Good Hotel Guide Review
Redolent of its sometimes racy past, this veritable palazzo, designed by Sir Charles Barry in 1850 for the Duke of Sutherland, sits in National Trust pleasure grounds above the Thames. In 1893 it was sold to William Waldorf Astor, who installed some of his little travel souvenirs – a balustrade from Rome’s Villa Borghese, Mme de Pompadour’s gilded dining room…Approaching the main house ‘feels like being on the film set of Pride and Prejudice’, says a Guide insider. Today a Relais & Châteaux hotel and spa, it oozes opulence, with bedrooms ranging from ‘club’ doubles with queen-size bed, to the Buckingham suite, with its 'marble bathroom that could hold a rugby team'. Deluxe doubles have a working fireplace. Some rooms have an outdoor hot tub. 'Even Kipling, the smallest room, has an impressive stucco ceiling.' ‘Service is attentive; the carry service of luggage to far-flung rooms is useful.’ Eat in style in the dining room overlooking the spectacular parterre, with dishes such as poached bass, plums, kelp consommé. Or opt for a burger, pasta or sharing plate in the fun, dog-friendly Astor Grill in the former stables. See also Chewton Glen and 11 Cadogan Gardens.
48. Some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
Great Hall, bar/lounge, library, 2 restaurants (veg/vegan menus), private dining rooms, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, spa, swimming pools, 376-acre estate, EV charging, public areas wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all day in public areas.
all ages, extra bed free in school holidays.
allowed in bedrooms (£35 per night), most public areas.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £445. Tasting menu £145, à la carte £75, v/vg £72 (dining room). 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
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Three Nights for the Price of Two Midweek Special Offer
MIDWEEK ESCAPE. Book 3 nights for the price of two. Enjoy a historical break and an extra night with the hotel’s compliments, leaving you plenty of time to explore all that Cliveden has to offer. Now that the children are heading back to school, this is the perfect time to escape to the country for true luxury. We know you won’t want to leave which is why the hotel is giving you a third night, free! Take a leisurely stroll through the magnificent grounds and woodlands, followed by a moment of relaxation spent in the luxurious Cliveden Spa. Package includes: Enjoy the third night free. Access to the 376-acre National Trust grounds and woodlands. Use of the Cliveden Spa and leisure facilities. Book Now here.