Cliveden House

Having hosted everyone from Chaplin to Churchill, this ‘superbly refurbished’ Italianate mansion seduces visitors with the prospect of ‘luxurious country house living’. More

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Cliveden Road
01628 668561

Hotel information


48. Some on ground floor, plus 3-bed cottage in grounds, suitable for disabled.


all year.


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, public areas wheelchair accessible.

Background music

all day in public areas.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed in restaurants, spa or parts of garden.

Credit cards

all major cards.


per room B&B £495–£2,175, D,B&B £615–£2,295. Tasting menu £98, a la carte £73. .

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Good Hotel Guide Review

Having hosted everyone from Winston Churchill to Meghan Markle the night before the royal wedding, this Italianate mansion seduces visitors with the prospect of ‘luxurious country house living’. The 17th-century stately home, horseshoeing around the Fountain of Love, is renowned for its ‘exceptional hospitality’, ‘stunning bedrooms’ and intriguing aristocratic and political past. Expansive Thames views, ‘beautiful grounds’ and ‘exquisite cuisine’ are the finishing touches. ‘We had a sublime time,’ reports a regular reader, celebrating a special occasion this year. ‘Lovely’, eclectically styled bedrooms ‘lack for nothing’, with a ‘fetchingly old-fashioned bathroom’; even some smaller rooms have a private terrace with a hot tub. A seasonal menu (including a solid vegetarian option) overseen by Head Chef Paul O’Neill is served in The Cliveden Dining Room, the original drawing room overlooking the 19th-century parterre. In warmer weather, champagne cruises and picnics on the Thames can be arranged. Chewton Glen, New Milton (see entry), is under the same ownership. (Matthew Caminer, and others)

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Cliveden House
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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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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide