Cliveden House

For ‘exceptional service’, a scandalous history, and rich views of the Thames, you’d be hard pressed to better this extensively restored Italianate mansion. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

48. 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, spa, swimming pools, terrace, tennis, 376-acre National Trust gardens.

Background music

all day in public spaces.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed in restaurants, spa or parts of garden.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] 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.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

For ‘exceptional service’, a scandalous history, and rich views of the Thames, you’d be hard pressed to better this extensively restored Italianate mansion. The ‘beautiful grounds’, ‘stunning bedrooms’, ‘exquisite cuisine’ and ‘attentive, personable staff’ win praise from guests, who consider the experience ‘worth every penny’. The many bedrooms – ‘some opulent, some austere, all different’ – have been ‘stunningly refurbished’ in a pleasing mix of modern and classic styles. Even some of the smallest have a private terrace with a hot tub and courtyard views. ‘Our suite was eccentric and fabulous at the same time, with a lovely, old-fashioned bathroom.’ Gather in the informal Astor Grill for classic American and British dishes, or nab a table by a window in the ‘flawless’ restaurant to gaze over the 19th-century parterre while dining on chef André Garrett’s ‘excellent’ modern meals. On a fine day, the river beckons: hire one of the hotel’s vintage launches for a champagne cruise or picnic lunch on the water. Under the same private ownership as Chewton Glen, New Milton (see entry).

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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. ' - KS - April, 2013

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