Cliveden House

‘Expensive but worth every penny,’ say guests seduced by the ‘beautiful’ grounds, ‘stunning’ bedrooms, ‘superb’ meals and ‘attentive, personable’ staff at this history-rich Italianate mansion on the River Thames. More

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Cliveden House
Bourne End Road
Taplow
Berkshire
SL6 0JF
England
01628 668561
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

47. Some on ground floor, plus 3-bed cottage in grounds.

Open

all year.

Facilities

Great Hall, library, 2 restaurants, private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, tennis, 376-acre National Trust gardens.

Background music

in public areas

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed in restaurants, spa or parts of garden.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £495–£2,175, D,B&B £615–£2,295. Tasting menu £97.50, à la carte £72.50. 1-night bookings occasionally refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Expensive but worth every penny,’ say guests seduced by the ‘beautiful’ grounds, ‘stunning’ bedrooms, ‘superb’ meals and ‘attentive, personable’ staff at this history-rich Italianate mansion on the River Thames. ‘Service was exceptional throughout our stay, down to the person who poured the milk in my husband’s teacup at breakfast.’ Enter the Great Hall, with its panelled ceiling, massive fireplace, suits of armour, paintings and antiques; then check in to one of the handsome bedrooms ‘lacking in nothing’. ‘Opulent Lady Astor overlooks the gardens, Lord Astor is more austere; there are many others, all different,’ say Guide inspectors. More bedrooms have been redecorated this year as part of the hotel’s extensive refurbishment; three new rooms have been added. In the original drawing room, overlooking the 19th-century parterre, delight in chef André Garrett’s ‘excellent’ modern meals, perhaps grilled asparagus, crisp pheasant’s egg; English rose veal, Porthilly oyster tartare. The informal Astor Grill, which opened in spring 2016, serves classic American and British dishes. Kevin Brooke was appointed General Manager in 2016. Under the same private ownership as Chewton Glen, New Milton (see entry). (AT, and others)

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Three nights for the price of two. Complimentary night stay. Three nights from £890.00 to £3,070. Prices are per room per stay and inclusive of full English breakfast and VAT. The above rates are valid from Sunday to Thursday, weekend rates are available at a supplement.
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Cliveden House
Bourne End Road
Taplow
Berkshire
SL6 0JF

Guest comments

'Had a fabulous stay here for a family birthday celebration (5 adults, 2 children), We stayed in Spring Cottage in the grounds of Cliveden right on the River Thames. Service was exceptional throughout our stay - down to the person who poured the milk in my husbands cup for tea at breakfast! But special mention should go to the concierge who ferried us between the house and hotel and brought down drinks, food, etc. whenever we requested it. The cottage was furnished to a very high standard and was lacking in nothing. The food at breakfast, lunch and dinner was superb. The grounds are beautiful and we had a good time in the spa. Expensive but worth every penny. ' - Annabel Thomas - March, 2015
'We very much enjoyed Cliveden - we stayed in the cottage by the river, which is idyllic. Dinner was excellent, all the service friendly and good. Lots of staff around - jovial doorman, drivers etc. The grounds of course are glorious (if public). It feels like a well-run, professional and happy place. ' - K So - April, 2013

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