Good Hotel Guide Review
Famous politicians and luminaries have pow-wowed and partied in this country pile, once the rural retreat of press baron Lord Beaverbrook. A large white building on a Surrey hillside, it has been transmuted into a lavish modern hotel. Its illustrious past is celebrated with bedrooms named after famous visitors. It has a well-stocked library, glamorous Roaring Twenties-style bar and Art Deco screening room. A grand staircase flows up to floral-patterned bedrooms with an original fireplace, a luxury bathroom; large windows or a balcony look over the downs. Garden House rooms are funkier, with woodland views. Dine on beautifully presented Japanese cuisine, seasonal Italian-inspired dishes or wholesome food in the spa deli.
35. 18 in main house and buildings in garden.
bar, lounge, 3 restaurants (The Dining Room closed Sun night, all day Mon), library, cinema, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), indoor and outdoor pools, 400-acre grounds, walled garden, woodlands, lake, parking, cookery school, kids' club.
in restaurant, bar.
all ages welcomed.
welcomed in some rooms, public spaces.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room from £215. Breakfast: continental £15, full £18, dinner set menus £60, £90 (The Dining Room), £54 (Garden House). 2-night bookings only on Sat.