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“Boasting a spectacular rural setting and a famous history, Cliveden House is one of the great country houses of Britain. Feel like an extra in Downtown Abbey, explore the National Trust estate, relax in the spa, have a cocktail in the Library bar plus two restaurants and the best beds in the world.”

“Boasting a spectacular rural setting and a famous history, Cliveden House is one of the great country houses of Britain. Feel like an extra in Downtown Abbey, explore the National Trust estate, relax in the spa, have a cocktail in the Library bar plus two restaurants and the best beds in the world.”

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Surrounded by acres of elegant, manicured gardens, rolling countryside and the River Thames, Cliveden House is arguably one of Britain’s grandest country hotels. It boasts a fascinating history filled with power, politics and parties; and has hosted everyone from Chaplin to Churchill to Meghan Markle, who stayed there the night before her wedding to Prince Harry. Despite its obvious opulence, Cliveden isn’t snobby and hotel guests can expect to enjoy a relaxed, even casual vibe. Highlights include the spacious rooms which feel more like private bedrooms; with traditional furnishings, enormous marble baths and the most comfortable beds and luxurious sheets that our Hotel Guru writer has ever had the pleasure of sleeping on. Other stand-out features include the hotel’s Library bar - overlooking the magnificent gardens and boasting the cosiest armchairs that will have you lingering longer and ordering countless cocktails – as well as the spa, which is another wonderful retreat with its indoor and outdoor pool (better in the sunshine as it was a bit chilly when our writer visited on a rainy autumn day) and relaxing treatments on offer. While Cliveden has all of the ingredients necessary for a flawless, romantic couples’ break, families are well-catered for too, with the National Trust estate being a great outdoor setting for kids to blow off steam (don’t miss the Cliveden Maze) and children permitted to use the spa’s pools and dine in the hotel’s two restaurants during specific hours.

Recommended for
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Country House
  • Grand neoclassical pile
  • Restaurant
  • Antiques
  • Romantic Break
 

Written by Stephanie Reed

Recommended For

  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Country House
  • Grand neoclassical pile
  • Restaurant
  • Antiques
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • Boathouse with three boats on the river
  • Tennis
  • Indoor and outdoor
  • Other Activities
  • Squash court
  • Romantic Break
  • Private Hot Tub
  • A selection of rooms in the Garden wing have their own private hot tubs
  • Grand Hotel
  • Gourmet
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Artworks
  • Riverside
  • Landmark
  • Historic
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • 5* Luxury
  • Traditional

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Restaurant
  • Private Hot Tub
  • A selection of rooms in the Garden wing have their own private hot tubs
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Canadian hot tubs
  • Library
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Private chef / butler
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Spa
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly

Activities

  • Hotel boats for hire
  • Boathouse with three boats on the river
  • Tennis
  • Indoor and outdoor
  • Other Activities
  • Squash court

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Why do people love staying in your hotel? Cliveden is unique...No one could resist an invitation to Cliveden; From Churchill to Chaplin, Lawrence to Lennon. One of the world's finest luxury 5 star hotels and the sister property of Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, Cliveden is set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside and surrounded by 376 acres of magnificent National Trust gardens with wonderful panoramic views over the River Thames. Cliveden is only 45 minutes west of London and just 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport and combines exquisite Edwardian elegance with modern luxury, fine cuisine and faultless hospitality. What is there to do in the area? Windsor Castle LEGOLAND Royal Ascot Henley Regatta Henley Festival Bicester Village Golf Clay pigeon shooting Polo What kind of breakfast do you offer? Full English breakfast and continental breakfast. Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? We offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and full afternoon tea every day. Which are your most popular room types, and why? Our Deluxe Suites are extremely popular, they are very luxurious and generously proportioned. The suites feature high ceilings, are decorated with antiques and original works of art and offer spectacular open views of the estate. What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ? Children’s menu Highchairs 1 or 2 extra beds or cots can be accommodated per room Outdoor children’s play area Maze Children’s swimming times in The Cliveden Spa During the school holidays children stay for free in their parents' room

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