames and Chiltern Hills beyond. The new Stable Courtyard Rooms are very spacious and contemporary and offer a peaceful setting just a short stroll from the spa. The Stable Courtyard Rooms have been created in line with modern technology. The Garden Suites open directly onto the gardens and are ideal for those travelling with their four legged friends.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms?
Danesfield House Hotel & Spa is child friendly, there are allocated times for children to swim in the pool and an array of activities to include woodland walks, board games, billiards, table tennis, table football, putting green, tennis court and 65 acres of garden to enjoy. Extra beds and cots are available for our younger guests and the restaurants offer a children's menu too !
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Danesfield House Hotel & Spa is a luxury country house hotel just 30 minutes from London boasting stunning and private south facing terraces adjacent to the restaurant and spa overlooking the beautiful River Thames and Chiltern Hills beyond.”